Ap works well and there is no trouble with host connections.
Repeater doesn't associate with ap. I've tried to configure repeater both Dot11 0 and Dot11 1.
It doesn't work.
What should I do to associate them.
ROD2#sh running-config Building configuration...
Current configuration : 2102 bytes ! version 12.3 no service pad service timestamps debug datetime msec service timestamps log datetime msec service password-encryption ! hostname ROD2 ! enable secret 5 $1$uC3P$Q07JY68dTVCUTcPerq0Uq/ ! username Cisco password 7 032752180500 ip subnet-zero ! no aaa new-model ! ! bridge irb ! ! interface Dot11Radio0 no ip address no ip route-cache ! ssid AR12 authentication open ! ssid ar12 infrastructure-ssid ! parent 1 000f.f858.85f8 parent 2 0011.20ee.cfce parent 3 0013.1965.de96 parent 4 0013.1965.de9b speed basic-1.0 basic-2.0 basic-5.5 basic-11.0 station-role root bridge-group 1 bridge-group 1 subscriber-loop-control bridge-group 1 block-unknown-source no bridge-group 1 source-learning no bridge-group 1 unicast-flooding bridge-group 1 spanning-disabled ! interface Dot11Radio1 ip address 10.0.12.2 255.255.255.0 no ip route-cache ! ssid AR12 authentication open infrastructure-ssid ! parent 1 000f.f858.85f8 parent 2 0011.20ee.cfce parent 3 0013.1965.de9b speed basic-6.0 9.0 basic-12.0 18.0 basic-24.0 36.0 48.0 54.0 station-role repeater bridge-group 1 bridge-group 1 subscriber-loop-control bridge-group 1 block-unknown-source no bridge-group 1 source-learning no bridge-group 1 unicast-flooding bridge-group 1 spanning-disabled ! interface FastEthernet0 no ip address no ip route-cache duplex auto speed auto bridge-group 1 no bridge-group 1 source-learning bridge-group 1 spanning-disabled ! interface BVI1 ip address 10.0.12.2 255.255.255.0 no ip route-cache ! ip http server no ip http secure-server ip http help-path http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/779/smbiz/prodconfig/help/eag
ip radius source-interface BVI1 logging snmp-trap emergencies logging snmp-trap alerts logging snmp-trap critical logging snmp-trap errors logging snmp-trap warnings bridge 1 route ip ! ! ! line con 0 transport preferred all transport output all line vty 0 4 login local transport preferred all transport input all transport output all line vty 5 15 login transport preferred all transport input all transport output all ! end
Is the ap you are using a cisco ap? Cisco repeaters require CCX compatible aps in order to connect I'm pretty sure. Also, you shouldn't have to configure the parents. If it sees an available ssid, it should connect. Finally, are you running a dhcp server? If so, you don't have to statically set the ip. I would hard reset and use the gui to configure your repeater if thats not what you were using before.
Also, if you have the resources, I would set your "repeater" up as a workgroup bridge using the A radio as backhaul to the ap and the b/g radio to re-broadcast your ssid. It works much better, utilizing both radios.
I agree with Elliott that you should consider using 5GHz between the access points and 2,4GHz to the clients. This gives better throughput than a repeater. To do this you need to configure one of the access points to either an AP or a ROOT BRIDGE for 5GHz. I suggest that you go for ROOT BRIDGE on 5GHz not allowing ordinary clients to connect.
The other access point can be configured as workgroup-bridge but I suggest NON ROOT BRIDGE on the 5GHz radio. The 2,4GHz radio should be configured as an ordinary AP and you can use the same SSID on all your 2,4GHz radios.
I have compiled example configurations for you in my lab where I use a 40-bit WEP-key for the clients and WPA2 between the access points. As you see the SSIDs are defined in the global configuration and then assigned to the interfaces. THE-NET is the SSID for the clients, AP-to-AP is a hidden SSID used between the access points on 5GHz. ‘guest-mode’ that is configured for the SSID ‘THE-NET’ is how you get the access point to broadcast the SSID in order to get it visible for the clients.
no service pad
service timestamps debug datetime msec
service timestamps log datetime msec localtime show-timezone
enable secret cisco
clock timezone CET 1
clock summer-time CEST recurring last Sun Mar 2:00 last Sun Oct 3:00
The reason I suggest the workgroup bridge on the dot11radio1 is because it does in fact leave it available to clients. What you can do, as you have shown, is set different passwords for the "root" device, regardless if it is an ap or root bridge, but you don't have to. So, you have the ability to control whether or not you want your clients to connect to the a radio when you have the dot11radio1 interface set to Access Point depending on which SSIDs you apply to which interface.
Also, I haven't tried it in a minute, but back when I was playing around with it, I think I preferred the wgb's because I could set the root device to ap/ap then configure both ap/wgb and wgb/ap and sort of create an indoor mesh for all a/b/g. Needless to say, it was sweet.