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Configuring Wired Settings

You can configure wired settings for a wired profile by using the Instant UI or CLI.

In the Instant UI

1. Click the Wired link under More at the top right corner of the Instant main window. The Wired window is displayed.
2. Click New under Wired Networks. The New Wired Network window appears. The following figure shows the contents of Wired Settings tab:

Figure 1   New Wired Network Window: Wired Settings Window

3. Click the Wired Settings tab and enter the following information:
a. Name— Specify a name for the profile.
b. Primary Usage — Select Employee or Guest.
c. Speed/Duplex — Ensure that appropriate values are selected for Speed/Duplex. Contact your network administrator if you need to assign speed and duplex parameters.
d. POE — Set POE to Enabled to enable Power over Ethernet.


The E2 port on RAP-3WNP supports Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) to supply power to any compliant 802.3af powered (class 0-4) device. RAP-155Psupports PSE for 802.3af powered device (class 0-4) on one port (E1 or E2), or 802.3at powered DC IN (Power Socket) on two ports (E1 and E2).

e. Admin Status — Ensure that an appropriate value is selected. The Admin Status indicates if the port is up or down.
f. Content Filtering— To ensure that all DNS requests to non-corporate domains on this wired network are sent to OpenDNS, select Enabled for Content Filtering.
g. Uplink — Select Enabled to configure uplink on this wired profile. If Uplink is set to Enabled and this network profile is assigned to a specific port, the port will be enabled as Uplink port. For more information on assigning a wired network profile to a port, see Assigning a Profile to Ethernet Ports.
h. Spanning Tree—Select the Spanning Tree checkbox to enable Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) on the wired profile. STP ensures that there are no loops in any bridged Ethernet network and operates on all downlink ports, regardless of forwarding mode. STP will not operate on the uplink port and is supported only on IAPs with three or more ports. By default Spanning Tree is disabled on wired profiles.
4. Click Next. The VLAN tab details are displayed.
5. Configure VLAN for the wired profile. For more information, see Configuring VLAN for a Wired Profile.

In the CLI

To configure wired settings for:

(Instant Access Point)(config)# wired-port-profile <name>

(Instant Access Point)(wired ap profile <name>)# type {<employee> |<guest>}

(Instant Access Point)(wired ap profile <name>)# speed {10 |100 |1000 |auto}

(Instant Access Point)(wired ap profile <name>)# duplex {<half>|<full>|<auto>}

(Instant Access Point)(wired ap profile <name>)# no shutdown

(Instant Access Point)(wired ap profile <name>)# poe

(Instant Access Point)(wired ap profile <name>)# uplink-enable

(Instant Access Point)(wired ap profile <name>)# content-filtering

(Instant Access Point)(wired ap profile <name>)# spanning-tree

(Instant Access Point)(wired ap profile <name>)# end

(Instant Access Point)# commit apply