Setup and Installation - Quick Setup Guide
Last Update: Jun 15, 2023

Quick Setup Guide


1. Power up a device.

Connect power cable/adapter and power up a device.

2. Connect Ethernet cable. 

Many devices support auto MDI-X capability, where a patch (straight through) cable can be used in place of a crossover cable.

3. Connect RF input signal.

Connect RF input signal from the transmitter output (AVQ1020/AVQ1022) or an aerial antenna (AVQ200).

Note: We recommend measuring the input power to ensure that the signal is in the accepted range as defined in the datasheet. Use external attenuators to adjust the input power. It is recommended using a common to the transmitter and AVQ1020/AVQ1022 10MHz reference source for obtaining accurate Frequency and Timing Measurements.IMPORTANT! AVQ1020 and AVQ1022 in TXout mode do not have any filtering circuitry at the input. The units are designed to sample the signal directly at the transmitter output where only the signal of interest is present. Otherwise, any adjacent or mirrored channel will be captured as well.

4. Setup a computer.

Setup a computer to communicate with the unit.

The device is preprogrammed with the following default network settings:

  • IP Address:
  • Subnet mask:
  • Gateway:
Note: Please, make a note of the original Network Settings in your computer in order to restore them after the device is set and connected to the company’s network.A computer needs to be set to match the unit’s subnet. For Windows, open Network Connections (Control Panel > Network Connections) and adjust IPv4 properties of the Ethernet adapter.
ActiveCore Setup - Windows Networking

For MacOS, choose Apple Menu > System Preferences, then click Network and select Ethernet adapter.

ActiveCore Setup - MacOS Networking

We recommend using the following settings:

  • IP Address:
  • Subnet mask:
  • Gateway:

5. Use a web browser.

Use a web browser to open the main page by entering in the address bar.

Avateq recommends using the latest stable releases of Chrome or Firefox web browsers.6. Switch to the Control Panel by clicking

ActiveCore Setup - MacOS Networking

icon for further setup.Default password for the Administrative level of access is “admin”. After each change on a page, press "Submit" button for changes to be applied.

  • Central Frequency: Configuration > Settings > Central Freq, Hz (more information - Device Settings)
  • Site Name: System > Site > Site name (more information - Site Information)
  • Time and Date: System > Set Time (more information - Time and Synchronization)
  • Network Settings: System > Network. Consult your network Administrator for proper parameters. (more information - Network Setup)

7. The device is ready.

The device is now ready to be connected to the Company’s Network.

Turn off and disconnect the unit from the computer. Connect to the Company’s network, and power up the device for signal monitoring or in-field signal analysis.

8. Restore the original Network Settings.

Restore the original Network Settings on your computer and access the unit by entering its newly assigned IP address in the web browser.

9. Additional optional settings.

Additional optional settings to customize monitoring operation can set in the Control Panel

  • Alarm Settings: Alarms > Alarm Properties. Set methods of notification and general properties for each alarm listed in the Alarm Index. Important! Press "Submit" button after each change.
  • Alarm Thresholds: Alarms > Thresholds
  • Email Settings: Alarms > Alarm Email Settings. Consult your IT department for proper settings.
  • NMS Integration:
    • SNMP Settings: System > SNMP
    • NMS User Setup: NMS > Properties
    • MIB File: System > Downloads > Download SNMP MIB File