This is a brief note for initial setup of a Cisco Small Business Wireless Access Point (WAP) model WAP4410N.
- Default WAP IP and Mask: 192.168.1.245 mask 255.255.255.0 (/24)
- NOTE: If the WAP sees a DHCP server, it will get a DYNAMIC IP by default! This was not clear from the documentation. Check your DHCP server lease table for the assigned IP.
- Default Username: admin (see vendor documentation for pw & CHANGE IT)
- Get firmware update from cisco.com and upgrade device to latest after reviewing release notes
- Configuration backup files *.cfg are text, view with Notepad++ or similar text editor
The WAP4410N is a basic 2.4GHz 802.11n access point (AP) with web management and POE power support. Get a POE switch or use a POE injector if you want to mount the AP away from an electric outlet. A small “wall wart” style power adapter is provided if you want to put it on a desktop near an outlet.
For larger installations, I recommend a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) with controller-based Lightweight Access Points (LAP’s). A WLC provides central wireless configuration management and a single point for wireless software updates.