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Cisco Aironet 3502P Lightweight Access Point
About this Guide
Safety Instructions
Configuring the Access Point
Mounting the Access Point
Deploying the Access Point on the Wireless Network
Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information
Configuring DHCP Option 43 and DHCP Option 60
Access Point Specifications


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  • Page 1 ETTING TARTED UIDE Cisco Aironet 3502P Lightweight Access Point About this Guide Safety Instructions Unpacking Overview Configuring the Access Point Mounting the Access Point Deploying the Access Point on the Wireless Network Troubleshooting Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information Configuring DHCP Option 43 and DHCP Option 60...
  • Page 2: About This Guide

    About this Guide This Guide provides instructions on how to install and configure your Cisco Aironet 3502P Access Point. This guide also provides mounting instructions and limited troubleshooting procedures. Safety Instructions Translated versions of the following safety warnings are provided in the translated safety warnings document that is shipped with your access point.
  • Page 3 Warning This product relies on the building’s installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that the protective device is rated not greater than: 20A. Statement 1005 Warning Do not operate your wireless network device near unshielded blasting caps or in an explosive environment unless the device has been modified to be especially qualified for such use.
  • Page 4 Verify that you have received the items listed below. If any item is missing or damaged, contact Step 3 your Cisco representative or reseller for instructions. 3502P access point – Mounting bracket (selected when you ordered the access point) –...
  • Page 5 2.4-GHz antenna connector B 5-GHz antenna connector A (labelled with black text) (labelled with blue text) 2.4-GHz antenna connector C 5-GHz antenna connector C (labelled with black text) (labelled with blue text) 2.4-GHz antenna connector A 5-GHz antenna connector B (labelled with black text) (labelled with blue text) Figure 2...
  • Page 6: Controller Discovery Process

    This section describes how to connect the access point to a wireless LAN controller. Because the configuration process takes place on the controller, see the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide for additional information. This guide is available on
  • Page 7: Preparing The Access Point

    • DHCP server discovery—This feature uses DHCP option 43 to provide controller IP addresses to the access points. Cisco switches support a DHCP server option that is typically used for this capability. For more information about DHCP option 43, see the “Configuring DHCP Option 43 and DHCP Option 60”...
  • Page 8: Installation Summary

    Cisco recommends that you make a site map showing access point locations so that you can record the device MAC addresses from each location and return them to the person who is planning or managing your wireless network.
  • Page 9: Pre-Installation Configuration Setup

    Network WLAN Controller Guide: Cisco 440x Series WLAN Controllers for additional information. c. Set the Cisco wireless LAN controller as the master so that new access points always join with d. Make sure DHCP is enabled on the network. The access point must receive its IP address...
  • Page 10 If the access point remains in this mode for more than five minutes, the access point is Note unable to find the Master Cisco wireless LAN controller. Check the connection between the access point and the Cisco wireless LAN controller and be sure that they are on the same subnet.
  • Page 11 If the access point shuts down, check the power source. d. After the access point finds the Cisco wireless LAN controller, it attempts to download the new operating system code if the access point code version differs from the Cisco wireless LAN controller code version.
  • Page 12: Mounting The Access Point

    Cisco wireless LAN controller. Also, if the access point is not on the same subnet as the Cisco wireless LAN controller, be sure that there is a properly configured DHCP server on the same subnet as the access point. See the “Configuring DHCP Option 43 and DHCP Option 60”...
  • Page 13: Troubleshooting

    Guidelines for Using Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points Keep these guidelines in mind when you use 3502P lightweight access points: • The access point can only communicate with Cisco wireless LAN controllers, such as 2100, 4400, and 5500 series controllers.
  • Page 14: Checking The Access Point Led

    Status Message Type Meaning Boot loader status Blinking green DRAM memory test in progress sequence DRAM memory test OK Board initialization in progress Initializing FLASH file system FLASH memory test OK Initializing Ethernet Ethernet OK Starting Cisco IOS Initialization successful...
  • Page 15 FLASH file system failure Blinking red and off Environment variable failure Bad MAC address Ethernet failure during image recovery Boot environment failure No Cisco image file Boot failure Cisco IOS errors Software failure; try disconnecting and reconnecting unit power Cycling through blue, General warning;...
  • Page 16: Troubleshooting The Access Point Join Process

    You can view join-related information for the following numbers of access points: • Up to 300 access points for 4400 series controllers, the Cisco WiSM, and the Catalyst 3750G Integrated Wireless LAN Controller Switch • Up to three times the maximum number of access points supported by the platform for the 2100...
  • Page 17: Declarations Of Conformity And Regulatory Information

    You can configure the syslog server for access points and view the access point join information only from the controller CLI. A detailed explanation of the join process is on at the following URL: Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information This section provides declarations of conformity and regulatory information for the Cisco Aironet 3502P Access Point.
  • Page 18 Certification Numbers AIR-CAP3502P-A-K9 LDK102073P LDK102079P Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc. 170 West Tasman Drive San Jose, CA 95134-1706 This device complies with Part 15 rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and 2.
  • Page 19: Vcci Statement For Japan

    The Part 15 radio device operates on a non-interference basis with other devices operating Caution at this frequency when using the integrated antennas. Any changes or modification to the product not expressly approved by Cisco could void the user’s authority to operate this device. VCCI Statement for Japan This is a Class B product based on the standard of the VCCI Council.
  • Page 20: Guidelines For Operating Cisco Aironet Access Points In Japan

    Guidelines for Operating Cisco Aironet Access Points in Japan This section provides guidelines for avoiding interference when operating Cisco Aironet access points in Japan. These guidelines are provided in both Japanese and English. Japanese Translation 03-6434-6500 English Translation This equipment operates in the same frequency bandwidth as industrial, scientific, and medical devices such as microwave ovens and mobile object identification (RF-ID) systems (licensed premises radio stations and unlicensed specified low-power radio stations) used in factory production lines.
  • Page 21: Statement 371-Power Cable And Ac Adapter

    Material Safety Law prohibits the use of UL-certified cables (that have the “UL” shown on the code) for any other electrical devices than products designated by CISCO. The use of cables that are certified by Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law (that have “PSE” shown on the code) is not limited to CISCO-designated products.
  • Page 22: European Community, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, And Liechtenstein

    Cisco Aironet Access Points are certified to the requirements of RSS-210. 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.
  • Page 23: Declaration Of Conformity With Regard To The R&Tte Directive 1999/5/Ec & Medical Directive 93/42/Eec

    Declaration of Conformity with regard to the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC & Medical Directive 93/42/EEC...
  • Page 24 The following standards were applied: EMC—EN 301.489-1 v1.4.1; EN 301.489-17 v1.2.1 Health & Safety—EN60950-1: 2001; EN 50385: 2002 Radio—EN 300 328 v 1.7.1; EN 301.893 v 1.5.1 The conformity assessment procedure referred to in Article 10.4 and Annex III of Directive 1999/5/EC has been followed.
  • Page 25: Declaration Of Conformity For Rf Exposure

    This equipment is intended to be used in all EU and EFTA countries. Outdoor use may be Note restricted to certain frequencies and/or may require a license for operation. For more details, contact Cisco Corporate Compliance. The product carries the CE Mark: Declaration of Conformity for RF Exposure United States This system has been evaluated for RF exposure for Humans in reference to ANSI C 95.1 (American...
  • Page 26: Declaration Of Conformity Statements

    • Length: Number of controller IP addresses * 4 • Value: List of WLC management interfaces To configure DHCP Option 43 in the embedded Cisco IOS DHCP server, follow these steps: Step 1 Enter configuration mode at the Cisco IOS CLI.
  • Page 27: Access Point Specifications and The type is f1(hex). The length is 2 * 4 = 8 = 08 (hex). The IP addresses translate to 0a7e7e02 and 0a7f7f02. Assembling the string then yields f1080a7e7e020a7f7f02. The resulting Cisco IOS command added to the DHCP scope is option 43 hex f1080a7e7e020a7f7f02.
  • Page 28 FCC Bulletin OET-65C Industry Canada RSS-102 Maximum power and Maximum power and the channels allowed in your regulatory domain, channel settings refer to Channels and Maximum Power Settings for Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points. This document is available on
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