When installing TRIAX EoC, there are a couple of things you might want to investigate before the actual installation. The system itself is very easy to install and configure, but depending on the existing coax installation, the result may vary in the end.
This article is a part of a small series of articles, that will help you pre-qualify an installation. The pre-qualification process will increase the quality of the complete installation at the end.
This article is about the IP networking aspects upon the installation.
The TRIAX EoC system is a layer 2 device. The EoC system acts as a managed switch would, supporting VLAN, IGMP snooping and the media conversion from ethernet to coax and vice versa. This means, that the IP part of the installation must be handled by a router, this includes the DHCP functionality!
Depending on the installation, the router must meet some requirements. If the installation demands several VLANs with different IP scopes on the VLANs, then the router must be capable too assign IP accordingly. Furthermore must the router support NAT or a firewall must handle the NAT functionality.
For remote access we will recommend a router, that supports VPN.
When expanding an existing IP network with the TRIAX EoC system, then you must get a overview of the needed VLANs.
If there is no existing IP network, determine the needed VLANs by looking at the number of needed WiFi SSIDs. You will be needing 1 VLAN per SSID (not per endpoint necessarily).
We would highly recommend that you participate in our TRIAX Academy course “EoC Intermediate”. Further information and registration can be found on our website: TRIAX Academy