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Using the WANJet 500 LCD and LEDs


Operating the LCD panel

The liquid crystal display, or LCD panel, lets you control the WANJet 500 without attaching a serial or network cable. The LCD panel provides menus with options to configure certain features on the system. The following options are available on the LCD panel under the Admin menu:

  • Configure
  • Utils
  • Restart
  • Shutdown
  • Exit

Some of the configuration options found on the LCD are also available through the Web UI, the browser-based interface to the WANJet appliance. Refer to the WANJet® Appliance Administrator Guide for details on using the Web UI.

Table 3.1 summarizes the LCD options and their default values.

Table 3.1 WANJet 500 LCD menus and options 
LCD menu
Options
Default value
Description
Configure
IP Address
192.168.168.100
Sets the IP address for the WANJet appliance on the network. Also set on the Local WANJet screen in the Configuration settings of the Web UI.
 
NetMask
255.255.255.000
Sets the netmask for the WANJet appliance on the network. Also set on the Local WANJet screen in the Configuration settings of the Web UI.
 
Gateway
192.168.168.001
Specifies the IP address of the gateway. Also set on the Local WANJet screen in the Configuration settings of the Web UI.
 
LAN speed and duplex
Auto Sense
1000 Full
100 Full
100 Half
10 Full
10 Half
Auto Sense
Sets the speed (in Mbps) and duplex mode (full or half) for the network card connecting to the LAN. If you use the Auto Sense setting, the WANJet appliance attempts to match the characteristics of the network device it connects to from the LAN port (for example, the LAN router).
Also set on the Interfaces screen in the Configuration settings of the Web UI.
 
WAN speed and duplex
Auto Sense
1000 Full
100 Full
100 Half
10 Full
10 Half
Auto Sense
Sets the speed (in Mbps) and duplex mode (full or half) for the network card connecting to the WAN. If you use the Auto Sense setting, the WANJet appliance attempts to match the characteristics of the network device it connects to from the WAN port (for example, the WAN router).
Also set on the Interfaces screen in the Configuration settings of the Web UI.
Configure (continued)
Mgt IP Address
No IP address specified
Sets the management IP address if managing the WANJet platform on the management network (optional).
Also set on the Local WANJet screen in the Configuration settings of the Web UI.
 
Mgt Netmask
No IP address specified
Sets the netmask if managing the WANJet appliance on the management network (optional).
Also set on the Local WANJet screen in the Configuration settings of the Web UI.
 
Mgt Gateway
No IP address specified
Sets the gateway IP address if managing the WANJet appliance on the management network (optional).
Also set on the Local WANJet screen in the Configuration settings of the Web UI.
 
Allowed IP
No IP address specified
Specifies the IP address of the only computer that you can use to log in to the WANJet Web UI. If you leave this option empty, any computer on your network can access the Web UI (using the correct user name and password).
To allow or deny more than one IP address, use the IP Access Control option on the Security screen in the Web UI.
 
Apply
Not applicable
Saves the configuration changes made during this session.
 
Reset
Not applicable
Discards the configuration changes made during this session.
Utils
Ping <IP address>
None
Tests whether an IP address is reachable across a network.
 
Active
Operational mode
On/Off
On (check box is selected)
Turns WANJet appliance optimization on or off. Also set on the Operational Mode screen in the Optimization settings of the Web UI.
 
Send snapshot
Not applicable
Sends a current snapshot of the system to the email address configured on the Email Alert screen in the Configuration settings of the Web UI. The snapshot is a text file containing statistics, configuration information, logs, and other useful information. Also available in the Web UI.
Restart
Restart Now?
Not applicable
Reboots the WANJet platform. Also available on the Shutdown & Restart screen in the System settings of the Web UI.
Shutdown
Shutdown Now?
Not applicable
Shuts down the WANJet platform and turns off the power. Also available on the Shutdown & Restart screen in the System settings of the Web UI.
Exit
Exit Now?
Not applicable
Ends the session and returns to the initial menu.

 

Configuring the WANJet 500 using the LCD

You can use the Configure menu on the LCD to perform initial configuration of the WANJet 500 platform. Initial configuration includes setting the WANJet 500 IP address, netmask, gateway. For information on initial setup, see Chapter 2, Installing the WANJet 500 Platform .

Administering the WANJet 500 using the LCD

You can perform several basic administration tasks from the LCD keypad after the WANJet 500 is up and running.

Note

You should do most of the administration of the appliance using the Web UI as described in the WANJet® Appliance Administrator Guide.

To ping another device on the network

  1. On the LCD keypad, press u twice.
    The LCD displays Menu, followed by >Configure.
  2. Press q once to go to Utils, and then press u twice.
    The LCD displays Ping, followed by an IP address with the cursor on the first number.
  3. Set the IP address to ping:
    1. Press u to move from digit to digit in the address, and use p and q to set the numbers in the address.
    2. With the cursor on the last number on the right, press u.
      The LCD displays Pinging, followed by the IP address you specified. The LCD shows whether the ping was successful.

To set the operational mode to active or inactive

  1. On the LCD keypad, press u twice.
    The LCD displays Menu, followed by >Configure.
  2. Press q once to go to Utils, press u once, and then press q once. The LCD displays Active, followed by a small check box. A check in the box means the WANJet appliance is active, and no check means inactive, and traffic is not being optimized.
  3. Press u once to change the operational mode from On (Active) to Off (Inactive).

To send a snapshot of the WANJet appliance to an email address

Before you can use the LCD to take a snapshot of the WANJet appliance, you must set up an email address on the Email Alert screen in the Configuration settings of the Web UI. Refer to the section, Email Alerts, in the WANJet® Appliance Administrator Guide.

  1. On the LCD keypad, press u twice.
    The LCD displays Menu, followed by >Configure.
  2. Press q once to go to Utils, press u once, and then press q twice to display Send Snapshot.
  3. Press u once to take a snapshot of the state of the WANJet appliance, and mail it to the email address specified in the Web UI.

To restart the WANJet appliance

  1. On the LCD keypad, press u twice.
    The LCD displays Menu, followed by >Configure.
  2. Press q twice to go to Restart.
  3. Press u once.
    The LCD displays Restart Now?
  4. Press u once to restart the WANJet appliance.

To shut down the WANJet appliance

  1. On the LCD keypad, press u twice.
    The LCD displays Menu, followed by >Configure.
  2. Press q three times to go to Shutdown.
  3. Press u once.
    The LCD displays Shutdown Now?
  4. Press u once to shutdown the WANJet appliance.
    The system shuts down, and then power turns off.

Understanding LED behavior

This section describes the behavior of the LED indicators and the network interface card LEDs on the WANJet 500 platform.

LED indicators

There are three LED indicators on the faceplate of each unit, as shown in Figure 3.1

.

Figure 3.1 LED indicators

Each LED indicator serves a specific function, as defined in Table 3.2 .

Table 3.2 LED indicator functions
Label
Function
Description

 

 

Power
Reports the power status: on (green) or off (none). Off indicates that the unit is not turned on, or that there is no power connected to the unit.

 

 

System status
Reports the state of the system: on (green) or off (none).

 

 

Hard disk drives
Reports the status of the hard drives: blinking (yellow) when data is accessed, or off (none) when the drives are idle.

 

Network interface card LEDs

The WANJet 500 has four network interface card (NIC) ports, each of which have two LEDs. Figure 3.2 shows the ports and shows where the LEDs are located on the Management port.

 

Figure 3.2 Network interface card LEDs

Table 3.3 provides a description of the LEDs on the NICs.

Table 3.3 LEDs on WANJet 500 NIC ports
LED
Description
Link activity
Displays the status of the link: active (green) or off (none).
Speed
Indicates the speed of the connection: Gigabit (amber), 100BaseT (green), or 10BaseT (off).

 




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