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About Your Bridges

What do the bridges do?

Bridges communicate with each other to send video or data over the network. They ease the amount of work the access points do.

The bridges are dedicated to talk only to each other and to act as a “bridge” between the end zone and press box networks. They communicate securely and prevent the general public from being able to connect to and slow down your network.

Once I have it set up, what should I look for?

Once your kit is plugged in, check for the following:

  • Power light is on.

  • LAN light is solid or blinking.

What do I need to know about the lights?

Power light
When the power light is on, it means the access point is receiving power. If it’s not on, make sure the battery and router are on and all ethernet cables are completely plugged in.

LAN light
This light signals that the access point is connect via ethernet. If the power light is on, but LAN is not, check that the ethernet cable is plugged in securely to the Main port on the bottom of the access point. 

Signal lights
The lights next to the signal icon reflect the connection strength of your iPads/iPhones. These lights won’t turn on until your devices are connected to Hudl_Sideline_####.

Keep in mind that the lights indicate the worst connection to the network. Don’t worry too much if you have one or two lights showing under the signal icon. It may only be iPad/iPhone that has that connection strength.

Tips & Tricks

  • The bridges are directional, so it’s important that they’re positioned correctly. Be sure to follow the diagrams in the manual regarding setup height and direction.

Quick Hits Troubleshooting

LAN light isn’t on or flashing.
Cause: This is usually due to a loose connection.
Solution: Check that the ethernet cable is fully seated into the port on the bottom of the bridge and in the edge router via the eth3 port or the press box access point's PoE port.