GWN7661 - Quick Installation Guide

  • Updated on December 21, 2023


The GWN7661 is an in-wall Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) access point designed for small-to-medium sized businesses, offices, residential, commercial locations, hotels, and more. It provides three Gigabit network ports to provide IP phones, IPTV, computers, and similar devices with Ethernet while also providing an uplink Gigabit network port with PoE/PoE+. The GWN7661 offers 2×2:2 MU-MIMO technology and a sophisticated antenna design for maximum network throughput and expanded Wi-Fi coverage range. To ensure easy installation and management, the GWN7661 uses a controller-less distributed network management design in which the controller is embedded within the product’s web user interface. The GWN7661 is also supported by GWN.Cloud and GWN Manager, Grandstream’s free cloud and on-premise Wi-Fi management platform. It is the ideal Wi-Fi AP for voice-over-Wi-Fi deployments and offers a seamless connection with Grandstream’s Wi-Fi capable IP phones. With support for advanced QoS, low-latency real-time applications, mesh networks, captive portals, and 500+ concurrent clients per AP, the GWN7661 is an ideal Wi-Fi access point for medium wireless network deployments with medium user density.

Package Contents

GWN7661 Package contents

GWN7661 Ports

GWN7661 Ports




Ethernet RJ45 port (10/100/1000Mbps) supporting PoE/PoE+.


1x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet port.



2x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet ports with PSE.


  • PSE maximum output per port is 6W.

  • Only if powered by PoE+, both LAN 2(PoE OUT -B) and LAN 3(PoE OUT -A) can be used as PSE.


Factory reset pinhole.
Press for 7 seconds to reset factory default settings.

GWN7661 Ports description

Powering and Connecting the GWN7661

GWN7661 can be powered on using PoE/PoE+ switch using the following steps:

Step 1: Plug a RJ45 Ethernet cable into the PoE IN network port of GWN7661.

Step 2: Plug the other end into the uplink port of the power over the Ethernet (PoE/PoE+) switch.

Powering and connecting the GWN7661

Hardware Installation

GWN7661 can be mounted on the wall, Please refer to the following steps for the appropriate installation.

Wall Mount

  1. Use a measuring tape to measure the distance between the four wall mount slots on the back of the GWN7661 access point and use a pencil to mark the mounting screw holes on the wall.
  2. Drill the holes in the spots that you have marked, then attach the wall mount to the wall via the wall mount slots.
  3. Use the black screws to mount the GWN7661 main body on the wall mount after mounting the wall mount on the wall.
Wall Mount
  1. Attach the front cover with the GWN7661 body and then the grey screw on the side.
Wall Installation

Connect to GWN7661 Default Wi-Fi Network

GWN7661 can be used as a standalone access point out of the box, or after a factory reset with Wi-Fi enabled by default.

After powering the GWN7661 and connecting it to the network, GWN7661 will broadcast a default SSID based on its MAC address GWN[MAC’s last 6 digits], and a random password.

GWN7661’s default SSID and password information are printed on the MAC tag of the unit.


Accessing the configuration Interface

A computer connected to the GWN7661’s SSID, or to the same network as the GWN7661 can discover and access its configuration interface using one of the below methods:

Method 1: Discover GWN7661 using its MAC Address

  1. Locate the MAC address on the MAC tag of the unit, which is on the underside of the device, or on the package.
  2. From a computer connected to the same network as the GWN7661, type in the following address using GWN7661’s MAC address on your browser: https://gwn_<mac>.local

If a GWN7661 has the MAC address 00:0B:82:8C:4D:F8, this unit can be accessed by typing https://gwn_000b828c4df8.local on the browser.

Method 2: Discover GWN7661 using GWN Discovery Tool

  1. Download and install GWN Discovery Tool from the following link:
  2. Open the GWN DiscoveryTool, and click on Scan.
  3. The tool will discover all GWN76XX Access Points connected on the network showing their MAC and IP addresses.
  4. Click on Manage Device to be redirected directly to the GWN7661’s configuration interface, or type in manually the displayed IP address on your browser.
  5. Enter username and password to log in. (The default administrator username is “admin” and the default random password can be found at the sticker on the GWN7661).
GWN7661 login page

  • Make sure that the GWN7661 is not already paired with another GWN76xx Access Point as a slave, GWN70xx Router Series, GWN Cloud, or GWN Manager, otherwise the configuration interface cannot be accessed.
  • If the GWN7661 is already paired, make sure to unpair it first, or do a factory reset.
  • It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure compliance with local regulations for frequency bands, transmit power, and others.
  • To manage GWN7661 over cloud, please refer to

  • Do not attempt to open, disassemble, or modify the device.
  • Do not expose this device to temperatures outside range of -10 °C to 50 °C for operating and -30 °C to 60 °C for storage.
  • Do not expose the GWN7661 to environments outside of the following humidity range: 5-95% RH (non-condensing).
  • Do not power cycle your GWN7661 during system boot-up or firmware upgrade. You may corrupt firmware images and cause the unit to malfunction.

The GNU GPL license terms are incorporated into the device firmware and can be accessed via the Web user interface of the device at my_device_ip/gpl_license. It can also be accessed here:
To obtain a CD with GPL source code information please submit a written request to

Refer to online documents and FAQ for more detailed information:

For Certification, Warranty and RMA information,
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