[AP-UTILS] how do i connect to the AP?

Erik Rossen ap-utils@kiev.iorta.com
Wed, 5 Jun 2002 22:47:32 +0200

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On Wed, Jun 05, 2002 at 02:53:11PM -0500, Thomas wrote:
> hello, and thanks for the quick response.  I think i understand, but i wa=
nt to=20
> make sure before i plop down the money to buy something : )

Be careful - the Linksys WAP11 version 2.2 is no longer based on the
Atmel chipset, thus ap-utils will no longer work on a newer WAP11.

Please correct me if I am wrong, Roman.

> as i understand it, the ap-utils will allow me to configure my access poi=
> over the USB port the same way you do in windows, or i can connect to it =
> tcp/ip without any usb support if i can connect to its ip address.  is th=
> correct?


ap-utils does not use the USB port.

It is only capable of using the Ethernet port.

But it is possible to change all of the settings via the Ethernet port,
just like the USB port.  That is why Roman says that it has the same

To allow configuration via Ethernet, the Atmel chipset runs an
implementation of the SNMP standard.  ap-utils just sends and receives
SNMP packets from the WAP11.

rossen@banana:~$ dict SNMP
2 definitions found

=46rom The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (09 FEB 02) [foldoc]:


     {Simple Network Management Protocol}

=46rom V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms December 2001

  Simple Network Management Protocol (RFC 1157/1902, TCP/IP, IETF)

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