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Quick Start Guide

AP2750 Managed Access Point

3CRWX275075A 

The 3Com AP2750 Managed Access Point provides IEEE 802.11a or 802.11b/g wireless access to the 
network. The access point is designed for use with a 3Com Wireless LAN Switch, and requires 
hardware installation only. All configuration for the access point takes place on the 3Com Wireless 
LAN Switch.

You must have a wireless switch device to operate the access point. Two WLAN switch devices can be 
connected to the access point:

3Com WX4400

3Com WX1200

Power can be supplied via Power Over Ethernet (PoE) or by an external power supply. Four 3Com PoE 
devices supply power to the access point: 

3Com PoE Injector

3Com 4400PWR PoE Switch

3Com Multi-port PoE power supply

3Com WX1200

About This Guide

This Quick Start Guide describes the basic installation of the access point. It covers the following topics:

3Com AP2750 Managed Access Point Features

Observing Safety Precautions

Step  1:  Unpacking the Access Point

Step  2:  Preparing for Installation

Step  3:  Attaching the Antennas

Step  4:  Mounting the Access Point

Step  5:  Connecting the Access Point to a Switch

Step  6:  Checking the LED Indicators

Troubleshooting

 


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3Com AP2750 Managed Access Point Features

Feature

Description

Power Port

The access point can be powered either via Power Over Ethernet (PoE), or by an 
external power supply (not included) that is plugged into the Power Port.

Serial Port

The serial port is not supported.

Ethernet Port

The Ethernet port provides a 10/100BASE-TX Ethernet connection to a 3Com Wireless 
LAN switch. The connection can be direct to a 3Com switch or indirect through an 
intermediate Layer 2 or Layer 3 network.
Use a standard Category 5 cable with straight-through signaling and standard RJ-45 
connectors to connect the access point to the switch on the network.

LEDs

The LEDs indicate power and activity. See “Checking the LED Indicators” on page 7 
for details.

Antenna Connectors

Two SMA-female antenna connectors allow you to connect antennas that operate in 
2.4 GHz and 5.3 GHz bands.

Reset Button

The reset button is accessible from the back of the access point as well as through the 
mounting bracket. Push the reset button to restore the access point to its factory 
default settings.

Mounting Bracket

The mounting bracket comes attached to the access point. This mounting bracket 
allows the access point to be mounted to a wall or ceiling.

Power Port

Serial Port

Ethernet Port

Mounting

Bracket

LEDs

Antenna
Connectors

Reset
Button

 


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Observing Safety Precautions

This equipment must be installed in compliance with local and national building codes, regulatory 
restrictions, and FCC rules. For the safety of people and equipment, only professional network personnel 
should install the access point.

1

Unpacking the Access Point

Make sure that you have the following items, which are included with the access point:

Two external 2.4 GHz and 5.3 GHz dual-band antennas

Mounting bracket (attached to the access point)

Wall-mounting hardware:

Locking bar (used for securing a wall- or ceiling-mounted installation)

Two sheet metal screws

Two thread screws

Two wall anchors

Four adhesive rubber feet (used for a flat-surface installation).

2

Preparing for Installation

It is advisable to connect the power (if using an external power supply) and check the Ethernet cables 
and LEDs before installing the access point in a hard-to-reach location. Additionally, observe the 
following items before mounting or connecting the access point:

WARNING: 

 To comply with FCC radio frequency (RF) exposure limits, a minimum body-to-

antenna distance of 20 cm (8 in.) must be maintained when the access point is operational.

WARNING:  To avoid possible injury or damage to equipment, you must use power supply equipment 
that is safety certified according to UL, CSA, IEC, or other applicable national or international safety 
requirements for the country of use. All references to power supply in this document refer to equipment 
meeting these requirements.

Installation Item

Description

Switch port

3Com recommends that you install and configure the 3Com Wireless LAN switch 
before installing the access point. Set the port type on the switch to an AP2750 
access point.

Cabling

Make sure that standard Category 5 cable with straight-through signaling is 
installed at the site before you install the access point.
Make sure that the cable is highly flexible and that there is no extra covering on the 
RJ-45 connector that could prevent the cable from being routed through the 
mounting bracket.

Power Requirements

Power can be supplied via an 802.3af Power Over Ethernet (PoE)-compliant device 
or by an external power supply with a minimum 5v @ 2.0 amp.
If using an external power supply, make sure the power outlet is accessible. The 
power supply plug is the only means of disconnecting the access point from power. 

MAC Address

Record the access point MAC address in a safe place before the access point is 
installed in a hard-to-reach location.
The MAC address is printed on the back of the access point. Additional MAC 
address labels are shipped with the access point.

 


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3

Attaching the Antennas

Carefully unpack the standard detachable antennas. Screw the antennas on to the antenna connectors 
on the access point and hand-tighten them. After network startup, you may need to adjust the antennas 
to fine-tune coverage in your area.

For best results, adjust the antennas so that they are perpendicular with the floor and ceiling.

4

Mounting the Access Point

The access point can be mounted on the following types of surfaces:

Wall, ceiling, or electrical box (NEMA enclosure)

Tabletop

Wall, Ceiling, or Electrical Box Mounting

To mount the access point to a wall, ceiling, or electrical box:

1

Remove the access point from the mounting bracket.

2

Screw the mounting bracket to a wall, ceiling, or electrical box (NEMA enclosure):

If mounting to a solid surface wall or ceiling, use the two sheet metal screws.

If mounting to drywall, use the two sheet metal screws and two wall anchors.

If mounting to an electrical box (NEMA enclosure), use the two threaded screws.

3

Route the power cable (if using an external power supply) and Ethernet cable 
through the large opening on the back of the mounting bracket. 

CAUTION:  Do not handle the antenna tips, especially after they are connected to the access 
point. This could lead to electrostatic discharge (ESD), which could damage the equipment.

CAUTION:  The access point is intended for indoor use only. Do not install the access point 
outdoors unless you install it in a properly installed outdoor access point enclosure.

CAUTION:  For easy installation and removal of the access point from the mounting 
bracket, make sure that there is sufficient flexibility with the cable and that there is 
adequate service loop (that is, enough cable routed through the mounting bracket 
to easily connect the cable to the access point.) If not enough cable is routed 
through the back of the mounting bracket, or if the cable is inflexible, it can be 
difficult to install or remove the access point from the mounting bracket.

 


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The figures below show the mounting bracket being mounted to a wall, and then a cable 
being routed through the large opening on the back of the mounting bracket.

4

Connect the Ethernet cable (and power cable, if applicable) to the port(s) on the 
front of the access point.

5

Snap the access point onto the mounting bracket.

To install the locking bar, push the locking bar through the opening in the side of the 
mounting bracket until the hole on the locking bar is exposed. Insert a lock (not provided) 
through the hole on the locking bar, and then close the lock to secure it in place.

Installing the mounting bracket

Routing a cable 

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Inserting the locking bar

Securing the bar with a lock

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Tabletop Mounting

To install the access point on a flat surface such as a table or desktop:

1

Remove the backing from the four rubber feet and attach them on the bottom of 
the mounting bracket that is attached to the access point.

2

Place the access point on the table.

3

Connect the Ethernet cable (and power cable, if applicable) to the port(s) on the 
front of the access point.

5

Connecting the Access Point to a Switch

3Com recommends that you install and configure the 3Com Wireless LAN switch before installing the 
access point. If the switch is already installed and configured for the access point, you can immediately 
verify the cable connection when you plug the cable into the access point.

You can connect the access point directly to a 3Com Wireless LAN Switch port or indirectly to 
3Com Wireless LAN switches through an intermediate Layer 2 or Layer 3 network. In either case, use 
Category 5 cable with straight-through signaling for each access point connection.

To connect the access point directly to a 3Com Wireless LAN Switch, configure the switch port 
as an AP2750 access point and then insert the cable into the switch and verify the link.

To connect the access point indirectly to a 3Com Wireless LAN Switch through the network, 
configure a Distributed Access Point connection on the switch.

CAUTION:  Do not place the access point on any type of metal surface. Select a location that 
is clear of obstructions and provides good reception.

WARNING:  Do not connect or disconnect cables or otherwise work with the access point 
during periods of lightning activity.

Note: For instructions on configuring the access point, see the Mobility System 
Configuration Guide
 or the 3Com Wireless LAN Switch Reference Manual.

 


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6

Checking the LED Indicators

When the access point is connected to power, LEDs indicate activity as follows (solid LED indicates 
connection; blinking LED indicates activity):

Troubleshooting

Refer to the Mobility System Configuration Guide or to the 3Com Wireless LAN Switch Reference 
Manual
 to obtain the access point status.

LED

Color

Indicates

Power

Green
 
Off

The access point is powered up 
and operating normally.
The access point is not receiving 
power or there is a fault with the 
power supply.

11a

Green 
 

 
Off

The access point has WLAN 
frame transmission over the 
802.11a 5.3 GHz radio band.
No link is present.

11b/g

Green
 

 
Off

The access point has WLAN 
frame transmission over the 
802.11g 2.4 GHz radio band.
No link is present.

100

Green
 
Off

The access point has a 100 Mbps 
Fast Ethernet connection.
No link is present.

10

Green
 
Off

The access point has a 10 Mbps 
Ethernet connection.
No link is present.

11b/g

11a

POWER

100 10

 


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Regulatory Information

The 3Com AP2750 Managed Access Point (3CRWX275075A) must be installed and used in strict 
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with 
the product. This device complies with the following radio frequency and safety standards.

This product does not contain any user serviceable components. Any unauthorized product changes or 
modifications will invalidate 3Com's warranty and all applicable regulatory certifications and approvals. This 
product must be installed by a professional technician/installer.

CAUTION: EXPOSURE TO RADIO FREQUENCY RADIATION
This device generates and radiates radio-frequency energy. In order to comply with FCC radio-frequency 
exposure guidelines for an uncontrolled environment, this equipment must be installed and operated while 
maintaining a minimum body to antenna distance of 20 cm (approximately 8 in.).

This device must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or pointed such that it does 
not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, 
obtainable from Health Canada's website www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.

This product must maintain a minimum body to antenna distance of 20 cm. Under these conditions this 
product will meet the Basic Restriction limits of 1999/519/EC [Council Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on 
the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz)].

USA - RADIO FREQUENCY REQUIREMENTS.
This device is for indoor use only when using channels 36, 40, 44 or 48 in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency 
range.

High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. 
These radar stations can cause interference with and/or damage this device.

USA-FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) 
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, 
including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to 
Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful 
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency 
energy. If not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to 
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular 
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be 
determined by tuning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference 
by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

Note: This product contains encryption. It is unlawful to export out of the U.S. without 
obtaining a U.S. Export License.

 


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Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver

Connect the equipment to outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help

The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful:

The Interference Handbook

This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Stock No. 
004-000-0034504.

3Com is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of the 
devices included with this 3Com AP2750 Managed Access Point (3CRWX275075A), or the substitution or 
attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than specified by 3Com.

The correction of interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment will be 
the responsibility of the user.

MANUFACTURER'S DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
3Com Corporation

 

350 Campus Drive

 

Marlborough, MA 01752-3064, USA

 

(800) 527-8677

Date: November 8, 2004

Declares that the Product:

 

Brand Name: 3Com Corporation

 

Model Number: AP2750

 

Equipment Type: AP2750 Managed Access Point

Complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device 
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including 
interference that may cause undesired operation.

 
 
3Com AP2750 Managed Access Point

 

Model AP2750

 


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CANADA - INDUSTRY CANADA (IC)
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this 
device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of this 
device."

L ' utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux conditions suivantes: (1) il ne doit pas produire de 
brouillage et (2) l' utilisateur du dispositif doit étre prêt à accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, 
même si ce brouillage est susceptible de compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.

The term "IC" before the equipment certification number only signifies that the Industry Canada technical 
specifications were met.

To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type and its gain should be so chosen that 
the equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) is not more than that required for successful 
communication. To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated 
indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is 
installed outdoors is subject to licensing.

Pour empecher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant l'objet d'une licence, il doit etre utilize 
a l'interieur et devrait etre place loin des fenetres afin de Fournier un ecram de blindage maximal. Si le 
matriel (ou son antenne d'emission) est installe a l'exterieur, il doit faire l'objet d'une licence.

High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. 
These radar stations can cause interference with and/or damage this device.

INDUSTRY CANADA (IC) EMISSIONS COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

AVIS DE CONFORMITÉ À LA RÉGLEMENTATION D'INDUSTRIE CANADA
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conform à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

SAFETY COMPLIANCE NOTICE
This device has been tested and certified according to the following safety standards and is intended for use 
only in Information Technology Equipment which has been tested to these or other equivalent standards:

UL Standard 60950 (3rd Edition) or 60950-1

CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950 or 60950-1

IEC 60950 or 60950-1

EN 60950 or 60950-1

 


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EUROPE - EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

Marking by the above symbol indicates compliance with the Essential Requirements and other relevant 
provisions of the R&TTE Directive of the European Union (1999/5/EC). This equipment meets the following 
conformance standards:

EN300 328, EN301 893, EN301 489-17, EN60950

NOTE: To ensure product operation is in compliance with local regulations, select the country in which the 
product is installed. Refer to the Wireless LAN Mobility System, Wireless LAN Switch and Controller 
Configuration Guide.

EUROPE - DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY IN LANGUAGES OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

English

Hereby, 3Com Corporation, declares that this RLAN device is in 
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant 
provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.

Finnish

3Com Corporation vakuuttaa täten että RLAN device tyyppinen laite 
on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien 
direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.

Dutch

Hierbij verklaart 3Com Corporation dat het toestel RLAN device in 
overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante 
bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG

Bij deze verklaart 3Com Corporation dat deze RLAN device voldoet 
aan de essentiële eisen en aan de overige relevante bepalingen van 
Richtlijn 1999/5/EC.

French

Par la présente 3Com Corporation déclare que l'appareil RLAN device 
est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions 
pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.

Par la présente, 3Com Corporation déclare que ce RLAN device est 
conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions de la 
directive 1999/5/CE qui lui sont applicables.

Swedish

Härmed intygar 3Com Corporation att denna RLAN device står I 
överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga 
relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.

Danish

Undertegnede 3Com Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr 
RLAN device overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i 
direktiv 1999/5/EF.

 


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A copy of the signed Declaration of Conformity can be downloaded from the Product Support web page 
for the AP2750 (3CRWX275075A) at http://www.3com.com.

German

Hiermit erklärt 3Com Corporation, dass sich dieser/diese/dieses 
Managed Accces Point in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden 
Anforderungen und den anderen relevanten Vorschriften der Richtlinie 
1999/5/EG befindet". (BMWi)

Hiermit erklärt 3Com Corporation die Übereinstimmung des Gerätes 
RLAN device mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den anderen 
relevanten Festlegungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG. (Wien)

Greek

Italian

Con la presente 3Com Corporation dichiara che questo RLAN device è 
conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti 
stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.

Spanish

Por medio de la presente 3Com Corporation declara que el RLAN 
device cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras 
disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.

Portuguese

3Com Corporation declara que este RLAN device está conforme com 
os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.

Malti

Hawnhekk, 3Com Corporation, jiddikjara li dan RLAN device 
jikkonforma mal-ntigijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti onrajn 
relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC

Estonian 

Käesolevaga kinnitab 3Com Corporation seadme RLAN device 
vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist 
tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele. 

Hungarian 

Alulírott, 3Com Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a RLAN device 
megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC 
irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.

Slovak 

Czech 

Slovene 

Lithuanian 

Latvian 

ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ 3Com Corporation ∆ΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ RLAN 

device ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩ∆ΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ 

ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ∆ΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ Ο∆ΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ

3Com Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že RLAN device spĺňa základné 

požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES. 

3Com Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento RLAN device je ve 

shodě se základními požadavky a dalšími příslušnými ustanoveními 

směrnice 1999/5/ES. 

Šiuo 3Com Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis RLAN device atitinka 

esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas. 

Šiuo 3Com Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis RLAN device atitinka 
esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas. 

Ar šo 3Com Corporation deklarē, ka RLAN device atbilst Direktīvas 

1999/5/EK būtiskajām prasībām un citiem ar to saistītajiem 

noteikumiem.

 


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EUROPE - RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF 2.4GHZ FREQUENCIES IN EUROPEAN COMMUNITY 
COUNTRIES
This device may be operated indoors or outdoors in all countries of the European Community using the 
2.4GHz band: Channels 1 - 13, except where noted below. 

In Italy the end-user must apply for a license from the national spectrum authority to operate this 
device outdoors. 

In Belgium outdoor operation is only permitted using the 2.46 - 2.4835 GHz band: Channel 13.

In France outdoor operation is only permitted using the 2.4 - 2.454 GHz band: Channels 1 - 7.

EUROPE - RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF 5GHZ FREQUENCIES IN EUROPEAN COMMUNITY COUNTRIES

This device may be not be operated outdoors when using the bands 5150-5350MHz (Channels 36, 
40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 50, 64).

In Italy the end-user must apply for a license from the national spectrum authority to operate this 
device outdoors. 

To remain in conformance with European spectrum usage laws for Wireless LAN operation, the 
above 2.4GHz and 5GHz channel limitations apply. The user should check the current channel of 
operation. If operation is occurring outside of the allowable frequencies as listed above, the user 
must cease operating the Managed Access Point at that location and consult the local technical 
support staff responsible for the wireless network.

The 5GHz Turbo mode feature is not allowed for operation in any European Community country.

This device must be used with the radar detection feature required for European Community 
operation in the 5GHz bands. This device will avoid operating on a channel occupied by any radar 
system in the area. The presence of nearby radar operation may result in temporary interruption in 
communications of this device. The Access Point's radar detection feature will automatically restart 
operation on a channel free of radar. You may consult with the local technical support staff 
responsible for the wireless network to ensure the Access Point device(s) are properly configured for 
European Community operation.

Allowed Frequency Bands

Allowed Channel Numbers

Countries

5.15-5.25GHz

36, 40, 44, 48

Austria

5.15-5.35GHz

36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64

Belgium, Cyprus, Czech 
Republic, France, Hungary, 
Liechtenstein , Slovakia, 
Switzerland

5.15-5.35 & 5.470-
5.725GHz

36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 
100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 
124, 128, 132, 136, 140

Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, 
Finland, Germany, Greece, 
Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, 
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, 
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, 
Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, 
Sweden, U.K.

 


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The 5GHz radio's AutoChannelSelect/SmartSelect setting described in the user guide must always 
remain enabled to ensure that automatic 5GHz channel selection complies with European 
requirements.  The current setting for this feature is found in the 5GHz Radio Configuration Window 
as described in the user guide.

The end-user must follow the procedures explained in this user guide in order to operate this device 
in accordance with European regulatory requirements for Transmit Power control.  This device 
employs Transmit Power Control (TPC) to reduce the potential for interference to other 
communication systems operating in the 5GHz frequency bands. The TPC feature implemented in 
this Wireless LAN device must be configured by the end-user when operating in any European 
Community country.

TPC Configuration Procedure 
When operating this device using 5GHz channels in a European Community country, the end user or 
installer is obligated to follow the procedure below in order to operate this device in accordance with 
European regulatory requirements for Transmit Power control.

The "Transmit Power" setting described in the 5GHz Radio Advanced Configuration Window is used to 
reduce this device's power by 0dB (100% power), -3dB (half power), -6dB (quarter power) if required. The 
default setting is 100% which represents no reduction in power.  

CHECK CURRENT LINK RATES OF ASSOCIATED STATION DEVICES:

1

After initial installation, use the 5GHz Statistics Window to view all currently associated 
Wireless station devices operating on 5GHz channels. Check current transmit & receive link rates 
of each station by clicking on the applicable, underlined links. The highest possible link rate is 
54Mbps (Note 108Mbps Turbo operation in 5GHz is not allowed in the European Community). 

CHECK IF MAXIMUM LINK RATES ARE CURRENTLY ACHIEVED:

2

If the majority of station link rates found in step 1 are:

• lower than the maximum possible link rate values of 54Mbps, then no further action is required. 

(This indicates that this device must continue to transmit at full power to maintain acceptable 
performance). 

OR

• equal to the maximum possible link rates, then a reduction in the access point's transmit power 

may be possible.  Please proceed to step 3).

REDUCE POWER TO 50% AND RECHECK LINK RATE:

(user interruption will occur during the following process)

3

Set the access point's "Transmit Power" to Half (-3dB) using the pull-down menu in the 5 GHz 
radio advanced configuration window. Reboot access point for setting to take effect.

4

Check the current link rates as before. If the link rate values for the majority of associated 
station devices are now:

• lower than 54Mbps, the -3dB power reduction is not necessary.  Change the "Transmit Power" 

setting back to 100% as explained in step 3).  No further action is required.

OR

• equal to the maximum possible link rate values, then the -3dB reduction has no adverse affect 

on operation and further reduction may be needed.  Proceed to step 5.

 


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REDUCE POWER TO 25% AND RECHECK LINK RATE:

5

Repeat steps 3 and 4 using a "Transmit Power" of Quarter (-6dB) and check if majority of station 
link rates are decreased from 54Mbps.  If the link rates using the -6dB setting are now:

• lower than the maximum possible values, the -6dB power reduction is not necessary.  Please 

change the "Transmit Power Level" setting back to -3dB as explained in step 3.  No further 
action is required.

OR

• equal to the maximum possible link rate values, the -6dB reduction has no adverse affect on 

operation and further reduction is not necessary.  Retain the -6dB setting. No further action is 
required.

 


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Published December 2004