Setting up TPE-Link CPE210 - AP and Client advice

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Setting up TPE-Link CPE210 - AP and Client advice
Setting up TPE-Link CPE210 - AP and Client advice
2020-02-19 19:00:37 - last edited 2020-02-20 07:38:15

When setting up TPE-Link CPE210 AP and Client. Do both have to be plugged in at the same time to the computer/router. As trying seperatly and the Client does not not work?

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Re:Setting up TPE-Link CPE210 - AP and Client advice
2020-02-20 14:04:37

@grayb not sure what you mean with »Client does not work«.

 

CPEs are for P2P links, this means yes, you usually connect the CPE operating in AP mode to a router (or a switch) and the CPE operating in Client mode to a computer (or a switch). See the Operation Mode diagram for an APClient setup below from the fine manual:

 

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Re:Setting up TPE-Link CPE210 - AP and Client advice
2020-02-20 20:35:32

@grayb 

 

What i was aiming to do is as per image below. But in setting up the CDE210's do I have to have 2 PC's to configure then together (ie both working in setup). As I was using 1 PC to setup both seperatly. Is this OK to do, or must 2 PC's be used.

 

 

 

DETAILS OF AP

 

 

DETAILS OF CLIENT

 

 

Any thoughts on the data being produced, as to why it does not work.

 

Thanks

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Re:Setting up TPE-Link CPE210 - AP and Client advice
2020-02-20 23:23:17 - last edited 2020-02-20 23:33:54

@grayb, you can set up the CPEs in your office using one PC.

 

The Client CPE already did connect to the AP CPE according to your first screenshot. The AP's web UI shows »Connected stations: 1« in the Radio Status section.

 

You can use the IPs 192.168.0.253 and .254 if you want. I would assign IPs according to the IP range of the network so that the web UI can be reached anytime when the CPEs are finally deployed (if your network uses 192.168.0.0 too, the IPs already fit very well, but if your network uses some other network IP, say, 192.168.1.0, then set the CPEs to 192.168.1.253 and .254 resp.).

 

Settings could be optimized somewhat:

  • Use 802.11n-only as WiFi mode to have the two CPEs pair a bit faster.
  • Use a channel bandwidth of 20 MHz for the 2.4 GHz frequency band (it's often overcrowded, so 20 MHz will grant a better experience).
  • Set Distance to »Auto« or to 0.05 km or 0.1 km, but not 1 km for only 50m.

 

After configuration, connect the AP CPE to your network or router and connect the Client CPE to your PC for a quick test.

 

Put the CPEs on the floor and align their fronts to each other. Try to align them exactly, it will speed up wireless synchronisation. Now you can test the link with the PC by logging into the web UI of both CPEs and by pinging your router, surfing the Internet etc.

 

If the link then works, deploy the CPEs outdoors at your house and at the CCTV cam's location. Connect the CCTV cam via cable to the Client CPE and connect the AP CPE to your network (or vice versa, this doesn't matter).

 

Note that the LEDs indicating a good wireless signal will only show the signal quality on the Client CPE, not on the AP CPE. You can also use the built-in Antenna Alignment Tool (see menu »Tools«) to get the best alignment between the CPEs. Of course, you will probably need several tries at each location to find the best aligned position. First align the Client, then the AP, then fine-adjust the Client, next the AP and so on until you get the best result.

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Re:Setting up TPE-Link CPE210 - AP and Client advice
2020-02-23 11:22:02

@R1D2 

 

 Thanks - I have modified some of the settings as detailed. Many thanks for that

 

But I have found the problem.

 

I could not understand that it seemed to work when plugged in locally to my computer, but when remote just no connection. I did have full signal when I first connected everything, but then nothing.

 

Well - When purchasing 2 x CPE210's I also bought a brand new set of cat6 cables, to go up to the roof and up a pole and back. One of the cables proved to be faulty ?!? Swapped with with another, and touch wood I have full connection.

 

 

 

 

Next problem is how do I find the address of the camera connected to the client ?!?

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Re:Setting up TPE-Link CPE210 - AP and Client advice
2020-02-24 11:36:25

@grayb, if you use DHCP for assigning IPs to your cams, you should find a list of assigned IPs in the DHCP section of your router.

 

Personally, I don't use DHCP for any stationary device, but only static IPs.

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