Solved

MacBook Wireless access to Cisco 1100 APs

Posted on 2006-10-27
6
1,527 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Have a wireless network using cisco 1100 APs.  It has been in place for two years.

new MacBook laptops will not connect to 1100 Access Points.  Truned off WEP, still no help.  SSID is detected by MacBooks.  
MacBooks can connect to Linksys AP  just fine.  Linksys and 1100's are B only.

0
Comment
Question by:theeter
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:strung
ID: 17825691
Have you tried setting your Airport card to force the B setting instead of automatic?
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:tantivy
ID: 17904529
I have had no problems getting MacBooks to connect to an Aironet 1100 AP using WEP as the security method. The authentication string has to be formatted properly to be accepted by the 1100, however:

     <domain\username/password>

With the angle-brackets, back-slash and forward-slash just as presented above.

It should be possible to tell the Airport driver to use LEAP for the access protocol, but this has not worked correctly since OS X v. 10.4 as far as I can fathom. Automatic sign-on is something else you can not expect at the moment -- at least, I have to initiate every wireless connection manually. It appears to me that passwords are not stored, or not stored correctly. My APs are not public, so you may have different results.

HTH/t
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:theeter
ID: 17906072
We found that the problem went away if we bounced the Access point, and then re-entered the WEP Key in the Macs.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:tantivy
ID: 17907316
Interesting that you would have to go through a restart. I was imagining that if you were on Cisco equipment there was an authentication server somewhere, telling the AP whom to let in.

You should let us know if the Macs continue to have problems.

TNX/t
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Computer101 earned 0 total points
ID: 18414052
PAQed with points refunded (25)

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

Major Incident Management Communications

Major incidents and IT service outages cost companies millions. Often the solution to minimizing damage is automated communication. Find out more in our Major Incident Management Communications infographic.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

What's a UDID? If you're involved in developing, testing, or even reviewing an iOS application that's in beta, then at some point you may need to know the UDID for any iOS devices that you'll be testing on. What's the UDID? It stands for Unique Dev…
Smartwatches: just a fashion accessory or a useful device for all? The Apple Watch (http://www.apple.com/watch/) was launched in April of 2015 and has become a new way for iPhone users to stay connected. Ranging from $349 to $17,000, the Apple Watch…
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question