I have a small network that uses 1242 APs for clients machines. Our wired WAN link can be unreliable, so I would like to configure one of the 1242s as a bridge and connect it to one of the many wireless networks we have in our neighborhood.
I understand the 1242 APs can also operate in a bridge mode that could allow us to connect our network to one of these other wireless LANs. A couple of questions:
-Does the remote WLAN have to be a compatible cisco device in order for the 1242 to be able to bridge successfully?
-Which 'Role in Radio Network' do I choose for our 1242?
-How do I see what the SSIDs of the remote WLANS are and enter the relevant passwords (WEP, WPA, 802.1x, or WPA2)
-If this is not possible, what is the right device to use to connect our LAN to a remote WLAN without being able to control the hardware at 'both' ends of the bridge.