1. Does the Aironet 1242G have an internal antenna?
External antenna only.
3. My laptops can connect and travel between access point just fine, but smartphones cannot even see the network. Any ideas?
It's your smartphone. Wireless doesn't "discriminate". It doesn't go like "Today, I'll let the laptops authenticate and the smarphones go to heck."
If your laptops work but your smartphone doesn't then theres some incorrect settings on the smartphone.
To determine which setting is causing your smartphone to fail, create a new broadcasting SSID with NO encryption and NO password.
If the smartphone doesn't connect even to that, then you have a problem with the smartphone. If the smartphone can connect to that, then ramp up the security and encryption one-at-a-time until you hit a brick wall.
One more thing, iPhones don't like to "choose" between WPA or WPA2. You enable EITHER ONE but don't enable both and hope the iPhone can choose, because it won't. The iPhone will just go nuts.
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(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload datatype crash
(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload filename <Desired filename>
(Cisco Controller) >transfer up...
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I have created a Powershell script to automatically add a Wireless Guest User on Cisco WLCs. (tested on 2500 Series)
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