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Zyxel WAC6502d not connecting to NCX2500

Last Modified: 2017-11-07

My client noticed the absence of the usual Wifi SSID in one area of his hotel and asked me to investigate

Apparently the local AP, a Zyxel WAC6502d, is now back to advertising it's default SSID : ZYXEL

From what I gather it was initially setup in AC Discovery mode and the NCX2500 provided it with its running parameters

So I disconnected it and connected my notebook directly to it (using a PoE injector of course)

It didn't provide me with an IP address; strange, I thought that the majority of APs functioned by default in stand alone mode

The manual indicated that by default its IP address is therefore I configured my notebook's LAN interface accordingly
No joy, I can't ping the AP

I checked to see if the ZYXEL SSID was still being advertised and what do you know ? No ZYXEL SSID anymore.

I'm sure that there is a reasonable explanation for this situation

Anyone out there care to share their know how please ?

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