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1142 Autonomous AP Wireless N Config.

First time user, hopefully you guys will be able to help.

I have a wireless install using several standalone 1142 Access Points. Yes, I know it would be better to use a WLC, but there isn't one and no funds to install one, so I have to work with what's there...

I'd like to configure the 1142's for wireless N connectivity. Yes, I know I need to ensure WPA/PSK is the security used as WPA/AES, the default option in the CLI won't be happy with wireless N. Currently I am running them in B/G only and they work just fine with WPA/AES. No issues are reported by the users, but of course I'd like to get them running N for the increased throughput so I need to kniow the CLI steps required.

I await with bated breath!

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1142 Autonomous AP Wireless N Config.

Well for one, you need to make sure it is wpa2/aes, not wpa/aes.  You can only get up to 144mbps on the 2.4ghz and 300 on the 5ghz.

Here is a good guide:

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1142 Autonomous AP Wireless N Config.

Thanks for that, but that document goes through the process for Lightweight AP's, which I don't have. Nor do I have a WLC. I'll try some of the show commands on the AP's though to see if any carry over.

Saying WPA/AES rather than WPA2/AES was finger trouble my end. I did of course mean WPA2 in all instances.

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1142 Autonomous AP Wireless N Config.

Cracked it myself!

Copy ALL the config from the dot11radio0 interface and all it's subinterfaces over to the dot11rado1 interface, making sure to change the interface number from 0 to 1 !

Once done, when you hover your mouse over a host wireless connection icon it states an 802.11N connection. The individual interfaces will still show as 54Mb/s though in the sho int radio x output.