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Wireless Network Ingeniería Telemática Universidad Politécnica de Durango I.E.C Eliud Bueno Moreno 01/01/2010 Lab 2.2.

Wireless Network

Ingeniería

Telemática

Universidad Politécnica de Durango

I.E.C Eliud Bueno Moreno
I.E.C Eliud Bueno Moreno

01/01/2010

Lab 2.2. Configuring Basic Cisco AP settings

Universidad Politécnica de Durango I.E.C Eliud Bueno Moreno 01/01/2010 Lab 2.2. Configuring Basic Cisco AP settings

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Unit 2. Technologies and topologies WLAN

WLAN Class

Lab 2.2. Configuring Basic Cisco AP settings

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Objetive:

In this lab, the student will assign basic parameters to the access point using the GUI and IOS CLI. The Express Setup page will also be accessed through a web browser to assign the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and SSID to the access point.

Theoretical framework:

Download the file: Anexo_P2.2_Cisco_IOS_Software_Configuration_for_APs.pdf

Material, Equipment and Software Used:

2 PC or Laptop with WiFi card

1 AP Cisco 1200 or 1300 series

1 AP power supply

Topology:

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Laptop with WiFi card 1 AP Cisco 1200 or 1300 series 1 AP power supply Topology:

Figure 1 Topology

Laptop with WiFi card 1 AP Cisco 1200 or 1300 series 1 AP power supply Topology:
Laptop with WiFi card 1 AP Cisco 1200 or 1300 series 1 AP power supply Topology:
Laptop with WiFi card 1 AP Cisco 1200 or 1300 series 1 AP power supply Topology:

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Command List:

Command

Description

configure terminal

Enter Global configuration mode

hostname

Set the hostname on the device

interface bvi1

Enter the virtual interface for the AP

ip address

Set the IP address and subnet mask on the device

interface dot11radio 0

Enter the device radio interface

station role repeater | root [ fallback { shutdown | repeater } ]

Set the access point role. Set the role to repeater or root. (Optional) Select the fallback role of the radio. If the Ethernet port of the access point is disabled or disconnected from the wired LAN, the access point can either shut down its radio port or become a repeater access point associated to a nearby root access point.

ssid ssid-string

Create an SSID and enter SSID configuration modefor the new SSID. The SSID can consist of up to 32 alphanumeric characters. SSIDs are case sensitive. Note Do not include spaces or underscore characters in SSIDs.

enable password password

The default password is Cisco. This commands allows an administrator to change the password

enable secret password

The default enable password is Cisco.

enable password level level password

The default is level 15 (privileged EXEC level). The password is encrypted before it is written to the configuration file.

show dot11 associations

View the connected wireless clients

In this lab exercise, the following commands will be used. Refer to this list if assistance or help is needed during the lab exercise.

Procedure: (part 1, configuring using GUI)

1. Connect to the AP using console port.

the lab exercise. Procedure: (part 1, configuring using GUI) 1. Connect to the AP using console
the lab exercise. Procedure: (part 1, configuring using GUI) 1. Connect to the AP using console
the lab exercise. Procedure: (part 1, configuring using GUI) 1. Connect to the AP using console

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Lab 2.2. Configuring Basic Cisco AP settings By xe2ebm 2. Reset the unit to factory default

2. Reset the unit to factory default values, to do that apply the AP power by plugging in the power supply cable or powered Ethernet cable. Hold the MODE button until the Status LED turns amber (approximately 1 to 2 seconds), and release the button. The access point reboots with the factory default values including the IP address. Without a connected DHCP server, the AP will default to 10.0.0.1/27

3. Configure PC1, make sure the AP is connected to PC by way a wired connection through switch.

IP Address: 10.0.0.2 Subnet mask:255.255.255.224 Default Gareway:10.0.0.1

4. Open an Internet browser. The default IP address of an access point from the factory is 10.0.0.1.

5. Type the access point IP address in the browser address location field. Press Enter. A log in screen appears. Type in the password of Cisco (case sensitive) and click OK. When the access point HOME page appears, click Express Setup if the Express Setup does not appear.

When the access point HOME page appears, click Express Setup if the Express Setup does not
When the access point HOME page appears, click Express Setup if the Express Setup does not
When the access point HOME page appears, click Express Setup if the Express Setup does not
When the access point HOME page appears, click Express Setup if the Express Setup does not

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6. Type a system name of APTeamX (where X is the Team number) for the access point in the System Name field.

7. Select Static IP as a configuration server protocol from the Configuration Server Protocol selections.

protocol from the Configuration Server Protocol selections. 8. Assing the SSID and IP address according the

8. Assing the SSID and IP address according the next table:

Team

AP Name

SSID

AP IP

Default

Mask

Address

Gateway

 

1 APTeam1

Team1

172.16.1.1

172.16.1.254

/24

 

2 APTeam2

Team2

172.16.2.1

172.16.2.254

/24

9. Verify the Access Point Root: as the network role for the AP from the Role in Radio Network.

10. Select Throughput: as the Optimize Radio Network and press OK

the Role in Radio Network . 10. Select Throughput : as the Optimize Radio Network and
the Role in Radio Network . 10. Select Throughput : as the Optimize Radio Network and
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11. Reconfigure the IP address, subnet mask and gateway on every PC1 according this next table.

Team

PC1 IP

Subnet

Gateway

Address

Mask

 

1 172.16.1.10

/24

172.16.1.1

 

2 172.16.2.10

/24

172.16.2.1

12. Reconnect to the AP from PC1 web browser and verify the settings.

13. Configure a DHCP scope on every router according this table:

Router

DHCP Pool

DHCP

Subnet

Gateway

Name

Network

Mask

R1

Data

172.16.1.0

/24

172.16.1.1

R2

Data

172.16.2.10

/24

172.16.2.1

14. Exclude the IP range 172.16.X.1 to 172,16.X.9 on each DHCP scope.

15. What commandsare necesary to configure a DHCP scope on a cisco router?

16. Using a laptop or desktop with a wireless adapter, connect to the correct access point. Make sure the wireless device is not connected through the wired network.

17. Configure on the PC o Laptop the TCP/IP setting to receive the address automatically.

18. Check the TCP/IP settings of the laptop or desktop using the the ipconfig /all command on windows command line console.

19. Which IP address is assigned to the wireless PC client?

command on windows command line console. 19. Which IP address is assigned to the wireless PC
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IP Address:

20. Verify the wireless connection on AP; go to ASSOCIATIONS page to check the wireless connection.

21. Record the MAC Addresses of the devices associated to this access point. One of these should be the MAC Address of the laptop or desktop configured in Step 17.

PC Name

Client name displayed by AP Association page

MAC ADDRESS

22. Now check to see if a connection to the AP using a web browser can be achieved from the wireless device. Enter http://172.16.X.1 for the URL within the browser. Did the AP GUI display?

23. Test connectivity to other devices by way of ping, Telnet, http, and ftp. This will vary depending on the devices connected and configured on the wired network.

Procedure: (part 2, configuring using CLI)

1. Open the HyperTerminal window on PC1. PC1 should still be connected through the console cable. Enter privileged mode with the following command. Cisco is the default password.

2. Erase the configuration with the following commands:

AP#erase startup-config

Erasing the nvram filesystem will remove all files! Continue? [confirm] (press Enter) [OK]

Erase of nvram: complete

PodP# reload

System configuration has been modified. Save? [yes/no]: N

Proceed with reload? [confirm] (press Enter)

Radio system is preparing for reload

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3. Configure the Hostname. The system name, while not an essential setting, helps identify the access point on your network. The system name appears in the titles of the management system pages.

a. Enter into configuration mode

ap>enable

Password:

ap# ap#configure terminal ap(config)#

b. Now configure the host name with the following command:

ap(config)#hostname APTeamX (where X is the team number) APTeamP(config)#

4. Configure the Bridge Virtual Interface (BVI). Enter the bvi1 interface mode to configure the ip address, subnet mask settings:

Assign an IP address and address mask to the BVI (refer to table on step 8)

APTeamP(config)#interface bvi1 APTeamP(config-if)#ip address 172.16.X.1 255.255.255.0

5. Configure passwords. Now configure the enable password to cisco. Also, configure the secret password to class.The password is not encrypted and provides access to level 15 (traditional privileged EXEC mode access):

APTeamX(config)#enable password cisco APTeamX(config)#enable secret class

6. Configure SSID. Name an SSID and set the maximum number of client devices that can associate using this SSID to 15.

APTeamX(config)#interface dot11radio 0 APTeamX(config-if)#ssid TeamX (where X is the pod number) APTeamX(config-if-ssid)#authentication open APTeamX(config-if-ssid)#max-associations 15 APTeamX(config-if-ssid)#end (or Ctrl-Z) APTeamX#

7. Check the running configuration and interface status Display the current configuration of the device

8. Display the condition and information of the device interfaces

APTeamX#show interfaces

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9. Using a laptop or desktop with a wireless adapter, connect to the correct access point. Make sure the wireless device is not connected through the wired network.

10. Configure on the PC o Laptop the TCP/IP setting to receive the address automatically.

11. Check the TCP/IP settings of the laptop or desktop using the the ipconfig /all command on windows command line console.

12. Which IP address is assigned to the wireless PC client?

13. Verify the Associations. View the current device associations. The wireless device configured in step 9 should appear in the association output.

TeamX#show dot11 associations

14. From PC2, Open a Telnet session to the AP located at 172.16.X.1

15. Review the AP configuration and save the running-config to start-up config.

TeamX#show run

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TeamX#wri mem

16. Now check to see if a connection to the AP using a web browser can be achieved from the wireless device. Enter http://172.16.X.1 for the URL within the browser. Did the AP GUI display?

17. Test connectivity to other devices by way of ping, Telnet, http, and ftp. This will vary depending on the devices connected and configured on the wired network.

18. Finally, include your conclusion and comments.

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