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Cisco Aironet 1040 Series Access Points
About this Guide
Safety Instructions
Configuring the Access Point
Additional Configuration for the Access Point in Autonomous Mode
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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    ETTING TARTED UIDE Cisco Aironet 1040 Series Access Points About this Guide Safety Instructions Unpacking Overview Configuring the Access Point Additional Configuration for the Access Point in Autonomous Mode Mounting the Access Point Deploying the Access Point on the Wireless Network...

  • Page 2: About This Guide

    About this Guide This Guide provides instructions on how to install and configure your Cisco Aironet 1040 Series 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.

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    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. Statement 245B Warning In order to comply with FCC radio frequency (RF) exposure limits, antennas should be located at a minimum of 7.9 inches (20 cm) or more from the body of all persons.

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    Step 2 Step 3 Verify that you have received the items listed below. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your Cisco representative or reseller for instructions. 1040 series access point – Mounting bracket (selected when you ordered the access point) –...

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    Overview The following illustrations show the access point connections and features. Figure 1 Access Point Ports and Connections Kensington lock slot Console port Power connection Security padlock and hasp Ethernet port Mounting bracket pins (feet for desk or table-top mount)

  • Page 6: Configuring The Access Point

    The discovery process using CAPWAP is identical to the Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP) used with previous Cisco Aironet access points. LWAPP-enabled access points are compatible with CAPWAP and conversion to a CAPWAP controller is seamless.

  • 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.

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    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...

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    – 3825 and 3845 integrated services routers – The recommended external power supply for the access point is the Cisco AIR-PWR-B power supply. The access point can also be powered by the following optional external power sources: 1250 series access point power injector (AIR-PWRINJ4) –...

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    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. c. If the access point shuts down, check the power source.

  • Page 12: Autonomous Mode

    This section provides a brief synopsis of the configuration process. For detailed information, refer to the “Configuring the Access Point for the First Time” chapter of the Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide for Cisco Aironet Access Points for the Cisco IOS release you are using.

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    The 802.11n radio only supports no encryption, WPA2 Enterprise, and WPA-2 Personal. Note WPA-2 Enterprise and WPA-2 Personal requires AES encryption.

  • Page 14: 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, or that DNS resolution is available.

  • Page 15: Troubleshooting

    Guidelines for Using Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points Keep these guidelines in mind when you use an 1040 series lightweight access point: • The access point can only communicate with Cisco wireless LAN controllers, such as 2100, 4400, and 5500 series controllers.

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    Figure 3 Access Point LED Location Status LED...

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    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 Association status Green Normal operating condition, but no wireless client associated Blue Normal operating condition, at least one wireless...

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    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;...

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    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 20: Declarations Of Conformity And Regulatory Information

    Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information This section provides declarations of conformity and regulatory information for the Cisco Aironet 1040 Series Access Point. Manufacturers Federal Communication Commission Declaration of Conformity Statement Tested To Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE...

  • Page 21: Vcci Statement For Japan

    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. Within the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz band (5 GHz radio channels 34 to 48) the UNII devices are...

  • Page 22: 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 23: Industry Canada

    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.

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    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.

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    Declaration of Conformity with Regard to the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC...

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    The following standards were applied: • Radio—EN 300.328-1, EN 300.328-2, EN 301.893 • EMC—EN 301.489-1, EN 301.489-17 • Safety—EN 60950-1...

  • Page 27: 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 following CE mark is affixed to the access point with a 2.4-GHz radio and a 54-Mb/s, 5-GHz radio:...

  • Page 28: Administrative Rules For Cisco Aironet Access Points In Taiwan

    20cm (7.9 inches). Administrative Rules for Cisco Aironet Access Points in Taiwan This section provides administrative rules for operating Cisco Aironet access points in Taiwan. The rules for all access points are provided in both Chinese and English.

  • Page 29: English Translation

    English Translation Administrative Rules for Low-power Radio-Frequency Devices Article 12 For those low-power radio-frequency devices that have already received a type-approval, companies, business units or users should not change its frequencies, increase its power or change its original features and functions. Article 14 The operation of the low-power radio-frequency devices is subject to the conditions that no harmful interference is caused to aviation safety and authorized radio station;...

  • Page 30: Operation Of Cisco Aironet Access Points In Brazil

    Operation of Cisco Aironet Access Points in Brazil This section contains special information for operation of Cisco Aironet access points in Brazil. Access Point Models AIR-AP1042N-T-K9...

  • Page 31: Regulatory Information

    Regulatory Information Figure 4 contains Brazil regulatory information for the access point models identified in the previous section. Figure 4 Brazil Regulatory Information Portuguese Translation Este equipamento opera em caráter secundário, isto é, não tem direito a proteção contra interferência prejudicial, mesmo de estações do mesmo tipo, e não pode causar interferência a sistemas operando em caráter primário.

  • Page 32: Configuring Dhcp Option 43 And Dhcp Option

    • 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 33: Access Point Specifications

    Integrated Cisco and the Cisco Logo are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco's trademarks can be found at Third party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective...

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    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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