In May of 2019 my wife and I were able to purchase our first home. The pipes, outlets, roof, and just about everything was checked prior to purchasing. Obviously, wifi capability was not one of those things we were able to check.
Upon moving in, we immediately found out that our current wifi setup was going to be insufficient and we needed something else. In came the ANAP3002P. The Aivo ANAP3002P access point allowed us to broadcast wifi from a more central location while still allowing me to keep the rest of the network in one location.
- 1 – ANACP3002P
- 1 – Cat5e Ethernet Cable
- 1 – Poe Power Adapter
- 1 – Power Cord
- 3 – Sets of Screws and Anchors
- 1 – Quick Reference Guide
Before you start hammering in anchors and drilling in your screws you’re going to want to know how you will power the access point. The first way of powering the access point is using the supplied PoE Power Adaptor / Power Cord and the second is strictly using Power Over Ethernet. Before you install please note… you will need to run a cat5e or cat6 cable to the location where you plan on placing your new access point ( unless you will be placing it broadcasting from your router ). After you find your location, hammer in 3 anchors, and screw in 3 screws the installation is basically complete ( don’t forget to connect your Ethernet cable to the LAN port ) .
- Connect your access point via the lan port to your computer’s Ethernet port
- Make sure your computer is set to DHCP
- If on windows10
- Start ( Window Icon )
- Type: ” Network Status “
- Click on ” Change connection properties “
- Find “IP Settings”
- Set to Automatic DHCP.
- Restart Computer
- If on windows10
- Open your browser and head to 192.168.10.1
- Default ANAP3002P username is admin and password is admin
- Click AP ( Access Point)
- Set an IP Address on your regular home network ( This will assign a static IP to your access point. If you are installing this on a normal home network there is a good chance that your IP range is 192.168.1.XX where XX is the variable number for the devices. Set this to any number above 70 so there are no conflicting connecting devices)
- Set a Subnet Mask (usually 255.255.255.0)
- Set SSID ( What wireless devices will see when they need to connect to the internet)
- Set a Password for this network
- Bandwith set to auto
- Country ( set to your country )
- Channel set to auto
This will change the IP on your access point from 192.168.10.1 to whatever you set, and using the credentials you set. Disconnect the access point from your computer and connect it to any available port on your router ( or switch ). Restart your computer.
After restart head on over to the ip you set your access point to and login. Default username and password is admin. After logging go to System > Change Password > and create a new password for your admin user ( DO NOT LEAVE THE PASSWORD AS ADMIN )
In terms of deployment and installation this was one of the easier things to add to my home network. I connected mine using a poe switch on my rack, did the minimal setup and viola! The major problem I was having in the house was not getting a good wifi signal in the bathroom ( dont judge me! ). This solved that problem and gave me phenomenal coverage throughout the entire property (aprox 10k sqft). If i were to have any quarrels with the unit it would be that it only broadcasts 2.4mhz( longer range but shorter bandwidth ). If download speeds eventually become a problem I might upgrade to a dual band access point and take advantage of 5 band.