The AP Connections
Connect the AP to a network
outlet before you power it on!
If an access point is powered on but not connected to the network it could
hijack nearby computers and prevent them from connecting to the NPS network.
The network connection (labelled "2" in the diagram to the right)
is immediately to the right of the power connection.
Please note: Although there are two connections that will accomodate
a network cable you should only use the one next to the power connection
(the ethernet port).
You should not use the console port or the mode button;
They are used for programming the access point.
The left-most connector (labelled "1" in the diagram)
accomodates the AC power adapter. The district access
points (APs) permanently mounted to the ceiling or wall are typically powered
via the network cable. Most mobile access points - such as those on notebook
computer carts - will require the AC adapter.
All cables should run through the hole in the bottom of the AP and/or
through the cable access notch (shown in the diagram near the top of this page).
You should not run cables out the top of the access point or you will not be
able to close the white access point cover.
You should avoid running the cables through the keyhole slot
(labelled "3" in the diagram).