cisco compatible extentions program (CCX)

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Jul 8th, 2009

Hi every body!

My book says the following:

"Wlan clients may use wireless NIC from a large number of vendors. to help ensure that the clients can work with cisco APs, Cisco started the cisco compatible extentions program."

Let say i want to set up wireless lan using cisco Ap .

Let say i bought a wireless NIC which is CCXv1 certified.

CCXv1 has following features:

basic 802.11 and wi-fi compatibility

802.1x authntication for leap

multple ssids use.

Now i have to find cisco AP with which atleast supports the above mentioned features. Is my concept correct?

Thanks and have a nice day!

I have this problem too.
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Correct Answer by Leo Laohoo about 7 years 5 months ago

HI Zeeshan,

Cisco AP's are backward compatible. Meaning, if you use a AP1130, it can see CCXv1 to CCXv5. You don't need to find a Cisco AP that will support one specific CCX version. On the contrary, CCX versions are dependent on the drivers of your wireless NIC.

Cisco Compatible Extensions Client Devices

http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr46/pr147/partners_pgm_partners_0900aecd800a7907.html

Cisco Compatible Extensions Program Q&A

http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr46/pr147/partners_pgm_qandas09186a0080154625.html

CCX Versions and Features

http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr46/pr147/program_additional_information_new_release_features.html

Hope this helps.

By the way, this topic should've gone to the Wireless - Mobility section. Cheers!

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Leo Laohoo Wed, 07/08/2009 - 14:47

HI Zeeshan,

Cisco AP's are backward compatible. Meaning, if you use a AP1130, it can see CCXv1 to CCXv5. You don't need to find a Cisco AP that will support one specific CCX version. On the contrary, CCX versions are dependent on the drivers of your wireless NIC.

Cisco Compatible Extensions Client Devices

http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr46/pr147/partners_pgm_partners_0900aecd800a7907.html

Cisco Compatible Extensions Program Q&A

http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr46/pr147/partners_pgm_qandas09186a0080154625.html

CCX Versions and Features

http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr46/pr147/program_additional_information_new_release_features.html

Hope this helps.

By the way, this topic should've gone to the Wireless - Mobility section. Cheers!

sarahr202 Fri, 07/10/2009 - 06:49

Thanks Leolaohoo. Sorry about posting question in wrong forum. I am preparing for ccnp routing exam and it was in my book.

thanks and have a nice weekend!

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