ePMP: How to backup and restore SM configuration

Use the SM Backup / Restore page to perform the following functions:

  • Back up the configuration in either text (.json) format or binary (.bin) format.
  • Restore the configuration of using a configuration file that was previously backed up.
  • Reset the device to its factory default configuration.

Attribute

Meaning

Backup Configuration

Configuration File Format

Text (Editable): Choosing this option will download the configuration file in the .json format, and can be viewed and/or edited using a standard text editor.

Binary (Secured): Choosing this option will download the configuration file in the .bin format, and cannot be viewed and/or edited using an editor. Use this format for a secure backup.

Restore Configuration

Select File

Click Browse to select a local file (located on the device accessing the web management interface) for restoring the device configuration.

Factory Default Configuration

Reset Via Power Sequence

Enabled: When Enabled, it is possible to reset the radio’s configuration to factory defaults using the power cycle sequence.

Disabled: When Disabled, it is not possible to factory default the radio’s configuration using the power cycle sequence.

Retain Passwords

When set to Enabled, then after a factory default of the radio for any reason, the passwords used for GUI and CLI access will not be defaulted and will remain unchanged.  The default value of this field is Disabled.

Caution

If the passwords cannot be retrieved after the factory default, access to the radio will be lost/unrecoverable. This feature prevents unauthorized users from gaining access to the radio for any reason, including theft.

Keep Passwords

When the Keep Passwords checkbox is selected, the passwords used for GUI and CLI access will not be defaulted and will remain unchanged. This is one-time option, and it does not apply to factory default procedures completed by power cycling (Reset Via Power Sequence).

Reset to Factory Defaults

Use this button to reset the device to its factory default configuration.

Caution

A reset to factory default configuration resets all device parameters. With the SMs in default configuration it may not be able to register to an AP configured for your network.

Using the device external reset button

ePMP APs and SMs feature an external button which serves two purposes:

    • To reset the device (briefly depress the button for more than two seconds but less than ten seconds then release) 
      Caution: If the reset button is pressed for more than ten seconds while powered on, the device will reset back to its factory default configuration 
    • To reset the device to its factory default configuration (depress the button for more than ten seconds then release)

Resetting ePMP to factory defaults by power cycling

Operators may reset an ePMP radio to default factory configuration by a sequence of power cycling (removing and re-applying power to the device). This procedure allows operators to perform a factory default reset without a tower climb or additional tools.

Step

Action

1

Remove the Ethernet cable from PoE jack of the power supply for at least 10 seconds.

2

Reconnect the Ethernet cable to re-supply power to the ePMP device for 3-5 seconds and disconnect cable to power off the ePMP device for 3-5 seconds. (1st power cycle)

3

Reconnect the Ethernet cable to re-supply power to the ePMP device for 3-5 seconds and disconnect cable to power off the ePMP device for 3-5 seconds. (2nd power cycle)

4

Reconnect the Ethernet cable to re-supply power to the ePMP device for 3-5 seconds and disconnect cable to power off the ePMP device for 3-5 seconds. (3rd power cycle)

5

Reconnect the Ethernet cable to re-supply power to the ePMP device for 3-5 seconds and disconnect cable to power off the ePMP device for 3-5 seconds. (4th power cycle)

6

Reconnect the Ethernet cable to re-supply power to the ePMP device for at least 30 seconds and allow it to go through the boot up procedure (Note: Device will go through an additional reset automatically). This will reset the current configuration files to factory default configuration (e.g. IP addresses, Device mode, RF configuration etc.). The device can be pinged from a PC to check if boot up is complete (Successful ping replies indicates boot up is complete).

7

Access the ePMP device using the default IP address of 192.168.0.1 (AP) or 192.168.0.2 (SM).

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