The CN300 is designed to work in conjunction with a CN3000 or CN3500 access controller. The role of the CN300 is to extend the wireless network
and provide intelligent data forwarding to maintain the security of the network.
Two basic installation scenarios are possible: daisy-chain or backbone LAN.
Assemble the CN300
• Vibrations during shipping can loosen the wireless card mounted
on the rear of the CN300. Before you install, make sure that the
card is properly seated in its socket.
• The CN300 can be used upright or lying down. To prevent slipping,
attach the four rubber feet.
• After you configure the CN300, you can mount it on a wall or
ceiling. Consult the CN300 Administrator’s Guide on the CD-ROM
Install the CN300
If the CN300 is connected to a network with a DHCP server, you can deploy and configure multiple units at the same time. If you are using static
addressing, you should configure each unit individually, via a direct connection, before attaching it to the network.
Using a DHCP server
1. By default, the CN300 is configured as a DHCP client, and can be
connected to a local area network or another device, like the
CN3000/CN3500, that provides a DHCP server.
2. Connect the power supply to the CN300, then use the power cord to
connect the power supply to a wall outlet.
The CN300 automatically starts up when you connect the power
(there is no on/off switch) and becomes fully operational when the
power light stops flashing.
3. Make a note of the serial number on the back of the CN300. Go to
your DHCP server, or start the CN3000/CN3500 management tool,
and find the IP address that was assigned to the CN300 (click the
Status menu, then DHCP server). The CN300 will be identified by its
1. Configure your computer with the static IP address: 192.168.1.2.
This puts it on the same subnet as the CN300.
2. Establish a wireless link with the CN300, or connect the upstream
port on the CN300 to your computer using the supplie