I wanted to use a Norton Core for the firewall but...
Once Norton’s people confirmed the Ruckus IP was changed by the Core, I knew I’d
never know what IP the Core assigned so I disconnected it, did a hard reset on the Ruckus and connected it directly to my laptop.
From there I had to follow the steps from the Ruckus manual;
PREPARE YOUR COMPUTER FOR AP SETUP
On your Windows 7 computer, configure your network adapter from the Local Area Connection
settings as follows:
Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing
Center > Change Adapter Settings
Edit the TCP/IPv4 address settings as follows:
Local Area Connection > Properties > Internet
Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Properties
dialog box appears.
Use the following IP address
(if it is not already
selected) and then make the following entries:
: 192.168.0.22 (or any address in the
Leave the DNS server fields empty.
Click OK to save your changes. Your changes are put into effect immediately.
STEP 4: LOG INTO THE AP
As specified earlier, the AP should be directly connected to
your computer (through one of the Ethernet ports) and
powered on, ready for setup.
On your computer, open a Web browser window.
In the browser, type this URL to connect to the AP:
Press <Enter> to initiate the connection. When a security
alert dialog box appears, click OK/Yes to proceed.
When the Ruckus Wireless Admin login page appears, enter the following:
This enabled my laptop to login to the Ruckus BUT changing the IP from DHCP to STATIC
following these steps;
If You Want To Switch from DHCP (Default):
If you anticipate logging into the AP regularly to perform monitoring or maintenance (once it is in place), you may want
to consider assigning a static IP address to the AP. In a default AP configuration, the AP uses a DHCP-assigned IP address.
A. On the menu, click Configuration> Internet
B. Click the Static IP option
C. Fill in the IP Address and Mask fields
D. Click Update Settings to save your changes
BUT this is where it goes FUBAR, It will no longer load the login page. Not using the default IP from above, 192.168.0.1
Or the one I assigned, 172.16.0.238
I even tried changing the laptops IPv4 settings to mirror the new Ruckus settings, like how the manual has me do in Step 3 from above. I also tried setting my laptops IPv4 to automatic. I just can’t get that login page to show again and this is still where the laptop is hardwired directly into the POE>Ruckus.
What am I doing wrong when I change the Ruckus to a static IP?