I am trying something new and cannot get a particular configuration to work.
I have a yagi antenna connected to an Aironet 350 Bridge set as Non-Root w/Clients pointing to an 2.2 dbi Omni antenna connected to an Aironet 350 AP.
Both systems are running firmware version 12.04
When I initiate the Antenna Alignment test, the Bridge can see the AP. I get 46% signal strength and 100% signal quality.
However, the bridge will not associate with the AP.
Why? Shouldn't this work? After all, the bridge is just a PCMCIA card with an antenna attached to it. All I'm doing is pointing a really strong antenna to the AP.
What configurations should I check?
I know that if I replace the AP with another 350 bridge and point another YAGI back at the first one, it will work, but I'm trying to use existing infrastructure and not climb a 200ft tower.
I also tried connecting to an existing Yagi that is set as Non-Root w/Clients, but it wouldn't act as a repeater.