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wireless setup question?

I have 14 unit of Air-AP1142n, without controller. I'm using it in a big warehouse. Want to mount the AP on the pillar estimated 50 meter each pillar.

Question : what is the best way to setup the wireless configuration, if I want only 1 SSID to be used?

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Re: wireless setup question?

There is no problem with it.  As a matter of fact it is the preferred method.  You wouldn't want to have an SSID per AP, if they are all going to be servicing the same clients.  I've never understood why some hotels have an SSID per floor.  It just doesn't make any sense.

No, your device will probe for the SSID, and even though the BSS ( unique Mac address from the AP) will be different, the client device will still see it as just one SSID.

HTH,
Steve

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Re: wireless setup question?

Mohd,

Take a look at this guide, it should help you get your APs configure.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/1140/autonomous/getting_started/guide/ap1140aut_getstart.html

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Re: wireless setup question?

thank you for the guide

but let say i want to assign only 1 SSID from the 14 AP, does i need to use Root Bridge for the radio role? is it right?

all AP is connected to LAN.

Re: wireless setup question?

Station role root is what you would want to use.  Not root bridge, that is a different mode.

HTH,
Steve

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Re: wireless setup question?

Do you mean repeater?

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Re: wireless setup question?

Here is the different roles. What you want is access point

Configuring the Radios

Your 1140 series access point includes two internal radios, which must be configured individually in Express Setup. Select the role, optimization setting, and extension capabilities for Radio0 (802.11N2.4GHz) and Radio1 (802.11N5GHz).

•Role in Radio Network—Determines what function each radio in the access point performs in the wireless network.

–Access Point—Specifies that the unit operates as an access point connected to the main Ethernet LAN network. In this mode, wireless clients associate to the access point.

–Repeater—Specifies that the unit operates as a repeater access point not connected to Ethernet LAN. In this mode, wireless clients associate to the access point.

–Root Bridge—Specifies that the unit operates as a root bridge and connects directly to the main Ethernet LAN. In this mode, the unit accepts associations from other Cisco Aironet non-root bridges and wireless client devices.

–Workgroup Bridge—Specifies that the unit operates as a workgroup bridge connected to a small wired Ethernet LAN network through an Ethernet hub or switch. The workgroup bridge must associate to a Cisco Aironet access point or bridge.

–Scanner—Specifies that the unit is configured by a Cisco WLSE and operates as a scanner and reports network traffic to the Cisco WLSE.

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Re: wireless setup question?

Ok i understand, the roles is Access Point,

but this is what i dont understand, if like in 1 room, 1 access point with 1 SSID is enough..

but what if the layout of the warehouse is 200 m long and have 5 AP each 40 m..

if 5 AP broadcast 1 SSID..you will see 5 SSID instead of 1..am i correct??

I dont want that, i want only 1 SSID associated from all the AP

Re: wireless setup question?

If you configure all of the AP with the same SSID and security settings, then you will only see the one SSID.

HTH,
Steve

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Re: wireless setup question?

Hi all,

So in my case, there is no problem for the 14 AP to use the same SSID and security setting? I thought like if i configure all 14 AP same SSID, it would like overlap each other..

but then, is it will create problem for notebook and handheld to recognize the 1 SSID?

wouldn't the notebook and handheld see 'other network' when scan the wireless??

Re: wireless setup question?

There is no problem with it.  As a matter of fact it is the preferred method.  You wouldn't want to have an SSID per AP, if they are all going to be servicing the same clients.  I've never understood why some hotels have an SSID per floor.  It just doesn't make any sense.

No, your device will probe for the SSID, and even though the BSS ( unique Mac address from the AP) will be different, the client device will still see it as just one SSID.

HTH,
Steve

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Re: wireless setup question?

if the client device is in between 2 AP...it will take the strongest signal of SSID right?

And how about channel? should 14 AP use all channel or choose either 1, 6 or 11?

Re: wireless setup question?

Correct, the cleint should choose teh AP with the strongest signal (RSSI) and best clarity (SNR).

No, only 1,6,11 as they do not overlap.

HTH,
Steve

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wireless setup question?

Thank you so much..it works!!

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