CAN C1242 AP be used as a WIRELESS BRIDGE

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Sep 8th, 2008

I have an AccessPoint Cisco 1242 that has no Ethernet connection available.

Is it possible to use one 802.11a interface of the neighbor Access Point as bridge so that the Access point without Ethernet connection can get a connection?

I have this problem too.
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jeff.kish Wed, 09/10/2008 - 05:24

Yes, you can use the 802.11a radio to bridge out to another 1242, but you can only do this to one access point (no creating a Mesh environment with 1242s). It sounds like you'll be fine for what you want to do. The feature is called "link role flexibility", see if you can find some documentation on it.

I believe that you set the A radio on the "root" AP to root bridge, and you set the A radio on the "non-root" AP as WGB or Repeater. If someone could confirm this, that'd be great.

Also, I believe this can only be done in autonomous mode, so if you're using lightweight then you'll need to downgrade these two specific access points.

mcalabrese Fri, 09/12/2008 - 06:57

yes this can be done ... I'm doing it right now. I replaced my old 350 Wireless bridges with two 1242AG APs ... I have recently updated the connection to use WPA/TKIP for the authentication. Email me and I'll send you a copy of my configurations ...


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