Table of Contents
- Products Covered
- Pre Configuring AP Rugged
- Physical Installation & Wiring
- Customizing WiFi SSID & Password
- Requesting Assistance
The AirgainConnect pairs with the Pepwave AP Rugged Access Point when configured in Router Mode to provide wireless vehicle coverage via the AirgainConnect HPUE Firstnet modem. The following diagram provides a summary of our recommendations on how to integrate the two pieces of hardware.
Pre Configuring AP Rugged
Before you physically install the AirGain Connect and Peplink AP Rugged together you must put the Pepwave Access Point into Router Mode.
The Pepwave's default IP from the factory is 192.168.0.3. In order to access the administration interface, you must set your computer's IP address to the same IP range/subnet. Configure your computer's local wired ethernet interface to the following.
Local Static IP: 192.168.0.2
Default gateway: 192.168.0.1
Connect an ethernet cable to either LAN port of the Pepwave AP and the other end to your computer's ethernet port.
If you do not have an ethernet port on your computer you can also connect to the Peplink's WIFi. You must follow the steps above to set your wifi interface to the static IP address above. The WiFi network name is PeplinkXXXX wih the XXXX being the last 4 digits of the device serial number stamped on the bottom of the device. The wifi password is stamped on the bottom of the device, it is case sensitive.
Power up the Peplink device and wait for a solid green status light. Open a web browser and visit 192.168.0.3, the default IP address of the Pepwave access point. Login to the Pepwave admin console. The default username and password are "admin" and "admin" also case sensitive. Note you will be required to change your admin password at first login, make sure to write down the password for future reference.
Enable routing mode by navigating to the Network tab. Follow the screenshot instructions below.
Your Pepwave is now pre-configured Return your computer's IP settings back to DHCP and/or "obtain IP address automatically and proceed to the physical installation.