Trying to configure a pair of V2000 nodes

I have a question I’m hoping someone here can help me with. I just started a new job where Cambium switches, access points, and cnWave devices are deployed throughout campus. All devices are managed through cnMaestro in the cloud. We have an existing PTP connection configured between our main campus and our equine center using a pair of cnWave V2000 nodes. Each node is configured with an IP address on our management network with VLAN ID of 200. The nodes are connected to trunk ports on cnMatrix switches that have a native VLAN ID of 1. This was all configured by a former employee that departed before I started the job.

I now need to configure another set of V2000 nodes to link another building to main campus as well. I have connected to one of the new V2000 nodes directly from my laptop and configured it to use an IP on the same management network with a VLAN ID of 200. When I connect this to a similarly configured trunk port, I’m unable to browse to the management IP on the network. If I change the trunk port to access mode and assign it a native VLAN of 200 I can then access the V2000 node’s management interface. What do I need to do to make the V2000 node accessible when connected to a trunk port?

This Cambium noob would greatly appreciate any help you can provide :grinning:

You have to set the mangement VLAN to 200 in the V2000.

This is my lab setup - I’m using VLAN 2021 to manage my cnWave units.

Summary: This article will guide you through the basic steps to configure a point to point link using two 60 GHz cnWave V1000 nodes.
Product: 60 GHz cnWave V1000
In A PTP scenario, one of your cnWave devices will have the onboard E2E controller enabled, will be configured as a POP (Point of Prescence ), L2 enabled, and onboarded to cnMaestro.

This is the instruction set that I usually send to first time cnWave techs and engineers to get the first PTP link working. If you are using a Bridge-in-a-Box version, the E2E controller will be running on one unit - treat that unit as the POP, or connection to the network, and the other end is a CN (connection node) - with connection to the remote network.

  1. Power up your cnWave E2E enabled device.
  2. Connect the PC Ethernet port to the LAN port of the PSU.
  3. Open a web browser and type the default IP address in the address bar.
  4. Enter an IP address that is valid for the 169.254.X.X/16 network, avoiding (for example
  5. Enter a subnet mask of Leave the default gateway blank.
  6. When the login page will be prompted, type the default username and password as admin and admin. Click Sign In. Username admin, p/w admin.
  7. The Dashboard page appears.
  8. Click the E2E Controller (last) option on the left pane of the Dashboard for Enabling the internal E2E Controller. (The internal E2E controller is not required if you intend to tun the E2E controller On-Premise)
  9. Click Enable E2E. The Enable Onboard E2E dialog box appears:
    1. Enter the required details, enable Layer 2 Bridge (for IPv4 traffic), and click Enable. Unit will reboot. Be patient.
    2. After enabling the E2E Controller, add Sites, Nodes, and Links to establish the connection.
    3. To add sites, nodes, and links, click Topology (2nd option) on the left navigation pane.
  10. The POP DN site will be added by default after the onboard E2E controller is enabled and to add a CN site, click Add New. The Add Site dialog box appears, as shown below:
    1. Enter the Name, Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, and Accuracy information, and click Save
    2. Under the Nodes page, the DN node will be added by default and to add the CN node, click Add New and provide values in the Add Node dialog box, as shown below:
  11. Map the node to its site from the Site drop-down menu in the above step.
    For CN, the POP Node has to be set as No and the Node type has to be selected as CN.
  12. The CN node will appear in the Nodes tab as below mapped to its site.
  13. To add a link, click on the Links tab on the Topology page.
  14. Click Add New and provide values in the Add Link dialog box, as shown below: Select the Link type wireless, A-node as PoP DN, and its MAC address from the drop-down menu Node-1 Wireless MAC. Then select the Z-Node as CN and its MAC address from the drop-down menu Node-2 Wireless MAC.
  15. Click Save. The new link gets added to the topology as shown below: Once the link is formed, you will see the ignition attempts incrementing. Ensure the Ignition status is enabled, else click on the vertical three-dot menu and click on Enable Ignition.
  16. Under the Configuration>Network>Basic tab, ensure the Layer 2 Bridge is enabled for IPv4 traffic, select the country, enter DNS server details, and select the time zone/NTP server.
  17. Under Configuration>Nodes tab, for a lab setup, set the Maximum EIRP to 13 dBm (minimum value) and IBF transmit power to Short Range (<25m). This has to be set to a maximum value of 38 dBm and Long range when sent out for deployment.
    1. The adaptive modulation minimum and maximum values could be configured here.

    2. For Channel and Polarity configurations, if the Override checkbox is not selected, the devices will automatically select the Channel and Polarity. If you want to override the Channel or Polarity, checkmark the override box and choose the Node Config as per your requirement from the drop-down menu.

      Note that the channels on POP DN and CN should match, while the polarity will be opposite. If it is even at one end, at the other end it will be odd. Similarly, the Golay should also match on both ends.

    3. The CN node Radio configuration will be done by clicking on the CN node and then under the Radio tab following the same steps as above. You will notice here the Channel is the same at both ends, however, the Polarity is the opposite.

  18. To configure the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway, click on the POP DN node under the Configuration>Nodes tab and go to Networking to enter these details.
  19. To configure it on the CN, click on the CN node here under its Networking page, these details can be entered.
  20. We can check and confirm on the Dashboard if the Layer 2 Bridge tunnel is formed.
  21. Check the communication and if the traffic is passing by pinging the remote end (say

On the Bench:
Ensure that for the lab setup, this also has the Maximum EIRP set to 13 dBm (minimum) and IBF transmit power to Short Range (<25m).
The Golay on the POP DN and CN should be the same.
If the override checkbox is not selected, the Channel, Polarity, and Golay configurations will be taken care of automatically.

Hope this helps.


Thanks @DaveClelland for detailed response! It’s greatly appreciated for a Cambium noob such as myself. Here is a screenshot from the controller node on the currently working PTP. This node is connected to a trunk port on a cnMatrix switch. Any idea why this same configuration on the new PTP doesn’t allow me to access the management IP?

Just wanted to provide an update. Not only was I having an issue accessing the management interface when connected to a trunk port on the switch, I also noticed that I couldn’t set a new admin password. I ended up performing a factory reset and that seems to have resolved the issue. I guess something with that node’s config was just messed up out of the box. Gotta love tech!

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