This lesson provides an overview of the InfiLINK XG family units web interface for monitoring and configuration.
Web interface is a user-friendly management tool. Using Web interface, you can easily:
- Monitor interfaces statistics of the unit .
- Monitor radio link statistics.
- View and change unit configuration.
- Perform unit maintenance.
- Realize an antenna alignment.
- Run the Spectrum Analyzer and obtain a visual image of the radio signals sources.
- Monitor the Instant DFS mechanism.
The default management IP-address is 10.10.10.1/24 and it can be used for initial login. Make sure that the PC Ethernet port has an IP-address assigned from the same subnetwork as the one for the unit (for example, set 10.10.10.50 with mask 255.255.255.0).
Username and Password
By default, no access settings are set on the units. On the login page, you can enter any username and any password.
2. InfiLINK XG web interface
InfiLINK XG web interface includes the following sections:
- Network Access.
- Spectrum Analyzer.
- Instant DFS.
The "Status" section displays statistics of the device key parameters and wireless link in real time:
- Interface statistics: port mode, status of each interface, number of received/transmitted packets, number of received/transmitted errors, load.
- Statistics for each interface with detailed information about network packet types and error types.
- Wireless Link Statistics: wireless link status, measured distance between devices, channel width, DL/UL Ratio, Frame Period.
- Master and Slave parameters values in real time: Tx capacity, Tx/Rx frequency, DFS status, Tx/Rx Frames, MCS, CINR, RSSI, Acc TBER, etc.
- Availability statistics with information about received and transmitted data for different coding schemes.
- GNSS statistics if the GPS/GLONASS antenna is connected to the device and the "GNSS Receiver On" option is enabled.
In this section you can perform the following:
- Get info about the current firmware version and the last reboot reason.
- Update the firmware version.
- Download/upload license, softeware and configuration.
- Get info about the current configuration and license.
- Create a diagnostic card.
- View and clear the system log.
- Reboot the device.
- Restore the factory settings.
The section is used to configure the device main system parameters.
|Access Credentials and Web GUI|
|SNTP and Time Zone|
|GNSS and Location|
In this section network interfaces configuration is performed in order to obtain network access to the device.
Section is used to configure the radio interface parameters. Below is the section structure and what should be taken into account when selecting and assigning radio parameters.
|Automatic Modulation and Transmit Power Control|
|Frequency Channel Grids|
If you are not sure about the effect of the new configuration performed, you can set the safe mode by checking "Safe mode" box in the lower left corner of the page. The previous configuration is automatically restored after a period of 10 minutes in case the link between units was not established or link availability is less than 80%.
This section is intended for managing switch settings.
In order to better understand the switch principle on InfiLINK XG, let's review the switch block scheme.
The following 5 ports are available at the device:
- External – physical ports for external devices connection:
- ge0 and ge1 – copper Gigabit Ethernet ports 1000BASE-T (IEEE 802.1ab).
- sfp – optical Gigabit port for plugging of the optical SFP transceiver module.
- Internal – ports for device subsystems connection:
- mgmt - interface for the device management.
- radio - port associated with the external radio interface for data transfer.
|Switch Port Settings|
The SNMP protocol support is an important feature of all communication devices because it allows the system administrator to manage the operation of a network as a whole, as well as of each component. SNMP section contains a set of parameters to exchange data about network activity of the device.
|SNMP access setting|
|SNMP traps setting|
The built-in alignment tool graphically shows the received signal levels for each polarization on both devices. The tool allows you to very accurately adjust the antenna position in both vertical and horizontal planes, allowing you to achieve the best RSSI and CINR values for each polarization.
- RSSI – absolute level of the received radio signal (in dBm).
- Crosstalk – indicates how much the vertically and horizontally polarized signals interfere each other (dB).
- CINR – the signal quality. For example, how strong is the carrier signal compared to the noise plus interference level, in dB.
In the "Spectrum Analyzer" section, you can perform a deep analysis of the radio emissions in the environment where the device is placed. The device scans the radio spectrum on all available frequencies. In order to obtain the information as accurate as possible, the scanning process may take a while.
Instant DFS tool allows to visualize the "Instant DFS" option statistics and gives the possibility to speed up the process of frequency reselection.
The "Graphs" section allows you to monitor the device parameters shown in the diagrams.
- Real time;
By default, the system displays a log of data for the day. You can select certain graphs of statistics that you are interested in at the moment.