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This page emulates the CISCO AIRONET 1200 wireless access point:

 

Perform the following:

INITIAL BOOT SCREEN

The initial boot screen gives some important information.

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View the boot screen

 

What are the two types of memory used?

 

What is the speed and type of the processor?

 

What is the system ID?

 

How large are the areas of memory and how much is currently used in each?

VIEWING SCREENS

Go into the SETUP mode by press S.

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Press H and O [to select Home screen).

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Press H and E [to select Help screen).

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Press S and E [to select Setup screen).

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Press L and O [to select Logs screen).

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Press A and S [to select Association screen).

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Press N and E [to select Network screen).

SETTING THE IP ADDRESS AND SUBNET MASK

 

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Select the IP settings screen with Id [Id Ethernet].

2

Select the IP address with Ad [Address], and add the address of 130.10.20.1

3

Select the IP subnet mask with M [Mask], and add the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0

4

Check the updated settings by going to the Home screen.

VIEWING AP SETTINGS

The SSID and the IP address of the AP are important. To view the settings, goto the N (etwork).

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Select AP<SPACE>(Radio), and view the status of the AP, the IP address, the SSID, the power level, the operational rate (1Mbps, 2Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 11Mbps or AUTO).

 

CHANGING AP SETTINGS

The SSID and the IP address of the AP can be changed by select Ho(me), and the AP (Radio), then:

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Select Set<SPACE>(Properties).

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Select Ser(vice Set ID) and network enter the SSID of fred.

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Go back to Ho(me), and select AP<SPACE>(), and view the SSID.

After these settings the parameters should be:

RADIO DIAGNOSTICS

The Diagnostics are access by:

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Going to the Ho(me) page.

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Select D(iagnostics), then select R(adio Diagnostic Tests) and then C(arrier Tests).

SETUP

Select the setup screen. Review the following:

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Review the C(onsole), and review the console parameters. Use :back to go back one screen.

2

Review the T(ime Server), and review the time server parameters. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the B(oot Server), and review the boot server parameters. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the FT(P), and review the ftp parameters. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the R(outing), and review the routing parameters. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the W(WW), and review the WWW parameters. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the SN(MP), and review the SNMP parameters. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the defaults e(vents), and review the default events. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the ev(ent handling), and review the event handling parameters. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the as(sociations), and review the association parameters. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the add(ress filters), and review the address filters. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the adva(nced), and review the advanced associations. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the fltr e(thernet), and review the filter ethernet parameters. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the fltr a(p), and review the filter AP parameters. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the adv e(thernet), and review the advanced ethernet parameters. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the adv a(p), and review the advanced AP parameters. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the ci(sco services), and review the Cisco services. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the se(curity), and review the security services. Use :back to go back one screen.

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Review the ac(counting), and review the accounting services. Use :back to go back one screen.

EXPRESS SETUP

One of the best ways to configure the AP is to use the Express Setup from the Setup screen.

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Review the ex(press setup), and review the console parameters. Use :back to go back one screen.

2

Use the express setup to setup the following:

A. IP address of 140.10.11.12.
B. Subnet mask of 255.255.255.192.
C. SSID of MyNetwork.
D. Set the gateway address of 140.10.11.1.
E. Set the name of the Wireless Access Point to Fred's Wireless. Go to other screens, and make sure that the name of the access point has changed.

SETTING THE WEP KEY

It is important to implement strong security with wireless networks, thus the WEP key should be set as soon as possible. To do this go to the Ho(me) screen.

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Select the AP (radio), and then select Set (Properties)

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Next select W(EP), and the WEP encryption page should be displayed.

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Next select EK1(EP), and enter the name of the key (such as Fred). This key should be set on all the clients.

SETTING THE CHANNEL

In the UK there are 13 channels available to use. The default is typically channel 7. All the clients must be set to the same channel as the AP. To set the channel, goto the Ho(me) page:

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Select the AP (radio), and then select Set (Properties)

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Next select Ch(annel), and the change the channel to 6.

Challenge:

You have 5 minutes to configure the following:

IP address: 140.10.11.12
Gateway: 140.10.11.1
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
SSID: mynetwork
Name of device: fred
WEP key: fredkey

Press any key when you are ready.....

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