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3Com

®

 AirProtect Enterprise 

Engine 6100 

Quick Setup Guide 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

www.3Com.com 

Part Number: 10015863 Rev. AA 
June 2007 
 

 


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3Com AirProtect Enterprise Quick Setup Guide 

1

 

 

Step

 

1:

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

Appliance

 

and

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Sensor

 

Overview

 

The

 

front

 

panel

 

of

 

the

 

appliance

 

has

 

a

 

power

 

switch

 

and

 

status

 

LEDs

 

as

 

shown

 

in

 

the

 

figure

 

below.

 

 

The

 

rear

 

panel

 

of

 

the

 

appliance

 

has

 

power

 

and

 

port

 

connectors

 

as

 

shown

 

in

 

the

 

figure

 

below.

 

 

The

 

front

 

panel

 

of

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Sensor

 

has

 

status

 

LEDs

 

as

 

shown

 

in

 

the

 

figure

 

below.

 

 

The

 

rear

 

panel

 

of

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Sensor

 

has

 

ports

 

that

 

enable

 

you

 

to

 

power

 

up

 

the

 

sensor

 

and

 

connect

 

it

 

to

 

the

 

network

 

and

 

a

 

computer

 

as

 

shown

 

in

 

the

 

figure

 

below.

 

 


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3Com AirProtect Enterprise Quick Setup Guide 

2

 

 

Step

 

2:

 

Mount

 

the

 

Appliance

 

Place

 

the

 

appliance

 

on

 

the

 

rack

 

and

 

mount

 

the

 

appliance

 

using

 

the

 

rack

 

mounting

 

accessories.

 

 

 

 


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3Com AirProtect Enterprise Quick Setup Guide 

3

 

Step

 

3:

 

Power

 

up

 

the

 

Appliance

 

Connect

 

the

 

power

 

cable

 

as

 

shown

 

in

 

the

 

figure

 

below

 

and

 

press

 

the

 

power

 

switch

 

on

 

the

 

front

 

panel

 

of

 

the

 

appliance.

 

 

 

 

Important!

 

On

 

connecting

 

the

 

Power

 

cable,

 

the

 

Power

 

LED

 

should

 

turn

 

solid

 

green.

 

If

 

this

 

does

 

not

 

happen,

 

refer

 

to

 

the

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

Installation

 

Guide.

 

Step

 

4:

 

Connect

 

the

 

Appliance

 

to

 

the

 

Network

 

Connect

 

the

 

appliance

 

to

 

the

 

network

 

using

 

the

 

network

 

interface

 

cable

 

as

 

shown

 

in

 

the

 

figure

 

below.

 

 

Warning!

 

The

 

default

 

IP

 

address

 

of

 

the

 

appliance

 

is

 

192.168.1.246

.

 

Please

 

ensure

 

that

 

no

 

other

 

device

 

on

 

your

 

network

 

uses

 

the

 

same

 

IP

 

address

 

as

 

the

 

appliance.

 

Connect

 

the

 

network

 

interface

 

port

 

on

 

the

 

appliance

 

to

 

the

 

desired

 

subnet

 

using

 

the

 

network

 

interface

 

cable

 

provided

 

to

 

you.

 

Do

 

not

 

connect

 

the

 

High

 

Availability

 

(HA)

 

Interface

 

port

 

to

 

the

 

subnet.

 

110-240V 50/60 
Hz AC Connection

 


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3Com AirProtect Enterprise Quick Setup Guide 

4

 

Step

 

5:

 

Access

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

A.

 

Connect

 

your

 

computer

 

to

 

the

 

same

 

subnet

 

where

 

the

 

Server

 

is

 

connected.

 

B.

 

Change

 

your

 

computer

 

IP

 

address

 

to

 

192.168.1.XXX.

 

For

 

example,

 

192.168.1.244.

 

C.

 

Access

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

using

 

SSH

 

as

 

shown

 

in

 

the

 

figure

 

below.

 

 

D.

 

Login

 

using

 

the

 

Username:

 

config

 

and

 

Password:

 

password

.

 

 


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3Com AirProtect Enterprise Quick Setup Guide 

5

 

Step

 

6:

 

Complete

 

the

 

Server

 

Initialization

 

and

 

Setup

 

Wizard

 

Follow

 

the

 

steps

 

in

 

the

 

Server

 

Initialization

 

and

 

Setup

 

Wizard

 

to

 

configure

 

the

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

Server.

 

Important!

 

On

 

the

 

Date

 

and

 

Time

 

settings

 

screen

Step

 

3,

 

if

 

the

 

day

 

exceeds

 

31

 

and

 

the

 

month

 

exceeds

 

12,

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

automatically

 

sets

 

the

 

day

 

to

 

31

 

and

 

month

 

to

 

12.

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Important!

 

You

 

need

 

to

 

reboot

 

the

 

Server

 

on

 

completion

 

of

 

the

 

Initialization

 

and

 

Setup

 

Wizard

 

before

 

you

 

access

 

the

 

Server

 

Console

 

(“GUI”).

 

Initialization

 

and

 

Configuration

  

Wizard

 

Welcome

 

Screen

 

Step

 

1:

Change

 

the

 

config

 

shell

 

password,

 

password

 

Step

 

3:

Set

 

the

 

Time

 

Zone,

 

Date

 

and

 

Time

 

Settings

 

Step

 

2:

Change

 

the

 

Network

 

Settings

 

Step

 

4:

 

Set

 

Server

 

ID

 

Settings

 

Initialization

 

and

 

Configuration

 

Wizard

 

Completion

 

Screens

 

On

 

logging

 

into

 

the

 

Server

 

Config

 

Shell,

 

type

 

the

 

command

 

help

 

to

 

view

 

the

 

list

 

of

 

available

 

commands

 

 


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3Com AirProtect Enterprise Quick Setup Guide 

6

 

Step

 

7:

 

Set

 

up

 

the

 

Server

 

DNS

 

Entry

 

Add

 

a

 

DNS

 

entry

 

‘wifi

security

server’

 

in

 

your

 

organization’s/enterprise

 

DNS

 

server.

 

This

 

entry

 

should

 

point

 

to

 

the

 

IP

 

Address

 

of

 

the

 

Server

 

configured

 

in

 

Step

 

6

 

(Complete

 

Server

 

Initialization

 

and

 

Setup

 

Wizard)—Sub

 

step

 

2

 

(Change

 

the

 

Network

 

Settings).

 

Adding

 

this

 

entry

 

serves

 

two

 

purposes:

 

A.

 

Sensors

 

can

 

connect

 

to

 

the

 

Server

 

with

 

“zero

 

configuration”

 

if

 

they

 

are

 

connected

 

to

 

a

 

DHCP

 

enabled

 

subnet.

 

B.

 

You

 

can

 

access

 

the

 

Server

 

using

 

the

 

address

 

‘https://

 

wifi

security

server’.

 

Step

 

8:

 

Access

 

the

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

Console

 

(GUI)

 

Important!

 

The

 

minimum

 

system

 

requirements

 

to

 

access

 

the

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

GUI

 

Console

 

are

 

a

 

laptop

 

with

 

Intel

 

P4

 

X86

 

1.4

 

GHz

 

Processor,

 

512

 

MB

 

RAM,

 

,Windows

 

2000

 

or

 

XP

 

Operating

 

System,

 

IE

 

5.5

 

or

 

higher,

 

and

 

JRE

 

1

 

4.2

 

only.

 

A.

 

Type

 

‘https://

 

wifi

security

server’

 

to

 

access

 

the

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

Console.

 

 

 

The

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

Console

 

can

 

take

 

up

 

to

 

2

 

minutes

 

to

 

load.

 

Important!

 

Pop

up

 

blockers

 

(if

 

any)

 

must

 

be

 

disabled

 

on

 

the

 

Web

 

browser.

 

The

 

Reuse

 

windows

 

for

 

launching

 

shortcuts

 

option

 

in

 

Tools

>

Internet

 

Options

>

Advanced

 

shoul

 

be

 

deselected

 

in

 

the

 

Internet

 

Explorer

 

Web

 

browser.

 

B.

 

Click

 

Yes

 

on

 

each

 

of

 

the

 

Security

 

Alert/Warning

 

pop

up

 

screens.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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3Com AirProtect Enterprise Quick Setup Guide 

7

 

 

C.

 

Type

 

the

 

default

 

username:

 

admin

 

and

 

password:

 

password

 

on

 

the

 

Login

 

screen.

 

 

 

Important!

 

If

 

you

 

see

 

a

 

blank

 

screen

 

instead

 

of

 

the

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

Console

 

Login

 

screen

 

in

 

the

 

pop

up

 

window,

 

despite

 

having

 

Sun

 

JRE

 

1.4.2,

 

then

 

Sun

 

JRE

 

1.4.2

 

may

 

not

 

be

 

the

 

default

 

plug

in

 

for

 

your

 

Web

 

browser.

 

To

 

ensure

 

that

 

Sun

 

JRE

 

1.4.2

 

is

 

the

 

default

 

plug

in

 

for

 

your

 

Web

 

browser,

 

do

 

the

 

following:

 

1.

 

If

 

you

 

see

 

a

 

“Java

 

Cup”

 

icon

 

in

 

the

 

system

 

tray,

 

right

 

click

 

it

 

and

 

select

 

“Open

 

Control

 

Panel”.

 

2.

 

If

 

you

 

do

 

not

 

see

 

the

 

icon,

 

click

 

Start

Æ

Settings

Æ

 

Control

 

Panel

 

and

 

double

click

 

the

 

Java

 

Plug

in

 

icon.

 

3.

 

Once

 

the

 

Java

 

 

Plug

in

 

Control

 

Panel

 

dialog

 

is

 

open,

 

go

 

to

 

the

 

Browser

 

tab

 

and

 

select

 

the

 

checkbox

 

Microsoft

 

Internet

 

Explorer

.

 

 

 

D.

 

On

 

the

 

End

 

User

 

License

 

Agreement

 

(EULA)

 

screen,

 

read

 

the

 

agreement

 

carefully

 

and

 

select

 

I

 

have

 

read

 

and

 

agree

 

to

 

the

 

Licensing

 

Agreement

 

above

.

 

Click

 

<

Next>

.

 

Login

 

Information

 

 


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3Com AirProtect Enterprise Quick Setup Guide 

8

 

 

E.

 

If

 

you

 

see

 

the

 

Welcome

 

screen,

 

close

 

the

 

window.

 

You

 

are

 

done

 

with

 

the

 

Server

 

Setup.

 

You

 

will

 

revisit

 

the

 

Welcome

 

screen

 

later.

 

 

 


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3Com AirProtect Enterprise Quick Setup Guide 

9

 

Step

 

9:

 

Connect

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Sensors

 

to

 

the

 

Network

 

Power

 

and

 

Connect

 

to

 

the

 

Network

 

A.

 

Ensure

 

that

 

the

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

Server

 

is

 

already

 

running

 

on

 

your

 

network.

 

Note:

 

Make

 

sure

 

that

 

a

 

DNS

 

entry

 

‘wifi

security

server’

 

is

 

set

 

up

 

on

 

all

 

DNS

 

Servers.

 

This

 

entry

 

should

 

point

 

to

 

the

 

IP

 

address

 

of

 

the

 

Server.

 

Otherwise,

 

configure

 

the

 

Sensor

 

manually.

 

Please

 

refer

 

to

 

the

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

Installation

 

Guide

 

for

 

details.

 

B.

 

Use

 

network

 

interface

 

cables

 

to

 

connect

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Sensors

 

to

 

all

 

the

 

network

 

segments

 

(subnets)

 

that

 

need

 

to

 

be

 

protected.

 

Make

 

sure

 

that

 

the

 

network

 

segment

 

is

 

DHCP

 

enabled.

 

Otherwise,

 

configure

 

the

 

IP

 

address

 

of

 

the

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Sensor

 

manually.

 

 

Note:

 

Log

 

in

 

to

 

the

 

Server

 

using

 

SSH.

 

Run

 

the

 

command

 

‘get

 

sensor

 

list’

 

to

 

check

 

if

 

all

 

the

 

Sensors

 

added

 

have

 

been

 

detected

 

by

 

the

 

Server.

 

If

 

all

 

the

 

Sensors

 

are

 

connected,

 

go

 

to

 

the

 

next

 

step.

 

If

 

some

 

Sensors

 

are

 

not

 

connected,

 

then

 

you

 

may

 

need

 

to

 

configure

 

the

 

Sensors

 

manually.

 

C.

 

Wait

 

for

 

the

 

status

 

of

 

the

 

LEDs

 

to

 

stabilize.

 

This

 

process

 

may

 

take

 

up

 

to

 

2

 

minutes.

 

D.

 

If

 

all

 

LEDs

 

glow

 

green,

 

then

 

the

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Sensor

 

is

 

operational

 

and

 

connected

 

to

 

the

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

Server.

 

 
 
 
 
 

E.

 

If

 

Step

 

D

 

succeeds,

 

the

 

Sensor

 

is

 

now

 

fully

 

operational

 

and

 

is

 

ready

 

to

 

protect

 

your

 

network.

 

LED1

Solid

 

Green

 

LED2

Solid

 

Green

 

LED3

Solid

 

Green

 

LED4

Solid

 

Green

 

 


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3Com AirProtect Enterprise Quick Setup Guide 

10

 

Important!

 

If

 

the

 

LED

 

status

 

at

 

the

 

end

 

of

 

Step

 

D

 

does

 

not

 

match

 

the

 

status

 

shown

 

in

 

this

 

Quick

 

Setup

 

Guide,

 

refer

 

to

 

the

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

Installation

 

Guide

 

for

 

more

 

details.

 

Step

 

10:

 

Begin

 

the

 

System

 

Setup

 

Wizard

 

and

 

Select

 

Installation

 

Type

 

A.

 

Log

 

in

 

to

 

the

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

Console

 

with

 

the

 

default

 

username:

 

admin

 

and

 

password:

 

password

.

 

B.

 

Click

 

Start

 

on

 

the

 

‘System

 

Setup

 

Wizard

 

Welcome’

 

screen

 

and

 

then

 

select

 

one

 

of

 

the

 

installation

 

types

 

listed

 

below

 

the

 

figure

 

on

 

the

 

‘Select

 

your

 

Installation

 

Type’

 

screen.

 

 

C.

 

Select

 

Typical

 

Installation

 

and

 

click

 

Next

.

 

Note

:

 

Selecting

 

Typical

 

Installation

 

generally

 

satisfies

 

most

 

of

 

the

 

desired

 

requirements

 

such

 

as:

 

a

 

typical

 

setup

 

with

 

Wi

Fi

 

already

 

installed,

 

automatic

 

AP

 

movement

 

to

 

Rogue

 

and

 

External

 

folders,

 

automatic

 

classification

 

only

 

for

 

Uncategorized

 

Clients,

 

Intrusion

 

Prevention

 

Policy

 

enabled

 

for

 

Rogue

 

APs,

 

Mis

configured

 

APs,

 

Client

 

Mis

association,

 

Unauthorized

 

Associations,

 

Ad

 

hoc

 

connections,

 

and

 

Honeypot/Evil

 

Twin

 

APs,

 

and

 

so

 

on.

 

You

 

can

 

change

 

the

 

policies

 

later

 

as

 

per

 

your

 

needs

 

from

 

the

 

Administration

 

tab.

 

 


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3Com AirProtect Enterprise Quick Setup Guide 

11

 

Step

 

11:

 

Complete

 

the

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

System

 

Setup

 

Wizard

 

Follow

 

the

 

steps

 

in

 

the

 

System

 

Setup

 

Wizard

 

to

 

specify

 

the

 

802.11

 

Security,

 

Device

 

Classification,

 

and

 

Intrusion

 

Prevention

 

Policies.

 

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3Com AirProtect Enterprise Quick Setup Guide 

12

 

Step

 

12:

 

Enable

 

Global

 

Flags

 

Event

 

generation

 

and

 

intrusion

 

prevention

 

activation

 

flags

 

are

 

turned

 

off

 

globally

 

on

 

completion

 

of

 

the

 

System

 

Setup

 

Wizard

 

to

 

avoid

 

spurious

 

generation

 

of

 

events.

 

The

 

Activation

 

of

 

Intrusion

 

Prevention

 

and

 

Event

 

Generation

 

icon

 

 

appears

 

on

 

the

 

Navigation

 

bar

 

as

 

shown

 

in

 

the

 

figure

 

below.

 

Once

 

your

 

deployment

 

is

 

stable

 

and

 

fully

 

configured,

 

turn

 

these

 

flags

 

on

 

to

 

activate

 

event

 

generation

 

and

 

intrusion

 

prevention

 

activity

 

by

 

selecting

 

the

 

check

 

the

 

boxes

 

on

 

the

 

Administration

Æ

Deployment

Æ

Activation

 

screen

 

as

 

shown

 

in

 

the

 

figure

 

below.

 

The

 

 

icon

 

then

 

does

 

not

 

appear

 

on

 

the

 

Navigation

 

bar.

 

 

The

 

3Com

 

AirProtect

 

Enterprise

 

Server

 

is

 

installed

 

and

 

configured!

 

Intrusion

 

Prevention

 

and

 

Event

 

Generation

 

turned

 

OFF

 

globally