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Cisco AIRONET 340 Series Quick Start Manual page 14

Aironet workgroup bridge
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Configure the Bridge (continued)
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Type 2 to select Auth. Type open or shared_key to set the authentications the bridge will
recognize.
The Open setting, which is the default, allows any access point regardless of its WEP
settings to authenticate and then attempt to communicate with the bridge. Shared Key tells
the bridge to send a plain-text, shared-key query to any access point attempting to
communicate with the bridge. However, this query can leave the bridge open to a
known-text attack from intruders and is therefore not as secure as the Open setting.
Caution
lose your connection to the bridge if the WEP key is set incorrectly. If you select On as
the WEP category in the next step, the WEP key you set must exactly match the WEP
key used on your wireless LAN, and the access point with which the bridge is
communicating must have WEP set to On.
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Type 1 to select Encryption. Type off, on, mixed on, or mixed off to select the WEP
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category for the bridge.
— Off is the default setting, which means that the bridge will not communicate with an
access point using WEP.
— On means that the bridge will communicate only with access points that use WEP.
— Mixed on means that the bridge will always use WEP when communicating with the
access point but the access point will communicate with all devices whether they use
WEP or not.
— Mixed off means that the bridge will not use WEP when communicating with the
access point but the access point will communicate with all devices whether they use
WEP or not.
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Press Esc four times to return to the configuration menu.
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When the configuration menu appears, type 3 to select Identity. Type 2 to select Name.
Type a network label for the bridge and press Enter. This name will identify the bridge in
the association table on any access point.
If you are configuring the bridge through a wireless connection, you may

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