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Cisco 1242AG - Aironet - Wireless Access Point Hardware Installation Manual

Hardware installation guide.
Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point
Hardware Installation Guide
April 2007
Americas Headquarters
Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134-1706
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Text Part Number: OL-8371-05

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    Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide April 2007 Americas Headquarters Cisco Systems, Inc. 170 West Tasman Drive San Jose, CA 95134-1706 http://www.cisco.com Tel: 408 526-4000 800 553-NETS (6387) Fax: 408 527-0883 Text Part Number: OL-8371-05...

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    OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. CCVP, the Cisco Logo, and the Cisco Square Bridge logo are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn is a service mark of Cisco Systems, Inc.;...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Repeater Unit that Extends Wireless Range 1-10 Central Unit in an All-Wireless Network 1-11 Bridge Network with Wireless Clients 1-11 Point-to-Point Bridge Configuration 1-12 Workgroup Bridge Network 1-12 Network Example with Lightweight Access Points 1-13 Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    C H A P T E R Checking the Lightweight Access Point LEDs Checking Basic Settings Default IP Address Behavior Enabling the Radio Interfaces SSID WEP Keys Security Settings Low Power Condition Intelligent Power Management Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Using the MODE Button to Return the Access Point to Autonomous Mode MODE Button Setting 4-10 Obtaining the Autonomous Access Point Image File 4-10 Connecting to the Access Point Locally 4-11 Obtaining the TFTP Server Software 4-12 Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    European Community, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein Declaration of Conformity with Regard to the 1999/5/EC (R&TTE Directive) Declaration of Conformity for RF Exposure Guidelines for Operating Cisco Aironet Access Points in Japan Japanese Translation English Translation Administrative Rules for Cisco Aironet Access Points in Taiwan Access Points with IEEE 802.11a Radios...

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    Contents L O S S A R Y N D E X Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    Contents Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide viii OL-8371-05...

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    Preface Audience This guide is for the networking professional who installs and manages the Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point. The 1240AG series access point is available in autonomous and lightweight configurations. To use this guide with autonomous access points, you should have experience working with Cisco IOS software and be familiar with the concepts and terminology of wireless local area networks.

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    Means the following will help you solve a problem. The tips information might not be troubleshooting or even an action, but could be useful information. Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials not contained in Note this manual. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    å unngå ulykker. (Hvis du vil se oversettelser av de advarslene som finnes i denne publikasjonen, kan du se i vedlegget "Translated Safety Warnings" [Oversatte sikkerhetsadvarsler].) Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    Click this link to browse to the Cisco Wireless documentation home page: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/tsd_products_support_category_home.html To browse to the 1240AG series access point documentation, click Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series listed under “Wireless LAN Access.” To browse to the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller documentation, click Cisco 4400 Series Wireless LAN Controllers or Cisco 2000 Series Wireless LAN Controllers listed under “Wireless LAN Controllers.”...

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    MAC address, such as 00abc65094f3 (12 hexadecimal digits) Location of manufacture, such as Made in Singapore • You need your product serial number when requesting support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide...

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    For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html...

  • Page 15: Product Terminology, Autonomous Access Points

    C H A P T E R Overview The Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point is available in autonomous and lightweight configurations. The autonomous access points can support standalone network configurations with all configuration settings maintained within the access points. The lightweight access points operate in conjunction with a Cisco wireless LAN controller with all configuration information maintained within the controller.

  • Page 16: Chapter 1 Overview, Lightweight Access Points, Guidelines For Using Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points

    The Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point (AIR-LAP1242AG or AIR-LAP1242G) combines mobility and flexibility with the enterprise-class features required by networking professionals.These lightweight access points are part of the Cisco Integrated Wireless Network Solution and require no manual configuration before they are mounted. The lightweight access point is automatically configured by a Cisco wireless LAN controller (hereafter called a controller) using the Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP).

  • Page 17: Hardware Features

    M O D E T H E R N E T 4 8 V D 2. 4 G H z R IG H T / P R IM A R Y Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    5-GHz connector end of the access point. Figure 1-3 Access Point 5-GHz Connector End 5 GHz ANTENNA w/RP-TNC LEFT RIGHT / PRIMARY 5-GHz antenna connector (left) Security key slot 5-GHz antenna connector (right/primary) Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 19: Single Or Dual-radio Operation, Antennas Supported, Ethernet Port

    The Ethernet MAC address is printed on the label on the back of the access point (refer to the “Locating the Product Serial Number” section on page xiii). Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 20: Console Port, Leds, Power Sources

    The access point can receive power from an external power module or from inline power using the Ethernet cable. The access point supports the IEEE 802.3af inline power standard and Cisco CDP Power Negotiation. Using inline power, you do not need to run a power cord to the access point because power is supplied over the Ethernet cable.

  • Page 21: Ul 2043 Certification, Anti-theft Features

    Access Point with Security Hasp and Padlock 2. 4 G H z LE 2. 4 G H z R IG H T / P R IM A R Y Security hasp Security padlock Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 22: Network Examples With Autonomous Access Points

    Root bridge—Connected to a wired LAN and supports non-root bridges and wireless clients. • Non-root bridge —Not connected to a wired LAN, associates to a root bridge, supports wireless • clients, and supports wired clients. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 23: Root Access Point On A Wired Lan

    Figure 1-6 shows access points acting as root units on a wired LAN. Figure 1-6 Access Points as Root Units on a Wired LAN Access point Access point Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 24: Repeater Unit That Extends Wireless Range

    Figure 1-7 shows an autonomous access point acting as a repeater. Consult the Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide for Cisco Aironet Access Points for instructions on setting up an access point as a repeater. Non-Cisco client devices might have difficulty communicating with repeater access points.

  • Page 25: Central Unit In An All-wireless Network, Bridge Network With Wireless Clients

    The access point supports root bridge and non-root bridge roles used to interconnect a remote LAN to the main LAN (see Figure 1-9). The bridge units can also support wireless clients. Figure 1-9 Root Bridge and Non-root Bridge with Clients Root bridge Non-root bridge Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 1-11 OL-8371-05...

  • Page 26: Point-to-point Bridge Configuration, Workgroup Bridge Network

    1-11) or with a bridge (see Figure 1-12). Figure 1-11 Workgroup Bridge Communicating with an Access Point Access point Workgroup bridge Figure 1-12 Workgroup Bridge Communicating with a Bridge Bridge Workgroup bridge Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 1-12 OL-8371-05...

  • Page 27: Network Example With Lightweight Access Points

    Layer 3 configurations use IP addresses and UDP packets, which can be routed through large networks. Layer 3 operation is scalable and recommended by Cisco. This section illustrates a typical wireless network configuration containing lightweight access points and...

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    Chapter 1 Overview Network Example with Lightweight Access Points Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 1-14 OL-8371-05...

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    Attaching the Access Point to the Mounting Plate, page 2-16 • Securing the Access Point, page 2-17 • Connecting the Ethernet and Power Cables, page 2-20 • Powering Up the Access Point, page 2-22 • Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 30: Chapter 2 Installing The Acces Point, Safety Information, Fcc Safety Compliance Statement

    (RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified equipment. When used with approved Cisco Aironet antennas, Cisco Aironet products meet the uncontrolled environmental limits found in OET-65 and ANSI C95.1, 1991. Proper installation of this radio according to the instructions found in this manual will result in user exposure that is substantially below the FCC recommended limits.

  • Page 31: Unpacking The Access Point, Package Contents

    Step 3 Ensure that all items listed in the “Package Contents” section are included in the shipment. Check each item for damage. If any item is damaged or missing, notify your authorized Cisco sales representative. Package Contents Each access point package contains the following items: •...

  • Page 32: Basic Installation Guidelines, Controller Discovery Process For Lightweight Access Points

    4-7. Cisco recommends that you configure a DHCP server with Option 43 to provide the controller IP addresses to your access points. Cisco switches provide a DHCP server option that is typically used for this purpose. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide...

  • Page 33: Deploying The Access Points On The Wireless Network

    On power up, verify that the access point is associated to a controller and operating normally. For additional information, refer to the “Checking the Lightweight Access Point LEDs” section on page 3-2 or the “Checking the Lightweight Access Point LEDs” section on page 4-3. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 34: Access Point Layout And Connectors

    5-GHz connector end of the access point. Figure 2-2 Access Point 5-GHz Connector End 5 GHz ANTENNA w/RP-TNC LEFT RIGHT / PRIMARY 5-GHz antenna connector (left) Security key slot ) 5-GHz antenna connector (right/primary Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 35: Mounting Overview

    UL 2043 and they should not be placed in a building’s environmental air space, such as above suspended ceilings. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    3/16 in. (4.7 mm) or 3/32 in. (2.3 mm) drill bit Drill Standard screwdriver Suspended ceiling Two T-rail clips with studs Two plastic spacers Two 1/4–20 Keps nuts with built-in washers Standard screwdriver, wrench, or pliers Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 37: Mounting On A Horizontal Or Vertical Surface

    Attach the access point to the mounting plate. Note For a more secure installation you should attach the mounting plate to a stud or major structural member and use the appropriate fasteners. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 38: Mounting Below A Suspended Ceiling

    Figure 2-4 T-Rail Mounting Parts Suspended ceiling T-rail mounting plate T-rail clips Keps nut (contains an attached lock washer) Plastic spacer (used with recessed ceiling tiles) Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 2-10 OL-8371-05...

  • Page 39: Mounting Above A Suspended Ceiling

    Erico 512A and BHC, you orient the access point antenna just above the top surface of a standard ceiling tile. You may need to modify a thicker tile to allow room for the antenna. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 2-11...

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    UL 2043 and they should not be placed in a building’s environmental air space, such as above suspended ceilings. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 2-12...

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    Access Point Mounting Plate The illustration shows the access point mounting plate mounted perpendicular to the T-bar box Note hanger. You can also mount the bracket parallel to the T-bar box hanger. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 2-13 OL-8371-05...

  • Page 42: Mounting Access Point On A Desktop Or Shelf, Cable Security Bracket

    Ethernet port, power port, and the mode button to prevent the installation or removal of the cables or the activation of the mode button. If desired, the cable security bracket can be removed prior to attaching the mounting plate to a ceiling or wall. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 2-14 OL-8371-05...

  • Page 43: Removing The Cable Security Bracket

    CLI interface or from removing the Ethernet cable. If this security protection is not considered necessary, you can remove the cable security bracket. Figure 2-9 Cable Security Bracket Screws Cable security bracket Mounting plate Cable security bracket screws Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 2-15 OL-8371-05...

  • Page 44: Attaching The Access Point To The Mounting Plate

    The 5-GHz antennas and antenna cables have a blue dot or blue label. Connect only antennas or Note antenna cables with blue dots or labels to the access point’s 5-GHz antenna connectors. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 2-16 OL-8371-05...

  • Page 45: Securing The Access Point, Using A Security Cable

    Insert the security cable latch into the security key slot on the access point. Rotate the key right or left to secure the security cable lock to the access point. Step 4 Remove the key from security cable lock. Step 5 Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 2-17 OL-8371-05...

  • Page 46: Securing The Access Point To The Mounting Plate

    Key pin Padlock Security hasp 5-GHz access point end Mounting plate security slot Mounting plate Push the security hasp’s padlock flange through the mounting plate’s security slot. Step 2 Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 2-18 OL-8371-05...

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    Push the padlock into the recessed opening between the access point and the mounting plate. Note When attaching the mounting plate to a vertical surface, place the security cable bracket end of the mounting plate on the bottom. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 2-19 OL-8371-05...

  • Page 48: Connecting The Ethernet And Power Cables

    The access point power options: • Option 1—Switches with sufficient inline power: An inline power capable switch, such as the Cisco Catalyst 3550 PWR XL, 3560-48PS, – 3750-48PS, 4500 with 802.3AF PoE module, or the 6500 with 802.3AF PoE module Other inline power switches supporting the IEEE 802.3af inline power standard...

  • Page 49: Connecting To An Ethernet Network With An Inline Power Source

    “Connecting the Ethernet and Power Cables” section on page 2-20). • The end of a Cisco Aironet power injector labeled To AP/Bridge. Connect the other end labeled To Network to your 10/100 Ethernet LAN. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 2-21...

  • Page 50: Connecting To An Ethernet Network With Local Power, Powering Up The Access Point

    If your access point shuts down, you must remove all power and reconnect only a single power source. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 2-22...

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    Access Points This chapter provides troubleshooting procedures for basic problems with the 1240AG series autonomous access point (AIR-AP1242AG or AIR-AP1242G). For the most up-to-date, detailed troubleshooting information, refer to the Cisco Technical Support and Documentation website at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/tsd_products_support_category_home.html Sections in this chapter include: •...

  • Page 52: C H A P T E R 3 Troubleshooting 1240ag Series Autonomous Access Points

    Ethernet link is operational. Blinking green — — Transmitting or receiving Ethernet packets. — Blinking green — Transmitting or receiving radio packets. — — Blinking Software upgrade in progress dark blue Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 53: Checking Basic Settings

    Checking Basic Settings Mismatched basic settings are the most common causes of lost connectivity with wireless clients. If the access point does not communicate with client devices, check the following areas. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 54: Default Ip Address Behavior, Enabling The Radio Interfaces, Ssid

    Enabling the Radio Interfaces In Cisco IOS Release 12.3(7)JA or later, the access point radios are disabled by default, and there is no default SSID. You must create an SSID and enable the radios before the access point will allow wireless associations from other devices.

  • Page 55: Wep Keys, Security Settings, Low Power Condition

    The power module and Cisco Aironet power injectors are capable of supplying the required power for full operation, but some inline power sources are not capable of supplying sufficient power. Also, some high-power inline power sources, might not be able to provide up to 15.4 W of power to all ports at the...

  • Page 56: Intelligent Power Management

    On power up, the access point is placed into low power mode (both radios are disabled), Cisco IOS software loads and runs, and power negotiation determines if sufficient power is available. If there is sufficient power then the radios are turned on;...

  • Page 57: Inline Power Status Messages

    CDP packet from another Cisco powerable device (PD). The access point power is being supplied from a power injector or a non-Cisco power source because a Cisco power source does not transmit this type of CDP packet.

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    CONFIGURED inline power source <platform name> (<MAC address>)—This message indicates the access point is in low power mode with all radios disabled and has detected a Cisco switch that does not support Intelligent Power Management, but should be able to supply sufficient power. The access point must be configured for pre-standard compatibility.

  • Page 59: Configuring Power Using The Cli

    A power injector is being used to supply sufficient power and the Cisco switch does not support • Intelligent Power Management. The access point was moved to a new Cisco switch port and a power injector is being used to supply • sufficient power.

  • Page 60: Issuing The Cisco Ios Command Using The Cli

    None required – 1. You should check the release notes for your Cisco power source to determine which Cisco IOS release supports Intelligent Power Management. Support for Intelligent Power Management might not be currently available for your Cisco power source.

  • Page 61: Configuring The Access Point System Power Settings Using A Browser

    (PSE) cannot exceed 400 mA per port. The power source must comply with IEEE802.3af or IEC60950 for limited power sources. Table 3-3 lists the access point system power settings and the Cisco switch power commands for several power options. Table 3-3...

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    – switches 1. You should check the release notes for your Cisco power source to determine which Cisco IOS release supports Intelligent Power Management. Support for Intelligent Power Management might not be currently available for your Cisco power source. 2. Power injector must be AIR-PWRINJ3 or AIR-PWRINJ-FIB.

  • Page 63: Running The Carrier Busy Test

    Troubleshooting 1240AG Series Autonomous Access Points Running the Carrier Busy Test Step 5 If you are using a power injector with a Cisco switch, choose one of these Power setting options (see Figure 3-2): If your Cisco switch supports Intelligent Power Management negotiations, uncheck Installed on Port with MAC address.

  • Page 64: Running The Ping Test, Resetting To The Default Configuration

    Use your web browser to access the access point browser interface. Step 2 At the prompt, enter the administrator username and password. The default username is Cisco and the default password is Cisco. The username and password are case sensitive.

  • Page 65: Using The Mode Button, Using The Web Browser Interface

    Enter the access point’s IP address in the browser address line and press Enter. An Enter Network Step 2 Password page displays. At the prompt, enter the administrator username and password. The default username is Cisco and the Step 3 default password is Cisco. The username and password are case sensitive. The Summary Status page displays.

  • Page 66: Reloading The Access Point Image, Using The Mode Button

    Disconnect power (the power jack for external power or the Ethernet cable for in-line power) from the Step 6 access point. Press and hold the MODE button while you reconnect power to the access point. Step 7 Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 3-16 OL-8371-05...

  • Page 67: Web Browser Interface, Browser Http Interface

    Enter the access point’s IP address in the browser address line and press Enter. An Enter Network Step 2 Password page displays. At the prompt, enter the administrator username and password. The default username is Cisco and the Step 3 default password is Cisco. The username and password are case sensitive. The Summary Status page displays.

  • Page 68: Browser Tftp Interface

    Enter the access point’s IP address in the browser address line and press Enter. An Enter Network Password page displays. At the prompt, enter the administrator username and password. The default username is Cisco and the Step 3 default password is Cisco. The username and password are case sensitive. The Summary Status page displays.

  • Page 69: Obtaining The Access Point Image File

    Obtaining the Access Point Image File Obtaining the Access Point Image File The access point image file can be obtained from the Cisco.com software center using these steps: Step 1 Use your Internet browser to access the Cisco Software Center at the following URL: http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/pub/MDFTree.x?butype=wireless...

  • Page 70: Connecting To The Access Point Locally, Obtaining The Tftp Server Software

    9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control. Step 3 At the prompts, enter the administrator username and password. The default username is Cisco and the default password is Cisco. The username and password are case sensitive.

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    Access Points This chapter provides troubleshooting procedures for basic problems with the 1240AG series lightweight access point (AIR-LAP1242AG or AIR-LAP1242G). For the most up-to-date, detailed troubleshooting information, refer to the Cisco Technical Support and Documentation website at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/tsd_products_support_category_home.html Sections in this chapter include: •...

  • Page 72: C H A P T E R 4 Troubleshooting 1240ag Series Lightweight Access Points

    Guidelines for Using Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points Keep these guidelines in mind when you use a 1240 series lightweight access point: The access points can only communicate with Cisco 2006 series wireless LAN controllers or 4400 • series controllers.

  • Page 73: Checking The Lightweight Access Point Leds

    Transmitting or receiving Ethernet packets. — Blinking green — Transmitting or receiving radio packets. — — Blinking Software upgrade in progress dark blue Slow blinking — — Hybrid-REAP standalone mode green Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    Green Green Blinking dark Loading the access point image file. blue 1. This status indication has the highest priority and overrides other status indications. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 75: Low Power Condition For Lightweight Access Points, Intelligent Power Management

    On power up, the access point is placed into low power mode (both radios are disabled), Cisco IOS software loads and runs, and power negotiation determines if sufficient power is available. If there is sufficient power then the radios are turned on;...

  • Page 76: Configuring Power Using Controller Cli Commands

    Status LED turns amber to indicate low power mode (see Table 4-1). If your Cisco switch is capable of supplying sufficient power for full operation but the access point remains in low-power mode, your access point or your switch (or both) might be misconfigured (see Table 4-2.

  • Page 77: Manually Configuring Controller Information Using The Access Point Cli

    None required – 1. You should check the release notes for your Cisco power source to determine which Cisco IOS release supports Intelligent Power Management. Support for Intelligent Power Management might not be currently available for your Cisco power source.

  • Page 78: Configuring Controller Information, Clearing Manually Entered Controller Information, Manually Resetting The Access Point To Defaults

    You can manually reset your access point to default settings using this EXEC mode CLI command: This command requires the controller configured Enable password to enter the CLI EXEC mode. Note clear lwapp private-config Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

  • Page 79: Returning The Lightweight Access Point To Autonomous Mode

    (such as Cisco IOS Release 12.3(7)JA or earlier). If the access point is associated to a controller, you can use the controller to load the Cisco IOS release (refer to your controller documentation). If the access point is not associated to a controller, you can load the Cisco IOS release using TFTP.

  • Page 80: Mode Button Setting, Obtaining The Autonomous Access Point Image File

    Obtaining the Autonomous Access Point Image File The autonomous access point image file can be obtained from the Cisco.com software center using these steps: To download software from the Cisco.com software center, you must be a registered user. You can Note register from the main Cisco.com web page at this URL: http://cisco.com.

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    Chapter 4 Troubleshooting 1240AG Series Lightweight Access Points Connecting to the Access Point Locally Carefully read the information and enter the Cisco.com user profile or detailed data describing the end user of this software image in the provided fields. Click Submit.

  • Page 82: Obtaining The Tftp Server Software

    9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control. Step 3 At the prompts, enter the administrator username and password. The default username is Cisco and the default password is Cisco. The username and password are case sensitive.

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    Click Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series listed under Access Points. Step 3 Click Install and Upgrade Guides. Step 4 Click Safety Warnings for Cisco Aironet 1000, 1100, 1130AG, 1200, and 1240AG Series Access Points. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    Appendix A Translated Safety Warnings Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    A P P E N D I X Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information This appendix provides declarations of conformity and regulatory information for the Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Points. This appendix contains the following sections: Manufacturers Federal Communication Commission Declaration of Conformity Statement, •...

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    Increase separation between the equipment and receiver. • Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician. • Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    Any changes or modification to the product not expressly approved by Cisco could void the user’s authority to operate this device. Within the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz band (5 GHz radio channels 34 to 48) the U-NII devices are restricted to...

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    This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Cisco Aironet 2.4-GHz Access Points are certified to the requirements of RSS-210 for 2.4-GHz spread spectrum devices, and Cisco Aironet 54-Mbps, 5-GHz Access Points are certified to the requirements of RSS-210 for 5-GHz spread spectrum devices.The use of this device in a system operating either partially...

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    This declaration is only valid for configurations (combinations of software, firmware, and hardware) provided and supported by Cisco Systems. The use of software or firmware not provided and supported by Cisco Systems may result in the equipment no longer being compliant with the regulatory requirements.

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    This equipment is intended to be used in all EU and EFTA countries. Outdoor use may be restricted to Note certain frequencies and/or may require a license for operation. For more details, contact Cisco Corporate Compliance. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide...

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    2.4 GHz and 5 GHz integrated antennas support a minimum separation distance of 8 cm (3.2 in.) and are compliant with the applicable FCC RF exposure limit when transmitting simultaneously. Dual antennas used for diversity operation are not considered co-located. Note Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    Guidelines for Operating Cisco Aironet Access Points in Japan Guidelines for Operating Cisco Aironet Access Points in Japan This section provides guidelines for avoiding interference when operating Cisco Aironet access points in Japan. These guidelines are provided in both Japanese and English.

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    Administrative Rules for Cisco Aironet Access Points in Taiwan Administrative Rules for Cisco Aironet Access Points in Taiwan This section provides administrative rules for operating Cisco Aironet access points in Taiwan. The rules are provided in both Chinese and English.

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    Appendix B Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information Administrative Rules for Cisco Aironet Access Points in Taiwan All Access Points Chinese Translation English Translation Administrative Rules for Low-power Radio-Frequency Devices Article 12 For those low-power radio-frequency devices that have already received a type-approval, companies, business units or users should not change its frequencies, increase its power or change its original features and functions.

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    Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information Operation of Cisco Aironet Access Points in Brazil Operation of Cisco Aironet Access Points in Brazil This section contains special information for operation of Cisco Aironet access points in Brazil. Access Point Models AIR-AP1242G-A-K9...

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    All the Declaration of Conformity statements related to this product can be found at the following URL: http://www.ciscofax.com Declaration of Conformity Statements for European Union Countries The Declaration of Conformity statement for the European Union countries is listed on the following pages: Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide B-12 OL-8371-05...

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    The product carries the CE Mark: Date & Place of Issue: 25 July 2005, San Jose Signature: Tony Youssef Director Corporate Compliance Cisco Systems, 125 West Tasman Drive San Jose, CA 95134 - USA Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide B-13 OL-8371-05...

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    5150 - 5350 AIR-ANT5195P-R Patch Antenna 5470 5725 Operation in 5470 to 5725 MHz not allowed in France and Czech Republic. Note 1: July 25, 2005 Tony Youssef Director Corporate Compliance Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide B-14 OL-8371-05...

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    Appendix B Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Statements for European Union Countries Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide B-15 OL-8371-05...

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    Appendix B Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Statements for European Union Countries Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide B-16 OL-8371-05...

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    QPSK (12 Mbps and 18 Mbps) CCK (5.5 and 11 Mbps) 16-QAM (24 and 36 Mbps) 16-QAM (24 and 36 Mbps) 64-QAM (48 and 54 Mbps) 64-QAM (48 and 54 Mbps) Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    (Depending on the regulatory domain in which the access point is installed) Data rates 1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950 UL 2043 EN 60950 IEC 60950 Radio Approvals FCC Parts 15.247 FCC Part 15.407 Canada RSS-210 Canada RSS-210 Japan ARIB-STD-33B Japan ARIB STD-T71 Japan ARIB-STD-66 EN 301.893 Europe EN-300.328 Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    EMI and Susceptibility FCC Part 15.107 and 15.109 Class B ICES-003 Class B (Canada) EN 55022 B EN 60601-1-2:2001 AS/NZS 3548 Class B VCCI Class B EN 301.489-1 EN 301.489-17 RF Exposure OET-65C RSS-102 ANSI C95.1 Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    A P P E N D I X Channels and Maximum Power Levels For channel and maximum power level settings, refer to Channels and Maximum Power Settings for Cisco Aironet Autonomous Access Points and Bridges or the Channels and Maximum Power Settings for Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points and Bridges document available on the Cisco Wireless documentation page of Cisco.com.

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    Appendix D Channels and Maximum Power Levels Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    This appendix identifies the pinouts for the serial console cable that connects to the access point’s serial console port. The appendix contains the following sections: • Overview, page E-2 • Console Port Signals and Pinouts, page E-2 Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    The access point requires a special serial cable that connects the access point serial console port (RJ-45 connector) to your PC’s COM port (DB-9 connector). This cable can be purchased from Cisco (part number AIR-CONCAB1200) or can be built using the pinouts in this appendix.

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    Ethernet and power areas. Figure F-1 illustrates a typical priming configuration for your lightweight access points. Figure F-1 Typical Lightweight Access Point Priming Configuration LWAPP LWAPP Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    This allows you to redistribute your access points to other controllers on the network. You can also use a Cisco WCS server to control, configure, and redistribute all your access points from a single location.

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    If the operating system download is successful, the lightweight access point reboots. Normal operation Step 6 is indicated when the radio LED is blinking to indicate radio activity. Use the controller CLI, controller GUI, or Cisco WCS to configure the lightweight access point with Step 7 primary, secondary, and tertiary controller names.

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    Appendix F Priming Lightweight Access Points Prior to Deployment Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-8371-05...

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    Access Points This appendix describes the steps needed to configure DHCP Option 43 on a Windows 2003 Enterprise DHCP server, such as a Cisco Catalyst 3750 series switch, for use with Cisco Aironet lightweight access points. This appendix contains these sections: Overview, page G-2 •...

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    DHCP Option 43 is limited to one access point type per DHCP pool. You must configure a separate DHCP pool for each access point type. Cisco Aironet 1000 and 1500 series access points use a comma-separated string format for DHCP Option 43. Other Cisco Aironet access points use the type-length-value (TLV) format for DHCP Option 43.

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    43 ascii “Comma Separated IP Address List” For example, if you are configuring option 43 for Cisco 1000 series access points using the controller IP addresses 10.126.126.2 and 10.127.127.2, add the following line to the DHCP pool in the Cisco IOS CLI: option 43 ascii “10.126.126.2,10.127.127.2”...

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    Configuring Option 43 for 1100, 1130, 1200, 1240, and 1300 Series Lightweight Access Points To configure DHCP Option 43 for Cisco Aironet 1100, 1130, 1200, 1240, and 1300 series lightweight access points in the embedded Cisco IOS DHCP server, follow these steps: Enter configuration mode at the Cisco IOS CLI.

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    A station is configured properly to allow it to wirelessly communicate with an associated Access Point. A fully featured standalone access point that does not require a Cisco Wireless Autonomous access LAN Controller to operate. point...

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    802.11b-compliant wireless LANs for transmission at 5.5 and 11 Mbps. CCKM Cisco Centralized Key Management. Using CCKM, authenticated client devices can roam from one access point to another without any perceptible delay during reassociation. An access point on your network provides wireless domain services (WDS) and creates a cache of security credentials for CCKM-enabled client devices on the subnet.

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    Software that is programmed on a memory chip. firmware A device that connects two otherwise incompatible networks together. gateway Gigahertz. One billion cycles per second. A unit of measure for frequency. Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide GL-3 OL-8371-05...

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    This number is expressed in a form similar to an IP address; for example: 255.255.255.0. An antenna that radiates its signal in a spherical pattern. isotropic An access point operating in the Cisco Centralized Wireless LAN Architecture Lightweight access point with a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller.

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    A feature of some Access Points that allows users to move through a facility roaming while maintaining an unbroken connection to the LAN. A connector type unique to Cisco Aironet radios and antennas. Part 15.203 of RP-TNC the FCC rules covering spread spectrum devices limits the types of antennas that may be used with transmission equipment.

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    The SSID can be any alphanumeric entry up to a maximum of 32 characters. The power level of radio transmission. transmit power Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide GL-6 OL-8371-05...

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    Wireless LAN Solutions Engine. The WLSE is a specialized appliance for WLSE managing Cisco Aironet wireless LAN infrastructures. It centrally identifies and configures access points in customer-defined groups and reports on throughput and client associations. WLSE's centralized management capabilities are further enhanced with an integrated template-based configuration tool for added configuration ease and improved productivity.

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    Glossary Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide GL-8 OL-8371-05...

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    3-14 deployment access points process MAC information DHCP Option 43 4-2, G-1 Mode button 3-16 DHCP pool modulation discovery process DHCP server DNS server locally stored operating temperature Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide IN-1 OL-8371-05...

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    3-16 RF exposure serial cable Cisco cable size status indicators temperature operating terminal emulator 3-20, 4-12 TFTP server 3-16 troubleshooting 3-1, 4-1 type-length-value (TLV) Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide IN-2 OL-8371-05...

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