GWN7664 - Quick Installation Guide

  • Updated on October 24, 2023

Overview

The GWN7664 is a high-efficiency, enterprise-grade 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 access point, ideal for small-to-medium sized businesses, multiple-floor buildings, residential settings, and commercial locations. It offers dual-band 4×4:4 MU-MIMO with DL/UL OFDMA technology and a sophisticated antenna design for maximum network throughput and expanded Wi-Fi coverage range. To ensure easy installation and management, the GWN7664 uses a controller-less distributed network management design in which the controller is embedded within the product’s Web user interface. The GWN7664 is also supported by GWN.Cloud and GWN Manager, Grandstream’s 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, 512 concurrent clients per AP, and dual Gigabit network ports with PoE/PoE+, GWN7664 is an ideal Wi-Fi access point for medium wireless network deployments with medium-to-high user density.

Package Contents

GWN7664 Package Contents
Figure 1: Package Contents

GWN7664 Ports

GWN7664 Ports
Figure 2: GWN7664 Ports
PortDescription
NET/POE
2.5G
Ethernet RJ45 port (10Mbps /100Mbps /1Gbps/2.5Gbps) supporting PoE/PoE+.
NET/POE
1G
Ethernet RJ45 port (10Mbps /100Mbps /1Gbps) to your router or another GWN76xx, support PoE/PoE+.
RESETFactory reset button.
Press for 7 seconds to reset the factory default settings.
Table 1: GWN7664 Ports

Powering and Connecting the GWN7664

GWN7664 can be powered on using PoE/PoE+ switch using the following steps:

Step 1: Plug an RJ45 Ethernet cable into the network port of GWN7664.

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

Figure 3: Powering and connecting the GWN7664

Hardware Installation

GWN7664 can be mounted on the wall or ceiling, Please refer to the following steps for the appropriate installation.

Wall Mount

  1. Position the mounting bracket at the desired location on the wall with the arrow pointing up.
  1. Use a pencil to mark the four mounting holes (screw holes DIA 5.5mm, reticle hole DIA 25mm).
  2. If your Ethernet cable feeds through the wall, then cut or drill a circle approximately 18mm in diameter.
  3. Insert screw anchors into the 5.5mm holes. Attach the mounting bracket to the wall by inserting the screws into the anchors.
Figure 4: Wall Mount
  1. Connect the ethernet cable (RJ45) to the correct ports of your GWN7664.
  2. Align the arrow on the GWN7664 AP with the arrow on the locking tab of the mounting bracket and ensure that your GWN is firmly seated on the mounting bracket.
  3. Turn the GWN clockwise until it locks into place and fits the locking tab.
Figure 5: Wall Installation

Ceiling Mount

Ceiling mounting is recommended for optimal coverage performance.

  1. Remove the ceiling tile.
  2. Place the ceiling backing plate in the center of the ceiling tile and mark the mounting screw holes (screw holes DIA 5.5mm, reticle hole DIA 25mm).
  3. Insert the screws through the mounting bracket.
Figure 6: Ceiling Mount
  1. Connect the Ethernet cable (RJ45) to the correct ports of your GWN7664.
  2. Align the arrow on the GWN7664 with the arrow on the locking tab of the mounting bracket and ensure that your GWN is firmly seated on the mounting bracket and connect the network and power cables.
  3. Turn the GWN clockwise until it locks into place and fits the locking tab.
Figure 7: Ceiling Installation

CONNECT TO GWN7664 DEFAULT Wi-Fi NETWORK

GWN7664 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 GWN7664 and connecting it to the network, GWN7664 will broadcast a default SSID based on its MAC address GWN[MAC’s last 6 digits], and a random password.

GWN7664’s default SSID and password information are printed on the MAC tag of the unit.

GWN7664 Mac Tag
Figure 8: GWN7664 MAC tag

ACCESSING THE CONFIGURATION INTERFACE

A computer connected to the GWN7664’s SSID, or to the same network as the GWN7664 can discover and access its configuration interface using one of the below methods:

Method 1: Discover GWN7664 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 GWN7664, type in the following address using GWN7664’s MAC address on your browser: https://gwn_<mac>.local

Example: If a GWN7664 has the MAC address C0:74:AD:8B:4E:28, this unit can be accessed by typing https://gwn_c074ad8b4e28.local on the browser.

Method 2: Discover GWN7664 using GWN Discovery Tool

  1. Download and install GWN Discovery Tool from the following link:
    https://www.grandstream.com/tools/GWNDiscoveryTool.zip
  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 GWN7664’s configuration interface, or type in manually the displayed IP address on your browser.

Enter username and password to log in. (The default administrator username is “admin” and the default random password can be found on the sticker on the GWN7664).

GWN7664 Login
Figure 9: GWN7664 login page

  • Make sure that the GWN7660 is not already paired with another GWN76xx Access Point as a slave, GWN7000 Router Series, GWN Cloud, or GWN Manager, otherwise, the configuration interface cannot be accessed.
  • If the GWN7660 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 GWN7660 over cloud, please refer to https://www.gwn.cloud

Precautions:

  • Do not attempt to open, disassemble, or modify the device.
  • Do not expose this device to temperatures outside the range of 0 °C to 45 °C for operating and -10 °C to 60 °C for storage.
  • Do not expose the GWN7660 to environments outside of the following humidity range: 10-90% RH (non-condensing).
  • Do not power cycle your GWN7660 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: http://www.grandstream.com/legal/open-source-software

To obtain a CD with GPL source code information please submit a written request to info@grandstream.com

Refer to online documents and FAQ for more detailed information:
https://www.grandstream.com/our-products

For Certification, Warranty, and RMA information, please visit www.grandstream.com


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