Step 1 of 2: RN - Physical Installation


RN Chassis Bracket Assembly

The chassis bracket is attached directly to the RN unit prior to mounting on the elevation bracket.


Figure 4: Attaching the Chassis Bracket

  1. Align the screw holes of the chassis bracket with the 4 threaded holes on the back of the RN.

  2. Using an 8mm hex socket wrench, install the four screws.

  3. With the bracket in the final position, torque 4 bolts with incremental steps at approximately 40%, 70%, and 100% of full torque rating:

    1. Following the torque sequence 1-2-3-4 shown below, torque all bolts to values of approximately 40% (2.4 N-m or 1.7 lb-ft).

    2. Continue with the same sequence for all bolts at approximately 70% (4.2 N-m or 3 lb-ft).

    3. Repeat the torque sequence for all bolts until each bolt is stabilized at 6 N-m (4.4 lb-ft).

  4. Partially install one screw on each elevation attachment tab on the chassis bracket in the locations closest to the top of the RN unit. The two screws should be screwed into the tabs enough that about 2 threads are exposed coming out of the backside of each tab.

Elevation Bracket Installation

The elevation bracket may be attached to a pole or wall.

Pole Mount Installation

The elevation bracket may be installed on poles that are a minimum of 38 mm (1.40 in) to a maximum of 64 mm (2.40 in) outside diameter.


Figure 5: Elevation Bracket Installation (Pole Mount)

Wall Mounting Installation

If a pole mount is not desired, the elevation bracket may be attached to a wall. Use fasteners appropriate to the wall material. A load rating of 23 kg (50 lbs) is recommended per fastener.

  1. Route the opened worm gear clamps through the bracket. The serrated surfaces of the bracket will be facing the pole and the clamps will go around the pole.

  2. Mount the bracket such that the elevation tabs are protruding away from the pole. The vertical hanger slots should be on top and the horizontal elevation slots should be on the bottom.

  3. The band clamps should be torqued to 4.5 – 5.1 N-m (3.3—3.7 lb-ft). Do not exceed torque range.

  4. Lower the partially-installed screws on the chassis bracket mounted to the RN into the vertical hanger slots.

  5. With the RN in place on the elevation bracket, tighten all 4 screws between the chassis bracket and the elevation bracket.

  6. Tilt adjustment may be made from 20 degrees up to 5 degrees down.


Figure 6: Elevation Bracket Installation (Wall Mount)

  1. With the elevation tabs protruding away from the wall as shown, apply fasteners at the corners of the bracket to attach to a flush surface (wall). Do not modify or enlarge the screw holes as this will compromise the corrosion protection of the finish.

  2. Lower the partially-installed screws on the chassis bracket mounted to the RN into the slots of the elevation tabs.

  3. With the RN in place on the elevation bracket, tighten both the partially-installed screws and the lower screws connecting the chassis bracket to the elevation bracket.

Antenna Aiming

It is necessary to ensure the RN is aimed in the direction of the BN. If unsure what direction the BN is relative to the RN, a satellite view of the deployment area can assist in determining the proper direction in which to aim the RN. Antenna alignment will be verified in the final step via the web UI.


Figure 7: Aiming the RN

Grounding and Powering the RN

The RN should be grounded and powered in accordance with local electrical codes and ordinances. Consult your local regulations to ensure compliance as part of this step. Proper grounding is critical to ensure the unit is protected from hazards such as lightning.

  1. Begin the process by attaching the ground system to the RN chassis. Attach a ground wire with the pre-installed M5 screw that is on the RN as indicated. A ring terminal suitable for the M5 screw should be crimped to the ground wire.

  2. Torque the screw to 6 N-m (4.5 lb-ft). The grounding wire should not limit the adjustment of the antenna.

  3. Remove the nut from the cord grip body and then push out the grommet.

  4. Thread the Ethernet cable through the nut and then thread the cable through the cord grip body.

  5. Insert the cable into the RN Ethernet port and screw the cord grip body into the RN, taking care to not cross thread the plastic threads of the cord grip body with the aluminum threads of the RN enclosure.

  6. Torque the body of the cord grip to 4.5—5.1 N-m (3.3—3.8 lb-ft).

  7. Insert the grommet into the cord grip body chamfered end first. Then screw the sealing nut onto the body and torque the sealing nut to 5.6—6.2 N-m (4.1- 4.6 lb-ft).


    Properly terminate and test the Ethernet cable run before proceeding. This should include power verification on all pins of the Ethernet cable using a PoE tester. 

    Ensure the PoE injector is protected from the elements in a suitable enclosure or installed indoors.

  8. Power Up the RN: Upon receiving power, the RN will undergo the power up process. 

    There are 3 LEDs on the bottom edge of the RN that will cycle through patterns and colors during this time.

    The total length of both Ethernet cables (CAT5e or higher) from the customer’s access point or switch to the PoE injector and from the PoE injector to the RN must not exceed 100 m (328 feet). 

    Additional local electrical codes and ordinances may apply to grounding. Compliance in this area is the responsibility of the installation company. 

    The PoE injector must be connected to a Gigabit Ethernet device (laptop, router, switch, or access point) in order to function correctly. Other speeds (10/100 Mbps) are not supported.


    At the end of this period, the LEDs will settle into one of a few common states as described below. For more information about LED behavior, see RN - LED Light Status.


Logging into the RN

To verify installation, log into the RN. This is done via the RN web management interface.

  1. To log into the management interface, connect a laptop with a 1000 Mbps Ethernet port to the Ethernet port of the PoE powering the RN.

  2. Assign a static IP address of to the laptop’s Ethernet port.

  3. Open a browser and type “” into the URL bar to access the RN’s web interface. The default IP address for the RN is There is no default VLAN for the RN.


    Chrome is the preferred and supported browser.

  4. Enter the username “admin’ and password “admin123” when prompted for credentials and click Login. This will bring up the RN’s management interface.

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