Step 2 of 2: RN - Setup and Connectivity

Verify Connectivity

In the management interface, verify the RN is connected to Tarana Cloud Suite (TCS) by confirming that the hostname of the RN at the top of the screen is in green text.

If the BN Operator ID was changed from the default of 0, edit the Operator ID on this page of the RN Web UI to match.


An RN will only connect to BNs with the same Operator ID.

Clicking Search for BNs will cause the RN to disconnect and search for a new BN.


Clicking Search for BNs will disconnect this RN and interrupt subscriber service.


Figure 8: Verify Connectivity

Radio State and Alignment Metric

Verify the Radio State is UP. This parameter indicates whether the radio is searching, initializing, calibrating or up. 

Before an RN connects to a BN, it will undergo a process of searching for a viable BN signal. The list of detected BN signals will be represented by the Search Metric as the RN scans through the supported frequencies. After the RN completes the scanning process, it will enter the Initialization stage with the BN that has the highest Search Metric. The RN will then go through the Calibration stage before the connection to the BN is established. This entire process can be repeated by clicking “Search for BNs”. 

Once the RN is connected to a BN, the Alignment Metric will appear.


It is important not to move the RN while it is in the Calibration stage.

The alignment metric can also be verified here. The alignment metric is a unitless dial that ranges from 0 to 30 with 30 being best. A minimum value of 12 is recommended for a usable link. Multiple factors are used to derive the alignment metric value. Once the RN is aimed, the dial responds in real time and may be used as part of antenna aiming during installation.


Figure 9: Radio State and Alignment Metric

Hostname and Data VLAN

The BN Serial field displays the serial number of the BN to which the RN is connected. 

The Hostname field shows RN hostname. By default, the serial number is used. 

Optionally, the RN’s Data VLAN can be set. Remember that this VLAN is between the RN and the BNG. The optional VLAN setting on the RN overrides the VLAN setting on the BN (the RN does not tag or untag frames). In this case, arriving frames sent from the network router to the BN’s data port must be tagged with the VLAN number of the RN’s setting. For more information about using VLANs, see VLANs and Quality of Service.


Both hostname and data VLAN parameters can also be set or edited from TCS.


Figure 10: Set RN Hostname and Data VLAN

Geography and Orientation Parameters

  • Latitude: Geographical latitude of the RN in decimal notation.

  • Longitude: Geographical longitude of the RN in decimal notation.

  • Tilt: Vertical (elevation) angle of device installation as measured from the horizon (0 degrees).

  • Height: For 5GHz RNs, this is the installed height above ground level (AGL).

  • Azimuth: Horizontal angle of device installation as measured clockwise from north.


The latitude, longitude, and azimuth can manually be entered here or from the RN’s Device page in TCS, but the Tilt, and Height, can only be configured from the RN’s Web UI.

For 5 GHz RNs, the latitude and longitude are only necessary for an accurate Map View in TCS. The Height, Tilt, and Azimuth are optional. See RN - CBRS Installations for more information about how these parameters impact a CBRS installation. 

To modify a setting, make the change then click Submit Changes. For a 5GHz RN, configuration changes are immediately applied.


Figure 11: Geography and Orientation Parameters

The RN’s web UI should not be used for configuration changes once the initial deployment has been completed. Configuration settings in TCS will overwrite web UI settings. To avoid confusion or incorrect settings being applied, use TCS for configuration once the device is registered and connected to TCS.

TCS Confirmation

To verify the RN is accessible from the Tarana Cloud Suite (TCS), use an Internet connection external to the RN.

  1. Login to Tarana Cloud Suite (TCS) using the URL: 

    For the username and password, contact the TCS system administrator.

  2. From the left column, click on “DEVICES”.

  3. Verify that “RN” is selected from the RN/BN switch.

  4. Finally, verify the RN is online as indicated by its Serial Number being in green text.

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