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how to configure cisco ap1242 wpa

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Hi,

  I got a cisco ap1242 at hand but I have trouble to configure correctly. The access point work when i using no encryption or web.  But I am not sure how to make the wpa work. I have included some screen cap for my config. Please help me to rectify mistakes.

ps: Is wpa much safer than wep ? If not what is the more secure way encryption supported by this ap?
more GUI menu online.
 
http://www.cisco.com/web/techdoc/wireless/access_points/online_help/eag/123-08.JA/1100/h_ap_express-security.html

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wpa is more secure but you could use wep with mac filtering and have a higher level of security yet.

Try this and see if you can establish a connection.

Does the event log report anything?
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pardon i ask noob question. Isn't there are come program can hack wep easily? Mac spoofing isn't too hard either i heard. Mind to explain a little more?

I will check my windows event log and post back.
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Are you able to telnet/console to it? I find the GUI on Cisco APs rubbish and misleading.

If you can to a CLI then make sure you have the following; assuming this device is running as an Access-point. They key points are to define the ssid/authentication/wpakey/vlan  under the dot11 line, then under the interface associate that ssid and encryption for the vlan.



dot11 ssid mySSIDname
   vlan 1                                 (make sure this is the correct vlan, if untagged network use 1/default)
   authentication open
   authentication key-management wpa
   wpa-psk ascii 1234      (your wpa key)

interface Dot11Radio0
 no ip address
 no ip route-cache
 !
 !
 encryption vlan 1 mode ciphers tkip
 !
 ssid mySSIDname
 !
 station-role root
 rts threshold 2312



let me know

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