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Hardware Installation Instructions

The Instructions in the Airspan Installation Guide (shipped with airspan BS) talk about the process of Installation. Here are some additional notes for the installation.

The antenna shipped with the installation is AW3008 sector antenna with CL-V-104 mounting kit from Alpha Wireless Ltd..

Measure the distance between the mount point for the Airspan base station(BS) and the closest network connection for provisioning the BS.

The following parts are needed for installation:

1. 370+ W Power supply Even though Airspan 2.X Ghz operation has a maximum consumption of 370 Watts, -48V power supply rated for 450W is suggested. One candidate is Mean Well SE-450-48. Make sure the voltage selector switch is at 115V position before powering on the unit
2. Power cable with custom connector (shipped with airspan BS) Attaching Air4G Power Cable This power cable is an unearthed DC cable and is approx 75 feet long. If that is long enough, it should be attached to the power supply as shown in figure 1. In case a longer cable is needed, use an off the shelf 18AWG 3C cable and solder it together to reach the power source; adjust power supply so that voltage at base station is approx 48v; there will be some voltage drop across the cable (per Ohm's law), but this should not affect operation.
3. Appropriate length weatherproof CAT5E/CAT6 cable. Bulk cable candidate for outdoor use is Belkin Direct Burial Cable. Once cable is in place, Ethernet RJ45 connectors have to be placed at both ends; make sure that the Ethernet cable is passed through the "Weatherproof Ethernet connector" (shipped with airspan), before the head is put on.
4. Ethernet surge protectors Ethernet Surge Protector Connect 2 of these surge protectors at each end of the cable connection. One close to the CAT5 connector on the Base station and the other right before connecting this to the first network switch the cable will be connected to

If you use fiber for data connectivity, instead of copper Ethernet wire, you will need:

Appropriate length fiber (50/125 multimode)
BS Basic Configuration

Air4G-W24 base station has a built in web based interface and default IP

Connect the Ethernet cable to a network switch. Configure the auxiliary PC with an IP address in the range (e.g. subnet BS is configured to come up with a default address of; in order to reconfigure it, visit the web interface ( with:

username: macromaxe
password: macromaxe


username: air4gweb
password: thhr49Key or rhht49Key

The setup consists of 3 screens which can be selected with the links on the left menu:

General Configuration: configure the BS Id with the combination of first three hex digits from the GENI OID and the last three based on your campus address assignment. Air4G  BS General Configuration Page
SNMP Configuration: In addition to read and write community strings, one should specify trap destination IP address to match your controller IP address. Air4G Management Configuration Page
Management IP Configuration: Enter controller PC IP address as well as subnet mask and IP address of the default gateway. Management VLAN support and corresponding VLAN should be also configured. NOTE: If using trunk to connect the BS, it is quite important to make sure that the switch port to which the BS is connected has appropriate handling for untagged packets (i.e. that it labels untagged packets with the management VLAN). Air4G SNMP Configuration Page
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