6. Type “save” (CR) to store
the configuration into the
module. This way (on
power-up), the system will
with the designated access
If the association is successful,
DHCP will assign the module an
IP address; in this case,
192.168.1.13 (as well as confirm
the IP address of the access point
Internet gateway which is
A fun way to verify the
module’s presence on the
network is to make use of the
ping command, using Windows
command window. Ping is a
computer network administration
utility used to test the reachability
of a device on the Internet, and to
measure the round-trip time for
messages sent from the
originating host to a destination
Type “ping 192.168.1.13” at
the command prompt and verify
that the module is present on the
network (see Figure 5).
A visual indication of connection status is readily
available directly from the RN-XV itself by examining its
three LEDs (red, yellow, green) that are located on the top
of the module (Figure 6).
Before an association, both of the module’s red and
green LEDs are blinking fast; after association, only the
module’s green LED blinks slowly.
Figure 5. Utilizing ping.
Figure 6. The RN-XV module LED activity matrix.
Congratulations! You should now have an associated
module with IP address to use in your experiments!
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