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Ground module supports two different power options - via USB or via dedicated power socket from the external power source.
The module can be powered directly from the USB port which can also provide communication to computer. Simply plug USB Type C cable into the USB port:
The module can be powered with the dedicated power supply in the voltage range of 12-35V.
For the maximum RF performance It's recommended to use external power supply rather than USB power supply.
Connect Ethernet cable to RJ45 port as shown on the image below:
Connect the other side of the Ethernet cable to computer.
It will take about 30 seconds until the module boots up. The computer will get an IP address in the range of 192.168.168.X. This can be verified in connectivity settings or in command line with ifconfig command (MacOS / Linux) or ipconfig (Windows):
Default IP addresses configuration:
You can check the connection to Air module with ping command:
It's recommended to use native Ethernet connection however you can also use Ethernet over USB connection (RNDIS). The computer will receive IP address similarly to the way where it's connected via Ethernet natively. Initial setup requires some drivers installation. Later the module can be used normally as plug-n-play. Refer to the next section for the initial drivers installation procedure: