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Cisco Aironet Access Point
Hardware Installation Guide
340 Series and 350 Series
Corporate Headquarters
Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134-1706
USA
http://www.cisco.com
Tel: 408 526-4000
800 553-NETS (6387)
Fax: 408 526-4100
Text Part Number: OL-0738-02

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   Summary of Contents for Cisco Aironet 340 Series

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    Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 340 Series and 350 Series 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-0738-02...

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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: •...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Root Unit on a Wired LAN Repeater Unit That Extends Wireless Range Central Unit in an All-Wireless Network Access Point Specifications Installation C H A P T E R Cautions and Warnings Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

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    Checking the Top Panel Indicators Checking Basic Settings SSID WEP Keys Resetting to the Default Configuration Steps for Firmware Versions 11.07 or Later Steps for Firmware Versions 11.06 or Earlier Determining the Boot-Block Version Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

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    European Community, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein Declaration of Conformity with Regard to the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC Declaration of Conformity for RF Exposure Guidelines for Operating Cisco Aironet Access Points and Bridges in Japan Japanese Translation English Translation Declaration of Conformity Statements...

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    Contents Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 7: Preface

    This publication explains the steps for initial setup and configuration of the access point. This publication also provides troubleshooting information and detailed specifications. Audience This publication is for the person installing and configuring a Cisco Aironet Access Point for the first time. The installer should be familiar with network structures, terms, and concepts. Organization This guide contains the following sections: Chapter 1, “Overview,”...

  • Page 8: Conventions

    Related Publications For more information about access points and related products, refer to the following publications: Quick Start Guide: Cisco Aironet Access Points describes how to attach cables, power on, and assign • an IP address and default gateway for the access point.

  • Page 9: Obtaining Documentation

    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 10: Obtaining Technical Assistance

    The Cisco TAC website is located at this URL: http://www.cisco.com/tac 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...

  • Page 11: Obtaining Additional Publications And Information

    Obtaining Additional Publications and Information Priority 3 (P3)—Operational performance of your network is impaired, but most business operations remain functional. You and Cisco will commit resources during normal business hours to restore service to satisfactory levels. Priority 4 (P4)—You require information or assistance with Cisco product capabilities, installation, or configuration.

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    Preface Obtaining Additional Publications and Information Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 13: Chapter 1 Overview

    C H A P T E R Overview The Cisco Aironet access point is a wireless LAN transceiver that serves as the center point of a stand-alone wireless network or as the connection point between wireless and wired networks. In large installations, wireless users within radio range of an access point can roam throughout a facility while maintaining uninterrupted access to the network.

  • Page 14: Key Features

    • A power patch panel, such as the Cisco Catalyst Inline Power Patch Panel • Cisco Aironet 340 series access points rely on a separate power supply plugged into the power port on Note the back of the access point.

  • Page 15: Ethernet And Serial Ports

    Section 300-22(c) of the NEC. The 350 series metal case access point also supports an industrial temperature operating range. Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 16: Indicators

    The radio indicator blinks green to indicate radio traffic activity. The light is normally off, but it • blinks green whenever a packet is received or transmitted over the access point radio. Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 17: Network Configuration Examples

    LAN. Figure 1-3 Access Points as Root Units on a Wired LAN Access Point (Root Unit) Wired LAN Access Point (Root Unit) Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 18: Repeater Unit That Extends Wireless Range

    LAN. The data is sent through the route that provides the greatest performance for the client. Figure 1-4 shows an access point acting as a repeater. Figure 1-4 Access Point as Repeater Access Point (Root Unit) Wired LAN Access Point (Repeater) Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 19: Central Unit In An All-wireless Network

    Figure 1-5 shows an access point in an all-wireless network. Figure 1-5 Access Point as Central Unit in All-Wireless Network Access Point (Root Unit) Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 20: Access Point Specifications

    800 ft at 11 Mbps (400 ft for 340 series only) 2000 ft at 1 Mbps (1500 ft for 340 series only) Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Modulation Data rates 1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

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    Cisco Aironet Power Injectors are not Caution rated for UL 2043 and should not be placed in air handling spaces, such as above suspended ceilings. Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

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    Chapter 1 Overview Access Point Specifications Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 1-10 OL-0738-02...

  • Page 23: Chapter 2 Installation

    This chapter describes the setup of the access point and includes the following sections: Cautions and Warnings • • Installation Guidelines Unpacking the Access Point • • Connecting the Ethernet and Power Cables Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 24: Cautions And Warnings

    Cisco Aironet power injectors are designed for use with 350 series access points and bridges only. Using the power injector with other Ethernet-ready devices can damage the equipment. The operational voltage range for Cisco Aironet 350 series access points and bridges is 24 to 60 volts. Caution Higher voltage can damage the equipment.

  • Page 25: Installation Guidelines

    This access point is intended for indoor use and can be used in environments where the temperature ranges from -4 to 131 F (-20 to 55 Cisco Aironet Power Injectors are not rated for operation in a building’s environmental air space, such Caution as above suspended ceilings.

  • Page 26: Minimal Overlap Coverage Option

    SSIDs and different channels, which may (depending on configurations) prevent clients from roaming to access points of a different wireless network. Figure 2-2 Multiple Overlapping Networks Coverage Option Wired LAN 2 Wired LAN 1 Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 27: Heavy Overlap Coverage Option

    Obstructions – A physical obstruction such as metal shelving or a steel pillar can hinder performance • of wireless devices. Avoid locating the devices in a location where there is a metal barrier between the sending and receiving antennas. Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 28: Unpacking The Access Point

    Cisco Aironet Access Point CD-ROM • Cisco Information Packet, which contains warranty, safety, and support information • Cisco product registration card • If any item is damaged or missing, notify your authorized Cisco sales representative. Note Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 29: Connecting The Ethernet And Power Cables

    During normal operation, the LEDs blink green. Refer to Chapter 4, “Troubleshooting,” for LED descriptions. Follow the steps in Chapter 3, “Basic Configuration” to assign basic settings to the access point. Step 5 Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 30: Connecting Cables On 350 Series Access Points

    Cisco Aironet power injectors are designed for use with 350 series access points and bridges only. Using Caution the power injector with other Ethernet-ready devices can damage the equipment. The operational voltage range for Cisco Aironet 350 series access points and bridges is 24 to 60 VDC. Caution Higher voltage can damage the equipment.

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    During normal operation, the LEDs blink green. Refer to Chapter 4, “Troubleshooting,” for LED descriptions. Follow the steps in Chapter 3, “Basic Configuration,” to assign basic settings to the access point. Step 4 Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

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    Chapter 2 Installation Connecting the Ethernet and Power Cables Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 2-10 OL-0738-02...

  • Page 33: Chapter 3 Basic Configuration

    This chapter describes initial configuration of the access point using the Internet browser-based management system. You can also reach the management system through the access point’s serial port or through Telnet. Consult Chapter 2 in the Cisco Aironet Access Point Software Configuration Guide for complete instructions on using these interfaces.

  • Page 34: Before You Start

    You use the Express Setup page to assign basic settings to the access point. For instructions on setting up security, filtering, and other access point features, consult the Cisco Aironet Access Point Software Configuration Guide on the access point CD.

  • Page 35: Obtaining And Installing Ipsu

    Using the IP Setup Utility Obtaining and Installing IPSU IPSU is available on the Cisco web site. Follow these steps to obtain and install IPSU: Step 1 Use your Internet browser to access the Cisco Software Center at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/sw-wireless.shtml...

  • Page 36: Setting The Access Point's Ip Address And Ssid

    You cannot set the SSID without also setting the IP address. You can set the IP address without setting Note the SSID, however. Click Set Parameters. Step 6 To test the IP address, open an Internet browser. Step 7 Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 37: Entering Basic Settings

    IP address. If DHCP or BOOTP is enabled, the address you enter in this field provides the IP address only when no server responds with an IP address for the access point. Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

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    To automatically configure the access point to be compatible with other devices on your wireless LAN, Step 12 select an Ensure Compatibility With option: 2-Mbps clients—Select this setting if your network contains Cisco Aironet devices that operate at 2 • Mbps.

  • Page 39: Using A Terminal Emulator

    Connecting the Serial Cable for 340 Series and 350 Series Access Points 5 V D C S E R IA L S E R IA L E TH E R N RS-232 9-pin serial extension cable to PC COM port Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

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    Press ra and then press Enter to select Radio Service Set ID (SSID). Enter an SSID for the access point. Step 11 The SSID is a unique identifier that client devices use to associate with the access point. The SSID can be any alphanumeric entry from two to 32 characters long. Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

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    Custom—Press c and then press Enter to select this setting. The access point will use the settings • you enter on the AP Radio Hardware page. Chapter 3 of the Cisco Aironet Access Point Software Configuration Guide describes the AP Radio Hardware page.

  • Page 42: Default Basic Settings

    IP address 10.0.0.1 IP Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway 255.255.255.255 SSID tsunami Role in Radio Network Access Point/Root Optimize Radio Network For Throughput Ensure Compatibility With — SNMP Admin. Community admin Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide 3-10 OL-0738-02...

  • Page 43: Chapter 4 Troubleshooting

    C H A P T E R Troubleshooting This chapter provides troubleshooting procedures for basic problems with the access point. For the most up-to-date, detailed troubleshooting information, refer to the Cisco TAC website at http://www.cisco.com/tac. Select Wireless LAN under Top Issues. Sections in this chapter include: Checking the Top Panel Indicators •...

  • Page 44: Checking The Top Panel Indicators

    The radio indicator blinks green to indicate radio traffic activity. The light is normally off, but it • blinks green whenever a packet is received or transmitted over the access point’s radio. Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 45: Checking Basic Settings

    The access point does not need to use Key 3 as its transmit key, however. Refer to the “Security” section in Chapter 3 of the Cisco Aironet Access Point Software Configuration Guide for instructions on setting the access point’s WEP keys.

  • Page 46: Resetting To The Default Configuration

    IP address, and the SSID. If you do not need to reset the entire configuration, use the Configuration Reset buttons on the System Configuration Setup page in the web-browser interface. Consult the Cisco Aironet Access Point Software Configuration Guide for more information on the reset buttons in the web-browser interface.

  • Page 47: Steps For Firmware Versions 11.06 Or Earlier

    IP address, and the SSID. If you do not need to reset the entire configuration, use the Configuration Reset buttons on the System Configuration Setup page in the web-browser interface. Consult the Cisco Aironet Access Point Software Configuration Guide for more information on the reset buttons in the web-browser interface.

  • Page 48: Reconfiguration Steps For Boot Block Version 1.01 Or Earlier

    Failure to follow these instructions correctly can result in a nonoperational access point that must be Caution returned to the factory. If your access point stops working after you attempt this procedure, contact Cisco TAC for assistance. Use a straight-through cable with 9-pin male to 9-pin female connectors to connect the COM 1 or COM Step 1 2 port on your computer to the RS-232 port on the access point.

  • Page 49: Reconfiguration Steps For Boot Block Version 1.02 Or Later

    Failure to follow these instructions correctly can result in a nonoperational access point that must be Caution returned to the factory. If your access point stops working after you attempt this procedure, contact Cisco TAC for assistance. Use a straight-through cable with 9-pin male to 9-pin female connectors to connect the COM 1 or COM Step 1 2 port on your computer to the RS-232 port on the access point.

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    The message “Inflating [firmware file name]” appears while the access point starts the firmware. When the Express Setup screen appears, begin reconfiguring the access point using the terminal Step 16 emulator or an Internet browser. Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 51: Appendix

    A P P E N D I X Translated Safety Warnings This appendix provides translations of the safety warnings that appear in this publication. These translated warnings apply to other documents in which they appear in English. Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 52: 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 Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 53: Lightning Activity Warning

    Read the installation instructions before you connect the system Warning to its power source. Waarschuwing Raadpleeg de installatie-aanwijzingen voordat u het systeem met de voeding verbindt. Varoitus Lue asennusohjeet ennen järjestelmän yhdistämistä virtalähteeseen. Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 54: Circuit Breaker (15a) Warning

    (surtension), ce produit dépend de l'installation électrique du local. Vérifier qu'un fusible ou qu'un disjoncteur de 120 V alt., 15 A U.S. maximum (240 V alt., 10 A international) est utilisé sur les conducteurs de phase (conducteurs de charge). Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

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    Denna produkt är beroende av i byggnaden installerat kortslutningsskydd (överströmsskydd). Kontrollera att säkring eller överspänningsskydd används på fasledarna (samtliga strömförande ledare) för internationellt bruk max. 240 V växelström, 10 A (i USA max. 120 V växelström, 15 A). Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 56: Power Injector Warning

    Translated Safety Warnings Power Injector Warning Power Injector Warning The Cisco Aironet power injector is designed for use with Cisco Warning Aironet 350 series access points and 350 series wireless bridges only. Using the power injector with other Ethernet-ready devices can damage the equipment.

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    El dispositivo de alimentación Aironet de Cisco está diseñado para ser utilizado únicamente con puntos de acceso y puentes inalámbricos de la serie Aironet 350 de Cisco. Si se utiliza con otros dispositivos para Ethernet, el equipo puede dañarse. Varning! Cisco Aironets strömförsörjningsenhet är utformad för att endast...

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    Appendix A Translated Safety Warnings Power Injector Warning Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 59: Appendix

    A P P E N D I X Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information This appendix provides declarations of conformity and regulatory information for Cisco Aironet access points. This appendix contains the following sections: • Manufacturers Federal Communication Commission Declaration of Conformity Statement Department of Communications –...

  • Page 60: A P P E N D I X B Declarations Of Conformity And Regulatory Information

    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 Access Point Hardware Installation Guide...

  • Page 61: 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 Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 62: European Community, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, And Liechtenstein

    Denna utrustning är i överensstämmelse med de väsentliga kraven och andra relevanta bestämmelser i Direktiv 1999/5/EC. This equipment is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

  • Page 63: Declaration Of Conformity For Rf Exposure

    This equipment is intended to be used in all EU and EFTA countries. Outdoor use may be restricted to Note 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 eirp are...

  • Page 64: Guidelines For Operating Cisco Aironet Access Points And Bridges In Japan

    Guidelines for Operating Cisco Aironet Access Points and Bridges in Japan Guidelines for Operating Cisco Aironet Access Points and Bridges in Japan This section provides guidelines for avoiding interference when operating Cisco Aironet access points and bridges in Japan. These guidelines are provided in both Japanese and English. Japanese Translation...

  • Page 65: Declaration Of Conformity Statements

    All the Declaration of Conformity statements related to this product can be found at the following URL: http://www.ciscofax.com Declaration of Conformity Statement for European Union Countries The Declaration of Conformity statement for the European Union countries is listed below: Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

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    Appendix B Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Statements Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide OL-0738-02...

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    3-6, 3-9 Ethernet port compliance express setup 3-2, 3-5 configuration extended temperature range 1-8, 2-3 basic server 3-5, 3-8 summary connecting cables 2-2, B-2 340 series frequency range 350 series connectors Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide IN-1 OL-0738-02...

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    3-6, 3-9 connecting cable 3-2, 3-7 overview port site survey size SNMP 3-6, 3-9, 3-10 package contents specifications password reset SSID 3-2, 3-6, 3-8, 3-10, 4-3 ports, Ethernet and serial Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide IN-2 OL-0738-02...

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    3-10 temperature range terminal emulator 3-2, 3-7 terminal type 3-10 throughput 3-6, 3-9 troubleshooting unpacking voltage range warnings warnings, translated safety web site Cisco Software Center weight WEP key Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide IN-3 OL-0738-02...

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    Index Cisco Aironet Access Point Hardware Installation Guide IN-4 OL-0738-02...

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