Product ID: AP150WN1X1OE
The AP150WN1X1OE Outdoor Wireless Access Point lets you create a long-range 150Mbps Wireless-N network outdoors, through a wired network connection, providing wireless connectivity for mobile devices such as Smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
This PoE-powered access point comes complete with a PoE Injector, so it can be conveniently installed in locations where a typical power outlet is unavailable. For versatile outdoor installation, the weather-resistant housing is pole and wall-mountable.
The AP offers an internal 1T1R 12dBi directional antenna with adjustable output strength to suit your required coverage area. The access point also integrates an optional RP-SMA connection so you can attach an external antenna and a secondary LAN port to connect to an additional wired network device, if needed.
Supporting wireless data rates up to 150Mbps on the 2.4GHz frequency, the high-performance wireless AP is compatible with 802.11b/g/n devices and offers support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 authentication. The wireless access point incorporates an easy-to-use web-based utility to provide several customization options such as multiple SSIDs, remote firmware upgrades and Wireless Distribution System (WDS) mode support which can mesh multiple APs together to cover larger areas.
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Internal Ports||RP-SMA (Coax, Reverse Polarity SubMiniature A)|
|2 - Internal Ports||RJ-45|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 70°C (32°F to 122°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)|
|Antenna Configuration||1x1:1 (TxR:S)|
|Industry Standards||IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
|Chipset ID||Realtek - RTL8196C|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||PoE Link/Activity|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||93 mm [3,7 in]|
|Package Length||11,7 cm [4,6 in]|
|Package Width||33,5 cm [13,2 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||692 g [24,4 oz]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||150 Mbps|
|Frequency Range||2.400 ~ 2.484 GHz|
|Security Features||WEP Data Encryption|
|WPA and WPA2-PSK Data Encryption|
|WPA and WPA2 Enterprise Data Encryption|
|Product Length||29,2 cm [11,5 in]|
|Product Width||92 mm [3,6 in]|
|Product Height||59 mm [2,3 in]|
|Weight of Product||345 g [12,2 oz]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Input Current||0.3 A|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Output Current||1 A|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||12|
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||Available indoor AC electrical outlet|
|Cat 5 (or better) network cabling from PoE Injector to Wireless AP and PoE Injector to LAN Switch/router (no more than 100m total)|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||Outdoor Access Point|
|Metal Hose Clamp|
|Instruction Manual CD|
The AP150WN1X1OD can be set up to create a wireless network for an existing wired network, which is called Access Point (AP) mode.
The following is required to set up the unit in AP mode:
If the unit is not brand new or there are previous settings saved on the unit, you need to complete a factory reset before you can proceed. For more information about factory resets, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/networking_ap150wn1x1od_factory_reset.
To set up the unit, you need to connect the AP150WN1X1OD using a wired Ethernet cable.
Wait 30 seconds for the unit to restart before you make any configuration changes.
To make changes to the configuration, you need to make sure that your computer is on the same network as the AP150WN1X1OD. By default, the access point assigns your computer an IP address that is on the 192.168.1.XXX network.
If you are having issues accessing the Wireless Access Point, you may need to manually set the IP address. For more information, refer to the following FAQ as appropriate for your operating system: How do I change my IP address in [your operating system]?
The default IP address of the access point is 192.168.1.200, which means that the computer needs to have an address similar to 192.168.1.[XXX], where [XXX] is a number between 1 and 255, but is not 200 (for example, 192.168.1.1).
Make sure that your computer is on the 192.168.1.XXX network and complete the following:
When the Setup Wizard is finished, do the following:
Your AP150WN1X1OD will now host the wired network over Wi-Fi.
A Wireless Distribution System (WDS) allows you to use the Access Point (AP) to connect to other APs using a wireless signal. A WDS can create a seamless network between multiple WDS-compatible APs. A WDS can improve network connectivity over a larger geographical area, but the network speed is reduced up to 50% each time that you add a new AP to the WDS.
Note: Only IP-based networks can be used with a WDS.
To set up the unit, you need to connect the AP150WN1X1OD using a wired Ethernet connection.
Wait 30 seconds for the unit to start before you make any configuration changes.
The maximum range of the AP150WN1X1OD is 3 km, however, obstructions (such as buildings) may reduce the range. The AP150WN1X1OD can be used with multiple WDS-compatible APs (for example, additional AP150WN1X1OD devices) to overcome any physical barriers that may limit the Wi-Fi range.
To use multiple AP150WN1X1OD units to create a WDS, one unit needs to be assigned as the main AP and be connected to a wired network. The additional attached units need to be assigned as relay APs and be connected to the main AP.
Before you set up a WDS, you need the MAC address of all of the APs that you plan to use. The MAC address is located on a label on the back of the unit. The label has a barcode with text underneath it, showing MAC: 001AEF[xxxxxx]. Decide where you plan to locate the APs and write down the MAC address that correlates with each AP.
You also need to assign each AP a unique IP address that is on the same network as the wired network. For example, if the main network is 192.168.1.xxx and the default gateway is on 192.168.1.1, the APs need to be assigned static IP addresses from 192.168.1.[2-255]. Ideally, the IP addresses are outside of a DHCP server range to prevent IP address conflicts. This information can be obtained from the router on your network.
Although each AP that you use in your setup requires a unique MAC address, SSID, and IP address, the APs all need to have identical settings for the following:
The following is an example of a setup list:
|AP||Location||SSID||MAC address||IP address|
|Main||Data center||StarTech.com Guest||001AEF41687F||192.168.1.200|
|Relay 1||Upstairs||StarTech.com Upstairs||001AEF416880||192.168.1.201|
|Relay 2||Downstairs||StarTech.com Downstairs||001AEF416881||192.168.1.202|
Note: You should assign each AP a unique SSID (Wi-Fi name) instead of using a common SSID.
The steps described below apply to firmware version 1.2f.05 and use the factory default settings.
Note: If the IP address was changed to a different network, you will need to change the computer IP address to the network of the access point to make further changes.
When you are done setting up the main and relay APs, place the units where you want them and connect the wired LAN to the main AP. To confirm the connectivity of the relay AP, under WDS Settings, click Show Statistics.
Although the AP150WN1X1OD does not have an explicit repeater mode, multiple access points can be configured in a WDS (Wireless Distribution System) with the same SSID to create a seamless wireless network over a large geographical area.
You can set up the AP150WN1X1OD in a WDS to set up the repeater network and ensure that the same SSID and security settings are used for the main and relay access points. Relay access points can also be daisy chained with other relays by adding their MAC addresses to the WDS AP List of the primary relay access point. For more information about setting up your AP150WN1X1OD in a WDS, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/networking_ap150wn1x1od_wds_setup.
The following are some drawbacks to using the repeater setup:
Note: Only IP-based networks can be used with a WDS.
This device's default static IP address is 192.168.1.200.
Press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds.
You should not upgrade your device's firmware if you do not have any issues with the functionality of your device. The only time you should consider an upgrade is if you are experiencing a problem with the device, and you have confirmed that the firmware addresses this problem. You can confirm this is the case by reviewing the documentation included with the firmware or by consulting with our Technical Support team. Incorrectly upgrading firmware can result in diminished performance so it is best to contact StarTech.com if you would like to perform this operation.
The AP150WN1X1OD features a directional antenna at the front of the unit (the front of the unit being the large open surface with the StarTech.com logo on it). The AP150WN1X1OD radiation pattern has a horizontal beam width of 30 degrees and a vertical beam width of 20 degrees.
For best results, you should position the AP150WN1X1OD towards the majority of wireless clients. Optimally, you should place the unit in a corner of a larger area, as opposed to the center. Connectivity can be improved when there is as few obstructions as possible, so you should use the AP150WN1X1OD in open areas.
To get more coverage in a larger geographical area, you can set up a WDS. A WDS works best when there is line-of-sight between the access points. For more information about WDS, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/networking_ap150wn1x1od_wds_setup.
You cannot replace the function of a router with the AP150WN1X1OD. You need a router connected to a modem to access the Internet.
The AP150WN1X1OD can be used to create a wireless access point for a router, switch, or networking device that does not have wireless capabilities. When you use the AP150WN1X1OD to create a wireless access point, wireless devices can be connected to a wired device. To connect a wireless device to a wired device, connect the wired network connection to the LAN port on the POE injector (gray box) or on the LAN port of the unit.
For more information about how to set up an access point, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/networking_ap150wn1x1od_access_point_setup.