Access Point Overview

C-230E is a tri-radio 802.11ax access point.

This chapter provides an overview of the C-230E access point (AP) and describes:

Front Panel

The front panel of the C-230E has 6 LEDs that indicate the status of various device functions.

Figure 1. Front Panel LEDs
Table 1. Labels: Front Panel LEDs
Label Description
1 Power
2 2.4 GHz Radio
3 5 GHz Radio
4 Third Radio
5 LAN1
6 LAN2

Power LED: The following table describes the Power LED states.

Table 2. Power LED States Description
  Green Orange
Solid Running at full capability Running at reduced capability
Blinking Received IP address, but not connected to the server Did not receive an IP address

Reduced capability indicates that the AP is getting lower than the required maximum power from the PoE switch, i.e., 802.3af instead of 802.3at.

LAN1 LED: ON when the corresponding interface is up.

LAN2 LED: ON when the corresponding interface is up and either wired guest or link aggregation is configured.

Radio LEDs: ON when the corresponding radio is operational.

Rear Panel

The rear panel of the AP has its DC power port and 802.3at compliant PoE LAN ports to power the device and connect it to a wired LAN.

Figure 2. Rear Panel
Table 3. Labels: Rear Panel
Label Description
1 LAN2
2 LAN1
3 Power
Table 4. C-230E Port Details
Port Description Connector Type Speed/Protocol
Power 12V DC 5.5 mm overall diameter / 2.1 mm center pinhole N/A
LAN 1 5 Gigabit Ethernet with 802.3at compliant PoE RJ-45 100/1000 Mbps / 2.5/5 Gbps Ethernet
LAN 2 1 Gigabit Ethernet with 802.3at compliant PoE RJ-45 100/1000 Mbps Ethernet

Side Panel

The side panel of the C-230E has a reset pin, USB, and console port.

Figure 3. Side Panel
Table 5. Labels: Side Panel
Label Description
1 Reset
3 Console
Table 6.
Port Description Connector Type Speed/Protocol
Console Establish ‘config shell’ terminal session via serial connection RJ-45
  • RS 232 Serial (115200 bits per second)
  • Data bits:8; Stop bits: 1
  • Parity: None
  • Flow Control: None
USB USB 2.0 port USB Future Use
Reset Reset to factory default settings port. Hold down and power cycle the device to reset. Pinhole push button N/A

When you reset the AP, the following settings are reset:

  • Config shell password is reset to config.
  • Server discovery value is erased and changed to the default, (primary) and wifi-security-server (secondary).
  • All the VLAN configurations are lost.
  • If a static IP is configured on the AP, the IP address is erased and DHCP mode is set. The factory default IP address of the AP is