How to Download and Use Ericsson Minilink Craft Software
Ericsson Minilink Craft is a software that allows you to configure and manage Ericsson TN devices, which are part of the MINI-LINK 6600 family of microwave radio links. These devices provide high-capacity wireless transport solutions for 5G and beyond networks.
In this article, we will show you how to download and use Ericsson Minilink Craft software to set up and monitor your Ericsson TN devices.
How to Download Ericsson Minilink Craft Software
To download Ericsson Minilink Craft software, you need to have a valid account on the Ericsson website. If you don't have one, you can register for free here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/login.
Once you have logged in, you can access the download page for Ericsson Minilink Craft software here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/portfolio/networks/ericsson-radio-system/mobile-transport/microwave/split-mount-shorthaul/mini-link-6600.
On this page, you will find the product information and specifications for the MINI-LINK 6600 family, as well as a link to download the latest version of Ericsson Minilink Craft software. The download link is located at the bottom of the page, under the "Included products" section. Click on the "Download" button next to the "MINI-LINK Craft" product name.
You will be redirected to a new page where you can choose the language and operating system for your software. Select the appropriate options and click on "Download". You will be asked to accept the terms and conditions before proceeding with the download.
The file size of the software is about 300 MB, so it may take some time depending on your internet speed. Once the download is complete, you can save the file on your computer and extract it using a zip file extractor.
How to Use Ericsson Minilink Craft Software
To use Ericsson Minilink Craft software, you need to have a compatible Ericsson TN device connected to your computer via an Ethernet cable or a USB cable. You also need to have the IP address and password of your device.
To launch the software, double-click on the "MinilinkCraft.exe" file that you extracted from the zip file. You will see a splash screen followed by a login window. Enter the IP address and password of your device and click on "Connect".
You will then see the main window of the software, which consists of four main sections: Menu bar, Toolbar, Navigation pane, and Workspace pane.
The Menu bar contains various options for accessing different functions and settings of the software. The Toolbar contains shortcuts for some of the most common functions, such as creating a new site, opening an existing site, saving changes, refreshing data, etc.
The Navigation pane shows a hierarchical view of your network elements, such as sites, nodes, links, etc. You can expand or collapse each element by clicking on the plus or minus sign next to it. You can also right-click on any element to access more options, such as editing properties, viewing alarms, performing actions, etc.
The Workspace pane shows the details of the selected element in the Navigation pane. Depending on the type of element, you can see different tabs with different information and settings. For example, if you select a node, you can see tabs such as General, Radio Units, Interfaces, Services, etc.
You can use Ericsson Minilink Craft software to perform various tasks on your network elements, such as configuring parameters, monitoring performance, troubleshooting issues, upgrading firmware, etc. For more details on how to use each function and setting of the software, you can refer to the user manual that is included in the zip file.
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