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Release Notes for Cisco 3200 Series Router
First Released: August 22, 2008Last Revised: September 1, 2008Cisco Release 12.4(3)JL
These release notes provide information on accessing the latest documentation and technical information available for the Cisco 3200 Series Router.
New Features in 12.4(3)JL
The following list identifies the new features in this release:
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. Profiles allow the configuration of authentication, encryption, and channel width per SSID.
Dynamic MAC Address for Universal Workgroup Bridge
When you enable the Dynamic MAC address assignment, the universal workgroup bridge will find the MAC address of the client dynamically. If no MAC address of the client can be found, the universal workgroup bridge will use the MAC address of universal workgroup bridge BVI1 interface.
Note This feature is supported only on Cisco 3200 2.4-GHz card.
When any of the configured SSID profiles match with the AP, the workgroup bridge and universal workgroup bridge associates to the AP. When none of the configured SSID profile matches with the AP, the workgroup bridge and universal workgroup bridge will fail to associate to the AP. This feature will enable the workgroup bridge and universal workgroup bridge to associate to guest-mode SSID configured on the AP. The workgroup bridge and universal workgroup bridge should have compatible authentication and encryption settings under the profile named "any".
Management Frame Protection
Management Frame Protection provides security for the management messages passed between access point (AP) and Client stations. MFP consists of two functional components: Infrastructure MFP and Client MFP.
Infrastructure MFP provides infrastructure support. Infrastructure MFP utilizes a message integrity check (MIC) across broadcast and directed management frames assists in detecting of rogue devices and denial of service attacks. Client MFP provides client support. Client MFP protects authenticated clients from spoofed frames, by preventing many of the common attacks against WLANs from becoming effective.
Note Management Frame Protection operation requires a (WDS). MFP is configured at the wireless LAN solution engine (WLSE), but you can manually configure MFP on an AP and WDS.
Dynamic Channel Width
Cisco 3202 WMICs support dynamic channel width assignment for 4.9GHz. For 4.9GHz WMIC, the channel width setting is added into SSID profile to achieve dynamic channel bandwidth selection.
All the 3200 WMIC platforms for the following client modes: non-root, workgroup-bridge, and universal workgroup-bridge support dynamic channel width for 4.9GHz.
Multiple Basic Service Set Identifier (MBSSID)
Cisco 3200 series WMICs now support up to 8 basic SSIDs (BSSIDs), which are similar to MAC addresses. This feature is support on all the WMICs. You use multiple BSSIDs to assign a unique Delivery Traffic Indication Message (DTIM) setting for each SSID and to broadcast more than one SSID in beacons.
This feature adds periodicity for roaming triggered by data rate shift and allows to restrict the number of channel that "client" mode scans.
This section contains the following caveat information:
Open Caveats - Release 12.4(3)JL
There are no open caveats in this release.
Your product shipped with a minimal set of printed documentation. The full set of documentation is available online at:
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:
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:
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
•Cisco Network Admission Control for Wireless LANs
•White Paper: Cisco IOS Reference Guide (Document ID: 15166)
•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.
•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.
•Feature Navigator—Locates the Cisco software release, based on the features that you want to run on your network.
•Software Advisor—Provides information on compatibility of hardware products and software releases at the following URL:
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
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