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Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters
Installation and Configuration Guide
for Mac OS
340 and 350 Series
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Text Part Number: OL-1377-01

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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Wireless Infrastructure with Workstations Accessing a Wired LAN Introduction to the Client Utility Opening the Client Utility for Mac OS 9.x Opening the Client Utility for Mac OS X Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    Dynamic WEP Keys with EAP EAP-Cisco Wireless or LEAP Security Options for Mac OS 9.x Configuring WEP Keys Entering a New WEP Key Selecting an Existing WEP Key Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    Using the Client Utility on Mac OS X Opening the Client Utility Basic Properties Location Profiles Selecting a Location Profile Editing a Location Profile Loading New Firmware Advanced Properties 6-10 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    Removing a PC Card Removing a PCI Client Adapter Troubleshooting Accessing the Latest Troubleshooting Tips Interpreting the Indicator LEDs Problems after Installing the Driver Radio Not Found Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    Performing a Site Survey Guidelines Site Survey on Mac OS 9.x Site Survey on Mac OS X G L O S S A R Y N D E X Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    Contents Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS viii OL-1377-01...

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    Preface The preface provides an overview of the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS, references related publications, and explains how to obtain other documentation and technical assistance. The following topics are covered in this section: Audience, page x •...

  • Page 10: Preface

    Audience Audience This publication is for the person responsible for installing and maintaining a Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapter, also referred to as a client adapter. The installer should be familiar with computing devices and with network terms and concepts.

  • Page 11: Conventions

    Ennen kuin työskentelet minkään laitteiston parissa, ota selvää sähkökytkentöihin liittyvistä vaaroista ja tavanomaisista onnettomuuksien ehkäisykeinoista. (Tässä julkaisussa esiintyvien varoitusten käännökset löydät liitteestä "Translated Safety Warnings" (käännetyt turvallisuutta koskevat varoitukset).) Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    (Para ver as traduções dos avisos que constam desta publicação, consulte o apêndice “Translated Safety Warnings” - “Traduções dos Avisos de Segurança”). Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 13: Related Publications

    Quick Start Guide: Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Release Notes for Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters • Release Notes for Cisco Aironet Client Utility and Driver Version 1.0.0 for Mac OS 10.1 and Version • 1.0.2 for Mac OS 9.x Cisco Aironet Access Point Software Configuration Guide •...

  • Page 14: Ordering Documentation

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  • Page 15: Technical Assistance Center

    Technical Assistance Center The Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is available to warranty or maintenance contract customers who need technical assistance with a Cisco product that is under warranty or covered by a maintenance contract. To display the TAC web site that includes links to technical support information and software upgrades and for requesting TAC support, use www.cisco.com/techsupport.

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    Preface Obtaining Technical Assistance Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    C H A P T E R Overview This chapter describes the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters, also referred to as client adapters, and illustrates their role in a wireless network. The following topics are covered in this section: Introduction to the Client Adapters, page 1-2 •...

  • Page 18: Overview

    Introduction to the Client Adapters Introduction to the Client Adapters The Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters, also referred to as 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 19: Terminology

    PCI client adapters are shipped with a 2-dBi dipole antenna that attaches to the adapter’s antenna • connector. However, other types of antennas may be used. PCI client adapters can be operated through the right antenna port only. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 20: Leds

    For information on setting the client adapter’s network mode, refer to Chapter 5 for the Mac OS 9.x operating system or to Chapter 6 for the Mac OS X operating system. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 21: Ad Hoc Wireless Lan

    In a wireless LAN using an ad hoc network configuration, all devices equipped with a client adapter can be linked together and communicate directly with each other. Figure 1-1 Ad Hoc Wireless LAN Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 22: Wireless Infrastructure With Workstations Accessing A Wired Lan

    This process is referred to as seamless roaming. Figure 1-2 Wireless Infrastructure with Workstations Accessing a Wired LAN Access Point (Root Unit) Wired LAN Access Point (Root Unit) Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 23: Introduction To The Client Utility

    Double-click the Macintosh hard disk icon on the desktop. Step 1 Double-click the Cisco pcm3x0 Folder icon. If you selected a location other than the default (the Cisco Step 2 pcm3x0 Folder) during the installation process, select the folder in which the utility was installed.

  • Page 24: Client Utility Basics

    The screen marked with a diamond indicates the active screen. You can change which screen is active by clicking on another screen in the Windows menu. Note The Basic Properties screen and the Edit Properties screen cannot be open at the same time. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 25: Buttons On The Client Utility Screens

    Stops an RF Link test that is running Defaults Sets the parameters for a screen to their default values Help Provides information on the screen and its parameters Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 26: Mac Os X

    You can click the highlighted blue text on the client utility screens to obtain additional descriptive Note information on the highlighted words. You can also click the Help button to obtain detailed information on the client utility parameters and fields. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 1-10 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 27: Buttons On The Client Utility Screens And Dialog Boxes

    Turn Radio On Set WEP Key Sets the WEP keys. Set LEAP Username/Password Sets the LEAP username and password. Help Provides information on the screen and its parameters. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 1-11 OL-1377-01...

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    Chapter 1 Overview Client Utility Basics Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 1-12 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 29: Preparing For Installation

    This chapter provides information that you need to know before installing a client adapter. The following topics are covered in this section: Safety Information, page 2-2 • System Requirements, page 2-3 • Site Requirements, page 2-4 • Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 30: Safety Information

    FCC-certified equipment. When used with approved Cisco Aironet antennas, Cisco Aironet products meet the uncontrolled environmental limits found in OET-65 and ANSI C95.1, 1991. Proper operation of this radio device according to the instructions in this publication will result in user exposure substantially below the FCC recommended limits.

  • Page 31: Warnings

    If you are using LEAP security, your LEAP username and password – Note To install the client utility on the Mac OS X operating system, you must have administrator privileges. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 32: Site Requirements

    Note Refer to the Appendix E, “Positioning Wireless Devices,” for additional guidelines on achieving optimum placement of your Macintosh workstation. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 33: Installing The Driver And Client Utility

    Configuring the Client Adapter, page 3-11 • Verifying a Successful Installation and Configuration on Mac OS 9.x, page 3-14 • Verifying a Successful Installation and Configuration on Mac OS X, page 3-15 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 34: Installing The Driver, Client Utility, And Client Adapter

    Power-up your computer. Step 1 Step 2 To obtain the latest driver and client utility from the Cisco Web site, follow these steps: Use your web browser to access the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/aironet-utils-mac. Click on the latest software file (MACOSInstallv2x.sit) that supports both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.x operating systems.

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    Step 3 Double-click CiscoWLAN Install to activate the installer. Note You should keep the Cisco WLAN Install file. The file may be needed in the future to possibly uninstall your client utility and driver for a clean install. Step 4 If you are using Mac OS X, when the Authenticate screen appears, enter your password in the Password field.

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    When your Mac OS 9.x computer restarts, a pop-up message appears and indicates that you must use Note the client utility to set your LEAP username and password. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 37: Initial Configuration Settings For Mac Os X

    This setting is typically used for battery powered systems that have limited battery capacity and can tolerate delayed transmissions. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    Access point association—indicates if your client adapter is associated to an access point. Data transfer progress—indicates whether your client adapter was able to successfully send data to • an access point. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    Click the Show up or down arrows and select Ethernet Adaptor (enx) or PCI Ethernet Slot x (where Step 16 x is a number that indicates a specific adapter or slot). Click the TCP/IP tab. The TCP/IP window appears. Step 17 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 40: Inserting The Client Adapter Into A Computing Device

    The PC card slot is on the left side of the computer, depending on the model. Step 2 Hold the PC card with the Cisco logo facing up and insert it into the PC card slot, applying just enough pressure to make sure it is fully seated (see Figure 3-3).

  • Page 41: Inserting A Pci Client Adapter

    Tilt the adapter to allow the antenna connector and LEDs to slip through the opening in the computer Step 5 back panel. Press the client adapter into the empty PCI expansion slot until the adapter is firmly seated. Step 6 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 42: Configuring The Client Adapter

    Click the apple-shaped icon in the top left corner of the desktop. Step 7 Select Control Panels > TCP/IP. The TCP/IP window appears. Step 8 Select Cisco Wireless LAN Adapter in the Connect via drop-down box. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 3-10 OL-1377-01...

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    Step 16 Perform one of the following: • If your computer connects to an access point or to the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Base Station, select Computer to base station in the Network subwindow. • If your computer connects to another computer in a peer-to-peer (ad hoc) network, select Computer to computer in the Network subwindow.

  • Page 44: Basic Configuration On Mac Os X

    Click Apply Now to save the TCP/IP configuration options you have specified. Step 8 Click System Prefs on the main menu bar and click Quit System Prefs. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 3-12 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 45: Setting Basic Wireless Lan Options

    Click the Network Type up or down arrows and select one of the following options: Step 3 If your computer connects to an access point or to the Cisco Aironet 340 Series Base Station, select • Computer to Access Point.

  • Page 46: Verifying A Successful Installation And Configuration On Mac Os X

    If the client utility screen appears but your client card is not associated, verify your settings match with the access point. If you are unable to determine your problem, refer to the Chapter 9, “Troubleshooting.”. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 3-14 OL-1377-01...

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    The following topics are covered in this section: Overview of Security Features, page 4-2 • Security Options for Mac OS 9.x, page 4-4 • Security Options for Mac OS X, page 4-12 • Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 48: Security Features

    For the length of a session, or time period, the access point and the client use the dynamic WEP key • to encrypt and decrypt all unicast packets that travel between the access point and the client. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 49: Eap-cisco Wireless Or Leap

    Chapter 4 Security Features Overview of Security Features A Cisco Aironet client adapter running on the Mac OS operating system supports the following 802.1X authentication type: • EAP-Cisco Wireless (or LEAP) EAP-Cisco Wireless or LEAP Support for EAP-Cisco Wireless or LEAP is provided in a Cisco Aironet client adapter’s firmware and the Cisco software that supports it.

  • Page 50: Security Options For Mac Os 9.x

    “Selecting an Existing WEP Key” section on page 4-7. Step 1 Select WEP Keys from the Edit pull-down menu (see Figure 4-1). Figure 4-1 Edit Pull-Down Menu Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    Click Transmit Key next to the key you just created to indicate that this is the key you want to use to Step 4 transmit packets. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    When you have completed the entry of the WEP keys, click OK Step 7 To enable WEP, follow the instructions in the “Enabling WEP” section on page 4-8. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 53: Selecting An Existing Wep Key

    Click Transmit Key next to the key you want to use to transmit packets. Step 4 Click OK. Step 5 To enable WEP, follow the instructions in the “Enabling WEP” section on page 4-15. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 54: Enabling Wep

    Basic Properties screen (see Figure 4-6) by selecting Basic Properties from the File pull-down menu (see Figure 4-5). Figure 4-5 File Pull-Down Menu Figure 4-6 Basic Properties Screen Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    You can disable WEP at any time by deselecting the Enable WEP check box. Note Click Apply. Step 3 To enable LEAP, refer to the “LEAP” section on page 4-11. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 56: For A Home Network

    You can disable WEP at any time by deselecting the Enable WEP for home network Note check box. Click Apply. Step 3 To enable LEAP, refer to the “LEAP” section on page 4-11. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 4-10 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 57: Leap

    You can disable LEAP at any time by deselecting the Enable LEAP check box, but to enable LEAP Note again, you will have to reenter your LEAP username and password. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 4-11 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 58: Verifying Installation

    • Double-click the pcm3x0PPC icon in the Cisco pcm3x0 folder to open the pcm3x0PPC client utility. If the installation was successful, the top of the Basic Properties screen indicates that your client adapter is associated to an access point and provides its IP address.

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    Figure 4-12 WEP Key Screen Step 3 Under WEP Key Input Method, select whether the WEP keys are entered in hexadecimal characters (0-9, A-F, and a-f) or ASCII text. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 4-13 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 60: Selecting An Existing Wep Key

    Double-click the Aironet Client Utility icon. The client utility screen appears, and the computer searches for the client adapter radio. After the radio is found, the basic properties screen appears. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 4-14...

  • Page 61: Enabling Wep

    4-11), you can enable WEP by clicking the Step 2 Enable WEP check box. You can disable WEP at any time by deselecting the Enable WEP check box. Note Click Apply. Step 3 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 4-15 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 62: Leap

    Click Save Password in Keychain, if you want to save your LEAP username and password in your Macintosh keychain. When saved, your LEAP password is stored (in an encrypted format) and will be automatically entered into the password field. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 4-16 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 63: Verifying Installation

    IP address (check the bottom of the client utility basic properties screen). Note If your installation was unsuccessful or you experienced problems during or after driver installation, refer to Chapter 9, “Troubleshooting.” Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 4-17 OL-1377-01...

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    Chapter 4 Security Features Security Options for Mac OS X Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 4-18 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 65: Advanced Configuration On Mac Os 9.x

    C H A P T E R Advanced Configuration on Mac OS 9.x This chapter describes the advanced configuration options of the Cisco Aironet Wireless Client Utility running on the Mac OS 9.x operating system. The following topics are covered in this chapter: Using the Client Utility on Mac OS 9.x, page 5-2...

  • Page 66: Using The Client Utility On Mac Os 9.x

    Double-click the Macintosh hard disk icon on the desktop. Step 2 Double-click the Cisco pcm3x0 folder icon. If you selected a location other than the default (the Cisco pcm3x0 Folder) during the Note installation process, select the folder in which you directed the utility to be installed.

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    SSIDs, the value of this parameter must match the SSID of the access points. Otherwise, you will not be able to access the network. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 68: Loading New Firmware

    Default: Deselected Enable LEAP Enables or disables LEAP (also referred to as EAP - Cisco Wireless) for your client adapter. If you want to enable LEAP for your client adapter, you must select this check box and set a username and password. Refer to the “LEAP” section on page 4-11 for more information about LEAP and instructions on setting a LEAP username and password.

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    (see Figure 5-4). Figure 5-3 Edit Pull-Down Menu Figure 5-4 Firmware Window Step 4 Under Name, select the location of the new firmware (for example, Macintosh HD). Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 70: Configuring Your Client Adapter

    The parameters in this section can be used to configure your client adapter for use in an enterprise network. If you are planning to use your client adapter in a home network, go to the “Setting Home Networking Parameters” section on page 5-21. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 71: Setting System Parameters

    Close option from the File menu (see Figure 5-5) or click the square Close button in the top left-hand corner to close the screen. Figure 5-5 File Pull-Down Menu Figure 5-6 System Parameters Screen Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    SSIDs (see the AP Radio Hardware page in the Access Point Management System). To take full advantage of the optional SSID feature, upgrade your firmware to version 4.04 or higher. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    Conserves the most power but offers the lowest throughput. Is recommended for devices for which power consumption is the ultimate concern (such as small battery-powered devices). Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    “Setting Home Networking Parameters” section on page 5-21. Click Apply at the bottom of the System Parameters screen to save any changes you have made. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-10 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 75: Setting Rf Network Parameters

    This way notification of a “bad” packet will be sent up the protocol stack quickly so the application can retransmit the packet if necessary. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-11 OL-1377-01...

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    Mbps Only option. 5.5 Mbps Offers less range but greater throughput than the 2 Mbps Only option. 11 Mbps Offers the greatest throughput but the lowest range. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-12 OL-1377-01...

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    Default: On Short Preamble Description Prevents short radio headers from being used during transmissions Allows short radio headers to be used during transmissions Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-13 OL-1377-01...

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    WEP. Click Apply at the bottom of the RF Network Parameters screen to save any changes you have made. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-14 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 79: Setting Advanced Infrastructure Parameters

    To access this screen, select Edit Properties from the File pull-down menu (see Figure 5-5 on page 5-7) and click the Advanced tab. Figure 5-8 Advanced Screen Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-15 OL-1377-01...

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    This parameter should be used only for access points that Note are in repeater mode. For normal operation, these fields should be left blank because specifying an access point slows down the roaming process. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-16 OL-1377-01...

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    Refer to the IEEE 802.11 Standard for more information on Note the RTS/CTS mechanism. Click Apply at the bottom of the Advanced screen to save any changes you have made. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-17 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 82: Setting Advanced Ad Hoc Parameters

    To access this screen, select Edit Properties from the File pull-down menu (see Figure 5-5 on page 5-7) and click the Advanced tab. Figure 5-9 Advanced Screen Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-18 OL-1377-01...

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    Range: 0 to 2312 Default: 2312 Note Refer to the IEEE 802.11 Standard for more information on the RTS/CTS mechanism. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-19 OL-1377-01...

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    Range: 5 to 60 K s Default: 5 K s Click Apply at the bottom of the Advanced screen to save any changes you have made. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-20 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 85: Setting Home Networking Parameters

    To access this screen, select Edit Properties from the File pull-down menu (see Figure 5-5 on page 5-7) and click the Home Networking tab. Figure 5-10 Home Networking Screen Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-21 OL-1377-01...

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    Range: Up to 13 characters (case sensitive in ASCII format) Note Only one WEP key can be set in a home network, and each device on the network must use the same key. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-22 OL-1377-01...

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    Infrastructure Used to set up a connection to a wired Ethernet network (through a base station). Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-23 OL-1377-01...

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    1 Mbps Only option. 5.5 Mbps Offers less range but greater throughput than the 2 Mbps Only option. 11 Mbps Offers the greatest throughput but the lowest range. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-24 OL-1377-01...

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    Click Apply at the bottom of the Home Networking screen to save any changes you have made. Go to the “Specifying a Home Network Configuration” section below for instructions on activating a home network configuration. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-25 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 90: Specifying A Home Network Configuration

    If your client adapter radio is off, select Radio On from the File pull-down menu or click the Turn Radio On button on the Basic Properties screen to turn the radio on. Figure 5-11 File Pull-Down Menu Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-26 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 91: Obtaining System Address And Software Version Information

    IP address of the access point. The bottom of the screen displays the version of the open transport software that is used with the driver, the version of the driver, and the version of the pcm3x0PPC client utility. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-27 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 92: Getting Help

    Getting Help To access information about the pcm3x0PPC client utility, select pcm3x0PPC Help from the Help pull-down menu (see Figure 5-16). Figure 5-16 Help Pull-Down Menu Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-28 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 93: Exiting The Client Utility

    Figure 5-17 Cisco PCM3x0 Wireless LAN Adapter Screen From the Cisco PCM3x0 Wireless LAN Adapter screen, you can access additional information. To search for a specific word or phrase, enter the word in the Search box at the top of the screen and •...

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    Chapter 5 Advanced Configuration on Mac OS 9.x Exiting the Client Utility Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 5-30 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 95: Advanced Configuration On Mac Os X

    C H A P T E R Advanced Configuration on Mac OS X This chapter describes the client utility used with a Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapter running on the Mac OS X operating system. The following topics are covered in this chapter: Using the Client Utility on Mac OS X, page 6-2 •...

  • Page 96: Using The Client Utility On Mac Os X

    On the Applications screen, double-click the Aironet Client Utility icon. The client utility screen Step 2 appears, and the computer searches for the client adapter radio. When the radio is found, the basic properties screen appears (see Figure 6-2). Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 97: Basic Properties

    For an access point, the name and IP address are shown. Radio not associated—Your client adapter is ready and enabled but not associated to an access point or wireless device. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

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    Example: 1 to 11 (2412 to 2462 MHz) in North America Note Refer to Appendix D, “Channels and Antenna Settings,” for a list of channel identifiers, channel center frequencies, and regulatory domains for each channel. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 99

    WEP keys. Default: Deselected Enable LEAP Enables or disables LEAP (also referred to as EAP - Cisco Wireless) for your client adapter. If you want to enable LEAP for your client adapter, you must select this check box and set a LEAP username and password. Refer to Chapter “Security Features”...

  • Page 100: Location Profiles

    Location field and select the desired location from the pull-down menu (see Figure 6-3). Figure 6-3 Location Pull-Down Menu Click Apply on the basic or advanced properties screen to activate the selected location profile. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 101: Editing A Location Profile

    Select Allows you to select the location profile name to be used as the client utility default. Cancel Exits the application or screen without saving revised settings. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 102: Loading New Firmware

    You can find the latest firmware version for your client adapter at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/sw-wireless.shtml. Under “Wireless Software Products,” select your client adapter series (such as Cisco Aironet 350 Series) and copy the radio firmware image file to a directory on your computer’s hard drive.

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    Click the Open button. A dialog box appears indicating the progress of the download. The selected Step 7 image is loaded into the client adapter’s Flash memory. Click OK when a message appears indicating the firmware download was successful. Step 8 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 104: Advanced Properties

    • Advanced Connection Properties To access the advanced connection properties screen, click the Connection tab (see Figure 6-7). Figure 6-7 Client Utility Advanced Connection Properties Screen Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 6-10 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 105

    Range: Up to 16 characters Note Each computer on the network should have a unique client name. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 6-11 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 106

    Example: 1 to 11 (2412 to 2462 MHz) in North America Note Refer to Appendix D, “Channels and Antenna Settings” for a list of channel identifiers, channel center frequencies, and regulatory domains for each channel. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 6-12 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 107

    Default: Deselected Enable LEAP Enables or disables LEAP (also referred to as EAP - Cisco Wireless) for your client adapter. If you want to enable LEAP for your client adapter, you must select this check box and set a LEAP username and password. Refer to Chapter 4, “Security...

  • Page 108: Setting Rf Parameters

    The access point or wireless device name and IP address are shown. “Radio not associated” – Your client adapter is ready and enabled but not associated to an access point or wireless device. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 6-14 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 109

    Specifies the antenna that your client adapter uses to transmit data. See the Receive Antenna parameter above for information on the options available for your client adapter. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 6-15 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 110

    Conserves the most power but offers the lowest throughput. Recommended for devices for which power consumption is the ultimate concern (such as small battery-powered devices). Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 6-16 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 111

    1, 5, 20, 30, 50, or 100 mW (350 series client adapters) Default: The minimum level allowed by your country’s regulatory agency Note Reducing the transmit power level conserves battery power but decreases radio range. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 6-17 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 112: Turning Your Client Adapter Radio On Or Off

    802.11 specification. Therefore, it is important to turn it off around devices that are susceptible to RF interference. Note Your client adapter is not associated while the radio is off. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 6-18 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 113

    Click the Turn Radio On button on the basic properties screen (see Figure 6-11). Figure 6-11 Client Utility Basic Properties Screen The Turn Radio On button changes to Turn Radio Off when the radio is powered up. Note Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 6-19 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 114

    Select Radio Off from the File pull-down menu Click the Turn Radio Off button on the basic properties screen Click the Turn Radio Off button on the advanced properties screen. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 6-20 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 115: Obtaining Software Version Information

    To obtain your radio firmware version, click the Status tab on the advanced properties screen. The status screen (see Figure 6-14) appears and displays your client adapter radio firmware version number plus other information. Figure 6-14 Client Utility Advanced Properties Status Screen Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 6-21 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 116: Getting Help

    Click Help on the bottom of the client utility basic properties screen (see Figure 6-11) or the client utility advanced properties screen (see Figure 6-12). The client utility help screen appears (see Figure 6-16). Figure 6-16 Client Utility Help Screen Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 6-22 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 117: Exiting The Client Utility

    To exit the client utility, click Client Utilities from the main menu bar and select Quit Aironet Client Utility (see Figure 6-17). Figure 6-17 Client Utility Pull-Down Menu Screen Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 6-23 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 118

    Chapter 6 Advanced Configuration on Mac OS X Exiting the Client Utility Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 6-24 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 119: Performing Diagnostics

    The following topics are covered in this chapter: Diagnostic Tools for Mac OS 9.x, page 7-2 • Diagnostic Tools for Mac OS X, page 7-16 • Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 120: Diagnostic Tools For Mac Os 9.x

    To view your client adapter’s status and settings, select Status from the File pull-down menu (see Figure 7-1) and the Link Status tab. Up to four Status screens can be open at a time. Note Figure 7-1 File Pull-Down Menu Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 121

    Indicates whether your client adapter is set up to use short radio. headers. Value: On, Off, or Unknown Refer to the Short Preamble parameter in Table 5-4 Note information on using short radio headers. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 122

    Value: 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, 11 Mbps, or Auto Refer to the Data Rate parameter in Table 5-4 Note information on setting the client adapter’s data rate. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 123

    (Antenna 1 Only is the only option available for PCI client adapters) Refer to the Transmit Antenna Mode and Receive Antenna Note Mode parameters in Table 5-5 Table 5-6 for information on setting the antenna mode. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 124

    IP address and you are in infrastructure mode. The MAC address of the access point to which your client adapter is associated. It is shown only if you are in infrastructure mode. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 125: Viewing Statistics For Your Client Adapter

    To view your client adapter’s transmit statistics, go to the “Viewing Transmit Statistics” section on page 7-9. Figure 7-3 Receive Statistics Screen The statistics are calculated as soon as your client adapter is started or the Clear Stats button is selected. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 126

    Note Refer to the Data Rate parameter in Table 5-4 information on supported data rates. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 127: Viewing Transmit Statistics

    Figure 7-1 on page 7-2) and the Statistics (Transmit) tab. The Transmit Statistics screen appears (see Figure 7-4). Figure 7-4 Transmit Statistics Screen The statistics are calculated as soon as your client adapter is started or the Clear Stats button is selected. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 128

    The number of CTS packets that were received in response to an RTS packet. No CTS Received The number of packets for which no CTS packet was received in response to an RTS packet. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-10 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 129: Assessing The Rf Link

    To access the Link Status Meter screen, select Status from the File pull-down menu (see Figure 7-1) and the Link Status Meter tab. The Link Status Meter screen appears (see Figure 7-5). Figure 7-5 Link Status Meter Screen Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-11 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 130: Running An Rf Link Test

    The following prerequisites are required before you can run an RF link test: • The TCP/IP protocol must be installed on your system. • An IP address must be configured for the access point. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-12 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 131

    Range: 64 to 1514 Default:64 Step 5 Click the Start button to run the link test. While the test is running, statistics are displayed and updated periodically. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-13 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 132

    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% Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-14 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 133

    If you did not set the link test to run continuously, the test ends after the specified number of packets is sent, and the Stop button changes back to the Start button. To stop the link test at any time, click Stop. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-15...

  • Page 134: Diagnostic Tools For Mac Os X

    To view your client adapter’s status and settings, select the Status tab on the advanced properties screen. The status screen is displayed (see Figure 7-8). Figure 7-8 Client Utility Advanced Properties Status Screen Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-16 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 135

    The signal strength for received packets. The longer the bar graph is, the stronger the signal. Signal Quality The signal quality for received packets. The longer the bar graph is, the better the signal quality. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-17 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 136: Assessing The Wireless And Wired Links

    When you click the LSM icon, the LSM screen typically appears on the right side of the client utility screen. If there is insufficient space on the right side of the client utility screen, the LSM screen appears on the left side. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-18 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 137

    Note When the scanner check box is checked, only access points configured for broadcast SSID are displayed. Typically, access points configured for security are not shown. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-19 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 138: Running A Link Test

    If you did not set the link test to run continuously, the test ends after the specified number of packets is sent, and the Stop button changes back to the Start button. To stop the link test at any time, click Stop. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-20...

  • Page 139: Determining Local Access Points

    When you click the Scanner tab on the client utility advanced properties screen, the Scanner Details Screen is displayed (see Figure 7-11). Figure 7-11 Scanner Details Screen Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-21 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 140

    Signal Strength The signal strength of received signals from the access point. On the Details screen format, the longer the bar graph is, the stronger the signal. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-22 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 141

    Signal Strength • Channel • Data Rates • • Radio Type See Table 7-7 for a description of the parameters displayed on the Scanner Summary Screen. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-23 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 142: Lsm Scanner

    The LSM scanner only displays access points configured for broadcast SSID. Typically, broadcast SSID is deactivated on access points that are configured for security. Figure 7-13 LSM Scanner Screen Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS 7-24 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 143: Routine Procedures

    Determining the Driver and Client Utility Versions, page 8-2 • Updating the Driver and Client Utility, page 8-2 • Removing the Driver and Client Utility, page 8-4 • Removing the Client Adapter, page 8-6 • Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 144: Determining The Driver And Client Utility Versions

    Double-click the MACOSInstallv2x.sit file to expand the file. Double-click Cisco WLAN Install to activate the installer. Step 3 You should keep the Cisco WLAN Install file. The file may be needed in the future to Note possibly uninstall your client utility and driver for a clean install.

  • Page 145

    Read the Read Me screen information and click Continue. You can print or save the read-me information by clicking Print or Save As. Note The Cisco WLAN Installer detects your computer operating system and displays the appropriate install screen (see Figure 8-1 for Mac OS 9.x or...

  • Page 146: Removing The Driver And Client Utility

    This section provides instructions for removing the driver and the client utility from your computer. The following procedure removes the driver and the client utility for both Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X. Step 1 Locate the client utility installer (Cisco WLAN Install) on your hard drive. Step 2 Double-click Cisco WLAN Install.

  • Page 147

    When the Uninstall screen reappears, click Quit. The driver and client utility removal process is now Step 10 complete. For Mac OS 9.x, remove the client adapter from the computer desktop by clicking on the Cisco Wireless Step 11 LAN Adapter icon and dragging it to the trash.

  • Page 148: Removing The Client Adapter

    AppleTalk and TCP/IP control panels). When the PC card is reinserted and the computer is rebooted, your connection to the network should be re-established. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 149: Removing A Pci Client Adapter

    Pull up firmly on the client adapter to release it from the slot and carefully tilt the adapter to allow it to Step 5 clear the opening in the back panel. Reinstall the expansion slot cover and replace or close the computer cover. Step 6 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 150

    Chapter 8 Routine Procedures Removing the Client Adapter Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 151

    Problems Associating to the Access Point, page 9-3 • • Problems Authenticating, page 9-4 • Problems Connecting to the Network, page 9-4 • Running the Troubleshooting Tool on Mac OS X, page 9-5 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 152: Troubleshooting

    Accessing the Latest Troubleshooting Tips 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 at http://www.cisco.com/tac. Select Wireless LAN under “Top Issues.” Interpreting the Indicator LEDs The client adapter shows messages and error conditions through its two LEDs: Link Integrity/Power LED (green) –...

  • Page 153: Problems After Installing The Driver

    SSID, network type and channel, WEP activation, and LEAP activation. If the client adapter still fails to establish contact, refer to the “Obtaining Technical Assistance” • section in the Preface for technical support information. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 154: Problems Authenticating

    “Obtaining Technical Assistance” section in the Preface for technical support information. Proxy server, network protocols, and further authentication information might be needed to connect to the network. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 155: Running The Troubleshooting Tool On Mac Os X

    Click the up and down arrows to the right of the basic or advanced properties field. Step 1 Step 2 Select Troubleshooting on the pull-down menu and the troubleshooting screen appears (see Figure 9-1). Figure 9-1 Client Utility Troubleshooting Screen Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 156

    You can scroll through the tests results by clicking the scroll bar on the right side of the screen. You can stop the troubleshooting test at any time by clicking Stop. Note Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 157

    When you have finished running the troubleshooting tests, click the up and down arrows to the right of Step 6 the troubleshooting field and select basic or advanced properties. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 158

    Chapter 9 Troubleshooting Running the Troubleshooting Tool on Mac OS X Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 159: Technical Specifications

    A P P E N D I X Technical Specifications This appendix provides technical specifications for the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters. The following topics are covered in this section: Physical Specifications, page A-2 • Radio Specifications, page A-3 •...

  • Page 160

    This section lists the technical specifications for the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters. Note If a distinction is not made between series or client adapter type, the specification applies to all Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters (client adapters) in the 340 and 350 series.

  • Page 161

    400 ns @ 2 Mbps 300 ns @ 5.5 Mbps 140 ns @ 11 Mbps (350 series client adapters) 70 ns @ 11 Mbps (340 series client adapters) Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 162

    The above range numbers assume the use of a snap-on Note antenna with the LM card. Antenna PC card Integrated diversity antenna LM card Two MMCX antenna connectors PCI client adapter RP-TNC connector Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 163

    AS/NZS 3548 Class B VCCI Class B EN 55024 Radio approvals FCC Part 15.247 Canada RSS-139-1, RSS-210 Japan Telec 33A EN 300.328 RF exposure OET-65C RSS-102 ANSI C95.1 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 164

    Appendix A Technical Specifications Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 165: Translated Safety Warnings

    This appendix provides translations of the safety warnings that appear in this publication. The following topics are covered in this section: Explosive Device Proximity Warning, page B-2 • Warning for Laptop Users, page B-3 • Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 166: Explosive Device Proximity Warning

    Varning! 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 Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 167: Warning For Laptop Users

    Adapters mindestens 5 cm vom Benutzer und anderen sich in der Nähe aufhaltenden Personen entfernt aufzustellen. Befindet sich die Antenne weniger als 5 cm vom Benutzer entfernt, sollte die Benutzungsdauer des Geräts eingeschränkt werden. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 168

    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 Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 169: Declarations Of Conformity And Regulatory Information

    A P P E N D I X Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information This appendix provides declarations of conformity and regulatory information for the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters. The following topics are covered in this section: • Manufacturers Federal Communication Commission Declaration of Conformity Statement, page Department of Communications –...

  • Page 170: Manufacturers Federal Communication Commission Declaration Of Conformity Statement

    The Part 15 radio device operates on a non-interference basis with other devices operating at this Caution frequency. Any changes or modification to said product not expressly approved by Cisco could void the user’s authority to operate this device. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS...

  • Page 171: Department Of Communications - Canada

    The use of this device in a system operating either partially or completely outdoors may require the user to obtain a license for the system according to the Canadian regulations. For further information, contact your local Industry Canada office. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 172: European Community, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, And Liechtenstein

    Este equipo cumple con los requisitos esenciales y otras provisiones relevantes de la Directiva 1999/5/EC. Svenska: Denna utrustning uppfyller de väsentliga kraven och andra relevanta förordningar i Direktiv 1999/5/EC. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 173: Declaration Of Conformity For Rf Exposure

    This equipment is intended to be used in all EU and EFTA countries. Outdoor use may be restricted Note to certain frequencies and/or may require a license for operation. For more details, contact Cisco Corporate Compliance. Combinations of power levels and antennas resulting in a radiated power level of above 100 mW...

  • Page 174: Guidelines For Operating Cisco Aironet Wireless Lan Adapters In Japan

    Guidelines for Operating Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters in Japan Guidelines for Operating Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters in Japan This section provides guidelines for avoiding interference when operating Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters in Japan. These guidelines are provided in both Japanese and English. Japanese Translation...

  • Page 175: Channels And Antenna Settings

    This appendix lists the channels and the maximum power levels and antenna gains supported by the world’s regulatory domains. The following topics are covered in this appendix: Channels, page D-2 • Maximum Power Levels and Antenna Gains, page D-3 • Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 176: Channels

    Mexico is included in the North America regulatory domain; however, only channels 9 through 11 can be used in Mexico. Users are responsible for ensuring that the channel set configuration is in compliance with the regulatory standards of Mexico. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 177: Maximum Power Levels And Antenna Gains

    Antenna Gain (dBi) Maximum Power Level (mW) North America and ANZ (4 watts EIRP maximum) 13.5 ETSI (100 mW EIRP maximum) 13.5 Japan (10 mW/MHz EIRP maximum) 13.5 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 178

    Maximum Power Levels and Antenna Gains Table D-2 Maximum Power Levels Per Antenna Gain (continued) Regulatory Domain Antenna Gain (dBi) Maximum Power Level (mW) Israel (100 mW EIRP maximum) 13.5 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 179: Positioning Wireless Devices

    This appendix describes the client utility site survey tool and provides guidelines for the use of this tool. The following topics are covered in this section: Overview, page E-2 • Site Survey, page E-2 • Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 180: Overview

    The site survey test tools provided with the client utilities can help you to determine the best placement for access points and workstations within your wireless network. Refer to the Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide for additional information on the placement of access points.

  • Page 181: Performing A Site Survey

    Follow the steps below to activate the site survey tool and obtain current information about RF network traffic. Step 1 Select Status from the File pull-down menu (see Figure E-1) and click the Site Survey tab. Figure E-1 File Pull-Down Menu Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 182

    50 beacon packets in 5 seconds. If it receives only 40 packets, the percentage of beacons received would be 80%. Range: 0 to 100% Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 183

    It is shown only if the access point was configured with an IP address and you are in infrastructure mode. Step 2 Click OK to exit the site survey application. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 184: Site Survey On Mac Os X

    The status screen indicates the network name, MAC address, data rate, signal quality, and signal strength of the signal from the access point. Monitor the signal strength and signal quality as you walk around the wireless cell area. Step 2 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 185

    It is shown only if the access point was configured with a name and you are in infrastructure mode. MAC Address The MAC address of the access point or wireless device to which your client adapter is associated. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 186

    Appendix E Positioning Wireless Devices Site Survey Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS OL-1377-01...

  • Page 187: G L O S S A R Y

    A single data message (packet) sent to all addresses on the same subnet. Broadcast Packet Complementary code keying. A modulation technique used by IEEE 802.11-compliant wireless LANs for transmission at 5.5 and 11 Mbps. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS GL-1 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 188

    The most widely used wired local area network. Ethernet uses carrier sense Ethernet multiple access (CSMA) to allow computers to share a network and operates at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps, depending on the physical layer used. Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS GL-2 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 189

    The echoes created as a radio signal bounces off of physical objects. Multipath A single data message (packet) sent to multiple addresses. Multicast Packet Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS GL-3 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 190

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

  • Page 191

    802.11 standard designed to make the link integrity of wireless devices equal to that of a cable. A computing device with an installed client adapter. Workstation Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS GL-5 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 192

    Glossary Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS GL-6 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 193: I N D E X

    7-14 setting 5-18 to 5-20 on LSM graphical display 7-12 parameters, setting 6-4 to 6-6 association wireless LAN rejections Advanced screen 5-15, 6-10 timeouts Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS IN-1 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 194

    RF link test 7-12 in passive site survey mismatches parameter with Mac OS 9.x 5-13 parameter 5-12 parameter with Mac OS X 6-4, 6-12 supported speeds A-3, E-2 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS IN-2 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 195

    7-12, 7-19 exit Home Computer Name parameter 5-22 5-29, 6-23 home network 5-23 screens 1-9, 1-11, 6-23 configuration, specifying 5-26 parameters described setting 5-21 screen 4-10, 5-21 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS IN-3 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 196

    7-12, 7-19 status link test 7-13, 7-20 note, defined LM card client adapter Number of Packets parameter 7-13, 7-20 antenna loading new firmware 5-4, 6-8 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS IN-4 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 197

    5-12, 5-13, 5-16, 5-24, 6-17 without delay 7-10 specifications Packets Aged statistic 7-9, 7-11 turning on or off 5-26, 6-18 Packet Size parameter 7-13 Radio Off command 5-26, 6-19 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS IN-5 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 198

    5-7 to 5-10 saving changes shared key authentication 5-12, 5-25, 6-17, 7-4 screens short radio headers, using 5-13 About Aironet Client Utility 5-28, 6-21 ACU Help 6-22 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS IN-6 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 199

    2-3, B-2 to B-4 system requirements determining status of enabling 4-4, 4-12 TAC, contacting 4-15 TCP/IP required for link test 7-12, 7-20 verification 7-12, 7-20 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS IN-7 OL-1377-01...

  • Page 200

    4-4 to 4-5, 4-12 to 4-14 for home network 5-22 matching 4-5, 4-14 modifying persistent selecting an existing key 4-7, 4-14 temporary wireless infrastructure workstations defined positioning Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS IN-8 OL-1377-01...

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