If older RT-XLANs (pre October 2018) are to be used with RT-XLAN (AC version), specific firmware and configuration requirements must be met for compatibility. RT-XLAN (AC version) is identified by all-blue LEDs and serial number higher than 2018.
- RT-XLAN compatibility with AC version
- Connecting to the web interface
- OxTS default access details
- Checking and updating the firmware
RT-XLAN compatibility with AC version
|Older version||AC version|
|Base||Older version||No configuration change needed||Not Supported|
|AC version||Firmware upgrade and configuration change needed||No configuration change needed|
The specific requirements for an older RT-XLAN Client to operate with an RT-XLAN (AC version) Base are as follows:
- the firmware version must be 6 or later
- it must be configured as a Client
- WDS (Transparent Bridge Mode) must be enabled
- the SSID must match the RT-XLAN (AC version) Base
- the wireless channel width must match the RT-XLAN (AC version) Base
- the IP address must not clash with any others in the network
If the RT-XLAN (AC version) Base has the default configuration, no changes to it should be necessary.
Connecting to the web interface
To check or update the settings of the RT-XLAN, a web interface is used. To access this, your PC must have an Ethernet connection to the RT-XLAN. The interface is then accessed by opening a web browser, typing the IP address of the RT-XLAN (see label) in the address bar and pressing Enter.
Now you need to enter the user name and password to login.
OxTS default access details
For this version of the RT-XLAN, they are as follows.
IP address: see label on RT-XLAN
Checking and updating the firmware
The firmware version is shown on the System tab of the web interface. The version should be 6 or higher.
If the firmware version number is lower than 6, it must be updated. There are two possible versions of hardware, so the firmware version corresponding to the hardware version must be used. This is denoted by two letters at the beginning of the firmware version. The latest firmware can be downloaded here.
After downloading the firmware and saving it on your PC, use the Browse button to pick the file and then click the Upload button to copy the firmware to the RT-XLAN.
When the file has uploaded, a blue bar appears at the top of the screen. The button to Apply Changes must be pressed to install the firmware.
RT-XLAN configuration changes
The following configuration settings must be checked and changed if necessary.
- Wireless Mode must be set to Station so that it acts as a Client
- WDS (Transparent Bridge Mode) must be enabled to permit communication with AC version
- SSID must be set to match that of the RT-XLAN (AC version) Base (RT-XLAN by default)
- Channel width must match the setting on the RT-XLAN (AC version) Base (20 MHz by default)
- Check that a static IP address is set that is unique on the network where it will be used
- Check that Network Mode is set to Bridge
After adjusting settings in the configuration, and clicking the button to make the Change, you must confirm that you want to Apply the changes in the blue bar that appears at the top of the screen.
When these settings have been applied, the older RT-XLAN Client will operate with the RT-XLAN (AC version) Base.
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