We'll start with connecting to it. Use 9600 8N1 to connect.
After it boots up you should get a screen like this:
The default username is admin and the password is "aerohive" without the quotes. If those don't work try to reset it by pushing the reset pinhole fo r30 seconds while plugged in.
Next, you will want to disable it's communication with any HiveManager, local or in the cloud. You can do this by typing the command:
no capwap client enable
Confirm this by typing:
show capwap client
You should get an output like what is shown below:
Now, let's configure a basic wireless network.
Create your security. With Aerohive everything is separated, your security, radios, SSID's and more advanced things like users, user groups, and profiles are all separated; you need to join them manually, like making a 3 layer cake.
To create the security object(like a container where every security related setting is stored) type:
Now, we have our proverbial container-lets put some security inside of it:
security-object MyWiFi security protocol-suite wpa2-tkip-psk MyPassword
What this is saying is self-explanatory: Use WPA2 with TKIP and a Pre-Shared Key. The other options are as follows:
GREAT! We have our "security" now let's give it an SSID. Type:
to create it. This is what will be broadcast and visible to clients.
Next associate the security object with the ssid.
ssid MyWiFi security-object MyWiFi
Awesome! Now you can whip out you phone and try to connect. Wait have you been listening to me? Do you remember when I said something like this..... "With Aerohive everything is separated, your security, radios, SSID's and more advanced things like users, user groups, and profiles are all separated; you need to join them manually, like making a 3 layer cake." Of course you remembered, right? RIGHT? To associate your SSID to a wireless radio, that is what we call the device that actually transmits the signal, you need to issue the command:
interface wifi0 ssid MyWiFi
And this is where we go into the murky world of Aerohive products..... Each Aerohive product has a different radio configuration, on an AP230 there is 2 radios, a 2.4GHz that does b/g/n and a 5GHz that does a/n. I could go through this all day but to make thing easy, just search for you AP's data sheet. On the second page you should see something like this:
Usually the b/g/n radio is the first radio. In this case I want to enable wireless AC:
interface wifi1 ssid MyWiFi
If you followed my guide to a letter you can try connecting to the MyWiFi SSID with a password of MyPassword but be sure to have some network connected to the eth0 port(or the only ethernet port).
Please comment on what you want to see next! I could do VLANing, PPSK, multiple SSID's.....