WLAN Access Point Setup

The WLAN access point (NanoStation locoM2 or locoM5) was preconfigured by MB connect line. The most important information such as IP address and access data are printed on the enclosed product card.

The configuration of the WLAN-AP has been optimized so that it can be used directly without having to make any further settings. The passwords assigned on the product card are unique and randomly generated and are NOT saved by MB connect line either. It works as a so-called "bridge" and transparently forwards the network traffic between LAN and WLAN. A WLAN client only has to log into the WLAN using the randomly preset WLAN key (on the product card) and then automatically receives an IP address from the mbNET. I.e. the only setting that has to be made is on the mbNET. As is known, this can be done via the mbCONNECT24 configuration. The advantage is that the administrator of the mbNET can specify the assigned IP addresses and the administrator of the WLAN environment (operator) can set access to the WLAN separately (WLAN key etc.) without having to change the settings on the mbNET. This means that the WLAN-AP can remain in the responsibility of the operator (specific on-site WLAN settings, WLAN access data, etc.) and the remote maintenance access and router (mbNET) are the responsibility of the machine manufacturer.

ATTENTIONIn the mbNET, the DHCP server is activated on the LAN side. This can affect other participants on the mbNET LAN, which may. can also obtain an IP address from a DHCP server. The integration of the WLAN-AP and the activation of the mbNET DHCP server is not limited to the WLAN, i.e. IP addresses are assigned via DHCP to all LAN participants who request an IP address (DHCP OFFER).



Configuration at mbCONNECT24 Konto

Operate the WLAN Network

Restrict WLAN-Clients

Reset to Factory Settings

Reconfigure WLAN-AP after factory setting




In the example shown here, we assume that the LAN IP address of the mbNET has not been changed and corresponds to the standard

The WLAN-AP (WLAN Access Point) is connected to a LAN port of the mbNET. The WLAN-AP is supplied with voltage via a PoE adapter.

Scope of Delivery

The WLAN access point is available in two versions as an accessory from MB connect line:

  • WLAN 2.4Ghz: NanoStation locoM2
  • WLAN 5Ghz: NanoStation locoM5

(The power cord has a EURO plug.)

Product card

Assembly & connection



(1) Power-LED

The Power LED lights up green when the device is connected to a power source.


The LED lights up green when there is an active Ethernet connection to the main / LAN port and flashes when there is activity.

(4) Signal-LED's

These LEDs are not relevant in the mode as an access point. If the WLAN adapter is operated as a client, these LEDs indicate the strength of the received signal.

Connecting and mounting

The WLAN-AP is operated via a passive PoE adapter with 24V DC. The PoE adapter included in the scope of delivery must be used for this. Connect the network cable to the mbNET LAN port at the "LAN" port. Connect the "POE" connection to the WLAN-AP LAN socket. Alternatively, you can also use other passive PoE injectors. Important: Passive PoE injectors have to be used, because the WLAN-AP is operated with 24VDC.

1. Open the connection shaft


2. Plug in the network cable and close the slot again


3.mounting WLAN-AP


4. Connection of the POE (Power over Ethernet) adapter


ATTENTIONThe WLAN access point is preconfigured for operation in the country "Germany". Another WLAN configuration can only be created if the WLAN AP is first reset to the factory settings.


Configuration at mbCONNECT24 Account

Log in to mbCONNECT24 with your account details and select the router to which the WLAN AP is connected.

1. Activate and set the DHCP server on the LAN


Press the "Edit" button in the "LAN DHCP Server" line (see yellow marking above)


2.DHCP Server Settings


The corresponding settings are shown as an example.

DHCP Server Active set the "check mark", this activates the DHCP server on the LAN ports
Begin From the IP address, IP addresses are assigned via DHCP. That includes the 192, .168.0.120.
End The last IP address assigned is In our example this means that a total of 11 IP addresses from 192.168..120 to are assigned via DHCP. If all IP addresses from the pool have been assigned, another client will NOT receive an IP address.
Netmask This field specifies the network mask. In our case for a Class-C network.
Broadcast Normally the DHCP server sends its requests to the network to the broadcast address That is also the standard. However, a different address can also be entered in this field, provided that e

If the WLAN AP clients should also have access to other networks, they need a corresponding gateway entry. For this purpose, the LAN IP address of the mbNET (here can be entered, then the network traffic to other networks can be set via the firewall.

DNS Server If the WLAN-AP clients are to be assigned a DNS server, this must be entered here. As a rule, the mbNET can forward the DNS requests and uses the DNS server assigned by the WAN or Internet connection. So you can use the LAN IP address of the mbNET (here or an official DNS server (e.g.
NetBIOS / WINS server Is only necessary for NetbIOS or WINS networks.
Lease Time (s) This value in seconds indicates how long the assigned IP address should be valid. I.e. after this time has elapsed, the WLAN-AP client requests a new IP address. 86400 corresponds to 24h, or 3600 corresponds to 1h.


You can assign a fixed IP to the WLAN AP based on its MAC address. You can find the MAC address either on the outside of the packaging


or on the sticker in the cap.


In our example, the code 68D79A929512 would correspond to the MAC address 68:D7:9A:92:95:12. You have to insert a colon after every second character, then you get the known MAC addresses in spelling.

You create the configuration of the fixed address allocation in the "Bindings" menu



3. Accept or activate the configuration in the mbNET



Operate the WLAN Network

If the WLAN-AP is connected and the mbNET is configured accordingly, you can use a WLAN client to connect to the preset network "MB-AP-2Ghz" or "MB-AP-5Ghz" and the WLAN password from the included card. Your WLAN client then receives an IP address from the pool specified above. The WLAN AP can then be reached via You can use this web configuration to make further settings, read the airOS6 manual in the documentation area. The access data to the web configuration page can be found on the product card supplied.

Restrict WLAN-Clients

If the WLAN AP clients should only have access to IP addresses in the LAN network (and no access to the Internet, for example), access can be restricted using the local firewall. To do this, select the "Firewall" menu and enter the entire IP range as defined in the DHCP server as the following rule:



Reset to Factory Settings

If you want to reset the device to the factory settings, press the reset button for longer than 10 seconds while the device is switched on. The reset button is located on the WLAN AP to the right of the LAN socket.

Alternatively, the device can be reset using a reset button on the underside of the PoE adapter.

Reconfigure WLAN-AP after factory setting

In principle, the WLAN-AP from MB connect line is delivered preconfigured as an access point. However, if you reset the WLAN AP to the factory settings, the following settings are valid:

  • User: ubnt
  • Password: ubnt
  • Default IP-Address:, Subnetmask

Change the following settings in each menu (tab) according to the following screenshots in order to preserve the delivery status of MB connect line.









If you have problems assigning the IP address, please first check on the mbNET whether all settings from mbCONNECT24 have also been adopted on the mbNET. In our example, the setting on the mbNET should look like this. To do this, go to the "Network> DHCP" menu.

In the "Status> DHCP" menu you can see whether IP addresses have already been assigned. In the "DHCP Server LAN" area, all assigned IP addresses are shown with MAC address and lease time. Also the DHCP events in the "Logging" area.

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