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How do I configure my Macbook 10.4 to a Cisco Wireless Access Point?

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Last Modified: 2013-11-24
I have a Cisco Aeronet 1200 access point and I'm trying to set up wireless on a MacBook running 10.4.
Do I need a driver or something?  
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What are you talking about?  What abuse?

There should be no driver required as Cisco leap supports OS X
 Q. What client operating systems does Cisco LEAP support?
A. Cisco LEAP supports numerous client operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux, DOS, and Windows CE.
So this is really a setup/ connection issue. This is  professional grade equipment so is it already setup and configured on a big wlan or is this really just you? This is a very complicated piece of equipment. You can configure it with a pc connected by an ethernet cable using internet explorer. Or you can use a command line utility. You should be able to access the cli using ssh which is built-in to tiger. Does your macbook have a serial port. if so you can use a RJ-45 serial DB-9 to RJ-45 serial cable74.




Okay but this laptop doesn't have tiger it has safari. I didn't see leap as an option to use.  We use WPA-PSK with TKIP and I didn't even see that option for securing the wireless.  Please forgive my questions if they appear stupid but this is really new to me.

Thank you for your patience.
This thing can use ipsu but that requires a windows box. The wed browser interface also requires a windows box unless you can find the last internet explorer made for mac 5*. Then you could use an ethernet connection for  browser based setup. You can access the cli using mac ssh or even telnet but you will have to have a serial port on your computer and the adapter I mentioned above to physically connect. All that is assuming you have to set this up yourself. If it is a running access point on a bigger wlan, you see, it must be set for lightweight(leap). If it is set this way then you have to use airport configuration utility 2.0 or higher(it is like 5. something now). The way I read this, you need to use the radius server setup or wpa enterprise option in order to connect.


Thanks.  I'll give it a try today.


Well after all that work I found out that it was the AP.  Boy did I learn from this one, I should have tested another AP in the building.  I sure appreciate your help.  

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