Multiple Cisco Aironet 1240AG operating on single SSID?

Hi experts

I have 10 Cisco Aironet 1240AG's and I would like to configure them under a single SSID.

I want all to be connected to the network via LAN (I have seen the repeater option but it disabled the ethernet card) to ensure redundancy if one fails for whatever reason.

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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kf4zmtConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Here is a sample config for a Cisco AP.  It assumes you will be using a single ssid with wpa/tkip.
version 12.4
no service pad
service timestamps debug datetime msec
service timestamps log datetime msec
service password-encryption
!
hostname yourhost
!
enable secret yourpassword

 

!
dot11 ssid yourssid
   authentication open 
   authentication key-management wpa
   wpa-psk ascii yourwpakey
!

!
!
bridge irb
!
!
interface Dot11Radio0
 no ip address
 no ip route-cache
 !
 encryption mode ciphers tkip 
 !
 ssid yourssid
 !
 countermeasure tkip hold-time 200
 station-role root
 no cdp enable
 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
!
interface Dot11Radio1
 no ip address
 no ip route-cache
 shutdown
 dfs band 3 block
 channel dfs
 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
!
interface FastEthernet0
 no ip address
 no ip route-cache
 duplex auto
 speed auto
 bridge-group 1
 no bridge-group 1 source-learning
 bridge-group 1 spanning-disabled
!
interface BVI1
 ip address 1.1.1.1 255.255.255.0  <- substitute your ip and mask 
 no ip route-cache
!
ip default-gateway 1.1.1.2  <-sub your gw
ip http server
no ip http secure-server
ip http help-path http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/779/smbiz/prodconfig/help/eag
bridge 1 route ip
!
!
!
line con 0
line vty 0 4
!

end

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kf4zmtCommented:
Could you tell us exactly what you need assistance with?  Configuring the APs, configuring the switch, etc?
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24playAuthor Commented:
Sorry

Configuring the AP's
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24playAuthor Commented:
So I can use this on every AP just changing the details you've pointed out within the config file?
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kf4zmtCommented:
Yes.  Be sure to use different channels for APs that are physically near one another.  The config that I provided above sets the APs to scan for the least congested frequency, but this only happens when they boot up.  If you need to hard code a channel, do it like this:

interface Dot11Radio0
  channel 1  (or 2 or 3, etc.)

For APs to have no frequency overlap at all, they must be at least 5 channels away from each other.  For example, if you have 3 APs within radio range of each other, use channels 1, 6 & 11.   It may not always be possible to get this kind of separation.  Do the best you can; some overlap won't hurt.  Just don't put two APs within radio range of each other on the same frequency.
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24playAuthor Commented:
Right just to clarify my own question as I feel I may not have been clear enough

This is so I can have 10 AP's working as 1 SSID collectively - not 10 individual SSIDS (not sure if I made that clear enough)
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kf4zmtCommented:
Thats right.  

By using the same SSID on every AP, when wireless clients move about from one AP's footprint to another, they will roam seamlessly.  Just as you don't know when your cell phone roams from one cell tower to the next, neither will people on laptops.  
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24playAuthor Commented:
So now I'm at a loss unfortunately

I can not seem to find the config file to dowload so I can get the correct filetype and format to upload this one

Would you mind pointing me in the right direction
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kf4zmtCommented:
I don't understand, are you trying to determine how to upload the config to the AP?
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24playAuthor Commented:
Yes I am

Does it just go up as a txt file?
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kf4zmtCommented:
I recommend just entering the changes at the command line.  The config I pasted is a sample from a working AP, but if there are some minor differences in the config structure depending on what version of the IOS you may be running.

If you want to attempt to upload the config directly, you'll need a tftp server.  It won't matter what the file name is.
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DIPRAJCommented:
One possible reason could be that the max-associations parameter is set to 1 under the service-set identifier (SSID) configuration. Use the max-associations SSID configuration mode command in order to configure the maximum number of associations supported by the radio interface (for the specified SSID). Use the no form of the command in order to reset the parameter to the default value. This default maximum is 255
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24playAuthor Commented:
Config was not readily useable, changes were made
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