Would you like to learn how to do a WAP321 initial configuration?  In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to do the initial IP address configuration on a Cisco WAP321 access point?

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Tutorial - Cisco WAP321 Initial Configuration

Connect your computer to the Cisco WAP321 access point using a crossover cable and configure the following network address on your computer:

• IP -
• MASK -

cisco wap321 access

Turn on the WAP321 and wait 1 minute.

Press the reset button located on the back of your equipment for 15 seconds.

Now, it is time to test the connectivity between the Access point and your desktop.

Open a DOS prompt and try to ping the default IP address of the WAP321 equipment:

C:\> ping
Disparando com 32 bytes de dados:
Resposta de bytes=32 tempo=5ms TTL=255
Resposta de bytes=32 tempo=5ms TTL=255

As our next step, we need to access the WAP321 web interface.

Open your browser and enter the IP address of the WAP321.

On the login screen, use the default username and default password.

• Default Username: cisco
• Default Password: cisco

wap321 login screen

After a successful login, you will be sent to the WAP321 Dashboard.

The system will require you to change the administrator password immediately.

On the Web interface, access the Wireless menu and select the Wireless networks option.

wap321 wireless menu

Change the name of your wireless network.

Select the type of network security: WPA Personal

WAP321 wireless security

Configure the wireless password and save your configuration.

wireless password

On the web interface, access the Wireless menu and select the Radio option.

wap321 radio

In order to finish the wireless setup, you need to enable your radio configuration.

wap321 enable radio

If you need to change the IP address of the device.

Access the LAN menu and select the VLAN and IPV4 option.

wap321 ip address

Change the IP address from DHCP to Static and configure the desired IP address.

wap321 ip configuration

Don't forget to save your configuration.

Congratulations, you have installed the Cisco WAP321 Accesspoint.