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PDF Content Summary: Enabling Ethernet Bridge Mode on the NPort W2x50A with Cisco 2100/2500/4400/5500/Flex 7500 Series Wireless LAN Controllers Moxa Technical Support Team support@moxa.com Contents 1. Introduction....................................................................................2 2. Applicable products ........................................................................2 3. System Requirements .....................................................................2 4. System Overview ............................................................................2 5. Cisco Controller: Basic Configuration ..............................................3 5.1. Enabling the WLAN Function .................................................................. 3 6. Moxa NPort W2x50A Configuration.................................................5 6.1. Configuring the NPort W2x50A with the Wizard..................................... 5 Figure 15.................................................................................................8 7. Configuring WLAN to Accept Bridged Devices .................................8 7.1. WLC Settings: Enabling Passive Client.................................................... 8 7.2. W2x50A Settings: Enabling Ethernet Bridge..........................................10 8. Testing Ethernet Bridge ................................................................10 8.1. Testing Ethernet Bridge.........................................................................10 Moxa Tech Note Enabling Ethernet Bridge Mode on the NPort W2x50A with Cisco 2100/2500/4400/5500/Flex 7500 Series Wireless LAN Controllers 1. Introduction This application note describes the process of setting up Ethernet Bridge mode for the following products: 1) Moxa’s wireless NPort W2x50A series, and 2) Cisco’s 2100/2500/4400/5500/Flex 7500 series wireless LAN controllers. 2. Applicable products Product Line Model Name NPort W2x50A Series NPort W2150A, NPort W2250A 3. System Requirements Description Model / File Name S/W Version

Cisco WLC WLC 2100/2500/4400/ 5500/Flex 7500 Series Cisco Lightweight AP AIR-LAP1142N-T-K9 (Boot Version) (IOS Version) (Mini IOS Version) 7.6.120.0 or later 12.4.23.3 15.2(4)JB5$ 7.3.1.73

Moxa NPort W2x50A Series W2x50A FW Ver 1.8 or later 4. System Overview The test system architecture is shown below in Figure 1. Figure 1: Test system architecture Copyright © 2014 Moxa Inc. Page 2 of 11 Moxa Tech Note Enabling Ethernet Bridge Mode on the NPort W2x50A with Cisco 2100/2500/4400/5500/Flex 7500 Series Wireless LAN Controllers 5. Cisco Controller: Basic Configuration 5.1. Enabling the WLAN Function 5.1.1. Log in to the controller’s web graphical user interface (GUI) with username and password. Figure 2 5.1.2. Open the controller’s web GUI and click the WLANs tab. Select Create New to create a new profile for the wireless connection, and then click Go. Figure 3 5.1.3. Type the Profile Name and SSID in the input boxes, and then click Apply. Figure 4 Copyright © 2014 Moxa Inc. Page 3 of 11 Moxa Tech Note Enabling Ethernet Bridge Mode on the NPort W2x50A with Cisco 2100/2500/4400/5500/Flex 7500 Series Wireless LAN Controllers 5.1.4. Navigate to Security 🡪 Layer 2, and then select WPA+WPA2. Figure 5 5.1.5. Select WPA2 for Policy and AES for WPA2 Encryption. Enable PSK for Authentication Key Management, choose ASCII for PSK Format, and enter the passphrase in the PSK Format input box (we use “1234567890” to illustrate). Figure 6 Copyright © 2014 Moxa Inc. Page 4 of 11 Moxa Tech Note Enabling Ethernet Bridge Mode on the NPort W2x50A with Cisco 2100/2500/4400/5500/Flex 7500 Series Wireless LAN Controllers 5.1.6. Return to the General tab and check the Enabled checkbox next to Status, and then click Apply. At this point, the basic wireless settings are done, and a wireless client will now be able to find the AP with an SSID TS-TEST. Figure 7 6. Moxa NPort W2x50A Configuration 6.1. Configuring the NPort W2x50A with the Wizard 6.1.1. Use an Ethernet cable to connect the NPort W2x50A to the network. Start NPort Search Utility and locate the NPort W2x50A. Double click on the selected NPort W2x50A to open the web console. Figure 8 Copyright © 2014 Moxa Inc. Page 5 of 11 Moxa Tech Note Enabling Ethernet Bridge Mode on the NPort W2x50A with Cisco 2100/2500/4400/5500/Flex 7500 Series Wireless LAN Controllers 6.1.2. Click Wizard in the Main Menu and then take the following steps to configure the NPort W2x50A’s wireless connection. Step 1: Input your NPort W2x50A’s WLAN IP Configuration, and then click Next. Figure 9 6.1.3. Step 2: Input the SSID for WLAN set-up, and then click Next. The SSID should be the same as for the Cisco controller configured in Step 5.1.3. Figure 10 6.1.4. Step 3: Choose the authentication and encryption options that match the Cisco controller settings, and then click Next. Figure 11 Copyright © 2014 Moxa Inc. Page 6 of 11 Moxa Tech Note Enabling Ethernet Bridge Mode on the NPort W2x50A with Cisco 2100/2500/4400/5500/Flex 7500 Series Wireless LAN Controllers (NOTE: The PSK passphrase is “1234567890”, the same as for the Cisco WLC setting.) 6.1.5. Step 4: Choose an Operation Mode for the W2x50A serial port to run, and then click Next. Figure 12 6.1.6. Step 5: Set up the parameters for the W2x50A’s serial ports, and then click Next. Figure 13 6.1.7. When the Wizard displays the settings summary, click Submit. Figure 14 Copyright © 2014 Moxa Inc. Page 7 of 11 Moxa Tech Note Enabling Ethernet Bridge Mode on the NPort W2x50A with Cisco 2100/2500/4400/5500/Flex 7500 Series Wireless LAN Controllers 6.1.8. Restart the system to activate the settings. Click Restart 🡪 Restart System 🡪 Submit to perform the reboot. Disconnect the Ethernet cable before booting up to enable the wireless connection. Figure 15 7. Configuring WLAN to Accept Bridged Devices Network bridging is the action taken by network equipment to create an aggregate network from two or more network segments. When Ethernet Bridge mode is enabled in the W2x50A, the LAN and WLAN interfaces are bridged together. Data can be seamlessly transferred between serial lines, the LAN, and the WLAN. The LAN and WLAN will use the LAN IP setting, and the WLAN IP setting will be disabled. In what follows, we demonstrate how to configure Ethernet Bridge mode on the W2x50A and Cisco WLC. 7.1. WLC Settings: Enabling Passive Client 7.1.1. Open the Cisco controller’s web GUI, click CONTROLLER 🡪 General, enter a Multicast IP address in the input box, and then click Apply. Figure 16 Copyright © 2014 Moxa Inc. Page 8 of 11 Moxa Tech Note Enabling Ethernet Bridge Mode on the NPort W2x50A with Cisco 2100/2500/4400/5500/Flex 7500 Series Wireless LAN Controllers 7.1.2. In the Cisco controller’s web GUI, select CONTROLLER 🡪 Multicast, select Enable Global Multicast Mode, and then click Apply. Figure 17 7.1.3. In the Cisco controller’s web GUI, click WLANs 🡪 (WLAN ID) 🡪 Advanced, select Passive Client, and click Apply. Figure 18 NOTE: According to Cisco, WLC only supports 8 MAC addresses behind a non-Cisco wireless client. For more details, please refer to the FAQ link below: cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/wireless/aironet-340-series/8018-workgroup-b ridge-faq.html#q18 Copyright © 2014 Moxa Inc. Page 9 of 11 Moxa Tech Note Enabling Ethernet Bridge Mode on the NPort W2x50A with Cisco 2100/2500/4400/5500/Flex 7500 Series Wireless LAN Controllers 7.2. W2x50A Settings: Enabling Ethernet Bridge 7.2.1. Open the NPort W2x50A web console. Choose Network Settings 🡪 Ethernet/Bridge Settings, select Ethernet bridge to Enable and assign an IP address and Netmask to the W2x50A, and then click Submit. The W2x50A will reboot and adopt the new settings. Figure 19 NOTE: When Ethernet Bridge mode is enabled, the LAN and WLAN will both use the LAN IP setting, and the WLAN IP setting will be disabled. 8. Testing Ethernet Bridge 8.1. Testing Ethernet Bridge 8.1.1. Connect the Cisco WCL + AP, W2x50A as described in the system overview on Page 2 (Figure 1). Check the WLC to see if the W2x50A has successfully established a connection with the Cisco AP. You will see the IP and MAC address of PC2 if the Passive Client is enabled. Click Monitor 🡪 Client and check to see if your W2x50A shows up in the list. Figure 20 Copyright © 2014 Moxa Inc. Page 10 of 11 Moxa Tech Note Enabling Ethernet Bridge Mode on the NPort W2x50A with Cisco 2100/2500/4400/5500/Flex 7500 Series Wireless LAN Controllers 8.1.2. Ping both the W2x50A and PC2 from PC1; you will be able to reach both of them at the same time. Figure 21 NOTE: W2x50A IP Address: 192.168.32.80; PC2 IP Address: 192.168.32.221. Copyright © 2014 Moxa Inc. Page 11 of 11


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