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Wireless bridge association issue


I'm trying to troubleshoot a wireless link using Aironet 1400.

All the configuration is very simple, using ssid, open authentication, no encryption. And everything is default.

I'm getting this error in the root bridge:

*Oct  6 20:43:45.261: %DOT11-6-ASSOC: Interface Dot11Radio0, Station Non-root 0012.431f.ce75 Reassociated KEY_MGMT[NONE]

*Oct  6 20:43:45.282: %DOT11-4-MAXRETRIES: Packet to client 0012.431f.ce75 reached max retries, removing the client

*Oct  6 20:43:45.283: %DOT11-6-DISASSOC: Interface Dot11Radio0, Deauthenticating Station 0012.431f.ce75 Reason: Previous authentication no longer valid

Any suggestion about the issue?

P.S. configuration:

dot11 ssid Testing123

   authentication open



interface Dot11Radio0

no ip address

no ip route-cache


ssid Testing123


station-role root bridge

no dot11 extension aironet

bridge-group 1

bridge-group 1 spanning-disabled

Thanks you

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Re: Wireless bridge association issue

Hi Omar,

The message means that there is communication problem between the two bridges due to most probably one of two reasons:

1- Signal strength to low

2- Interference on channel

After having verfified, that the bridges have been correctly installed and poinint to each other, try to make them communicate on one of these 3 channels:

1, 6 or 11

If that doesn't help, share a bit the installation details, are they currently in the LAB? if not, what is the distance between them, how are they installed, is there line of sight ?

Do the two bridges ever succed to establish a connection for at least couple of minutes? if yes, please get a "show dot11 asso all" from the root bridge, let's have a look at the signal strength.