Can I connect an 1131 and a 1522 in a mesh environment?

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Apr 16th, 2012

We have some 1131's indoor APs we would like to connect (via mesh) with our existing 1522 outdoor mesh AP deployment.

I have a test environment as follows:

  • The 1522 AP is the RAP and the 1131 AP is the MAP.
  • Both AP's connect to the same Cisco 5508 controller running 7.2 code.
  • Both AP's are added to the controller's Mac Filter list.
  • Both AP's are configured for ethernet bridging.
  • Both AP's are configured for the same bridge group name.

I've had success with connecting a 1522 MAP to a 1522 RAP and an 1131 MAP to  join an 1131 RAP.  The problem is when I try to mix the two AP's. The  1131 MAP will not join to a 1522 RAP.   I've looked for documentation on interoperability but see no specific  examples using the two models I have. 

Has anyone had any luck mixing Cisco 1522 & 1131 access points in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network in mesh mode?

Thank you,

Nino Avila

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Correct Answer by Shankar Ramanathan about 3 years 3 months ago

Pls make sure you are not operating on Ch 165 on 1522 RAP.

1131 do not operate on Channel 165 for backhaul. 1522 RAP's

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/docs/wireless/controller/7.0MR1/configuration/guide/cg_mesh.html#wp1856440

For example, channel 165 is supported by outdoor access points but not by indoor access points in the -A domain. By enabling the backhaul channel deselection feature, you can restrict the channel assignment to only those channels that are common to both indoor and outdoor access points.

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ninoavila Thu, 04/19/2012 - 06:07

Here's the console output for startup:

Xmodem file system is available.

flashfs[0]: 30 files, 8 directories

flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 15998976

flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 7559680

flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 8439296

flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 30 seconds.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:1c:58:74:6e:66

Initializing ethernet port 0...

Reset ethernet port 0...

Reset done!

ethernet link up, 100 mbps, full-duplex

Ethernet port 0 initialized: link is up

Loading "flash:/c1130-k9w8-mx.124-23c.JA4/c1130-k9w8-mx.124-23c.JA4"...######################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################

File "flash:/c1130-k9w8-mx.124-23c.JA4/c1130-k9w8-mx.124-23c.JA4" uncompressed and installed, entry point: 0x3000

executing...

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Proceeding with system init

Proceeding to unmask interrupts

Initializing flashfs...

flashfs[1]: 30 files, 8 directories

flashfs[1]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[1]: Total bytes: 15740928

flashfs[1]: Bytes used: 7559680

flashfs[1]: Bytes available: 8181248

flashfs[1]: flashfs fsck took 4 seconds.

flashfs[1]: Initialization complete....done Initializing flashfs.

Radio0  present A506 7100 E8000000 A0000000 80000000 3

Radio1  present A506 6700 E8000100 A0040000 80010000 2

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cisco AIR-LAP1131AG-A-K9   (PowerPCElvis) processor (revision A0) with 27638K/5120K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FTX1126N1A1

PowerPCElvis CPU at 262Mhz, revision number 0x0950

Last reset from power-on

LWAPP image version 7.0.230.0

1 FastEthernet interface

2 802.11 Radio(s)

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:1C:58:74:6E:66

Part Number                          : 73-8962-12

PCA Assembly Number                  : 800-24818-11

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% Please define a domain-name first.

flash:/mesh_start_cfg.txt: No such file or directoryThe filesystem containing the variables may not be initialized yet.

Press RETURN to get started!

*Mar  1 00:00:06.323: %SOAP_FIPS-2-SELF_TEST_IOS_SUCCESS: IOS crypto FIPS self test passed

*Mar  1 00:00:07.738: %SOAP_FIPS-2-SELF_TEST_RAD_SUCCESS: RADIO crypto FIPS self test passed on interface Dot11Radio 0

*Mar  1 00:00:09.144: %SOAP_FIPS-2-SELF_TEST_RAD_SUCCESS: RADIO crypto FIPS self test passed on interface Dot11Radio 1

*Mar  1 00:00:09.245: %LWAPP-3-CLIENTEVENTLOG: Read and initialized AP event log (contains, 1343 messages)

*Mar  1 00:00:09.276:  status of voice_diag_test from WLC is false

*Mar  1 00:00:09.297: AP identified to be in Fenway/Huck Jr/1240/1130 configuration

*Mar  1 00:00:11.394: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface FastEthernet0, changed state to up

*Mar  1 00:00:11.453: %SYS-5-RESTART: System restarted --

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*Mar  1 00:00:11.453: %SNMP-5-COLDSTART: SNMP agent on host TEST-1131 is undergoing a cold start

*Mar  1 00:00:11.525: Warning: Failed to run startup script

*Mar  1 00:00:11.556: %MESH-6-BVI_CREATED: Mesh BVI1 interface created

*Mar  1 00:00:11.579: %CAPWAP-5-CHANGED: CAPWAP changed state to DISCOVERY

*Mar  1 00:00:11.837: %SSH-5-ENABLED: SSH 2.0 has been enabled

*Mar  1 00:00:11.837: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Dot11Radio1, changed state to reset

*Mar  1 00:00:11.838: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to reset

*Mar  1 00:00:12.405: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface FastEthernet0, changed state to up

*Mar  1 00:00:12.843: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Dot11Radio1, changed state to down

*Mar  1 00:00:12.843: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to down

*Mar  1 00:00:13.556: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface BVI1, changed state to down

flash:/mesh_start_cfg.txt: No such file or directoryThe filesystem containing the variables may not be initialized yet.

*Mar  1 00:00:26.552: No Mesh startup file found

*Mar  1 00:00:30.467: Logging LWAPP message to 255.255.255.255.

*Mar  1 00:01:14.426: %CDP_PD-4-POWER_OK: Full power - NON_CISCO-NO_CDP_RECEIVED inline power source

*Mar  1 00:01:14.464: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Dot11Radio1, changed state to up

*Mar  1 00:01:14.503: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to up

*Mar  1 00:01:14.516: %MESH-6-ADJACENCY_STATE_MACHINE_STARTED: Mesh adjacency state machine started

*Mar  1 00:01:14.517: %SYS-6-LOGGINGHOST_STARTSTOP: Logging to host 255.255.255.255 started - CLI initiated

*Mar  1 00:01:15.427: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Dot11Radio1, changed state to up

*Mar  1 00:01:15.469: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to up

*Mar  1 00:01:59.708: %MESH-6-CAPWAP_RESTART: Mesh Capwap re-started

*Mar  1 00:02:01.657: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface BVI1, changed state to up

*Mar  1 00:02:02.657: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface BVI1, changed state to up

*Mar  1 00:02:04.761: %CAPWAP-5-CHANGED: CAPWAP changed state to DISCOVERY

*Mar  1 00:02:04.769: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to administratively down

*Mar  1 00:02:04.870: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:02:04.871:  status of voice_diag_test from WLC is false

*Mar  1 00:02:04.871: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to up

*Mar  1 00:02:04.873: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to down

*Mar  1 00:02:04.878: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to reset

*Mar  1 00:02:04.905: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to up

*Mar  1 00:02:04.910: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to down

*Mar  1 00:02:04.915: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to reset

*Mar  1 00:02:14.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:02:24.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:02:34.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:02:44.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:02:54.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:03:04.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:03:14.870: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:03:24.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:03:34.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:03:44.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:03:54.870: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:04:04.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:04:14.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:04:24.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:04:29.657: %MESH-3-TIMER_EXPIRED: Mesh Lwapp join timer expired

*Mar  1 00:04:29.657: %MESH-3-TIMER_EXPIRED: Mesh Lwapp join failed expired

*Mar  1 00:04:29.658: %MESH-6-LINK_UPDOWN: Mesh station 001c.5874.6e66 link Down

*Mar  1 00:04:34.870: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:04:44.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:04:54.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:05:04.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:05:14.871: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:05:17.852: %MESH-6-CAPWAP_RESTART: Mesh Capwap re-started

*Mar  1 00:05:22.903: %CAPWAP-5-CHANGED: CAPWAP changed state to DISCOVERY

*Mar  1 00:05:22.911: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to administratively down

*Mar  1 00:05:23.001: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:05:23.001:  status of voice_diag_test from WLC is false

*Mar  1 00:05:23.002: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to up

*Mar  1 00:05:23.003: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to down

*Mar  1 00:05:23.008: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to reset

*Mar  1 00:05:23.035: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to up

*Mar  1 00:05:23.040: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to down

*Mar  1 00:05:23.045: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Dot11Radio0, changed state to reset

*Mar  1 00:05:33.001: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:05:43.000: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:05:53.001: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:06:03.001: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:06:13.001: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:06:23.000: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:06:33.001: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:06:43.001: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:06:53.001: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:07:03.000: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:07:13.000: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:07:23.001: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:07:33.001: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:07:43.001: %CAPWAP-3-ERRORLOG: Not sending discovery request AP does not have an Ip !!

*Mar  1 00:07:47.800: %MESH-3-TIMER_EXPIRED: Mesh Lwapp join timer expired

*Mar  1 00:07:47.800: %MESH-3-TIMER_EXPIRED: Mesh Lwapp join failed expired

*Mar  1 00:07:47.801: %MESH-6-LINK_UPDOWN: Mesh station 001c.5874.6e66 link Down

Correct Answer
Shankar Ramanathan Mon, 04/23/2012 - 14:34

Pls make sure you are not operating on Ch 165 on 1522 RAP.

1131 do not operate on Channel 165 for backhaul. 1522 RAP's

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/docs/wireless/controller/7.0MR1/configuration/guide/cg_mesh.html#wp1856440

For example, channel 165 is supported by outdoor access points but not by indoor access points in the -A domain. By enabling the backhaul channel deselection feature, you can restrict the channel assignment to only those channels that are common to both indoor and outdoor access points.

ninoavila Tue, 04/24/2012 - 06:11

Thank you very much!!

I was getting confused because we are running 1522's (single backhaul device) and there was no mention of issues with channels for indoor/outdoor interoperability in the documentation I read. I kept skipping the portion about "dual backhaul" devices since the 1522's are single backhaul interface devices. 

I guess we successfuly proved that the same channel restrictions are true for single backhaul interface 1500 series AP's. 

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