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1232 AP gives up

Hi again

We have a pair of 1232 APs configured as root bridges, and a single 1232 as a workgroup bridge configured as mobile.

What happens is the root bridges come up OK, and when we power on the WGB, it connects to one or the other of the of the two root bridges, and traffic runs fine. Authentication is WPA-PSK.

After about 10 minutes or so, we see messages on the two root bridges about too many errors, and the client is disassociated. From that point on, the WGB will not re-associated until it is rebooted. Sniffing the air, the two root bridges are beaconing ok, but the WGB never probes or anything, it just gives up. From the console on the WGB, it thinks the radio is up, and it all looks ok, it just never tries again.

Any ideas?



Re: 1232 AP gives up

Hi Ross,

what about the

show processes cpu

show processes mem


I had something similiar with AP 1210 and a warehouse environment. Through the heavy roaming the memory consumtion grown over 80 percent. Then at any point above 80 percent the AP does not react to any association request until rebootet.

Maybe you have something similiar!?

Btw: What IOS Version have you running?

Good Luck



Re: 1232 AP gives up

It sounds like the AP/WGB or power injector is heating up and failing.

Make sure there is plenty of ventilation around the WGB (and the power cube/injector).

You don't mention which version of IOS you are running, please post that and / or update the firmware to the lastest version (Roots too, if you can).

If the firmware updates are fixing it, I'd go with "It's probably a hardware failure".

Good Luck


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Re: 1232 AP gives up

Thanks all

Firmware is 12 3 8 ja2 on all three APs.

The WGB is getting hot in its current location, so we will add a bit more ventilation and see if it changes things.

When the set up was bench tested before installing, it ran for hours (days) without problems.

We know its not interference, we ran a scan and there is nothing else around in the 'a' frequencies.

I'll let you know if the ventilation helps

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