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Release Notes for Cisco 3200 Series Router

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Cisco 3200 Series Router

Introduction

Contents

New Features

Multiple Client Profile

EAP-TLS

Interoperability with Cisco LWAPP Access Points

New 5-GHz WMIC (Cisco 3205)

Supported Channels

Caveats

Opened Caveats - Release 12.4(3)JK1

Resolved Caveats - Release 12.4(3)JK1

Opened Caveats - Release 12.4(3)JK

Related Documentation

Cisco 3200 Series Router-Specific Documentation

Recommended Reading

Tools and Web Sites

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Release Notes for Cisco 3200 Series Router


Revised: February 29, 2008, 78-13975-18

Introduction

These release notes provide information on accessing the latest documentation and technical information available for the Cisco 3200 Series Router.

Contents

New Features

Caveats

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

New Features

The following list identifies the new features in this release:

Multiple Client Profile

EAP-TLS

Interoperability with Cisco LWAPP Access Points

New 5-GHz WMIC (Cisco 3205)

Multiple Client Profile

The Multiple Client Profile (MCP) feature allows a Cisco 3201 Wireless Mobile Interface Card (WMIC) in a client station role (workgroup bridge, non-root, universal workgroup bridge) to maintain multiple client profiles—one profile for every configured service set identifier (SSID). Every profile contains authentication types and cipher suites for the corresponding SSID. This use of a profile-based system allows the various SSIDs to maintain prioritization.


Note The MCP feature is available only on the 2.4-GHz Cisco 3201 WMIC.


EAP-TLS

Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)-Transport Layer Security (TLS) is now supported by the 4.9-GHz Cisco 3202 WMIC and the 5-GHz Cisco 3205 WMIC.

EAP-TLS is a specific type of EAP. EAP-TLS is already supported by the Cisco 3201 WMIC.

Interoperability with Cisco LWAPP Access Points

Functioning in the workgroup bridge station role, the 2.4-GHz Cisco 3201, 4.9-GHz Cisco 3202, and 5-GHz Cisco 3205 WMICs can interoperate with the following Cisco mesh access points:

Cisco 1522 Mesh Access Point

Cisco 1524 Mesh Access Point

Cisco 1242 Access Point

Cisco 1250 Access Point

New 5-GHz WMIC (Cisco 3205)

This release features a new 5-GHz Cisco 3205 WMIC. This WMIC can be configured in any of the following modes:

Root bridge

Non-root bridge

Workgroup bridge

Access point

When configured in a workgroup bridge station role, the WMIC can associate to a Cisco 1522 Mesh Access Point, serving as a wireless backhaul for an in-vehicle mobile network.

The Cisco 3205 WMIC can also be used to set up point-to-point, or point-to-multipoint bridges. The new 5-GHz radio in this WMIC improves throughput at lower temperatures.

Supported Channels

North America customers can use only the following frequencies in the 5.725- to 5.850-GHz band:

5745 MHz (149)

5765 MHz (153)

5785 MHz (157)

5805 MHz (161)

5825 MHz (165)

To comply with FCC regulations, use of the following frequencies is prohibited in North America:

5.250 to 5.350 GHz: 5260 MHz (52), 5280 MHz (56), 5300 MHz (60), 5320 MHz (64)

5.470 to 5.725 GHz: 5500 MHz (100), 5520 MHz (104), 5540 MHz (108), 5560 MHz (112), 5580 MHz (116), 5600 MHz (120), 5620 MHz (124), 5640 MHz (128), 5660 MHz (132), 5680 MHz (136), 5700 MHz (140)

For C3205 ETSI, the following channels are supported:

5500 MHz (channel 100)

5520 MHz (channel 104)

5540 MHz (channel 108)

5560 MHz (channel 112)

5580 MHz (channel 116)

5600 MHz (channel 120)

5620 MHz (channel 124)

5640 MHz (channel 128)

5660 MHz (channel 132)

5680 MHz (channel 136)

5700 MHz (channel 140)

Caveats

This section contains the following caveat information:

Opened Caveats - Release 12.4(3)JK1

Resolved Caveats - Release 12.4(3)JK1

Opened Caveats - Release 12.4(3)JK

Opened Caveats - Release 12.4(3)JK1

There are no open caveats in this release.

Resolved Caveats - Release 12.4(3)JK1

SCsm90446 JL4 client unable to associate with 12.4.3JK root with security enabled

Symptom    The current Cisco C3202 and C3205 Wireless MIC with 12.4(3)JK images are not backwards compatible with any of the previous releases up to and including the Cisco 3202 12.3(2)JK3 and Cisco 3205 12.3(2)JL4 releases.

Conditions   This issue only occurs when the 12.4(3) JK image talks to 12.3(2) JK/JL release images, and vice versa.

Workaround   There is no workaround. This issue will be resolved in the next maintenance release.

Opened Caveats - Release 12.4(3)JK

CSCsm90446 JL4 client unable to associate with 12.4.3JK root with security enabled

Symptom    The current Cisco C3202 and C3205 Wireless MIC with 12.4(3)JK images are not backwards compatible with any of the previous releases up to and including the Cisco 3202 12.3(2)JK3 and Cisco 3205 12.3(2)JL4 releases.

Conditions   This issue only occurs when the 12.4(3) JK image talks to 12.3(2) JK/JL release images, and vice versa.

Workaround   There is no workaround. This issue will be resolved in the next maintenance release.

CSCsk13961 CISCO-DOT11-IF-MIB : Few object shows wrong value in snmp query

Symptom    The following mib objects show wrong values for Cisco 1310, Cisco 3201, Cisco 3202, and Cisco 3205 radios: cd11IfAssignedSta, cd11IfClientCurrentTxPowerLeve1. And the following mib objects show wrong values for Cisco 3205 radios: cd11IfClientTxPowerLevel5 and cd11IfErpOfdmTxPowerLevel5.

Conditions   Returns wrong values for the radios. Need to update the IF-MIB for the radios.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCsl11160 IOD: Trackbacks displayed during stress test

Symptom    During stress traffic test (e.g. Smartbit traffic, cpu of UUT is at 98%), AP and wgb can display some tracebacks related to memory fragmentation and memory allocation.

Conditions   This only occurs on stress traffic test when using Smartbit.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCsl42568 WMIC failed to associate using authentication shared

Symptom    Cisco 3202 / Cisco 3205 Wireless MICs fail to associate via authentication shared using 12.4(3)JK release image.

Conditions   Configure Cisco 3202 / Cisco 3205 Wireless MICs to be root and client devices with authentication method to be "authentication shared" under the SSID configuration.

Workaround   Customer can use the more secured method "authentication open with WPA-PSK key management" to configure the Cisco 3202 and Cisco 3205.

CSCsm13296 WGB unable to re-associate after client triggers DFS on root Device

Symptom    For FCC outdoor SKU, when all DFS channels are exhausted by radar detection on RB, non-dfs channel will be picked but cannot associate with WGB. However, if non-dfs channel is picked through channel CLI command, then it can associate with WGB.

Conditions   Phase 1 release image would not have this problem since there will be no dfs channels on FCC outdoor SKU.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCsm31801 TKIP+ WPAV2+CCKM does not work

Symptom    Association failure.

Conditions   The is occurs when the combination of "authentication key-management wpa version 2 cckm" + "encryption mode ciphers tkip" is configured.

Workaround   There is no workaround. It is not a common configuration; customer can use aes instead of tkip.

CSCsm41374 Set fails & out of range value for some objects in Dot11-IF MIB objects

Symptom    The following mib objects show wrong values for Cisco 1310 and Cisco 3201 radios: cd11IfSuppDataRatesPrivacyValue. The mib object, cd11IfModulationType, is a read-write object but throws "Not writable" error while doing setany operation for Cisco 1310 and Cisco 320x radios. The following mib objects can not be set correctly for Cisco 1310 and Cisco 3201 radios: cd11IfCiscoExtensionsEnable, cd11IfStationRole. The following mib object can not be set correctly for Cisco 1310 and Cisco 320x radios:cd11IfVlanEncryptKeyLen.

Conditions   This issue is seen when using snmp get or set operations.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCsm41392 cd11IfMobileStationScanChannel returns unexpected line for channel 10

Symptom    For object 'cd11IfMobileStationScanChannel', all the channels can be set through snmp except channel 10. The same behaviour is seen when setting 'cd11IfStationRole' (1, 5, 9). Also, you cannot set cd11IfMobileStationScanChannel to one octet of value of 0 to configure the radio and scan all the channels applicable to a particular regulatory domain.

Conditions   This occurs while using snmp get or set operations with Cisco 1310, Cisco 3201, and Cisco 3202 radios.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCsm41453 Setany accepts the value but not set for few objects in dot11-IF MIB

Symptom    Set operation accepts the value, but not set for the following objects:

cd11IfBridgeSpacing
cd11IfAuthAlgRequireEap
cd11IfAuxSsidAuthAlgRequireEap
cd11IfAuxSsidAuthAlgRequireMac

When "cd11IfAuxSsidAuthAlgRequireEap" is false, the below objects behaves erroneously:

cd11IfAuxSsidAuthAlgEapMethod
cd11IfAuxSsidAuthAlgMacMethod
cd11IfPhyDsssChannelAutoEnable
cd11IfAuxSsidWepPermuteAlg
cd11IfVlanSecurityVlanEnabled
cd11IfVlanSecurityCiphers

Set operation for following objects works fine when mode is wep(2). But not in cipher mode:

cd11IfVlanWepEncryptOptions
cd11IfVlanWepEncryptMic
cd11IfVlanWepEncryptKeyHashing

The operation works fine in both through CLI and SNMP when encapsulation is enabled on vlan and when encapsulation is not enabled, set operation accepts the value, but it is not set to cd11IfVlanPsPacketForwardEnable.

Conditions   This issue is seen when using SNMP get or set operations.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCsm41504 Set operation successful but no reflection in CLI configuration

Symptom    The mib object cd11IfPhyDsssMaxCompatibleRate returns wrong values. Also cd11IfPhyDsssMaxCompatibleRate cannot be set correctly from snmp. The following mib objects can be set from snmp, but does not reflect in configurations:

cd11IfAuxSsidAuthAlgRequireEap, 
cd11IfAuxSsidAuthAlgRequireMac
cd11IfAuxSsidAuthAlgRequireMac

For object 'cd11IfDesiredSsidWepPermuteAlg', set operation is successful but there is no reflection in CLI configuration. Same behaviour for cd11IfAuxSsidWepPermuteAlg.

Conditions   These issues are seen when using SNMP get or set operations.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCsm41553 cd11IfMobileStationListIgnore: set operation should not be allowed

Symptom    The mib object, cd11IfMobileStationListIgnore, is not applicable to station roles (4, 2, 6) and should return false and set operation should be rejected, but it is not rejected. Also, if the value of "cd11IfMobileStationListIgnore" is true, and if we set the station role to one of (4, 2, 6), the object should populate as "false(2)", but it returns "true(1)".

Conditions   These issues are seen when using SNMP get or set operations.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCsm41756 Set operation behaves erroneously for 
worldmode&country,DesiredBssidAddr

Symptom    For object 'cd11IfWorldMode', only the value "none(1)" can be set through snmp set operation. The issue is that setting other two values "legacy(2)" or "dot11d(3)" causes the error: "Error code set in packet - COMMIT_FAILED_ERROR: 1". Setting cd11IfWorldModeCountry should show error when the world mode is not dot11d(3), but it accepts the command without changing the value. The other issue is that it also rejects setting the cd11IfWorldModeCountry when the world mode is dot11d(3). When the world mode is none(1), the object "cd11IfWorldModeCountry" does not reject country codes with the third character other than "O" or "I" or an ascii space character. For object "cd11IfDesiredBssAddr", configuring through CLI and doing SNMP query works fine. However, setting value through SNMP behaves erroneously.

Conditions   These issues are seen when using SNMP get or set operations.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCsm46488 CLI problem after convert LWAPP AP to autonomous AP

Symptom    If customer has a Cisco 3201 LWAPP AP and converted it to Cisco 3201 autonomous AP with 12.4(3)JK release, the converted WMIC will have different encryption CLIs from the Cisco 3201 autonomous AP shipped from manufacture with the same release version. The converted WMIC will require customer to configure encryptions under dot11 interface while the normal autonomous AP with this version requires customer to configure encryptions under SSID configuration.

Conditions   This only occurs when customer converts a LWAPP C3201 WMIC to autonomous C3201WMIC with 12.4(3) JK release.

Workaround   Customers are not encouraged to convert a LWAPP Cisco 3201WMIC to autonomous Cisco 3201WMIC. The LWAPP WMIC may be sent back to manufacturer to convert the product ID to resolve this issue. Alternatively, customer may wait for next release in which this issue will be resolved.

CSCsm51669 BR1310 Crashes When WEP Key Is Improperly Configured

Symptom    WMIC Cisco 3201 (in WGB or NRB station role) crashes When WEP Key is Improperly configured for some scenarios, traceback occurs using shared key authentication with WEP. If the AP (or RB) and WGB (or NRB) are both configured with encryption mode wep mandatory, no traceback occurs. All other encryption mode combinations (no encryption, mandatory, optional) between AP (or RB) and WGB (or NRB) may cause a traceback.

CONFIGURATION EXAMPLE (encryptional wep optional)
int d0
encryption mode wep optional

CONFIGURATION EXAMPLE (encryptional wep mandatory)
int d0
encryption mode wep mandatory
encryption key 1 size 40bit 0 1111111111 transmit-key

Conditions   The problem only occurs on the WMIC Cisco 3201 using shared key authentication with WEP.

Workaround   Use more robust security settings, e.g EAP based authentication (and encryption).

CSCsm53004 Issues in CISCO-DOT11-ASSOCIATION-MIB

Symptom    cDot11ClientCurrentTxRateSet" always returns 1, even though the current rate is other than 1. "cDot11ClientRadioType" returns "unknown" when authentication algorithm is Open or Shared with eap or mac. "cDot11ClientSubIfIndex" returns wrong index value when authentication algorithm is Open or Shared with eap or mac. cDot11ClientDevObjectID always returns "nullOID". "Clients Associated" always returns 0, even though the client is associated with AP.

Conditions   These issues are seen when using SNMP get operation.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCsm55326 Issues in CISCO-DOT11-SSID-SECURITY-MIB

Symptom    The mib object, cdot11SecAuxSsidInfraStruct, can not be set to value (3) from value (1), it shows error and vice versa. For object "cdot11SecSsidMaxBackupVlans", SNMP set operation accepts the value but does not set it.

For read-write object "dot11SecLocalAuthServerEnabled", configuring through SNMP returns error: Error code set in packet - COMMIT_FAILED_ERROR: 1.

For object "cdot11SecAuxSsidProxyMobileIp", SNMP set does not reflect in configuration.

For read-create object "cdot11SecSsidInformationElement", configuring through CLI works fine.However, if we try to set through SNMP, it does not work.

For read-create object "cdot11SecAuxSsidAuthKeyMgmt", configuring through CLI works fine. However, if we try to set through SNMP, it does not work.

Conditions   For the object "cdot11SecAuxSsidWpaPsk", always returns NULL.These issues are seen when using SNMP get or set operations.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCsm57073 Issues in authentication with Eap, Mac in CISCO-DOT11-SSID-SECURITY-MIB

Symptom    The following mib objects can not be set from SNMP:

cdot11SecAuxSsidAuthPlusEap
cdot11SecAuxSsidAuthEapMethod

The following mib objects does not work consistently from SNMP set operations:

cdot11SecAuxSsidAuthMacMethod
cdot11SecAuxSsidAuthMacAlternate

The following mib objects can be set from SNMP, but not from CLI: cdot11SecAuxSsidAuthPlusMac.

Conditions   For the object "cdot11SecAuxSsidWpaPsk", always returns NULL.These issues are seen when using SNMP get or set operations.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCsm72668 MIBS file and SNMP Issues in C320x WMICs

Symptom    The following mib object can not be set correctly for Cisco 320x radios: cdot11SecAuxSsidAuthEnabled.

The following mib objects show wrong values for Cisco3202 radios: cd11IfPhyDsssMaxCompatibleRate, cd11IfPrivacyOptionMaxRate,cd11IfSuppDataRatesPrivacyValue.

The following mib object can not be set correctly for Cisco 3202 radios: cd11IfPhyDsssMaxCompatibleRate.

The following mib object can not be set correctly for Cisco 3202 and Cisco 3205 radios: cd11IfPreambleType, cd11IfVlanEncryptionMode.

The following mib objects show wrong values for Cisco 3205 radios: cd11IfRfFrequencySpacing, cd11IfRfFrequencyBandType.

Conditions   For the object "cdot11SecAuxSsidWpaPsk", always returns NULL.These issues are seen when using SNMP get or set operations.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCsm74538 MAR has different sensitivity limits based on Power Level of Hammer 4_9

Symptom    The sensitivity of Cisco 3202 measured by 1524 has different values at different transmit power levels. There is an 8 dB difference in measured sensitivity at Power levels of PL1 and PL5.

Conditions   The difference in measured sensitivity is worst at 6 Mbps.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

CSCsm83381 MAR3200 disconnects periodically with AP1524, with bi-directional 
traffic

Symptom    WMIC experiences frequent disconnections when associated to 1524 AP.

Conditions   The problem is observed on Cisco 3202 & Cisco 3205 WMICs, when employing TKIP encryption and passing traffic. The frequency of disruptions is more when using small packet sizes or the traffic is heavy.

Workaround   There is no workaround.

Related Documentation

Your product shipped with a minimal set of printed documentation. The full set of documentation is available online at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps272/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco 3200 Series Router-Specific Documentation

Unless otherwise specified, the following documentation is available at Cisco.com at Support > Routers > Cisco 3200 Series Wireless and Mobile Routers:

Cisco 3200 Series Router Product Release Notes—This document. It provides caveats and information on accessing documentation and obtaining technical assistance for the Cisco 3200 Series Router.

Radio Channels and Transmit Frequencies—Description of how to determine the radio type and how to configure radio channel spacing, radio channel or frequency, and Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS).

Roles and the Associations of Wireless Devices—Description of the roles Cisco wireless devices can be assigned and how the role of a device affects its ability to associate or not associate with other wireless devices.

Cisco 3200 Series Router Hardware Reference Guide—Descriptions of the Cisco 3200 Series Mobile Access Router enclosures and mobile interface cards.

Cisco 3200 Series Wireless MIC Software Configuration Guide—Example procedures for using the Cisco IOS commands to configure the Cisco Wireless Mobile Interface Card (WMIC).

Configuration Guide for the Cisco 3200 Series Router—Sample procedures for using the Cisco IOS commands to configure assembled Cisco 3200 Series Routers.

Cisco 3200 Series Mobile Access Router Reference Sell Document—An overview of the reference sell program and components for the Cisco 3200 Series Routers.

Cisco 3200 Rugged Enclosure Assembly Guidelines—Guidelines for adding or removing cards from the Cisco 3200 Router MIC stack in the Cisco 3200 Rugged Enclosure Assembly at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/hw/routers/ps272/prod_technical_reference_list.
html

This is a restricted document that requires a CCO password to access.

IOS Release Notes for the Cisco 3200 Router—The enhancements to and caveats for Cisco IOS releases as they relate to the Cisco 3200 series router at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/products_ios_cisco_ios_software_releases.html

Recommended Reading

The following URLs, books, and other sources provide general discussions of topics that apply to the Cisco 3200 series router, such as radio wave propagation, WLAN security, and network design:

Cisco Wireless LAN Security Overview

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps430/prod_brochure09186a00801f7d0b.html

Cisco Network Admission Control for Wireless LANs

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6521/prod_brochure0900aecd80355b2f.html

White Paper: Cisco IOS Reference Guide (Document ID: 15166)

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1828/products_white_paper09186a008018305e.shtml

802.11 Wireless LAN Fundamentals, ISBN 1-58705-077-3

Fundamentals of Wireless LANs Companion Guide, ISBN 1-58713-119-6

802.11 Wireless Network Site Surveying and Installation, ISBN 1-58705-164-8

Deploying License-Free Wireless Wide-Area Networks, ISBN 1-58705-069-2

Network Security first-step, ISBN 1-58720-99-6

The Cisco 3200 Series Mobile Access Router ATP Partner Site provides a variety of marketing and technical information. You must be an Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) partner for the Cisco 3200 Series Mobile Access Router to access this site.

Tools and Web Sites

If you are a registered Cisco Direct Customer, you can access the following websites:

Cisco IOS Command Lookup—A search engine dedicated to finding information on Cisco IOS commands in the Cisco IOS Command Reference, Cisco IOS Configuration Guide, Catalyst Command Reference, and PIX Firewall Command Reference.

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Cmdlookup/home.pl

Bug Toolkit—Searches for known bugs, based on software version, feature set, and keywords. The resulting matrix shows when each bug was integrated or fixed, if applicable.

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl

Feature Navigator—Locates the Cisco software release, based on the features that you want to run on your network.

http://tools.cisco.com/ITDIT/CFN/jsp/index.jsp

Software Advisor—Provides information on compatibility of hardware products and software releases at the following URL:

http://tools.cisco.com/Support/Fusion/FusionHome.do

Web pages for specific parts are listed at appropriate places in this technical reference. See Table 1 for a list of Cisco 3200 Series Mobile Access Router part manufacturers and their home pages.

Table 1 Web Pages of Cisco 3200 Series Mobile Access Router Part Manufacturers 

Manufacturer
Web Page

Intel

www.intel.com

Freescale Semiconductor

www.freescale.com

Maxim

www.maxim-ic.com

Micron Technology

www.micron.com

Xilinx

www.xilinx.com

AMP/Tyco

www.tycoelectronics.com/components

Linear Technology

www.linear.com

Infineon

www.infineon.com

Broadcom

www.broadcom.com

Elantec

www.elantec.com

Texas Instruments

www.ti.com

Altera

www.altera.com


Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

Subscribe to the What's New in Cisco Product Documentation as a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed and set content to be delivered directly to your desktop using a reader application. The RSS feeds are a free service and Cisco currently supports RSS version 2.0.

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