There should be a Quick Start setup sheet with a Yacht AP DB.
There two most essential aspects of the Yacht AP DB are as follows:
- Use the supplied 24v adapter to power it. Do not use that adapter for any other Wave WiFi products.
- The PoE adapter connection is labeled for Ethernet ports. The port labeled “POE” takes the CAT5 going towards the Yacht AP DB unit itself, the port labeled “LAN” takes the CAT5 going towards your router (or WiFi Receivers Ethernet connection.)
For our routers, that LAN side will likely connect to Port 1 “Main LAN” or Port 5 “Guest LAN”. The Guest LAN, by default, does not allow access to the router UI for security purposes. You can change the settings by going to the check box in Settings > Network Settings > Guest LAN > “Guest LAN: Use as guest LAN port”. If you uncheck this, then Port 5 is just another LAN (with 192.168.105.X network range).
How do you connect it directly to a Wave WiFi Receiver if the only two devices are involved (no router or LAN switch hub)?
On a Wave WiFi Receiver with no PoE adapter (power is 4-pin DC power), the CAT 5 from the WiFi Receiver can connect directly to the “LAN” side of the Yacht AP DB’s PoE. The Yacht AP itself plugs into the “POE” side of the PoE block. Power is supplied to the Yacht AP. The Yacht AP will get IP settings (DHCP) from the WiFi Receiver and will show up on the Scan Page of the receiver. With Rogue products or Tidal Wave with a PoE Y cable, the rigid CAT5 plug on the y side of that PoE will plug directly into the “LAN” side of the Yacht AP DB’s PoE.
Yacht AP DB is a DHCP Client, which differs from our other products, which are DHCP Servers. For the Yacht AP DB to work and be manageable, it must get IP settings from *something* that is a DHCP Server. Yacht AP DB’s are detected by our router products and show up under “Local Aps” on the router menu. They then become manageable by clicking on their “Manage” button. That is how they get configured. This differs from built-in APs (Radio 0 or Radio 0 / Radio 1), which are directly configurable within the Local APs page.