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2018-05-11

All Mediatrix Products

v. 42.1.857


1 Clock Reference

A clock reference is needed to synchronise the PRI or BRI frames.

If the clock reference is not configured according to the network environment, the clock will slip and voice quality may degrade.

The clock reference can be generated internally or obtained from an external source (e.g., PRI or BRI telephony provider). If you have an interface connected to a PRI or BRI telephony provider, the clock reference must be selected from the DGW Web interface. The clock reference provides error-free data and fax transmission. The clock reference may either be provided by the network or by one of the BRI, PRI, or Sync port of the Mediatrix unit.

The Mediatrix 3000 has a TDM for each card. Therefore, each extension card can be configured to use a different source for the Clock Reference. This means that depending on the telephony ports being used, up to two Clock Reference sources can be used simultaneously on the Mediatrix 3000 Series units. All other Mediatrix units have only one TDM, therefore only one source for the Clock Reference can be used at a time. Fallback can however be configured on all Mediatrix units with a PRI, BRI, or external Sync port, since in this case, only one Clock Reference source can be used at a time.


1.1 Setting the Clock Reference

Context

If you are not familiar with the meaning of the fields and buttons, click Show Help, located at the upper right corner of the Web page. When activated, the fields and buttons that offer online help will change to green and if you hover over them, the description will be displayed.

Important

This feature is only available on Mediatrix units with PRI, BRI, or external Sync ports.

Steps

  1. Go to System/Hardware.
  2. From the Clock Reference Configuration table, select from the Suggestion list, one clock reference source.
  3. Click Apply.

Result

The clock reference source is displayed in the Value field of the Clock Reference Configuration table. If the source is unavailable, the unit will remain operational, however, audio quality may be altered and data transmission may not be accurate. This is an example of the Web page on a Sentinel.

1.2 Setting Fallback Clock Reference Sources

Context

If you are not familiar with the meaning of the fields and buttons, click Show Help, located at the upper right corner of the Web page. When activated, the fields and buttons that offer online help will change to green and if you hover over them, the description will be displayed.

Important

This feature is only available on Mediatrix units with PRI, BRI, or external Sync ports.

Steps

  1. Go to System/Hardware.
  2. From the Clock Reference Configuration table, select from the Suggestion list, several clock reference sources.
  3. Click Apply.

Result

The clock reference sources are displayed in the Value field of the Clock Reference Configuration table. When the first source is unavailable, the second source is used, and so on. If no source is available, the unit will remain operational, however, audio quality may be altered and data transmission may not be accurate.

2 PRI Card Configuration


2.1 Associating a PRI Port to a Line Type and Protocol

Context

If you are not familiar with the meaning of the fields and buttons, click Show Help, located at the upper right corner of the Web page. When activated, the fields and buttons that offer online help will change to green and if you hover over them, the description will be displayed.

Steps

  1. Go to System/Hardware.
  2. In the PRI Ports Configuration table, from the Line Type selection list, select either E1 or T1.
  3. From the Signaling selection list, associate a type of signaling to the PRI port.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Restart the unit.

Result

The selected line type will appear under ISDN/Primary Rate Interface. This is an example of a PRI port association.

3 Power Feeding


3.1 Enabling Power Feeding

Context

If you are not familiar with the meaning of the fields and buttons, click Show Help, located at the upper right corner of the Web page. When activated, the fields and buttons that offer online help will change to green and if you hover over them, the description will be displayed.

Note

Your unit must support Power Feeding.

Steps

  1. Go to System/Hardware.
  2. From the BRI Cards Configuration table, from the Power Feeding drop down list, select Enable.
  3. Click Apply.

Result

Unit will feed power to the selected BRI interface.

3.2 Disabling Power Feeding

Context

If you are not familiar with the meaning of the fields and buttons, click Show Help, located at the upper right corner of the Web page. When activated, the fields and buttons that offer online help will change to green and if you hover over them, the description will be displayed.

Important

Your unit must have a BRI card.

Steps

  1. Go to System/Hardware.
  2. From the BRI Cards Configuration table, from the Power Feeding drop down list, select Disable.
  3. Click Apply.

Result

The unit will no longer receive power from the BRI card.

4 Bridging


4.1 Bridging two Ethernet Ports

Context

If you are not familiar with the meaning of the fields and buttons, click Show Help, located at the upper right corner of the Web page. When activated, the fields and buttons that offer online help will change to green and if you hover over them, the description will be displayed.

Important

This feature is not available on Mediatrix Sentinel series, Mediatrix G7, and Mediatrix 3000 series units.

Important

Bridging both Ethernet ports will have a direct impact on your Network Interfaces. All existing Links will become invalid. Please make sure that your Network Interfaces are associated with an active link under Network/Interfaces.

Steps

  1. Go to System/Hardware.
  2. In the Unit Configuration table, select Bridge.
  3. Click Apply.

Result

A new Link will be created. The name is automatically generated and varies from one type of unit to another (e.g. Eth1-5 or wan-lan). The new link will be available in the Network Interface Configuration table (Network/Interfaces).

Next Step

4.2 Creating the Bridging Interface

4.2 Creating the Bridging Interface

Before You Start

Bridging two Ethernet Ports must be completed.

Context

If you are not familiar with the meaning of the fields and buttons, click Show Help, located at the upper right corner of the Web page. When activated, the fields and buttons that offer online help will change to green and if you hover over them, the description will be displayed.

Important

This feature is not available on Mediatrix Sentinel series, Mediatrix G7, and Mediatrix 3000 series units.

Steps

  1. Go to Network/Interfaces.
  2. In the Network Interface Configuration table, enter Bridge in the empty field.
  3. Click .
  4. From the Link selection list, select the new link created for the bridge.

    Note

    The name was automatically generated by the system and varies from one type of unit to another (ex. Eth1-5 or wan-lan).

  5. From the Type selection list, select the connection type of the new Bridge Network Interface.
  6. If the connection type is IPv4 Static or IPv6 Static, in the Static IP Address field enter the address and network mask (if applicable) of the Bridge Network Interface.
  7. If the interface configuration source is IPv4 Static or IPv6 Static, in the Static Default Router field enter the IP address of the default gateway for the Bridge Network Interface.
  8. From the Activation drop-down menu, select Enable.
  9. Click Apply.

    Important

    At this point, an error message is displayed in red indicating "Invalid LinkName". This is normal, once the unit will be restarted, the new interface will be processed and the error message will disappear.

Result

The Bridge network interface information is displayed in the Status page.

5 Hardware Parameters

Some aspects of the Hardware configuration can only be completed with the MIB parameters.

These parameters can be accessed and configured by:
  • using a MIB browser
  • using the CLI
  • creating a configuration script containing the configuration variables
For the complete list of available parameters, refer to the Hardware section of the Reference Guide .

6 Copyright Notice

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