The company that I work for hired a vendor to upgrade our wireless environment. That company purchased the equipment but then charged a rediculous amount of money to set it up. So of course I was given the task. Though this went way over my head I took it on.
I was given a Cisco 1121 ACS server, 2 Cisco 5500 WAC controllers, and 10 1042 LWAPs and was told to do the best I can. I was able put the ACS server and WAC boxes on the network. At that point I figured that there was something else that needed to be done. But as a test I connected a LWAP which i set an SSID and I couldnt connect to it no matter what level of authentication I used, even unsecured. My question is do I need to setup a RADIUS server on the ACS box to authenticate???
I've been reading up on the ACS for a couple days and I know it can be used for device and user management. But I assumed that we were only using it to manage our wireless environment, so it wasn't really 'necessary'. Idealy, we simply want to broadcast our company SSID and have devices connect to it using their network credentials.
i'm not really sure what I need to do next. I have yet to contact Cisco though we do have a support. I just want to make sure all things are in place before I contact them
any help would be GREATLY appreciated
good morning Matthew,
The telnet issue is hard to explain but I'd suggest the following:
go to the ACS authentication logs to check if any there are any errors from the ACS itself.
Try to log in from a local switch or router plug to the same switch where the acs is located and check the ACS logs again.
Create a new user on the ACS and restart the services, may be the ACS authentication processes is somehow not working.
In regards the timezone command not working it could be related to an internal process as well, try restarting the services, also consider using an NTP server if you have one on your network.