I am trying to setup an older 1232 Aironet as a repeater. I could not get this to work after countless hours of messing around with all the settings. This was going to be a non-ethernet repeater config. I finally decided to hardwire the 1232 to the switch. The whole purpose of this is to extend my wireless network. I now have the 1232 and 1250 going through the switch/router. I have not had any issues with the 1250--everything is setup just fine aside from the connectivity issues beyond a certain distance.
The main issues with the 1232 is that it does not support WPA2 (to my knowledge). The 1250 was setup with WPA2, but was demoted to WPA in order to work with the 1232. Putting the 1250 to WPA or WPAv1 prevented me from connecting to the SSID altogether.
I have also attempted to mess with the VLAN and the Network ID fields; thinking to put the same ID for the 1232 and 1250. No success on anything. The goal is to have the 1250 as the primary, and the 1232 simply to extend the capbility of the 1250. Can someone advise as to what specifically must be done? Both APs are on the same plane..essentially not a true line of sight since a wall separates them, but they are both now hardwired.
Thanks in advance!