I have a Cisco Aironet 1252g setup and I have 2 PCs using linksys N adapters connecting to it. Speed is comparable to G. Is there something special I should be doing to improve the speed. I setup the AP within line of site and only about 50 feet away and the speed is still poor.
What is your Linksys speed showing? If it shows 54 Mbps or less, then yes you will have comparable speeds since you are not running 'N'.
You might have to verify that you have 40Mhz channel width and the other necessary configurations.
Then you have to configure the ap to use the 40mhz channel width and you will be good to go.
ok I have got the speed issue taken care of but I cannot get the AP to run at the N data rates unless its not encrypted. I see these messages from the AP: Interface Dot11Radio0, Mcs rates disabled on vlan 0 due to not using AES encryption or encryption is not disabled . The only way I can see to use AES is to use AES CCMP. Is there a way around this?
The only options for ciphers are:
AES CCMP + TKIP
AES CCMP + TKIP + WEP 128
AES CCMP + TKIP + WEP 40
There is no plain old AES
Can't find the info on autonomous but you might try this:
ap# configure terminal
ap(config-ssid)# wpa2-psk ascii
ap(config)# interface dot11radio 0
ap(config-ssid)# ssid batman
I guess the code doesn't yet support WPA2-PSK. I know for sure that it works in an lwapp environment. Weird that you can't configure that. All other options will require a radius server though.
yeah and I tried configuring the AP itself as a radius server. When I try to connect I am never prompted for username and password. I am doing something wrong I just do not know what. I followed the directions below.
I did this as well, and my PCs seem to be better, but the MACs are still having issues. I'm using my 1252G Access Points as LWAPP with a WLC 4402.