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Article ID: 1030

Configure Simple Network Management Protocol on WAP4410N Wireless-N Access Point


Objective

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an application layer protocol that is used to manage and monitor a network. SNMP is used by network administrators to manage network performance, detect and correct network problems, and collect network statistics. A SNMP managed network consists of managed devices, agents, and a network manager. Managed devices are devices that are capable of the SNMP feature. An agent is SNMP software on a managed device. A network manager is an entity that receives data from the SNMP agents. The objective of this document is to configure SNMP on WAP4410N device.

Applicable Devices

• WAP4410N Wireless-N

Software Version

• 2.0.5.3

Configure Simple Network Management Protocol 

Step 1. Log in to the web configuration  utility and choose Administration > Management. The Management page opens:

Step 2. Click the desired radio button in the SNMP v1 & v2 field

• Enabled — To enable SNMP features on access point. It supports both SNMPv1 &v2.

• Disabled — To disable SNMP features on access point. 

Step 3. Enter the name of the contact person in the Contact field, such as name of network administrator for the access point.

Step 4. Enter the name in the Device field that you wish to assign to the access point.

Step 5. Enter the location in the Location field of access point. It specifies where the access point is located.

Step 6. Enter public in the Get Community field, that allows a remote device to retrieve read-only information from a access point. SNMP agents should accept request messages only if the community string in the message matches its community name. Therefore, the management application should always communicate with the agents along with the associated community name. The default SNMP community names are public for read-only GET operations.

Step 7. Enter private in the Set Community field, allows a remote device to read information from a device and to modify settings on that access point. SNMP agents should accept request messages only if the community string in the message matches its community name. Therefore, the management application should always communicate with the agents along with the associated community name.The default SNMP community names are private for read-write SET operations.

Step 8. Enter public or private in the SNMP Trap-Community field, to be read only or read/write information.A remote host computer that will receive trap messages or notices sent by the access-point.

Step 9. Click the desired radio button in the SNMP Trusted Host field.

• Any IP Address — Choose this if you want to allow any IP address to access the access point. If you choose this, access is given to all users that connect to the access point.

• IP Address — Enter the desired IP address range to access the access point. If you choose this, only the particular range of  IP addresses specified will receive access to the access point.

Step 10. Enter the desired IP address in the SNMP Trap-Destination field,  so that the remote host that will receive the trap messages.

Step 11. Click Save to save the settings.

 

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