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Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A
Wireless LAN Client Adapters
Installation and Configuration Guide
for Windows
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    Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows Corporate 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: 408 526-4100 Text Part Number: OL-1394-07...

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    You can determine whether your equipment is causing interference by turning it off. If the interference stops, it was probably caused by the Cisco equipment or one of its peripheral devices. If the equipment causes interference to radio or television reception, try to correct the interference by using one or more of the following measures: •...

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    Buttons on the ACU Screens Network Configurations Using Client Adapters Ad Hoc Wireless LAN Wireless Infrastructure with Workstations Accessing a Wired LAN 1-10 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Renaming a Profile Deleting a Profile Importing and Exporting Profiles Importing a Profile Exporting a Profile Granting or Denying Access to Non-Administrative Users 4-10 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Using LEAP with the Windows Username and Password After Profile Selection or Card Insertion After a Reboot or Logon After Your LEAP Credentials Expire Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    7-18 Using the Aironet Client Monitor (ACM) C H A P T E R Overview of ACM The ACM Icon Tool Tip Window Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    ACM Procedures 9-15 Restarting the Client Adapter 9-15 Turning Your Client Adapter’s Radio On or Off 9-15 Uninstalling the Microsoft Hot Fix 9-16 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    For OTP Databases Using Secure Computing SofToken II Version 2.0 10-27 For OTP Databases Using RSA SecurID Version 2.5 10-28 EAP-SIM Authentication Error Messages 10-28 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows viii OL-1394-07...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    A P P E N D I X Channels IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11b Maximum Power Levels and Antenna Gains IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11b Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Using Passive Mode Using Active Mode Forcing the Client Adapter to Reassociate F-13 L O S S A R Y N D E X Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    Preface The preface provides an overview of the Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows, references related publications, and explains how to obtain other documentation and technical assistance, if necessary. The following topics are covered in this section: Audience, page xii •...

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    Purpose This publication describes the Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A client adapters and explains how to install, configure, and troubleshoot them. This version of the Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and...

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    (Voor vertalingen van de waarschuwingen die in deze publicatie verschijnen, kunt u het aanhangsel “Translated Safety Warnings” (Vertalingen van veiligheidsvoorschriften) raadplegen.) Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows xiii OL-1394-07...

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    (Se förklaringar av de varningar som förekommer i denna publikation i appendix "Translated Safety Warnings" [Översatta säkerhetsvarningar].) Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 15: Related Publications

    Cisco provides several ways to obtain documentation, technical assistance, and other technical resources. These sections explain how to obtain technical information from Cisco Systems. Cisco.com You can access the most current Cisco documentation on the World Wide Web at this URL: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/home/home.htm You can access the Cisco website at this URL: http://www.cisco.com...

  • Page 16: Ordering Documentation

    24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Accessing all the tools on the Cisco TAC website requires a Cisco.com user ID and password. If you have a valid service contract but do not have a login ID or password, register at this URL: http://tools.cisco.com/RPF/register/register.do...

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    P4 cases. (Your network is minimally impaired or you require product information). After you describe your situation, the TAC Case Open Tool automatically recommends resources for an immediate solution. If your issue is not resolved using these recommendations, your case will be assigned to a Cisco TAC engineer.

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    You can access the Internet Protocol Journal at this URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/about/ac123/ac147/about_cisco_the_internet_protocol_journal.html Training—Cisco offers world-class networking training. Current offerings in network training are • listed at this URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/learning/index.html Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows xviii OL-1394-07...

  • Page 19: Product Overview

    Introduction to the Client Adapters, page 1-2 Hardware Components, page 1-3 • • Software Components, page 1-5 Network Configurations Using Client Adapters, page 1-8 • Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 20: Introduction To The Client Adapters

    Introduction to the Client Adapters Introduction to the Client Adapters The Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters are radio modules that provide transparent wireless data communications between fixed, portable, or mobile devices and other wireless devices or a wired network infrastructure. The client adapters are fully compatible when used in devices supporting Plug-and-Play (PnP) technology.

  • Page 21: Hardware Components

    Radio Different radios are used for the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz client adapters: The Cisco Aironet 340 and 350 series PC, LM, PCI, and mini PCI cards are IEEE 802.11b-compliant • client adapters. They contain a direct-sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) radio that operates in the 2.4-GHz Industrial Scientific Medical (ISM) license-free band.

  • Page 22: Radio Antenna

    The client adapters have two LEDs that glow or blink to indicate the status of the adapter or to convey error messages. Refer to Chapter 10 for an interpretation of the LED codes. Note Mini PCI cards do not have LEDs. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 23: Software Components

    These components are installed together by running a single Install Wizard file that is available from Cisco.com. This file can be run on Windows 98, 98 SE, NT, 2000, Me, or XP and can be used with any of the following client adapter types: 340 and 350 series PC, LM, and PCI cards •...

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    Software Components Client Utilities Two client utilities are available for use with Cisco Aironet client adapters: Aironet Client Utility (ACU) and Aironet Client Monitor (ACM). These utilities are optional applications that interact with the radio firmware to adjust client adapter settings and display information about the adapter.

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    To enable the clock to display seconds, open ACU, click the Preferences icon or select Note Preferences from the Options drop-down menu, check the Display Seconds on Clock check box, and click OK. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    For examples of more complex network configurations involving client adapters and access points, refer to the documentation for your access point. Note Refer to Chapter 5 for information on setting the client adapter’s network mode. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 27: Ad Hoc Wireless Lan

    The use of an infrastructure device, such as an access point, is not required. Figure 1-2 Ad Hoc Wireless LAN Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    This process is referred to as seamless roaming. Figure 1-3 Wireless Infrastructure with Workstations Accessing a Wired LAN Access Point (Root Unit) Wired LAN Access Point (Root Unit) Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 1-10 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 29: Preparing For Installation

    The following topics are covered in this chapter: Safety information, page 2-2 • • Unpacking the Client Adapter, page 2-3 System Requirements, page 2-4 • • Site Requirements, page 2-5 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 30: Fcc Safety Compliance Statement, Safety Guidelines

    The use of wireless devices on airplanes is governed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). – The use of wireless devices in hospitals is restricted to the limits set forth by each hospital. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 31: Warnings, Unpacking The Client Adapter, Package Contents

    • Quick Start Guide: Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters • Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters CD • Cisco product registration card Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 32: System Requirements

    2000 and XP; however, it was not tested with this client adapter software release. The Microsoft 802.1X supplicant, if your wireless network uses EAP-TLS, PEAP, or EAP-SIM • authentication Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 33: Site Requirements

    Infrastructure devices are installed and initially configured prior to client devices. Note Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 34: For Client Devices

    Install the client adapter away from microwave ovens. Microwave ovens operate on the same • frequency as the client adapter and can cause signal interference. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    • • Deciding How to Configure Your Client Adapter (Windows XP Only), page 3-22 Selecting Among Several Installed Client Adapters, page 3-24 • Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 36: Chapter 3 Installing The Client Adapter

    Under Aironet Client Adapter Installation Wizard (For Windows), select 802.11a/b (CB20A, 350 Series, 340 Series). Step 5 Select the Install Wizard file with the greatest version number. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 37: Installing Or Upgrading The Client Adapter Software

    Close Windows Explorer. The Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapter Installation Wizard screen appears (see Figure 3-1). Figure 3-1 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapter Installation Wizard Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    Step 17. If you selected a custom installation, the Custom Step 15 Installation screen appears (see Figure 3-2). Figure 3-2 Custom Installation Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    Enter or select a new value and click OK. Table 3-1 describes each component and its parameters and lists any default value. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    Determines the program folder where the ACU software will be installed. You can change the default by entering a new folder name. Default: Cisco Systems Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    If you select No, you can later activate ACM by using Windows Explorer to find the path where the ACM software is installed and double-clicking ACUMon.exe. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    Client Utility, Troubleshooting, Turn Radio On/Off, Reauthenticate, Select Profile, Show Connection Status Options per menu option: Show or Hide Default per menu option: Show Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    FTP server, make sure the EAP-SIM option is not selected. Otherwise, the EAP-SIM supplicant included in the Install Wizard file overwrites the new supplicant’s settings. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    To ensure that your client adapter software is installed properly, Cisco recommends that Note you click Yes to reboot your computer now. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 3-10 OL-1394-07...

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    After you verify installation, go to Chapter 4 if you want to create profiles for your client adapter. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 3-11 OL-1394-07...

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    Do not eject your client adapter at any time during the installation process, including during the reboot. If the Windows NT Wizard screen appears, click Exit. Step 12 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 3-12 OL-1394-07...

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    A screen appears with a list of available drivers (see Figure 3-4). Step 16 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 3-13 OL-1394-07...

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    If you selected an express installation, go to Step 20. If you selected a custom installation, the Custom Installation screen appears (see Figure 3-5). Figure 3-5 Custom Installation Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 3-14 OL-1394-07...

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    Enter or select a new value and click OK. Table 3-2 describes each component and its parameters and lists any default value. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 3-15 OL-1394-07...

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    Determines the program folder where the ACU software will be installed. You can change the default by entering a new folder name. Default: Cisco Systems Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 3-16 OL-1394-07...

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    Options: Yes or No Default: Yes Start After Install Determines whether ACM starts automatically after ACM is installed. Options: Yes or No Default: Yes Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 3-17 OL-1394-07...

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    Client Utility, Troubleshooting, Turn Radio On/Off, Reauthenticate, Select Profile, Show Connection Status Options per menu option: Show or Hide Default per menu option: Show Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 3-18 OL-1394-07...

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    PEAP authentication on Windows NT; therefore, Cisco PEAP cannot be enabled for this operating system. When you are finished making selections, click Next. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 3-19 OL-1394-07...

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    Chapter 3 Installing the Client Adapter Installing or Upgrading the Client Adapter Software Step 20 The wizard starts to copy files, and the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapter Setup screen appears (see Figure 3-6). Figure 3-6 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapter Setup Screen...

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    To prevent unpredictable results, Cisco recommends that you click Yes to reboot your computer now. Caution Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 3-21 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 56: Verifying Installation

    Configuration parameters Limited Extensive Capabilities Create profiles Upgrade radio firmware Restart client adapter without rebooting or ejecting card Turn radio on or off Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 3-22 OL-1394-07...

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    Appendix E to configure the adapter through Windows XP; then follow the instructions in Chapter 7 to use ACU’s diagnostic tools. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 3-23 OL-1394-07...

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    Select the card you wish to configure from the list of available cards and click OK. Step 3 Go to Chapter 4 to create profiles for this card. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 3-24 OL-1394-07...

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    Modifying a Profile, page 4-7 • • Importing and Exporting Profiles, page 4-9 Granting or Denying Access to Non-Administrative Users, page 4-10 • Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 60: Overview Of Profile Manager, Opening Profile Manager

    Profile Manager icon or select Profile Manager from the Commands drop-down menu. The Profile Manager screen appears (see Figure 4-1). Figure 4-1 Profile Manager Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 61: Creating A New Profile

    PC-Cardbus card into the same slot, create profiles for both slots, or export the profiles from one slot and import them for the other slot. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 62: Including A Profile In Auto Profile Selection

    Step 2 Click the Manage button next to the Use Auto Profile Selection option. The Auto Profile Selection Management screen appears (see Figure 4-3). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    If you ever want to remove a profile from auto profile selection, highlight the profile in the Auto Selected Profiles box and click the Remove button. The profile moves to the Available Profiles box. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 64: Selecting The Active Profile

    If no profiles have been set for your client adapter, the Use Selected Profile drop-down box Note is disabled but displays “Driver Advanced Tab Settings.” Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 65: Modifying A Profile, Editing A Profile

    Chapter 5 to change any of the configuration parameters for this profile. Step 5 Click OK or Apply to save your configuration changes. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 66: Setting A Profile To Default Values, Renaming A Profile, Deleting A Profile

    Step 4 When prompted, click Yes to confirm your decision. Step 5 Click OK or Apply to save your change. The profile is deleted. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 67: Importing And Exporting Profiles, Importing A Profile, Exporting A Profile

    Click Save. The profile is exported to the specified location. Step 8 Follow the instructions in the “Importing a Profile” section to import the profile on another computer. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 68: Granting Or Denying Access To Non-administrative Users

    Click the Preferences icon or select Preferences from the Options drop-down menu. The Aironet Client Utility Preferences screen appears (see Figure 4-4). Figure 4-4 Aironet Client Utility Preferences Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 4-10 OL-1394-07...

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    Uncheck the Allow Non-Administrator Users to Save Profiles to the Registry check box if you want to prevent regular-class users from modifying and saving profiles. Step 4 Click OK to save your changes. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 4-11 OL-1394-07...

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    Chapter 4 Using the Profile Manager Granting or Denying Access to Non-Administrative Users Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 4-12 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 71: Configuring The Client Adapter

    • • Setting Advanced Infrastructure Parameters, page 5-14 Setting Advanced Ad Hoc Parameters, page 5-17 • Setting Network Security Parameters, page 5-21 • Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 72: Overview

    Parameter Category Page Number System page 5-3 RF network page 5-7 Advanced infrastructure page 5-14 Advanced ad hoc page 5-17 Network security page 5-21 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 73: Setting System Parameters

    System Parameters Screen Table 5-2 lists and describes the client adapter’s system parameters. Follow the instructions in the table to change any parameters. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    If a profile specifies more than one SSID, it cannot be included in auto profile selection. Note This field is unavailable for any profiles that are included in auto profile selection. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 75

    PSP after the packets have been retrieved. Is recommended when power consumption is a concern but you need greater throughput than that allowed by Max PSP. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    Go to the next section to set additional parameters or click OK to return to the Profile Manager screen. On the Profile Manager screen, click OK or Apply to save your changes. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 77: Setting Rf Network Parameters

    To access this screen, select the RF Network tab from the Properties screens. Figure 5-2 RF Network Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    (in ad hoc mode) with which it is to communicate. Otherwise, your client adapter may not be able to associate to them. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 79

    The ability to specify the time and signal strength is available in ACU version 6.1 or greater, which is included in Install Wizard version 1.1 or greater. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

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    36 (5180 MHz) in North America Note Refer to Appendix D for a list of channel identifiers, channel center frequencies, and regulatory domains for each channel. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-10 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 81

    If you are using an older version of a 340 or 350 series client Note adapter, your power level options may be different than those listed here. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-11 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 82

    DSSS signal or any energy above the ED threshold. This parameter is available only for 2.4-GHz client adapters. Note Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-12 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 83

    Go to the next section to set additional parameters or click OK to return to the Profile Manager screen. On the Profile Manager screen, click OK or Apply to save your changes. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-13...

  • Page 84: Setting Advanced Infrastructure Parameters

    To access this screen, select the Advanced (Infrastructure) tab from the Properties screens. Figure 5-3 Advanced (Infrastructure) Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-14 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 85

    See the Antenna Mode (Receive) parameter above for information on the options available for your client adapter. This parameter is available only for 2.4-GHz client adapters. Note Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-15 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 86

    Default: 16 (2.4-GHz client adapters) or 32 (5-GHz client adapters) Note Refer to the IEEE 802.11 Standard for more information on the RTS/CTS mechanism. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-16 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 87: Setting Advanced Ad Hoc Parameters

    5-4) enables you to set parameters that control how the client adapter operates within an ad hoc network. To access this screen, select the Advanced (Ad Hoc) tab from the Properties screens. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-17 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 88

    Chapter 5 Configuring the Client Adapter Setting Advanced Ad Hoc Parameters Figure 5-4 Advanced (Ad Hoc) Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-18 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 89

    See the Antenna Mode (Receive) parameter above for information on the options available for your client adapter. This parameter is available only for 2.4-GHz client adapters. Note Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-19 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 90

    K s is a unit of measurement in software terms. K = 1024, Note = 10 , and s = seconds, so K s = .001024 seconds, 1.024 milliseconds, or 1024 microseconds. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-20 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 91: Setting Network Security Parameters

    To access this screen, select the Network Security tab from the Properties screens. Figure 5-5 Network Security Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-21 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 92: Setting The Allow Association To Mixed Cells Parameter, Overview Of Security Features

    (WEP) encryption keys. With WEP encryption, the transmitting device encrypts each packet with a WEP key, and the receiving device uses that same key to decrypt each packet. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-22 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 93: Static Wep Keys, Eap (with Dynamic Wep Keys)

    After LEAP is enabled, a variety of configuration options are available, including how and when a username and password are entered to begin the authentication process. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-23 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 94

    PEAP supplicant, install the Install Wizard file after Windows XP Service Pack 1 or the Microsoft 802.1X supplicant for Windows 2000. Otherwise, Cisco’s PEAP supplicant is overwritten by Microsoft’s PEAP supplicant. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-24 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 95

    For the length of a session, or time period, the access point and the client use this key to encrypt or decrypt all unicast packets (and broadcast packets if the access point is set up to do so) that travel between them. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-25 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 96: Wi-fi Protected Access (wpa), Fast Roaming (cckm)

    EAP-SIM with WPA. Note WPA must also be enabled on the access point. Access points must use Cisco IOS Release 12.2(11)JA or greater to enable WPA. Refer to the documentation for your access point for instructions on enabling this feature.

  • Page 97: Reporting Access Points That Fail Leap Authentication

    Regardless of how fast roaming is enabled on the client adapter, it must also be enabled on the access point. Note Access points must use Cisco IOS Release 12.2(11)JA or greater to enable fast roaming. Refer to the documentation for your access point for instructions on enabling this feature. Note If the Microsoft 802.1X supplicant is installed on your computer, you must disable one or two Windows...

  • Page 98: Additional Wep Key Security Features

    LEAP, EAP-TLS, PEAP, or EAP-SIM authentication can associate to the access point. Client devices using static WEP (with open or shared key authentication) cannot associate. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-28...

  • Page 99: Synchronizing Security Features

    IEEE 802.1X and Open Authentication for the SSID Smart Card or other Certificate as and specify the use of EAP the EAP Type Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-29 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 100

    802.1X and PEAP as the EAP Type Note To allow both WPA and in Windows non-WPA clients to use the SSID, enable optional WPA. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-30 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 101

    Authentication for the SSID and specify the use of EAP To allow both WPA and Note non-WPA clients to use the SSID, enable optional WPA. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-31 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 102: Using Static Wep, Entering A New Static Wep Key

    Select Static WEP under Data Encryption. Step 2 Click the Static WEP Keys button. The Static WEP Keys screen appears (see Figure 5-6). Step 3 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-32 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 103

    Note ASCII text WEP keys are not supported on the Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Points, so you must select the Hexadecimal (0-9, A-F) option if you are planning to use your client adapter with these access points.

  • Page 104: Overwriting An Existing Static Wep Key

    Decide which existing static WEP key you want to overwrite. Step 3 Click within the blank field of that key. Step 4 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-34 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 105: Disabling Static Wep, Enabling Leap

    Note Refer to the “Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)” section on page 5-26 for additional information. Select LEAP or LEAP (WPA). Step 2 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-35 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 106

    The Use Saved User Name and Password option is available only if the Allow Saved LEAP User Name and Password option was enabled (set to Yes) during installation. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-36...

  • Page 107

    Range: 10 to 300 seconds Default: 90 seconds Step 9 Click OK to exit the LEAP Settings screen. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-37 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 108

    Configure. If your profile’s SSID is not listed, click Add, enter your profile’s SSID in the Network name (SSID) field, and select the Authentication tab. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-38...

  • Page 109: Enabling Host-based Eap

    Access points to which your client adapter may attempt to authenticate must use the following • firmware versions or greater: 12.00T (340, 350, and 1200 series access points) or Cisco IOS Release 12.2(4)JA (1100 series access points). To use WPA or fast roaming, access points must use Cisco IOS Release 12.2(11)JA or Note greater.

  • Page 110: Enabling Host-based Eap Authentication In Acu

    Dial-up Connections. Right-click Local Area Connection. Click Properties. The Local Area Connection Properties screen appears. Go to the “Enabling EAP Authentication in Windows” section on page 5-44. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-40 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 111: Enabling Wpa (windows 2000 Or Xp Only - Optional)

    Under Manuals, click Odyssey Client User Guide. Step 3 Follow the instructions in the user guide to enable WPA and EAP-TLS, PEAP, or EAP-SIM authentication. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-41 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 112

    Select the SSID of the profile you began setting up in ACU from the list of available networks and click Configure. If your profile’s SSID is not listed, click Add. The Wireless Network Properties screen appears (see Figure 5-9). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-42 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 113

    Select TKIP from the Data encryption drop-down list. Step 6 Go to the “Enabling EAP Authentication in Windows” section below to enable EAP authentication for Step 7 this profile. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-43 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 114: Enabling Eap Authentication In Windows

    “Enabling PEAP” section on page 5-47. • If you are planning to use EAP-SIM, go to the “Enabling EAP-SIM” section on page 5-50. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-44 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 115

    Certificate Properties screen appears (see Figure 5-12 Figure 5-13). Figure 5-11 Certificate Properties Screen - Windows 98, 98 SE, NT, and Me Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-45 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 116

    Figure 5-12 Smart Card or other Certificate Properties Screen - Windows 2000 and XP Figure 5-13 Smart Card or Other Certificate Properties Screen - Windows XP Service Pack 1 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-46...

  • Page 117

    Follow the steps below to enable PEAP. Step 1 For EAP type, select PEAP. Step 2 Click Properties. The PEAP Properties screen appears (see Figure 5-14). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-47 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 118

    Currently Generic Token Card is the only second phase EAP type available. Click Properties. The Generic Token Card Properties screen appears (see Figure 5-15). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-48 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 119

    Click OK three times to save your settings. The configuration is complete. Step 11 Refer to Chapter 6 for instructions on authenticating using PEAP. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-49 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 120

    This option is not recommended because it enables others to use the SIM without knowing Note the PIN. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-50 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 121: Disabling Leap Or Host-based Eap, Disabling Leap, Disabling Host-based Eap

    Uncheck the Enable network access control using IEEE 802.1X or Enable IEEE 802.1x Step 5 authentication for this network check box. Click OK. Step 6 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-51 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 122

    Chapter 5 Configuring the Client Adapter Setting Network Security Parameters Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 5-52 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 123

    • • Using EAP-TLS, page 6-15 Using PEAP, page 6-16 • Using EAP-SIM, page 6-21 • • Restarting the Authentication Process, page 6-22 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 124: Using Leap, Overview

    When LEAP authentication begins, the LEAP Authentication Status screen appears (see Figure 6-1). The LEAP Authentication Status screen might appear behind any open applications. Note Figure 6-1 LEAP Authentication Status Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 125: Using Leap With The Windows Username And Password, After Profile Selection Or Card Insertion

    If your client adapter authenticates, the screen shows that each stage was successful and then disappears. ACM now shows Authenticated, and the Server Based Authentication field on the ACU Status screen shows LEAP Authenticated. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 126: After A Reboot Or Logon

    Windows and Novell username and password in the login screens and click OK. Figure 6-2 Windows Login Screen (Windows 98, 98 SE, and Me) Figure 6-3 Windows Login Screen (Windows NT) Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 127: After Your Leap Credentials Expire

    The Current Profile field on the ACU Status screen lists the profile as being Disabled. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 128: Using Leap With An Automatically Prompted Login, After Profile Selection Or Card Insertion

    If the authentication attempt fails, an error message appears after the LEAP timeout period has expired. Refer to the “LEAP Authentication Error Messages” section on page 10-20 for the necessary action to take. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 129

    When the network login screen appears (see Figure 6-6 Figure 6-7), enter your network username Step 3 and password and click OK. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 130

    Windows NT and XP. Figure 6-6 Network Login Screen (Windows 98, 98 SE, and Me) Figure 6-7 Network Login Screen (Windows 2000) Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 131: Using Leap With A Manually Prompted Login, After Your Leap Credentials Expire, After Profile Selection

    (including its priority in auto profile selection). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 132

    If auto profile selection selects a manual LEAP profile, you must select the Manual LEAP Login • option from the Commands drop-down menu (see Figure 6-9). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 6-10 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 133

    If the authentication attempt fails, an error message appears after the LEAP timeout period has expired. Refer to the “LEAP Authentication Error Messages” section on page 10-20 for the necessary action to take. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 6-11 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 134: After A Reboot, Logon, Or Card Insertion

    When the LEAP login screen appears (see Figure 6-11), enter your LEAP username and password and Step 4 click OK. The domain name is optional. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 6-12 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 135

    When the LEAP login screen appears, enter your new username and password and click OK. The client adapter should authenticate using your new credentials. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 6-13...

  • Page 136: Using Leap With A Saved Username And Password, After Profile Selection Or Card Insertion

    “LEAP Authentication Error Messages” section on page 10-20 for the necessary action to take. Windows continues to log you onto the system. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 6-14 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 137: Using Eap-tls, After Your Leap Credentials Expire, After Profile Selection Or Card Insertion

    If a message appears indicating the root certification authority for the server’s certificate, and it is the Step 2 correct certification authority, click OK to accept the connection. Otherwise, click Cancel. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 6-15 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 138: Using Peap, After A Reboot Or Logon, After Profile Selection, Card Insertion, Reboot, Or Logon

    Click this message. The Static Password screen appears (see Figure 6-12). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 6-16 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 139

    Click this message. The One Time Password screen appears (see Figure 6-13). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 6-17 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 140

    Network Connection. Click View and Refresh to obtain the current status. If the client adapter is authenticated, the status reads Authentication succeeded. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 6-18 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 141

    Wireless Network Connection. Click View and Refresh to obtain the current status. If the client adapter is authenticated, the status reads Authentication succeeded. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 6-19...

  • Page 142

    Wireless Network Connection. Click View and Refresh to obtain the current status. If the client adapter is authenticated, the status reads Authentication succeeded. You should use the new PIN for future authentication attempts. Note Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 6-20 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 143: Using Eap-sim, If You Are Prompted For The Pin

    PIN incorrectly, an error message appears. Note If you exceed the maximum number of retries for entering the PIN, the card locks up. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 6-21 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 144: If The Pin Is Stored On The Computer, Restarting The Authentication Process

    To force your client adapter to try to reauthenticate using the username and password of the current profile, select Reauthenticate from ACM or the Commands drop-down menu in ACU. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 6-22 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 145: Performing Diagnostics

    Viewing Statistics for Your Client Adapter, page 7-12 Viewing the Link Status Meter, page 7-16 • Running an RF Link Test, page 7-18 • Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 146: Chapter 7 Performing Diagnostics

    Table 7-1 Locating Diagnostic Instructions Diagnostic Tool Page Number Status Statistics 7-12 Link status meter 7-16 RF link test 7-18 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 147

    Click the Preferences icon or select Preferences from the Options drop-down menu. The Aironet Client Step 2 Utility Preferences screen appears (see Figure 7-1). Figure 7-1 Aironet Client Utility Preferences Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 148: Viewing The Current Status Of Your Client Adapter

    (dBm). The name of the current profile appears in parentheses at the top of the screen. Note Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 149: Viewing The Current Status Of Your Client Adapter

    Viewing the Current Status of Your Client Adapter Figure 7-2 Status Screen (with Signal Strength as a Percentage) Figure 7-3 Bottom of Status Screen (with Signal Strength in dBm) Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 150

    This setting appears only for 2.4-GHz client adapters. Note Note Refer to the Use Short Radio Headers parameter in Table 5-3 for information on using short radio headers. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 151

    None, WEP, TKIP, or CKIP Refer to the “Overview of Security Features” section on Note page 5-22 for details on these encryption types. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 152

    MAC Address The MAC address assigned to your client adapter at the factory. IP Address The IP address of your client adapter. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 153

    The name of the network to which your client adapter is currently associated. Note Refer to the SSID1 parameter in Table 5-2 for information on the client adapter’s SSID. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 154

    The signal strength for all received packets. The higher the value and the more green the bar graph is, the stronger the signal. Range: 0 to 100% or –95 to –45 dBm Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 7-10 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 155

    Note if you selected signal strength to be displayed in dBm. See the Signal Strength Display Units parameter in Table 7-2 information. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 7-11 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 156: Viewing Statistics For Your Client Adapter

    Windows device. Link status tests from the access point or site survey tool are performed at the firmware level; therefore, they have no effect on the statistics shown in the Statistics screen. Figure 7-4 Statistics Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 7-12 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 157: Viewing Statistics For Your Client Adapter

    2.4-GHz signals from devices such as microwave ovens, wireless handset phones, etc. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 7-13 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 158

    The number of packets that were discarded because no MIC was found. This field is displayed only if MIC is enabled on the Note access point. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 7-14 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 159

    RTS packet. Single Collisions The number of packets that had to be retransmitted once because a collision occurred. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 7-15 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 160: Viewing The Link Status Meter

    Meter from the Commands drop-down menu. The Link Status Meter screen appears (see Figure 7-5). The name of the current profile appears in parentheses at the top of the screen. Note Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 7-16 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 161: Viewing The Link Status Meter

    IOS) or the MAC address of the access point’s radio (for access points that run Cisco IOS). The MAC address of the Ethernet port on access points that run Cisco IOS is printed on a label on the back of the device.

  • Page 162: Running An Rf Link Test

    Linktest screen appears (see Figure 7-6). The name of the current profile appears in parentheses at the top of the screen. Note Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 7-18 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 163: Running An Rf Link Test

    Select the size of the data packet that is to be sent to the access point. You can type a number in the Packet Size field or use the slider to select this value. Range: 64 to 2048 Default: 100 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 7-19 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 164

    Linktest Screen (with Test Running and Signal Strength as a Percentage) Figure 7-8 Bottom of Linktest Screen (with Test Running and Signal Strength in dBm) Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 7-20 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 165

    See the Signal Strength Display Units parameter in Table 7-2 for information. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 7-21 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 166

    Stop button changes back to the Start button. To stop the link test at any time, click Stop, OK, or Cancel. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 7-22...

  • Page 167

    • Overview of ACM, page 8-2 The ACM Icon, page 8-2 • • Tool Tip Window, page 8-3 Pop-Up Menu, page 8-5 • Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 168: Overview Of Acm, The Acm Icon

    Windows 98, 98 SE, 2000, and XP may display their own wireless network connection status icon in the Note system tray. Cisco recommends that you turn off the Windows icon and use the ACM icon to monitor your wireless connection.

  • Page 169: Tool Tip Window

    The name of the network to which your client adapter is currently associated. Refer to the SSID1 parameter in Table 5-2 for information on Note setting the client adapter’s SSID. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 170

    6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, or 54 Mbps (5-GHz client adapters) Client adapter type A description of your client adapter. Client adapter IP address The IP address of your client adapter. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 171: Pop-up Menu, About

    The About screen displays the version number of ACM that your computer is running and enables you to access the online help. To access the online help, click the Help button. An overview of ACM appears. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 172: Exit, Launch Aironet Client Utility, Troubleshooting, Preferences

    Preferences When you select this option, the Aironet Client Monitor Preferences screen appears (see Figure 8-4). Figure 8-4 Aironet Client Monitor Preferences Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 173: Turn Radio On/off

    You must turn the radio back on to resume operation. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 174: Reauthenticate, Select Profile

    LEAP authentication timeout value on the LEAP Settings screen if LEAP is enabled), the driver switches automatically to another profile that is included in auto profile selection. The adapter Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 175: Show Connection Status

    Show Connection Status When you select this option, the Connection Status screen appears (see Figure 8-6). Figure 8-6 Connection Status Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 176

    The client adapter’s ability to communicate with the access point, which is determined by the combined result of the adapter’s signal strength and signal quality. Value: Excellent, Good, Fair, or Poor Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 8-10 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 177

    6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, or 54 Mbps (5-GHz client adapters) Client Adapter IP Address The IP address of your client adapter. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 8-11 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 178

    Chapter 8 Using the Aironet Client Monitor (ACM) Pop-Up Menu Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 8-12 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 179: Routine Procedures

    Restarting the Client Adapter, page 9-15 • • Turning Your Client Adapter’s Radio On or Off, page 9-15 Uninstalling the Microsoft Hot Fix, page 9-16 • Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 180: Inserting And Removing A Client Adapter, Inserting A Client Adapter

    If the card does not insert easily, remove the card and reinsert it. Step 3 Hold the card with the Cisco logo facing up and insert it into the PC card slot or Cardbus slot, applying just enough pressure to make sure it is fully seated (see Figure 9-1).

  • Page 181: Inserting A Pci Card

    The bottom edge of the card is the connector you will insert into an empty expansion slot in your computer. See Figure 9-2. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 182: Removing A Client Adapter, Removing A Pc Card Or Pc-cardbus Card

    If you need to remove your PC card or PC-Cardbus card but do not want to shut down your computer, double-click the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon in the Windows system tray, select the Cisco Aironet client adapter you want to remove under Hardware devices, click Stop, and click OK twice. Then pull the card directly out of the card slot.

  • Page 183: Removing A Pci Card, Client Adapter Software Procedures, Finding The Install Wizard Version

    Step 4 Click the Version tab. The version of the currently installed Install Wizard file is shown in the File Step 5 version field. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 184: Upgrading The Client Adapter Software, Uninstalling The Client Adapter Software

    Browse to the location of the Install Wizard software, select the IWSetup.exe file, and click Open and Step 3 The Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapter Installation Wizard screen appears (see Figure 9-3). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 185: Finding The Driver Version

    Click the Status icon or select Status from the Commands drop-down menu. The Status screen displays the current version of your client adapter’s driver in the NDIS Driver Version field. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 186: Firmware Procedures, Finding The Firmware Version, Upgrading The Firmware

    To minimize the risk of a power failure during the firmware flashing process, which could render your client adapter inoperable, Cisco recommends that your computer be plugged into AC power or have a fully charged battery at the start of flashing. If a power failure does occur, follow the instructions in the “Technical Assistance Center”...

  • Page 187

    Open ACU; click the Load Firmware icon or select Load New Firmware from the Commands Step 12 drop-down menu. The Load New Firmware screen appears (see Figure 9-4). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 188

    Click the Preferences icon or select Preferences from the Options drop-down menu. The Aironet Client Step 2 Utility Preferences screen appears (see Figure 9-5). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 9-10 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 189

    If you want to enable this parameter, you must recheck the check box. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 9-11...

  • Page 190: Opening Acu

    Select Aironet Client Utility (ACU) from the folder in the Windows Start Menu that you chose • during installation [the default location is Start > Program Files > Cisco Systems > Aironet Client Utility (ACU)]. Double-click My Computer > Control Panel > Aironet Client Utility.

  • Page 191: Exiting Acu, Modifying Acu Installation Settings, Finding The Version Of Acu

    Click the About icon or select the About Aironet Client Utility option from the Help drop-down menu. The About Aironet Client Utility screen appears (see Figure 9-7). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 9-13 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 192: Accessing Online Help

    To search for a specific word or phrase, click Contents or Index, click the Find tab, and follow the • instructions in the Find Setup Wizard window. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 9-14 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 193: Acm Procedures, Restarting The Client Adapter, Turning Your Client Adapter's Radio On Or Off

    You must turn the radio back on to resume operation. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 9-15...

  • Page 194: Uninstalling The Microsoft Hot Fix

    LEAP. If you ever need to uninstall the hot fix, select Start > Run, enter C:\Windows\Inf\Qfe\W98.se\241052un.inf, and click OK. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 9-16...

  • Page 195

    Accessing the Latest Troubleshooting Information, page 10-2 Interpreting the Indicator LEDs, page 10-2 • • Troubleshooting the Client Adapter, page 10-3 Error Messages, page 10-13 • Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-1 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 196: Accessing The Latest Troubleshooting Information, Interpreting The Indicator Leds

    This chapter provides basic troubleshooting tips for your client adapter. For more up-to-date and complex troubleshooting information, refer to the TAC web site. To access this site, go to Cisco.com, click Technical Support > Hardware Support > Wireless Devices. Then select your product and Troubleshooting to find information on the problem you are experiencing.

  • Page 197: Troubleshooting The Client Adapter

    LEAP login screen does not appear before 10-13 Windows login screen (Windows 98, 98 SE, and Me only) Microsoft hot fix (Windows 98 and 98 SE only) 10-13 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-3 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 198: Using The Troubleshooting Utility, Diagnosing Your Client Adapter's Operation

    Right-click the ACM icon; select Troubleshooting from the pop-up menu. • The Cisco Wireless LAN Adapter Troubleshooting screen appears (see Figure 10-1). Figure 10-1 Cisco Wireless LAN Adapter Troubleshooting Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-4 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 199

    The utility runs until it completes successfully or a problem is discovered. It then displays the results (see Figure 10-2). Figure 10-2 Cisco Wireless LAN Adapter Troubleshooting Screen (with Test Results) Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-5 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 200: Saving The Detailed Report To A Text File

    11/21/02 at 12:30. Note You can change the filename by typing a new name in the File name field. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-6 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 201: Accessing Online Help, Client Adapter Recognition Problems

    BIOS and make sure that the PC card controller mode is set to PCIC compatible. A computer’s BIOS varies depending on the manufacturer. For support on BIOS-related issues, consult Note your computer’s manufacturer. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-7 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 202: Resolving Resource Conflicts

    The Conflict Information window at the bottom of the screen indicates if the IRQ is already being used. Step 15 Click OK. Step 16 Reboot your computer. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-8 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 203: Resolving Resource Conflicts In Windows Nt

    The Conflict Information window at the bottom of the screen indicates if the range is already being used. Step 9 Click OK. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-9 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 204: Resolving Resource Conflicts In Windows Xp

    The Conflict Information window at the bottom of the screen indicates if the IRQ is already being used. Step 13 Click OK. Reboot your computer. Step 14 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-10 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 205: Problems Associating To An Access Point, Problems Authenticating To An Access Point

    If your computer is running Windows 2000 or XP and more than one network adapter is enabled (such as a Cisco Aironet client adapter and an Ethernet card), you can select which one to use by assigning a priority to your network connections.

  • Page 206: Parameters Missing From Profile Manager Screen

    ACU and Windows XP’s wireless network settings. Simply ignore the Windows icon and use the ACM icon to check the status of your client adapter’s wireless connection. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-12...

  • Page 207: Leap Login Screen Does Not Appear Before Windows Login Screen (windows 98, 98 Se, And Me Only)

    Table 10-4 enables you to quickly locate the error messages you need. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-13 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 208: General Error Messages

    Re-copy the firmware file to a floppy disk or to your computer’s hard drive and Recommended Action try to load it again or select a different firmware file and try to load it. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-14 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 209

    (or any other profile that is configured for LEAP). Run the installation program again and enable the LEAP security module. Recommended Action Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-15 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 210

    Re-enter your username and password and try to authenticate again or select Recommended Action another EAP profile. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-16 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 211

    Click Static WEP Keys on the Network Security screen. Then follow the instructions in the “Entering a New Static WEP Key” section on page 5-32 to enter a static WEP key. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-17 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 212: Installation Error Messages

    Make sure your hard drive has sufficient room for the installation files. If it does, download and run a new copy of the Install Wizard. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-18...

  • Page 213

    95, which is not a supported operating system. Install the client adapter software on a computer running Windows 98, 98 SE, Recommended Action NT, 2000, Me, or XP. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-19 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 214: Leap Authentication Error Messages

    LEAP. The LEAP authentication process aborts. If you want the client adapter to LEAP authenticate, select a profile that is Recommended Action configured for LEAP. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-20 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 215

    Windows XP’s fast user switching feature. If you want to use fast user switching and do not want to use LEAP, you must run the installation program again and deselect the LEAP security module. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-21...

  • Page 216

    LEAP authentication timeout value. Recommended Action Increase the LEAP authentication timeout value on the LEAP Settings screen. Then re-enter the LEAP username and password. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-22 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 217: Peap Authentication Error Messages, For All Peap-supported Databases

    Recommended Action Make sure that PEAP and the Trusted Root Certificate Authority certificate are installed correctly. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-23 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 218: For Windows Nt Or 2000 Domain Databases

    Recommended Action Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete, select Change Password, and enter your old password once and your new password twice. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-24 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 219: For All Otp Databases

    Hardware Token nor the Support Software Token option was selected. Check either the Support Hardware Token check box or the Support Recommended Action Software Token check box or both. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-25 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 220: For Otp Databases Using Secure Computing Softoken Version

    Generic Token Card Properties screen, but the SofToken program path was not entered. Enter the path to the SofToken program in the SofToken Program Path field. Recommended Action Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-26 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 221

    Error Message Here is the hint you entered when you created your PIN: xxxx. You entered an invalid PIN. Explanation Use the hint to help you remember your PIN; then re-enter it. Recommended Action Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-27 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 222

    Recommended Action network access and that it is inserted properly. If the problem occurs several times in a row, reboot your computer. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-28 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 223

    PIN for your SIM card. If you do not want to establish a connection, consider turning off or ejecting the client adapter; otherwise, the system will reprompt you every 30 to 60 seconds. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-29 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 224

    Follow the Recommended Action instructions for the “Please insert your SIM card and try again” error Step 3 message on page 10-32. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-30 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 225

    (approximately 30 to 60 seconds). You may also restart the client adapter or reboot your computer with the new SIM card to try again. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-31...

  • Page 226

    If a reader is installed, make sure that it is inserted completely into the PCMCIA slot (PCMCIA model) Step 2 or that the connector cable is inserted properly into the serial or USB connector (serial/USB port model). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-32 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 227

    However, if the number of retries is exhausted, the SIM card locks up and becomes useless. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-33 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 228

    Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Error Messages Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows 10-34 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 229: Technical Specifications

    • Physical Specifications, page A-2 Radio Specifications, page A-3 • • Power Specifications, page A-6 Safety and Regulatory Compliance Specifications, page A-7 • Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 230

    Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters. Note If a distinction is not made between radio or client adapter type, the specification applies to all Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters. Table A-1...

  • Page 231

    Usable channels 2.4-GHz client adapters 2412 to 2484 MHz in 5-MHz increments 5-GHz client adapters 5170 to 5320 MHz in 20-MHz increments Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 232

    300 ns @ 5.5 Mbps 140 ns @ 11 Mbps (350 series client adapters) 70 ns @ 11 Mbps (340 series client adapters) Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 233

    Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Point with an omni-directional antenna. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 234

    350 series PC card, LM card, and mini PCI card Typically 15 mA 350 series PCI card Typically 115 mA PC-Cardbus card Typically 20 mA Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 235

    Japan Telec 33B (2.4-GHz client adapters) Japan ARIB STD-T71 (5-GHz client adapters) EN 300.328 (2.4-GHz client adapters) EN 301.893 (5-GHz client adapters) RF exposure OET-65C RSS-102 ANSI C95.1 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 236

    Appendix A Technical Specifications Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 237: Translated Safety Warnings

    The following topics are covered in this appendix: Explosive Device Proximity Warning, page B-2 • • Dipole Antenna Installation Warning, page B-3 Warning for Laptop Users, page B-4 • Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 238: Explosive Device Proximity Warning

    Använd inte den trådlösa nätverksenheten i närheten av oskyddade tändhattar eller i en explosiv miljö om inte enheten modifierats för att kunna användas i sådana sammanhang. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 239: Dipole Antenna Installation Warning

    Varning! För att följa FCC-exponeringsgränserna för radiofrekvens (RF), bör dipolsantenner placeras på minst 20 cm avstånd från alla människor. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 240: Warning For Laptop Users

    5 cm fra deg eller personer i nærheten under lengre perioder med overføring eller bruk. Hvis antennen er plassert mindre enn 5 cm fra brukeren, anbefaler vi at brukeren begrenser eksponeringstiden. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 241

    PC Card-adapter under en längre tid. Om antennen befinner sig mindre än 5 cm från användaren, rekommenderar vi inte användning under längre tid. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 242

    Appendix B Translated Safety Warnings Warning for Laptop Users Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 243

    Guidelines for Operating Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters in Japan, page C-6 • Administrative Rules for Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters in Taiwan, page C-7 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 244: Manufacturer's Federal Communication Commission Declaration Of Conformity Statement

    Table C-1. Any changes or modification to the product not expressly approved by Cisco could void the user’s authority to operate this device. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 245: Canadian Compliance Statement, Department Of Communications – Canada

    This device may not cause harmful interference, and This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 246: Declaration Of Conformity With Regard To The R&tte Directive 1999/5/ec

    Denna utrustning är i överensstämmelse med de väsentliga kraven och andra relevanta bestämmelser i Direktiv 1999/5/EC. The Declaration of Conformity related to this product can be found at the following URL: http://www.ciscofax.com. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 247: Ghz Client Adapters

    European R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC or the CEPT recommendation Rec 70.03 or both. For more details on legal combinations of power levels and antennas, refer to the “Maximum Power Levels and Antenna Gains” section on page D-4. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 248: Declaration Of Conformity For Rf Exposure

    This section provides guidelines for avoiding interference when operating Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters in Japan. These guidelines are provided in both Japanese and English. Japanese Translation 03-5549-6500 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 249: English Translation, And 5-ghz Client Adapters

    This section provides administrative rules for operating Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters in Taiwan. The rules are provided in both Chinese and English. 2.4- and 5-GHz Client Adapters Chinese Translation Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 250: Chinese Translation

    (ISM) equipment, or by an incidental radiator. 5-GHz Client Adapters Chinese Translation English Translation This equipment is limited for indoor use. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 251: Channels, Power Levels, And Antenna Gains

    The following topics are covered in this appendix: • Channels, page D-2 Maximum Power Levels and Antenna Gains, page D-4 • Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 252

    All channel sets are restricted to indoor usage except the Americas (-A), which allows for indoor and Note outdoor use on channels 52 through 64 in the United States. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 253

    9 through 11 can be used indoors and outdoors. Users are responsible for ensuring that the channel set configuration is in compliance with the regulatory standards of Mexico. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 254: Maximum Power Levels And Antenna Gains

    Maximum Power Levels Per Antenna Gain for IEEE 802.11b Regulatory Domain Antenna Gain (dBi) Maximum Power Level (mW) Americas (-A) (4 W EIRP maximum) 13.5 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 255

    Maximum Power Level (mW) EMEA (-E) (100 mW EIRP maximum) 13.5 Israel (-I) (100 mW EIRP maximum) 13.5 Japan (-J) (10 mW/MHz EIRP maximum) 13.5 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 256

    Appendix D Channels, Power Levels, and Antenna Gains Maximum Power Levels and Antenna Gains Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 257

    Configuring the Client Adapter, page E-5 Associating to an Access Point Using Windows XP, page E-18 • • Viewing the Current Status of Your Client Adapter, page E-19 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 258

    Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) server, to which the access point communicates over the wired network. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 259

    PIN stored in your computer or to be prompted to enter it after a reboot or prior to every authentication attempt. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 260

    Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft support patch 815485 must be installed in order to use WPA. They can be downloaded from the following URLs: • Service Pack 1: http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/pro/downloads/servicepacks/sp1/default.asp • 815485 support patch: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=009d8425-ce2b-47a4-abec-274845d c9e91&DisplayLang=en Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 261

    Note Access points must use Cisco IOS Release 12.2(11)JA or greater to enable WPA. Refer to the documentation for your access point for instructions on enabling this feature. Configuring the Client Adapter Follow the steps below to configure your client adapter using Windows XP.

  • Page 262

    The Allow Broadcast SSID to Associate option on the access point must be enabled for the SSID to appear in the list of available networks. The Wireless Network Properties screen appears (see Figure E-2). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 263

    Shared—Enables your client adapter to communicate only with access points that have the same • WEP key. Cisco recommends that shared key authentication not be used because it presents a security risk. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 264

    Your client adapter’s WEP key must match the WEP key used by the access point (in • infrastructure mode) or clients (in ad hoc mode) with which you are planning to communicate. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 265

    Authentication” section on page E-13. • If you are planning to use EAP-SIM authentication, follow the instructions in the “Enabling EAP-SIM Authentication” section on page E-16. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 266: Enabling Eap-tls Authentication

    For EAP type, select Smart Card or other Certificate. Step 4 Click Properties. The Smart Card or Other Certificate Properties screen appears (see Figure E-4). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows E-10 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 267

    If you leave this field blank, the server name is not verified, and a connection is established as long as the certificate is valid. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows E-11...

  • Page 268

    Wireless Network Connection. Click View and Refresh to obtain the current status. If the client adapter is authenticated, the status reads Authentication succeeded. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows E-12...

  • Page 269: Enabling Peap Authentication

    WPA-PSK on the Association screen. Step 3 For EAP type, select PEAP. Click Properties. The PEAP Properties screen appears (see Figure E-6). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows E-13 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 270

    Currently Generic Token Card is the only second phase EAP type available. Click Properties. The Generic Token Card Properties screen appears (see Figure E-7). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows E-14 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 271

    Click OK four times to save your settings. The configuration is complete. Refer to the “Using PEAP” section on page 6-16 for instructions on authenticating using PEAP. Step 12 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows E-15 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 272: Enabling Eap-sim Authentication

    WPA-PSK on the Association screen. Step 3 For EAP type, select SIM Authentication. Step 4 Click Properties. The SIM Authentication Properties screen appears (see Figure E-9). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows E-16 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 273

    Note This option is not recommended because it enables others to use the SIM without knowing the PIN. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows E-17 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 274: Associating To An Access Point Using Windows Xp

    To force the client adapter to associate to a different access point, you must select a different network from the list of available networks (and click Configure and OK). Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows E-18 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 275

    To view the status of your client adapter, click the icon of the two connected computers in the Windows system tray. The Wireless Network Connection Status screen appears (see Figure E-10). Figure E-10 Wireless Network Connection Status Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows E-19 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 276

    Appendix E Configuring the Client Adapter through the Windows XP Operating System Viewing the Current Status of Your Client Adapter Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows E-20 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 277: Performing A Site Survey

    Specifying Signal Strength Units, page F-3 Using Passive Mode, page F-3 • • Using Active Mode, page F-7 Forcing the Client Adapter to Reassociate, page F-13 • Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 278: Additional Information

    Physical environment—Clear or open areas provide better radio range than closed or filled areas. • Also, the less cluttered the work environment, the greater the range. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 279: Specifying Signal Strength Units, Using Passive Mode

    The name of the current profile appears in parentheses at the top of the screen. Note Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 280

    Site Survey - Passive Mode Screen (with Signal Strength as a Percentage) Figure F-2 Top of Site Survey - Passive Mode Screen (with Signal Strength in dBm) Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 281

    5 seconds. If it receives only 40 packets, the percentage of beacons received would be 80%. Range: 0 to 100% This setting appears only for 5-GHz client adapters. Note Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 282

    Cisco IOS Release 12.2(4)JA or greater). If Aironet Extensions are disabled, the IP address of the Note associated access point is shown as 0.0.0.0. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 283: Using Active Mode

    F-1), click the Setup button. The Site Survey Active Mode Setup screen appears (see Figure F-3). Figure F-3 Site Survey Active Mode Setup Screen Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 284

    No retries will occur. Default Retries The firmware’s default value for retries (16 for 2.4-GHz client adapters; 32 for 5-GHz client adapters) will be used. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 285

    Site Survey - Active Mode screen with the signal strength values displayed as percentages, and Figure F-5 shows the top of the same screen with the signal strength values displayed in dBm. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows OL-1394-07...

  • Page 286

    Site Survey - Active Mode Screen (with Signal Strength as a Percentage) Figure F-5 Top of Site Survey - Active Mode Screen (with Signal Strength in dBm) Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows F-10 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 287

    80%. Range: 0 to 100% Note This setting appears only for 5-GHz client adapters. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows F-11 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 288

    Percent Complete The percentage of packets that have been transmitted based on the number specified in the Number of Packets field. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows F-12 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 289: Forcing The Client Adapter To Reassociate

    When prompted to confirm your decision, click Yes. The driver stops the client adapter’s radio, writes the configuration (although no parameter settings have been changed), and restarts the radio. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows F-13...

  • Page 290

    Appendix F Performing a Site Survey Forcing the Client Adapter to Reassociate Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows F-14 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 291: L O S S A R Y

    EAP-SIM authentication and you enable this feature, the access point changes the dynamic broadcast WEP key that it provides at the interval you select. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows GL-1...

  • Page 292

    Packets that were received twice because an acknowledgement got lost and the sender retransmitted the duplicate packets packet. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows GL-2 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 293

    The body responsible for the Ethernet 802.3 and wireless LAN 802.11 specifications. The wired Ethernet network. infrastructure Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows GL-3 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 294

    EAP support. Support for LEAP is provided in the client adapter’s firmware and the Cisco software that supports it, rather than in the operating system. With LEAP, a username and password are used by the client adapter to perform mutual authentication with the RADIUS server through an access point.

  • Page 295

    LAN. A connector type unique to Cisco Aironet radios and antennas. Part 15.203 of the FCC rules covering RP-TNC spread spectrum devices limits the types of antennas that may be used with transmission equipment. In compliance with this rule, Cisco Aironet, like all other wireless LAN providers, equips its radios and antennas with a unique connector to prevent attachment of non-approved antennas to radios.

  • Page 296

    IEEE 802.11i standard. WPA leverages Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) for data protection and 802.1X for authenticated key management. Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows GL-6 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 297

    Aironet Client Monitor (ACM) in link test 7-21 About screen in site survey active mode F-12 accessing help in site survey passive mode Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows IN-1 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 298

    Automatically Load New Firmware When NDIS Driver Is Updated parameter 9-11 selecting among several installed client adapters 3-24 Aironet Client Utility parameter (Install Wizard) 3-6, 3-16 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows IN-2 OL-1394-07...

  • Page 299

    Cisco Wireless LAN Adapter Troubleshooting number received 7-13 screen 10-4, 10-5 number transmitted 7-15 CKIP, status of 7-7, 7-8 Clear Channel Assessment parameter 5-12 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows IN-3 OL-1394-07...

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    CD-ROM mismatches 7-14 feedback specifications obtaining xv to xvi, xvii to xviii when performing a site survey ordering Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows IN-4 OL-1394-07...

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    6-15 frequencies D-2, D-3 described 5-24 to 5-26, E-3, E-4 frequency disabling 5-51 currently being used in site survey active mode F-12 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows IN-5 OL-1394-07...

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    Installable Drivers screen (Install Wizard) 3-14 with saved username and password 6-14 installation error messages 10-18 to 10-19 with Windows username and password 6-3 to 6-4 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows IN-6 OL-1394-07...

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    7-21 described 5-28, 7-7 in site survey active mode F-12 setting on client and access point 5-32 in site survey passive mode Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows IN-7 OL-1394-07...

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    F-11 to F-13 current 7-11 site survey passive mode statistics F-5 to F-7 in link test 7-22 statistics 7-13 to 7-16 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows IN-8 OL-1394-07...

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    PEAP Properties screen - Windows 5-48, E-14 auto profile selection feature 4-4 to 4-6 peer-to-peer network 1-9, 5-6 creating a new profile deleting a profile Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows IN-9 OL-1394-07...

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    5-23 to 5-25, E-3, E-4 advanced infrastructure parameters 5-16 range 5-8, 5-11 number retransmitted 7-16 Reauthenticate number transmitted 7-15 ACM menu option ACU menu option 6-22 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows IN-10 OL-1394-07...

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    F-7 to F-13 using exiting F-7, F-13 Show History parameter guidelines signal quality current 7-11 in link test 7-21 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows IN-11 OL-1394-07...

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    RF link test 7-20 in ACM Connection Status screen 8-9 to 8-11 in site survey in ACM Tool Tip window Static Password screen 6-17 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows IN-12 OL-1394-07...

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    5-42, E-6 troubleshooting information, accessing 10-2 Use Windows User Name and Password option 5-37 troubleshooting utility accessing help 10-7 activating from ACM Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows IN-13 OL-1394-07...

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    Wireless Network Connection Properties screen (Authentication Tab) - Windows 5-44 Wireless Network Connection Properties screen (Wireless Networks Tab) - Windows 5-42, E-6 Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows IN-14 OL-1394-07...

This manual also for:

Aironet 340, Aironet 350, Aironet cb20a

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