Connect and Log In to the Access Point for Initial
After you set up the access point, you can use several methods to connect and log in to the access point
for initial configuration.
You can use WiFi to connect your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone
to the access point or you can use a computer and an Ethernet cable to connect to a LAN port on the access
The following sections describe how you can connect to the access point:
•Connect Over WiFi Using a WiFi-Enabled Computer or Mobile Device on page 12
•Connect Over Ethernet Using a Computer Connected to the Same Network on page 13
•Connect Over Ethernet Using a Directly Connected Computer on page 13
To connect to the access point, follow the procedure in one of these sections.
Connect Over WiFi Using a WiFi-Enabled Computer or Mobile
This section describes how to connect to the access point for the first time over WiFi using a WiFi-enabled
computer or mobile device. With this method, it does not matter whether the access point received an IP
address from the router or a DHCP server or if the access point functions with its default IP address of
To connect to the access point over WiFi using a WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device:
1. From your computer or mobile device, connect over WiFi to the access point’s default WiFi network.
The default SSIDs are on the access point label on the bottom of the access point.The default password
is sharedsecret and is also on the access point label.
2. On the computer or mobile device, open a web browser and, in the address bar, enter www.aplogin.net.
You can use www.aplogin.net only during initial setup of the access point.Note
A login window opens.
3. Enter the access point user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are
The Home page displays. The IP Settings pane shows the IP address that is assigned to the access
4. Write down the access point IP address.
You will need this IP address to log in to the access point in the future.
5. Customize the access point settings for your network environment.
Install and Access the Access Point in Your Network
802.11ac Wireless Access Point Model WAC104