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Linksys BEFW11S4 to 1100 station-role repeater

jason.aarons
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My main AP is a BEFW11S4, I setup a Aironet 1100 (12.2(4)JA with the same ssid, station-role repeater, parent 1 mac x, however the LED on the 1100 is flashing rapidly.

show dot11 association doesn't show the parent ap or any association.

Any ideas? Will it repeat for the Linksys?

If your laptop is talking to a repeater, what mac will the ACU indicate is the AP? The AP or the repeater? Are you associating to the repeater or the AP behind it?

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_installation_and_configuration_guide_chapter09186a0080102348.html

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jason.aarons
Beginner
Beginner

Does the interface bvi1 work if the Ethernet is disconnected?

Since the Ethernet interface isn't connected on the 1100, should I put a ip address on interface dot11radio0 to manage the repeater remotely?

dixho
Frequent Contributor
Frequent Contributor

In repeater mode, the AP1100 brings down the fastethernet interface if the AP1100 associates to an AP. The BVI should be up, and you should manage the repeater through the wireless link. You should not configure an IP address on the dot11radio 0.

To troubleshoot your problem, please enable the following debug in a telnet session to the AP:

debug dot dot 0 trace print xmt rcv

The debug is saved in the system log, which can be retrieved by command show log. Alternatively, you can enter "term mon" in your telnet session. The debug messages will be printed on your telnet session.

When connected via a repeater what will the Aironet client report under "Assoicated AP is xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx"?

A) The mac address of the station-role repeater.

B) The mac address of the station-role root.

Here is the debug/show run and log. I don't have any encryption, etc in the Linksys AP. Real basic config.

version 12.2

no service pad

service timestamps debug datetime msec

service timestamps log datetime msec

service password-encryption

!

hostname ap

!

enable secret xxxx

!

username xxx password xxxx

ip subnet-zero

!

!

bridge irb

!

!

interface Dot11Radio0

no ip address

no ip route-cache

!

ssid blackhat

infrastructure-ssid

!

parent 1 0006.25e5.a677

speed basic-1.0 basic-2.0 basic-5.5 basic-11.0

rts threshold 2312

station-role repeater

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 dhcp client-id FastEthernet0

no ip route-cache

!

ip http server

ip http help-path http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/779/smbiz/prodconfig/help/eag

/ivory/1100

bridge 1 route ip

!

!

line con 0

line vty 0 4

login local

line vty 5 15

login

!

end

ap#

*Mar 1 00:33:22.394: %DOT11-4-CANT_ASSOC: Interface Dot11Radio0, cannot associa

te: No AP responded

*Mar 1 00:33:34.522: %DOT11-4-LINK_DOWN: Interface Dot11Radio0, parent lost: as

sociate response with status "255" from parent

*Mar 1 00:33:44.394: %DOT11-4-CANT_ASSOC: Interface Dot11Radio0, cannot associa

te: No AP responded

ap# show debug

Dot11Radio 0

Receive packet trace will print

Transmit packet trace will print

PLCP header will not be displayed

IV will be displayed

CKIP MIC will be displayed

2 lines of packet data will be displayed

ap#

dixho
Frequent Contributor
Frequent Contributor

Please go to the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/wireless/airo1100/accsspts/i1232ja/i1232sc/s32hot.htm#wp1036125

It says:

"Repeater access points running Cisco IOS software cannot associate to parent access points that that do not run Cisco IOS software."

This is it, thanks -jason

I wonder if Cisco will ever allow you to repeat any make/model AP ? I guess repeater extensions are proprietary.

I don't think the new Linksys WRT54G or WAP54G will repeat for anything but the same model.

Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems, Inc.

Product: WAP54G

Classification: Firmware Release History

Release Date: 06/01/04

Last Firmware Version: v2.07, April 28, 2004

____________________________________________________________

Version 2.07, April 28, 2004

- Adds Linksys Wireless Guard support

- Updated User Interface format and layout

- Updated wireless driver to support all versions of WAP54G hardware

- Adds AP Client Mode

- Adds Wireless Repeater Mode for WAP54G and WRT54G (requires fw 2.02.2

or above)

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