1200 AP as WG Bridge associate with Linksys AP (or other 3rd party AP)

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Jan 3rd, 2010
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I have been able to configure the AP to act as WG Bridge with a Cisco parent AP and it works flawlessly.

I have a Linksys AP in the test environment that is wide open in terms of authentication and it works with any standard client.

However, there is some issue with the 1200 associating with the Linksys in WG Bridge mode.  Below is a debug, is there some reason it wants a Cisco AP as the parent AP?

#deb dot11 dot11Radio 0 trace print uplink

*Mar  1 15:00:24.512: 2EB3608D-0 Uplink: Stop

*Mar  1 15:00:24.512: 2EB360D0-0 Interface down

*Mar  1 15:00:24.520: 2EB382E5-0 Uplink: Wait for driver to stop

*Mar  1 15:00:24.520: 2EB38376-0 Uplink: Enabling active scan

*Mar  1 15:00:24.521: 2EB3838B-0 Uplink: Not busy, scan all channels

*Mar  1 15:00:24.521: 2EB3839E-0 Uplink: Scanning

*Mar  1 15:00:24.523: 2EB38DC3-0 Uplink: checking received beacon / probe response

*Mar  1 15:00:24.523: 2EB38E05-0 Uplink: Rcvd response from 0021.29ea.7d20 channel 6 2303

*Mar  1 15:00:24.556: 2EB40EF3-0 Uplink: checking received beacon / probe response

*Mar  1 15:00:24.560: 2EB41ECE-0 Uplink: no rsnie or ssnie chk

*Mar  1 15:00:24.560: 2EB41EF1-0 Uplink: ssid partridge.net auth open

*Mar  1 15:00:24.560: 2EB41F07-0 Uplink: try 0021.29ea.7d20, enc 0 key 0, priv 0, eap 0

*Mar  1 15:00:24.560: 2EB41F2B-0 Uplink: Authenticating

*Mar  1 15:00:24.566: 2EB4397F-0 Uplink: Associating

*Mar  1 15:00:24.568: 2EB4409C-0 Uplink: No Cisco parent  <<--------------------------------------------------------- {indicates is must be a CISCO AP???}

*Mar  1 15:00:29.566: 2F00820D-0 Uplink: Lost AP, Associate response timeout

*Mar  1 15:00:29.567: 2F00823A-0 Uplink: Reject for 0 seconds

*Mar  1 15:00:29.567: 2F008250-0 Uplink: Scanning

*Mar  1 15:00:29.569: 2F008C55-0 Uplink: checking received beacon / probe response

Cisco IOS Software, C1200 Software (C1200-K9W7-M), Version 12.3(8)JA2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

no aaa new-model


dot11 ssid partridge.net

   authentication open


dot11 network-map



username cisco password 7 072C285F4D06


bridge irb



interface Dot11Radio0

no ip address

no ip route-cache


ssid partridge.net


speed basic-1.0 2.0 5.5 6.0 9.0 11.0 12.0 18.0 24.0 36.0 48.0 54.0

station-role workgroup-bridge

bridge-group 1

bridge-group 1 spanning-disabled

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ANDREW WIGHTMAN Mon, 03/29/2010 - 03:13
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Hi there,

I have a 1242 working as a WGB on a non-Cisco WLAN. It is working with Aruba. You need to make sure you are running at least version 12.4 for it to work. From what I can see it is very limited - I can only get one client connecting to the Ethernet port :-(

You basically have to use the command below to turn on Universal mode - the mac address is the mac address of your fixed client.

station-role workgroup-bridge universal aaaa.bbbb.cccc


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