Aironet 1131AG - Bridging

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Jul 1st, 2009
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Hi, we are interested in extending our LAN via WLAN (Existing Lan->WLAN Unit 1->WLAN Unit 2->New Extended Lan).

We have just bought 2 Aironet 1131AG units but I can't make it work. Both units have uniqe static IP ( on our LAN.

UNIT 1 Config:

Role in Network "Access Point", with wlan active and SSID: "AM1", SSID broadcast on and wpa-pass.

Security->SSID Manager; Single Guest Mode SSID: AM1

Security-> Advanced Security;

MAC Addresses Authenticated by: Local list only.

Added the MAC for Unit 2.

I have no problem connecting to unit 1 with a pc running wireless.

UNIT 2 Config:

Role in Network "Workgroup Bridge", Root Parent MAC 1: "Unit1 MAC", with wlan DISABELD/DOWN and SSID: "AM1", SSID broadcast on and wpa-pass (same as unit 1).

Security->SSID Manager; Single Guest Mode SSID: AM1

The main problem seems to be that WLAN gets disabeld and down when I activate "Workgroup Bridge"-mode. If I set it to "Access Point", the WLAN goes up and works fine as a access point.

Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong here?



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Robert.N.Barrett_2 Thu, 07/02/2009 - 12:44
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I'm not sure what autonomous 1131's can do, but:

- Make sure the firmware is up to date (some of my brand new 1242's came in with old firmware)

- Here's a workgroup bridge example:

- Here's a point-to-point bridge example:

nicklas.. Sun, 07/05/2009 - 23:36
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Thanks for the links!

Followed the instruction on your first link ( ) and it worked!

It seems that my problem was caused by the order I made the different settings.

When I first created a SSID and then gave the Acess Point a role, it didn't work.

But if i first decided a role for the Acess Point and then created the SSID it worked perfectly.

Thanks again!


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