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Unable to configure Cisco Aironet 1130AG - can anyone help?!?!?!

Posted on 2006-06-27
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Hi there,

Getting to "tear hair out stage" here. I've got a Cisco 1130AG wireless AP and am trying to configure it. Nothing fancy, just want to reset it to factory settings (done that a number of times, am quite comfortable with this part of the process!!) then configure it with WPA and connect it to an existing network. Don't need AAA or anything like that at this stage.

I've managed to get the wireless interfaces to come up using the GUI but I'm unable to find the wireless network no matter what I do. The site uses no VLANs and only one SSID, I thought this would be straightforward but is proving not to be. Really would appreciate some help, I'm running out of time and people are asking why the wireless is down!!

Thanks in advance.

George
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One question that I can't seem to answer - is it possible to enable WPA without using an authentication server? Can't you just enable WPA with a pre-shared key as you can on most domestic routers??
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Ok, little update. I can get it working with either no encryption (obviously not an option) or WEP.

So the question now is, how do you enable WPA on such a device, and is it even possible without using AAA? If you do use AAA, I imagine you could point it at a Windows DC and authenticate using IAS? If so, how does it look to a user - are they challenged for credentials every time they try to connect to wireless?

Thanks!
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WPA will not configure correctly from the web based tool ( I think we may have had one tech get it to work). It is really easy from the CLI have a look here
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_example09186a00801c40b6.shtml

P.S. it doesn't require an authentication server just a PSK
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Excellent, thanks very much. The complete config that I needed on the dot11radio0 interface to get it going was:

dot11 ssid MyWirelessConnection
   authentication open eap eap_methods
   authentication network-eap eap_methods
   authentication key-management wpa
   guest-mode
   wpa-psk ascii 7 keychangedtoprotecttheinnocent
!
interface Dot11Radio0
 no ip address
 no ip route-cache
 !
 encryption mode ciphers tkip
 !
 ssid MyWirelessConnection
 !
 speed basic-1.0 basic-2.0 basic-5.5 6.0 9.0 basic-11.0 12.0 18.0 24.0 36.0 48.0 54.0
 station-role root
 bridge-group 1
 bridge-group 1 subscriber-loop-control
 bridge-group 1 block-unknown-source
 no bridge-group 1 source-learning
 no bridge-group 1 unicast-flooding
 bridge-group 1 spanning-disabled
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