how to test cisco 1252G-E-K9 access point 802.11/N capability

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Jun 11th, 2012

Hi friends,

could anyone tell me how to test Cisco 1252G-E-K9 wireless access point's 802.11/N capability. we have bunch of these models configured on 802.11/g and connected to WLC. Thanks

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Scott Fella Tue, 06/12/2012 - 02:02

Well the most you can get out of the 2.4ghz will be 144mbps. You either need to use open authentication or wpa2/aes for 802.11n. Also on the SSID, you need to make sure WMM is enabled. To test, simply connect an 802.11n compatible device to the SSID and look at your connection. Anything over 54mbps connection, you are using 802.11n. Some devices will show you 'N', but some will just show connection speed.

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Faisal1980 Tue, 06/12/2012 - 04:33

Thanks Scott for your reply as i mentioned that we have already deployed 1252G APs currently they are configured to support 802.11g/a and we want to move them to N. now i want to configure one of the AP to test the speed and compatibility with laptops and phone devices. Thanks

Scott Fella Tue, 06/12/2012 - 19:11

Okay, the ap model you posted is just a 2.4ghz. 1252AG-E-k9 is dual band. So the question is, do you have it configured correctly or not? To test you you need an 802.11n device and you need to try to connect to the 5ghz (300 Mbps) max or the 2.5ghz (144 Mbps) max.

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Faisal1980 Tue, 07/10/2012 - 21:11

there is requirement from higher management to enable 802.11N along with 802.11b/g. I enabled 802.11N on one WISM and connected my laptop with but I am getting variable and its even less than 54mbps speed. although, my wireless connections shows that its  802.11n connection. please help!!!

surbg Tue, 07/10/2012 - 21:14

wats the auth and the encryption set on the AP or on the WLC??

surbg Tue, 07/10/2012 - 21:25

802.11N is enabled with all MCS rates enabled??

surbg Tue, 07/10/2012 - 21:30

Connect the  client and then on the WLC search for that client and provide the screenshot..

WLC monitor >> Clients >> Client MAC >> Click on it >> Screenshot

Regards

Surendra

surbg Tue, 07/10/2012 - 21:36

sh client detail

On the WLC when you are facing the issue

surbg Tue, 07/10/2012 - 21:38

please click on that MAC address and you will see even more details regarding the client.. and paste the screenshot

surbg Tue, 07/10/2012 - 21:46

may be we need this from the CLI..

show client details

surbg Tue, 07/10/2012 - 21:58

Strange!!

This should show the datarate at which you are connected to!! am not able see that!!

Regards

Surendra

Faisal1980 Tue, 07/10/2012 - 22:03

tell me any other command from where you can get your required details. above output i copy paste from CLI

surbg Tue, 07/10/2012 - 22:04

i see this on my WLC

(WLC1) >show client detail 00:40:96:b4:59:70

Client MAC Address............................... X>XXXXXXXXX

Client Username ................................. lab

AP MAC Address................................... XXXXXXXXXXXX

Client State..................................... Associated     

Client NAC OOB State............................. Access

Wireless LAN Id.................................. 5  

BSSID............................................XXXXXXXXXX 

Connected For ................................... 86 secs

Channel.......................................... 44 

IP Address....................................... 9.8.88.101

Association Id................................... 1  

Authentication Algorithm......................... Open System

Reason Code...................................... 1  

Status Code...................................... 0  

Client CCX version............................... 5  

Client E2E version............................... No E2E support

Diagnostics Capability........................... Supported

S69 Capability................................... Supported

Re-Authentication Timeout........................ 1743

QoS Level........................................ Silver

802.1P Priority Tag.............................. disabled

WMM Support...................................... Enabled



--More-- or (q)uit

Power Save....................................... OFF

Current Rate..................................... 54.0

Supported Rates.................................. 6.0,9.0,12.0,18.0,24.0,36.0,

    ............................................. 48.0,54.0

Mobility State................................... Local

Mobility Move Count.............................. 0

Security Policy Completed........................ No

Policy Manager State............................. XXXXXXXX

Policy Manager Rule Created...................... Yes

AAA Override ACL Name............................ wlc-acl

AAA Override ACL Applied Status.................. Yes
surbg Tue, 07/10/2012 - 22:04

Current rate points to 54 in mine.. am not able t osee that on urs!!

wats the WLC software code?

Faisal1980 Tue, 07/10/2012 - 22:10

Product Version.................................. 5.0.148.2

RTOS Version..................................... Linux-2.6.10_mvl401

Bootloader Version............................... 4.1.171.0

surbg Tue, 07/10/2012 - 22:10

Really sorry to say.. the software is end of support and its End of Engineering as well. any way we can upgrade and see??

Faisal1980 Tue, 07/10/2012 - 22:13

now which version i required ??? and how to upgrade the IOS i never done it before. and from where to get IOS version

Faisal1980 Tue, 07/10/2012 - 22:28

surendra could you tell from where i can find exact model info of wism ???

Faisal1980 Tue, 07/10/2012 - 22:48

another query after upgrading the IOS of WISM do i need to upgrade the APs as well ???

Leo Laohoo Wed, 07/11/2012 - 21:36
another query after upgrading the IOS of WISM do i need to upgrade the APs as well ???

The WiSM will upgrade the WAP firmware.

Leo Laohoo Fri, 07/13/2012 - 22:11
Really sorry to say.. the software is end of support and its End of Engineering as well. any way we can upgrade and see??

Surendra's being diplomatic.  Firmware 5.X is very, very buggy.

surendra could you tell from where i can find exact model info of wism ???

If you can run 5.X firmware then even money's on you having WiSM-1.  Otherwise, on CLI you can see what you've got when you enter the command "sh sysinfo".

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