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Handoff - Aironet 1232AG and Apple AirPort AP


today I've one subnet with one 1232AG running IOS 12.3(8)JEA and one Apple Airport Extreme. Both are configured as follows :

- Same channel (tested with different channel)

- WEP 40bits. Open authentication for 1232AG

- Hidden network

- Just enough power to have a little overlapping zone

I use one Apple MacBook (Atheros AR5006X chipset). When I'm connected on 1232AG, after restarting my computer, I can roam to AirPort and back again. When I'm connected on AirPort, after restarting my computer again, I can't roam to 1232AG.

To summarize :

0->1232AG->AirPort = works

0->AirPort->1232AG = doesn't work

Any clues ?

Thanks in advance



Re: Handoff - Aironet 1232AG and Apple AirPort AP


While this isnt the cause of your problem, you will want to move your APs to seperate non-overlapping channels. Such as 1,6, and(or) 11. Having both APs on the same channel

i am curious if you are using the same SSID or not? You may want to try using seperate SSIDs.

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Re: Handoff - Aironet 1232AG and Apple AirPort AP


Yes, indeed I've the same SSID on both APs.

Hereafter a list of different tests made today.

Unsuccessful :

- As suggested, AP with different channel. 1,6 or 1,11

- Network visible

- Forced APs on 802.11b or 802.11g or 802.11b/g

- Many things on radio interface


- No encryption key

- WPA Personal v1 or v2

As I can't use WPA for the time being, I'm stuck with this.

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Re: Handoff - Aironet 1232AG and Apple AirPort AP

I would try enabling WDS to use between the two, if that is at all possible. I know that there are instructions available to get the Airport to work with other brands over WDS, but I don't know if Cisco will do that. I am just throwing this out there.

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Re: Handoff - Aironet 1232AG and Apple AirPort AP


For Apple AirPort WDS is a functionnality (not standard) allowing AP to act as a radio bridge. Seems to be different for Cisco Aironet.

I'll give a try, anyway.