I needed a more robust and powerful access point for an office area, so I purchased a Cisco Aironet. Sadly, I expected it to be configured like a home access point (that I have lots of experience with) but instead got this little complex beast that I am fighting with.
I have no experience in Cisco command line, so this was done with the gui:
I gave it a static IP, created an SSID (cisco-shop), set that ssid to be in guest mode, and enabled WPA security with TKIP. I then turned on both radios and viola--I can't see hide nor hair of this monster on the network, nor can I connect to it with SSID name. Nothing I have tried has helped. What I need is to turn this complex thing into a simple access point like when you buy a home device and plug it in and configure it with WPA security. I thought I had done that.
Is there any advice you folks can give me to troubleshoot why this thing isn't broadcasting its SSID even in guest mode?