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WAP121 is reset if the port role on the Cisco switch it set to 'Cisco Access Point'.

Hi

Normally when we connect a wireless access point like a Cisco WAP-1242AG to a Cisco switch 2960 then we set the port role to ‘Cisco Access Point’ but for the Cisco WAP121 we have to set the port role to ‘Cisco switch’. If we don’t make this change the WAP121 is reset after a couple of minutes and we have to reconfigure the unit.

Why is that and can this be a problem that the port role is set to ‘Cisco switch’. I’m thinking on the performers of the WAP121?

Thanks.

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WAP121 is reset if the port role on the Cisco switch it set to '

My opinion is, if its working by setting the port to 'Cisco Switch' then leave it.  That's something on the switch I would say not too much on the AP.  Just monitor the wireless for a while and see if that does indeed fix you issue.

Thanks,

Scott

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WAP121 is reset if the port role on the Cisco switch it set to '

Hi Scott

Thanks for your replay.

VIP Purple

WAP121 is reset if the port role on the Cisco switch it set to '

adding to Scott

Lars...

Normal Config for AP to connect a Cisco Swicth

interface GigabitEthernet1/0/xx
description Cisco Lightweight AP
switchport access vlan 5
switchport mode access
no shutdown

Regards

Re: WAP121 is reset if the port role on the Cisco switch it set

I Agree with Scott ot keep it to what it is working with.

If you'd like to investigate further you can check what is the config difference between cisco switch and cisco ap under the interface.

If I remember correctly, only cisco aironet APs can be used with this switch AP role and there is a software limitaiton (12.2 if my memory helps).

If you don't have an aironet AP then the cisco ap thing is not for you.

another difference I notice:

cisco switch role is configuring the switch port as a trunk port.

cisco ap role is configuring the switch port as an access port.

That may affect the AP. how many VLANs you configured on your AP?

Regards,

Amjad

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Re: WAP121 is reset if the port role on the Cisco switch it set

Hi

Thank you for your replays.

‘description Cisco Lightweight AP’ is that the same as going into the Cisco switchs webpage and set the port to ‘Cisco switch’?

Hall of Fame Super Silver

WAP121 is reset if the port role on the Cisco switch it set to '

No... that is just a description or reference.  You need to still configure the port.

Thanks,

Scott

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WAP121 is reset if the port role on the Cisco switch it set to '

‘description Cisco Lightweight AP’ is that the same as going into the Cisco switchs webpage and set the port to ‘Cisco switch’?

this is just to remember that on this port LAP is connected

Regards

Re: WAP121 is reset if the port role on the Cisco switch it set

I did not understand your question.

Where did you get the "description Cisco lightweight AP" from?

I am not sure what description appears under the AP when you config the port from GUI. You try both and let us know what is the difference between cisco AP port config and cisco switch port config.

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