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How do I change the channel on Cisco 1230 WAP

Posted on 2011-03-16
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The company I just started with has wireless setup using Cisco 1230 WAP's, the issue I'm having is that one minute laptops are able to connect to the wireless, then other times no conncetion can be made. At first I thought it was only Mac's that was having the trouble until I tried with a windows laptop and encountered the same issue.

We occupy 2 floors so there's an AP on each floor, sometimes when I logged in I can see both AP's connected, then other times it's like I see one or the other. I'm thinking maybe there's some interference somewhere since we're in a 10 floor building, so I want to try changing the channels to see if maybe that could be the culprit. Can anyone tell me where I can do this?

I'm just trying to go down the line of some troubleshooting steps

The wireless setup was already in place before I started with the company.

Thanks in advance!!
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by:supermandaddy
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Use the show controllers dot11Radio0 command in order to show the frequency and channel that the AP or bridge is on. This example output shows where to find the information:

ap#show controllers dot11Radio0
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interface Dot11Radio0
Radio AIR-AP1242GA, Base Address 0014.1b58.08f
Version 5.80.12
Serial number: GAM09200992
Number of supported simultaneous BSSID on Dot1
Carrier Set: Americas (US )
DFS Required: No
Current Frequency: 2412 MHzChannel 1
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by:GRaw
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I'm new to Cisco, do I need to plug directly into the AP with a console cable? Once I see the information, is there a command to change?
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After some searching I found within the AP's web interface where I can change the channel.
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by:GRaw
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Found the solution on my own
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