Access point compatibility for 7921 wireless phone

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Jun 11th, 2008
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At our remote locations we currently use Motorola AP-5131 access points. We would like to integrate the 7921 wireless phone into the infrastructure of 7941 and 7906 phones and a single 2801 gateway. The access points use WPA for security and my question is: Will the 7921 phones work with the Motorola access points?

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Brandon Buffin Fri, 06/13/2008 - 05:56
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I wouldn't see a problem using the 7921 with a Motorola access point. The 7921 is 802.11 compliant and supports WPA. I would recommend obtaining a 7921 and testing features such as roaming between access points, QoS, etc before fully deploying.


Hope this helps.


Brandon

Adrian Saavedra Fri, 06/13/2008 - 06:37
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Hi friends,


Just to add another possible recommendation to those of Brandon's, is to check if you have Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7921G Rest of World (-W, identified by Part Number: CP-7921G-W-K9, CP-7921G-WC-CH1-K9, CP-7921G-WE-CH1-K9). So if this is the case, you will have to be sure how to configure 802.11d support (protocol used to identify frecuency band and channels) in your Motorola APs.


I say this because I had connectivity problems between 7921G-W and Cisco APs that haven't been configured for 802.11d.


Best Regards,


- Adrián.

paulmoriguchi Fri, 06/13/2008 - 09:55
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Thanks for the advice. Looking through the configurable options on the Motorola 5131 I didn't see any way to configure 802.11d. But I will inquire with Motorola in regards to this issue.



paulmoriguchi Fri, 06/13/2008 - 09:52
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Thanks for the reply and advice. We will be making a decision soon and the compatibility issue could be a deciding factor.



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