Easy Smart Configuration Utility
Easy Smart Configuration Utility
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide 1 CONTENTS Chapter 1 About this Guide . . 3 1.1 Intended Readers . . 3 1.2 Conventions . . 3 1.3 Overview of This Guide . . 3 Chapter 2 Getting Started . . 6 2.1 Introduction . . 6 2.2 Install the Easy Smart Configuration Utility . . 6 2.3 Switch Upgrade . . 9 2.4 Switch Discovery . . 13 2.5 Switch Settings . . 13 2.6 Refresh . . 14 2.7 Utility Features Overview . . 15 2.8 Uninstall the Utility . . 16 Chapter 3 System .
. 19 3.1 System Info . . 19 3.2 IP Setting . . 20 3.3 User Account . . 20 3.4 Backup and Restore . . 21 3.5 System Reboot . . 22 3.6 System Reset . . 22 3.7 Firmware Upgrade . . 23 Chapter 4 Switching . . 24 4.1 Port Setting . . 24 4.2 IGMP Snooping . . 25 4.3 Port Trunk . . 26 Chapter 5 Monitoring . . 29 5.1 Port Statistics . . 29 5.2 Port Mirror . . 30 5.3 Cable Test . . 31 5.4 Loop Prevention . . 32 Chapter 6 VLAN . . 33 6.1 MTU VLAN . . 35
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide 6.2 Port Based VLAN . . 35 6.3 802.1Q VLAN . . 37 6.4 802.1Q PVID Setting . . 38 Chapter 7 QoS . . 40 7.1 QoS Basic . . 42 7.2 Bandwidth Control . . 43 7.3 Storm Control . . 45 Chapter 8 Help . . 47 8.1 Help . . 47 8.2 About . . 47 2
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Chapter 1 About this Guide This User Guide contains information for setup and guidance of the Easy Smart Configuration Utility. Please read this guide carefully before operation. 1.1 Intended Readers This Guide is intended for network managers familiar with IT concepts and network terminologies.
1.2 Conventions In this Guide the following conventions are used: Menu Name→Submenu Name indicates the menu structure. System→System Info→System Summary means the System Summary page under the System Info menu option located under the System menu.
Bold font indicates a button, a toolbar icon, menu or menu item. Symbols in this guide： Symbol Description Note: Ignoring this type of note might result in a malfunction or damage to the device. Tips: This format indicates important information that helps you make better use of your device. 1.3 Overview of This Guide Chapter Introduction Chapter 1 About This Guide Introduces the guide structure and conventions. Chapter 2 Getting Started Introduces the installation and uninstallation of the utility, and the overview of its interface.
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Chapter Introduction Chapter 3 System This module is used to configure system properties of the switch.
Here mainly introduces: System Info: View device information and define the device description. IP Setting: Get and modify the network parameters of the switch. User Account: Modify the username and password for users to log on to the Web management page. Backup and Restore: Save the current configuration file to your computer or download a backup configuration file to your switch.
System Reboot: Reboot your switch. System Reset: Reset the switch to the default. Firmware Upgrade: Update the firmware of the switch. Chapter 4 Switching This module is used to configure the basic functions of the switch. Port Setting: Configure and view the basic parameters of each port, including the port status, speed, duplex mode and flow control. IGMP Snooping: Enable IGMP snooping feature and view the current IGMP Group information. Port Trunk: Configure and view the information of the trunk group of the switch.
Chapter 5 Monitoring This module is used to monitor the traffic information of the switch, and provide the convenient method to locate and solve the network problem.
Port Statistics: View the statistic information of each port. Port Mirror: Monitor and mirror network traffic by forwarding copies of incoming and outgoing packets from one/multiple ports (mirrored port) to a specific port (mirroring port). Cable Test: Diagnose the connection status of the cable connected to the switch and the distance to the problem location 4
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Chapter Introduction Chapter 6 VLAN This module is used to configure VLANs to control broadcast in LANs. Here mainly introduces: MTU VLAN: Set the MTU VLAN mode. Port Based VLAN: Set the Port-Based VLAN mode 802.1Q VLAN: Set the 802.1Q Tag VLAN mode. 802.1Q PVID Setting: Configure 802.1Q PVID value. Chapter 7 QoS This module is used to configure QoS function to provide different quality of service for various network applications and requirements. Here mainly introduces: QoS Basic: Configure and view the basic parameters of QoS.
Bandwidth Control: Configure and view the bandwidth control function information.
Storm Control: Configure and view the storm control function information. Chapter 8 Help Lists the help and version information of the utility. Return to CONTENTS 5
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Chapter 2 Getting Started 2.1 Introduction Easy Smart Configuration Utility is the management software for the TP-LINK Easy Smart Switches. The utility allows operators to centrally manage entire networks of the Easy Smart Switches, such as TL-SG1016DE/TL-SG1024DE. We will take TL-SG1024DE for example throughout this Guide. 2.2 Install the Easy Smart Configuration Utility If an earlier version of the utility is present on your computer, please install this version to replace the older version.
1. Insert the provided Resource CD that came with your switch into your CD-ROM drive.
Open the file folder and double click the icon . Please wait for the InstallShield Wizard preparing the setup shown as the following screen. Figure 2-1 Preparing to Install 6
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide 2. Then the following screen will appear. Click Next to continue. If you want to stop the installation, click Cancel. Figure 2-2 Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard 3. Choose the destination location for the installation files and click Next to continue. Figure 2-3 Choose Destination Location By default, the installation files are saved on the Program Files folder of system disk. Click the Change button to modify the destination location proper to your need. 4. Till now, The Wizard is ready to begin the installation. Click Install to start the installation on the following screen.
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Figure 2-4 Install the Utility 5. The InstallShield Wizard is installing Easy Smart Configuration Utility shown as the following screen. Please wait. Figure 2-5 Setup Status 6. On the following screen, click Finish to complete the installation. 8
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Figure 2-6 InstallShield Wizard Complete 7. The installation process creates a TP-LINK subdirectory under the \Program Files directory on your computer, copies the utility program into the \Program Files\TP-LINK\Easy Smart Configuration Utility directory, and places a utility icon on the computer desktop.
2.3 Switch Upgrade For easy smart switches with their firmware versions earlier than Build 20131023, please upgrade their firmware to the latest version, to ensure these switches can be managed by the utility. Go to http://www.tp-link.com to download the updated firmware and take the following steps: 1. Make sure the switch and the PC are in the same LAN.
2. Type the default management address http://192.168.0.1 in the address field of the browser to access the GUI of the switch. Figure 2-7 3. Enter admin for the default User Name and Password, both in lower case letters. Then click the Login button or press the Enter key. 9
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Figure 2-8 Login 4. After a successful login, the main page will appear. Figure 2-9 Main Page 5. Click System→System Tools→Firmware Upgrade to load the following page. 10
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Figure 2-10 Firmware Upgrade 6.
Click Ready and click OK in the pop-up window to restart the switch. Figure 2-11 Reboot Device 7. After the switch restarts, click the Browse button to choose the latest firmware for the switch in your computer and click Upgrade to start the upgrade process. The switch will restart after the upgrade. 11
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Figure 2-12 Choose the File to Upgrade 8. The following steps to upgrade the loader are optional. If you upgrade the loader here, the switch’s configurations will remain the same after the next firmware upgrade. After the switch restarts successfully, type the address http://192.168.0.1/Loader UpgradeRpm.htm in the address field of the browser to access the loader upgrade interface of the switch. Figure 2-13 Loader Upgrade 9. Choose the loader upgrade file in your computer and upgrade the loader. Figure 2-14 Choose the Loader File to Upgrade 10. The switch will restart again after the Loader Upgrade completes.
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Figure 2-15 Device Restart 2.4 Switch Discovery When the utility is launched, it immediately searches the network for TP-LINK Easy Smart Switches. The discovered switches are listed as below. Figure 2-16 Main Page Click Help in the left bottom to access to the TP-LINK support website for more help. Note: The maximum number of the discovered switches is 30. 2.5 Switch Settings You can select a switch and click to configure or display its status. 13
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Figure 2-17 Discovered Switch The setting figure will shown as below: Figure 2-18 Switch Setting You can configure the switch’s Device Description, DHCP Setting, IP Address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway on this page.
The login User Name and Password are required to complete the configuration. By default, they are both admin. Clicking Apply can only make the new configurations effective before the switch is rebooted. If you want to keep the configurations effective even the switch is rebooted, please select the checkbox behind Save Config. 2.6 Refresh Click Refresh in Figure 2-16 to restart the switch discovering process. 14
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide 2.7 Utility Features Overview You can select a switch and click or double click its corresponding entry to log on to the switch for further configuration. Figure 2-20 Discovered Switch Enter the User Name and Password to log on to the configuration interface. They are both admin by default. Figure 2-21 Login The configuration figure is shown as blow: 15
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Figure 2-22 Switch Configuration Area in the red box shows the device model number of the switch that you are managing now.
Click the icon to save the current configurations. Click the icon to return to the discovering page. Note: The switch you log on to should be in the same subnet with your computer. 2.8 Uninstall the Utility If you want to remove the Easy Smart Configuration Utility, please take the following steps: 1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to All ProgramsTP-LINK Easy Smart Configuration Utility, and then click Uninstall Easy Smart Configuration Utility, shown as the following figure.
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Figure 2-23 Preparing Setup 2. Then the following screen will appear. If you want to stop the remove process, click Cancel. Figure 2-24 Preparing Setup 17
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide 3. On the continued screen, click Yes to remove the utility from your PC. Figure 2-25 Uninstall the Utility 4. Click Finish to complete. Figure 2-26 Uninstall Complete Return to CONTENTS 18
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Chapter 3 System The System module is mainly for system configuration of the switch, including seven submenus: System Info, IP Setting, User Account, Backup and Restore, System Reboot, System Reset and Firmware Upgrade.
3.1 System Info On this page you can view the system information and define the device description. Choose the menu System→System Info to load the following page. Figure 3-1 System Information System Info Device Description: Displays the device model number. MAC Address: Displays the MAC address of the switch. IP Address: Displays the system IP address of the switch. The default system IP is 192.168.0.1 and you can change it appropriate to your needs. Subnet Mask: Displays the subnet mask of the switch. Default Gateway: Displays the default gateway of the switch. Firmware Version: Displays the installed software version number.
Hardware Version: Displays the installed device hardware version number. 19
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Device Description: Give a description to the device for identification. 3.2 IP Setting Each device in the network possesses a unique IP address. You can log on to the IP Setting page to operate the switch using this IP address. The switch supports the DCHP mode to obtain an IP address. The IP address obtained using a new mode will replace the original IP address. On this page you can get and modify the network parameters of the switch. Choose the menu System→IP Setting to load the following page. Figure 3-2 System IP Address Setting The following entries are displayed on this screen: System IP Address Setting DHCP Setting: Allows you to enable or disable the switch to serve as DHCP client.
If DHCP client is enabled, the switch will obtain the IP address, subnet Mask and default gateway from the DHCP Server automatically; otherwise, these three items should be configured manually. By default, it is disabled.
IP Address: Enter the system IP of the switch. The default system IP is 192.168.0.1 and you can change it appropriate to your needs. Subnet Mask: Enter the subnet mask of the switch. By default, the switch uses 255.255.255.0 as the subnet mask. Default Gateway: Enter the default gateway of the switch. 3.3 User Account On this page you can modify the administrator’s username and password in order to refuse illegal users. 20
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide Choose the menu System→User Account to load the following page. Figure 3-3 System User Setting The following entries are displayed on this screen: System User Setting User Name: Create a name for administrator’s login.
Old Password: Type the old password. Password: Type a new password for administrator’s login. Confirm Password: Retype the new password. Note: 1. The length of user name and password should not be more than 16 characters using digits, letters and underlines only.
2. The default username/password is admin/admin. 3.4 Backup and Restore On this page you can download the current configuration and save it as a file to your computer, or upload a backup configuration file to restore your switch to this previous configuration. Choose the menu System→Backup and Restore to load the following page. Figure 3-4 System Config Backup 21
Easy Smart Configuration Utility User Guide The following entries are displayed on this screen: System Config Backup Backup Config: Click the Backup Config button to save the current configuration as a file to your computer.
You are suggested to take this measure before upgrading. System Config Restore Restore Config: Click the Choose File button to select the backup configuration file, then click the Restore Config button. It will take effect after the switch automatically reboots. Note: 1. It will take a few minutes to backup the configuration. Please wait without any operation. 2. It will take a few minutes to restore the configuration. Please wait without any operation. 3. To avoid any damage, please don’t power down the switch while being restored. 4. After being restored, the current settings of the switch will be lost.
Wrong uploaded configuration file may cause the switch unmanaged.
3.5 System Reboot On this page you can reboot the switch and return to the login page. Please save the current configuration before rebooting to avoid losing the configuration unsaved. Choose the menu System→System Reboot to load the following page. Figure 3-5 System Reboot Note: To avoid damage, please don't turn off the device while rebooting. 3.6 System Reset On this page you can reset the switch to the default. All the settings will be cleared after the switch is reset. 22