Configuring Cisco WLAN Clients


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Wireless LANs Configuring Cisco WLAN Clients


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Cisco 802.11a/b/g WLAN Client Adapters 802.11a/b/g dual-band client adapters Supports all three current standards 54 Mbps in 2.4 and 5 GHz bands 802.11b support provides investment protection CardBus or PCI card Supported operating systems Windows 2000 and Windows XP Utilities ADU: Aironet Desktop Utility ACM: Aironet Client Monitor ACAU: Aironet Client Administration Utility


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Client Adapter Installation Wizard Requires a forced reboot at the completion of the install (prompts in the beginning as a warning). Protection to ensure that machine is left in a stable state. Shows multiple status screens. Drivers, ADU, firmware, LEAP, and so on. Card must be inserted at the beginning of the setup and must be identified by the computer as new hardware. (If it is not identified as new hardware, reboot the laptop.)


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Cisco ADU Installation Multiple options for installation


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Install Cisco Aironet Site Survey Utility


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Choose Configuration Tool


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ADU Main Screen Shows client IP address


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Advanced Status Information


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ADU: Main Profile Screen Multiple profiles Auto profile selection Can scan for access point SSIDs


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ADU: General Settings Create/modify profile


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ADU: Security Settings Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)/WPA2 support Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Extensible Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling (EAP-FAST) supported


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ADU: Advanced Settings Selectively choose wireless modes to decrease association time.


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ADU Diagnostics: Advanced Statistics Used predominately during troubleshooting


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ADU Diagnostics: Adapter Information Driver version Adapter MAC address


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ADU Troubleshooting


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Cisco Aironet System Tray Icon


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Cisco Aironet Site Survey Utility


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Cisco Aironet Site Survey Utility (Cont.)


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Windows XP WLAN Configuration


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Comparison of Windows XP and Cisco ADU


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Aironet Client Administration Utility (ACAU) Creates file with profiles and settings Profiles imported during the installation of ADU and firmware For AIR-CB21AG and AIR-PI21AG Installs across network Encrypted setup files Windows 2000 and Windows XP only


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Aironet Configuration Administration Utility Easy binary configurations for security and utility


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Cisco Wireless IP Phone For workers who need to communicate while moving about their workplace or campus Same features as Cisco wired IP Phones Graphical, menu-driven user interface Multiline appearance (up to six extensions) Phone book with speed dials LEAP security Auto VLAN configuration and Cisco CallManager registration  


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Cisco Compatible Extensions No-cost licensing of technology for use in WLAN adapters and devices Independent testing to ensure interoperability with Cisco infrastructure Marketing of compliant products by Cisco and product suppliers under “Cisco Compatible” brand


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Cisco Compatible Extensions (Cont.) Cisco Compatible client devices Features Assured compatibility with 300+ devices Standards-based Enhanced security, mobility, and performance Benefits Accelerates innovation Supports diverse enterprise applications Ensures multivendor interoperability http://www.cisco.com/go/ciscocompatible/wireless


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Cisco Compatible Extensions Features


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Cisco Compatible Extensions Program Develops interoperability with semiconductor and client vendors Provides additional functionality and performance improvement while working with Cisco access points and Cisco wireless infrastructure Objective: The Cisco Compatible Extensions program provides customers with a broad range of WLAN client devices that have tested interoperability with Cisco Aironet innovations. Phase 1: Specification: Cisco provides specification to WLAN silicon providers. Phase 2: Interoperability test: Devices are tested by approved third-party vendor for the specification. Phase 3: Compatibility: Approved products are marketed.


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Summary The installation wizard for the Cisco 802.11a/b/g WLAN client adapter installs driver and utilities. The Cisco 802.11a/b/g client adapter is configured via Cisco ADU. Cisco ADU can be used for troubleshooting the client adapter. The Cisco Aironet Site Survey Utility provides information about available WLANs. Cisco ADU provides more features than Windows XP for the Cisco client adapter configuration. Cisco ACAU provides preconfiguration of WLAN profiles for software distribution. The Cisco Wireless IP Phone provides integration of IP telephony into WLANs. The Cisco Compatible Extensions program enhances WLAN features for WLAN adapters from multiple vendors.


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