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VIEW Certified Configuration Guide
Cisco Systems Inc.
2100/2500/4400/5500/7500/8500 Series WLC (W ireless LAN Controller),
WiSM (Wireless Services Module), W iSM2, WLC Module, WLC SW for SRE, 3750G
Integrated WLC, and Virtual Controller
with 60x, 104x, 113x, 114x, 1121, 122x, 123x, 124x, 125x, 126x, 13xx, 152x, 155x,
160x, 170x, 260x, 270x, 350x, 360x, 370x APs
721-1001-000 Rev AH
December 2016

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  • Page 1 VIEW Certified Configuration Guide Cisco Systems Inc. 2100/2500/4400/5500/7500/8500 Series WLC (W ireless LAN Controller), WiSM (Wireless Services Module), W iSM2, WLC Module, WLC SW for SRE, 3750G Integrated WLC, and Virtual Controller with 60x, 104x, 113x, 114x, 1121, 122x, 123x, 124x, 125x, 126x, 13xx, 152x, 155x,...
  • Page 2 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Copyright Notice © 2009-2016 Spectralink Corporation All rights reserved. Spectralink , the Spectralink logo and the names and marks associated with Spectralink’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Spectralink Corporation and are common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Contents Introduction ..............4 Certified Product Summary ....................4 `Known Limitations ......................6 Spectralink References ....................6 Support Documents ..................... 7 White Papers ....................... 8 Product Support ....................... 8 Chapter 1: Configuration for Wi-Fi Standard QoS or CCXv4 Operation .................
  • Page 4: Introduction

    160x AP Radio(s): 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n), 5 GHz (802.11a/n/ac) Security: None, WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise (EAP-FAST, EAP- TLS, and PEAPv0/MSCHAPv2) with CCKM (Cisco Centralized Key Management)** and OKC QoS: Wi-Fi Standard for Spectralink PIVOT, 8440/8441/8450/8452/8453 Network topology: Switched Ethernet (recommended) AP and WLC software 7.0.250.0 for 60x, AP801, AP802, 104x, 113x, 114x, 122x, 123x, 124x,...
  • Page 5 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Handset* models tested: PIVOT Handset radio mode: 802.11b/g & 802.11bgn 802.11a & 802.11an Meets VIEW minimum call 8 calls 10 calls capacity per AP: Handset models tested: Spectralink 8440/8441/8450/8452/8453 Wireless Telephone Handset radio mode: 802.11b/g &...
  • Page 6: Known Limitations

    Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs `Known Limitations  Heavy multicast, broadcast or push-to-talk (PTT) traffic may impair voice quality on 7.0 versions.  Heavy ftp traffic may impair PTT traffic.  Fast Transition Roaming (802.11r) is not supported by the handsets ...
  • Page 7: Support Documents

    Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs To go to a specific product page: Select the Product Category and Product Type from the dropdown lists and then select the product from the next page. All resources for that particular product are displayed by default under the All tab.
  • Page 8: White Papers

    This document does not cover the steps involved to configure a RADIUS server required for using WPA2-Enterprise or Cisco FSR security types.  Installation and configuration guides for Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers can be found on Cisco’s website.  To convert Autonomous APs to Lightweight mode, go to: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/conversion/lwapp/upgrade/guid...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Configuration For Wi-fi Standard Qos Or Ccxv4 Operation

    Overview Spectralink 84-Series and PIVOT handsets only support Wi-Fi Standard QoS. The handsets are compatible with both networks configured with CCX (Cisco Compatible Extensions) and networks that are not configured with CCX, but they have not been CCX certified. Network Topology Note: Example configuration shown This is a modified diagram and not all components are shown for every system type.
  • Page 10: Configuring A New Controller Starting From Factory Defaults

    The Startup Wizard provides for an easy means to perform initial controller setup and provisioning. Refer to the Installation and Startup Guide for the appropriate controller, found at Cisco’s website. This document contains a detailed explanation of using the Startup Wizard for the 5500. Once the controller has been configured via the Startup Wizard, the remaining configuration can be configured through the switch-web interface using a Web browser.
  • Page 11: Installing Software

    Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs The Summary screen displays. Installing Software To check the installed version of software, listed in the Product Summary, click Monitor from the main menu. 721-1001-000-AH.docx December 2016...
  • Page 12: Controller Setup

    In the navigation pane, click Summary. The heading labeled Software Version shows the current software version. Download the appropriate software for your model of controller from the Cisco website. Set up a Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server running on a PC to download the file to the controller.
  • Page 13 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Note: The WLC will provision the APs It is not necessary to configure each AP individually. The WLC is capable of provisioning the APs. From the main menu, click Controller. Set the AP Multicast Mode to Multicast and enter a multicast IP address that is currently not being used on your network for the Multicast Group Address.
  • Page 14 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Cisco 8.1+ Other versions: Click Multicast from the options on the left side of the screen Select Enable Global Multicast Mode checkbox Click the Apply button. 721-1001-000-AH.docx December 2016...
  • Page 15: Connecting Aps

    Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Cisco 7.0: Other versions: Click Save Configuration. Connecting APs As the APs are connected to the network, they should automatically find the controller via the CAPWAP discovery algorithms. The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server will assign each AP an IP address.
  • Page 16 In the navigation pane, click Interfaces. Verify that the proper IP addresses are assigned to the interfaces. Under Interface Name click management. Note: the screenshot is from a Cisco 5500. 7.4 and later versions provide redundancy management and redundancy port entries.
  • Page 17: Defining A Radius Server

    Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Cisco 5500 Example: Under service-port, (if present), enter a valid IP Address and Netmask in a different subnet than the management interface. Click the Apply button and save the changes. Defining a RADIUS Server If it is desired to use WPA2-Enterprise security, it is necessary to define a RADIUS server.
  • Page 18 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Enter the Shared Secret from the RADIUS server in the Shared Secret and Confirm Shared Secret fields. Other versions 8.3+ versions Click Apply. The RADIUS server will now be available for selection in the WLANs menu security screens.
  • Page 19 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs 7.0, 7.4 Versions 7.6 Versions and later: 8.3+ versions 721-1001-000-AH.docx December 2016...
  • Page 20: Ap Configuration

    Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs AP Configuration All handsets operating on a given AP radio must have the same QoS setting. All APs supporting the handsets must be configured to enable the corresponding features. Power-on and connect the APs to the network. Wait a few minutes for the APs to find the controller.
  • Page 21: Configuration For Use With 2.4 Ghz Radio

    Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Other versions: Configuration for use with 2.4 GHz radio From the main (Advanced) menu, click Wireless. In the navigation pane, under Access Points click Radios, then select 802.11b/g/n. All the APs that are connected should be listed, showing their Operational Status as UP.
  • Page 22 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs 7.4 and earlier versions Later versions: Set Admin Status to Enable. b Configure any other settings that might be relevant to your deployment as needed. Click the Apply button to save all changes.
  • Page 23 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Screenshot for access points with internal antennas: Screenshot for sample access point with four external antennas and version 7.4 or later: 721-1001-000-AH.docx December 2016...
  • Page 24 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Network settings Admin Tip: Data Rates For setting up the Data Rates, please consult your facility’s RF site survey, designed for voice traffic, to determine if you have sufficient coverage to support all data rates.
  • Page 25 Click TPC. Set the Tx Power Level Assignment Algorithm to Fixed. (The Invoke Power Update Once/On Demand setting may be deployed occasionally to allow the Cisco network to self-configure at a time of low usage.) Note that the individual AP assignments shown above override the Fixed power level set here.
  • Page 26 Click DCA. Set the Channel Assignment Method to OFF. (The Freeze/Invoke Channel Update Once setting may be deployed occasionally to allow the Cisco network to self-configure at a time of low usage.) Leave the default settings of 1, 6, and 11 for the channel selection.
  • Page 27 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Media (Voice/Video) For 84-Series handsets Admission Control (ACM) must be enabled on both the Voice and Video AC when the handset is configured for Admission Control Mandatory. PIVOT handsets support Admission Control on PIVOT R1.5 and later.
  • Page 28 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs In the navigation pane under 802.11b/g/n, select Media, then select the Video tab. Select the Admission Control (ACM) checkbox. Set the Max RF Bandwidth for Video to 5. If available, ensure that the Reserved Roaming Bandwidth is set to 5%.
  • Page 29: Configuring 802.11n For 2.4 Ghz

    Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Click the Apply button to save the settings. Finalize In the navigation pane under 802.11b/g/n, select Network. Enable 802.11b/g Network Status and 802.11g Support. Click the Apply button to save the settings.
  • Page 30: Configuration For Use With 5 Ghz Radio

    Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Disable msdu aggregation: Connect to the CLI as described in the section “Configuring a New Controller Starting from Factory Defaults”. b Enter the commands: config 802.11b disable network config 802.11b 11nsupport a-msdu tx priority all disable config 802.11b enable network...
  • Page 31 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs In the navigation pane, under Access Points click Radios, then select 802.11a /n. All the APs that are connected should be listed, showing their Operational Status as UP. Select Configure from the drop-down list for the access point you wish to change. Set...
  • Page 32 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Screenshot for access points with internal antennas: Screenshot for access points with external antennas and version 7.4 or later: Network settings In the navigation pane under 802.11a/n, click Network. Set the network parameters as follows: Set 802.11a Network Status to Disable;...
  • Page 33 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs 802.11 Minimum Available Maximum Radio Standard Signal Strength (RSSI) "Mandatory" Data Rate 802.11b -75 dBm 1 Mb/s -60 dBm 11 Mb/s 802.11g -67 dBm 6 Mb/s -47 dBm 54 Mb/s 802.11a...
  • Page 34 Power Update Once/On Demand setting may be deployed occasionally to allow the Cisco network to self-configure at a time of low usage.) Note that the individual AP assignments shown in 2 in this section override the Fixed power level set here.
  • Page 35 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs DFS Channels If DFS channels are used in the deployed network, in the navigation pane under 802.11a/n, select DFS (802.11h). Check the Channel Announcement radio box to cause the AP to advertise Spectrum Management.
  • Page 36 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Admin Tip: Use the Static CAC Method. It is very important to choose the Static CAC method to avoid limiting calls when there is heavy background traffic. In the navigation pane under 802.11a/n or 802.11a/n/ac, select Media, then select the Video tab.
  • Page 37: Configuring 802.11n For 5 Ghz

    Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Click the Apply button to save the settings. Configuring 802.11n for 5 GHz In the navigation pane under 802.11 a/n, select High Throughput (802.11n). Check the radio box to enable 11n mode and allow all data rates to be supported.
  • Page 38 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs 802.11a/n AP’s 802.11a/n/ac AP’s Admin Tip: 802.11ac Spectralink has been tested with 802.11ac clients in the network. It is not interoperable with the snap-in module for the 3600 AP even in other radio modes.
  • Page 39 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs b Enter the commands: config 802.11a network disable config 802.11a 11nsupport a-msdu tx priority all disable config 802.11a network enable save config If an 1142 ap is in use, disable mpdu aggregation.
  • Page 40: Setting Up The Ssid

    Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Setting up the SSID Voice and data must be on separate SSIDs to prioritize voice traffic. The voice SSID must be set to Platinum for Quality of Service and the data SSID must be set to Silver for Quality of Service.
  • Page 41 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs (Ensure that the Multicast Vlan Feature remains unchecked for proper PTT performance.) Under the QoS tab, set Quality of Service to Platinum. This is the required setting for voice traffic. Set WMM Policy to Required (scroll down to setting as needed).
  • Page 42 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Versions after 7.4 Under the Security tab, at Layer 2 Security select the desired security policy from the drop-down list. Admin Tip: Use of Adapative Fast Transition. The Adaptive setting for the FT (802.11r) mode cannot be used with the 3600- Series AP’s, but can be used with other AP’s if supported in the WLAN Software...
  • Page 43 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs iv If present (7.4. and later versions), ensure that WPA gtk-randomize State is set to Disable. On versions before 8.3, the Fast Transition and FT PSK radio boxes must unchecked if present. In 8.3+ versions, Adaptive may be selected from the Fast Transition dropdown box.
  • Page 44 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Cisco 7.0 Versions: Cisco 7.4 to 8.1 versions (802.1X) : 721-1001-000-AH.docx December 2016...
  • Page 45 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Cisco 8.3+ versions (Adaptive FT): 721-1001-000-AH.docx December 2016...
  • Page 46 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Under the Advanced tab Set the DTIM to 1 for the radio that corresponds to the Spectralink Wireless handset configuration. b Ensure the Enable Session Timeout box is unchecked and that Client Exclusion is disabled.
  • Page 47 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Cisco 7.4 and later versions: Cisco 8.1 and later versions: 721-1001-000-AH.docx December 2016...
  • Page 48 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs 721-1001-000-AH.docx December 2016...
  • Page 49 Spectralink VIEW Certified Configuration Guide: Cisco Controllers and APs Click the Apply button to save all changes. 721-1001-000-AH.docx December 2016...
  • Page 50: Setting Up The Edca Parameters Profile

    In the navigation pane under 802.11b/g/n, select EDCA Parameters. Ensure that WMM is selected from the drop-down list. Click Apply. Congratulations! The Cisco controller and its AP’s are now set up for interoperability with Spectralink handsets in WMM QoS mode. 721-1001-000-AH.docx...

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