Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide, OL-8371-05
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Purpose

Organization

Conventions

Related Publications

Locating the Product Serial Number

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Preface


Audience

This guide is for the networking professional who installs and manages the Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point. The 1240AG series access point is available in autonomous and lightweight configurations.

To use this guide with autonomous access points, you should have experience working with Cisco IOS software and be familiar with the concepts and terminology of wireless local area networks.

To use this guide with lightweight access points, you should have experience working with a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller and be familiar with the concepts and terminology of wireless local area networks.

Purpose

This guide provides the information you need to install your autonomous or lightweight access point.

For detailed information about Cisco IOS commands used with autonomous access points, refer to the Cisco IOS Command Reference for Cisco Aironet Access Points and Bridges for this release. For information about the standard Cisco IOS Release 12.3 commands, refer to the Cisco IOS documentation set available from the Cisco.com home page at Technical Support & Documentation. On the Technical Support & Documentation home page, click Cisco IOS Software > Cisco IOS Software Releases 12.3 Mainline.

For information about Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers, refer to the Cisco documentation sets available from the Cisco.com home page at Technical Support & Documentation. On the Technical Support & Documentation home page, click Wireless and the documentation is listed under the "Wireless LAN Controllers" section.

Organization

This guide is organized into these chapters:

Chapter 1 "Overview," lists the software and hardware features of the access point and describes the access point's role in your network.

Chapter 2 "Installing the Access Point," describes how to mount the access point on a desktop, wall, or ceiling, how to connect Ethernet, serial, and power cables, and provides an installation summary, safety warnings, and general guidelines.

Chapter 3 "Troubleshooting 1240AG Series Autonomous Access Points," provides troubleshooting procedures for basic problems with the autonomous access point.

Chapter 4 "Troubleshooting 1240AG Series Lightweight Access Points," provides troubleshooting procedures for basic problems with the lightweight access point.

"Translated Safety Warnings," provides translations of the safety warnings that appear in this publication.

"Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information," provides declarations of conformity and regulatory information for the access point.

"Access Point Specifications," lists technical specifications for the access point.

"Channels and Maximum Power Levels," lists the autonomous access point radio channels and the maximum power levels supported by the world's regulatory domains.

"Console Cable Pinouts," identifies the pinouts for the serial console cable that connects to the access point's serial console port.

"Priming Lightweight Access Points Prior to Deployment," describes the procedure to prime access points with controller information.

"Configuring DHCP Option 43 for Lightweight Access Points," describes the procedure to configure DHCP Option 43 for lightweight access points.

Conventions

This publication uses these conventions to convey instructions and information:

Command descriptions use these conventions:

Commands and keywords are in boldface text.

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic.

Square brackets ([ ]) mean optional elements.

Braces ({ }) group required choices, and vertical bars ( | ) separate the alternative elements.

Braces and vertical bars within square brackets ([{ | }]) mean a required choice within an optional element.

Interactive examples use these conventions:

Terminal sessions and system displays are in screen font.

Information you enter is in boldface screen font.

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords or tabs, are in angle brackets (< >).

Notes, cautions, and timesavers use these conventions and symbols:


Tip Means the following will help you solve a problem. The tips information might not be troubleshooting or even an action, but could be useful information.



Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials not contained in this manual.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result equipment damage or loss of data.


Warning This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. (To see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the appendix "Translated Safety Warnings.")

Waarschuwing

Dit waarschuwingssymbool betekent gevaar. U verkeert in een situatie die lichamelijk letsel kan veroorzaken. Voordat u aan enige apparatuur gaat werken, dient u zich bewust te zijn van de bij elektrische schakelingen betrokken risico's en dient u op de hoogte te zijn van standaard maatregelen om ongelukken te voorkomen. (Voor vertalingen van de waarschuwingen die in deze publicatie verschijnen, kunt u het aanhangsel "Translated Safety Warnings" (Vertalingen van veiligheidsvoorschriften) raadplegen.)

Varoitus

Tämä varoitusmerkki merkitsee vaaraa. Olet tilanteessa, joka voi johtaa ruumiinvammaan. Ennen kuin työskentelet minkään laitteiston parissa, ota selvää sähkökytkentöihin liittyvistä vaaroista ja tavanomaisista onnettomuuksien ehkäisykeinoista. (Tässä julkaisussa esiintyvien varoitusten käännökset löydät liitteestä "Translated Safety Warnings" (käännetyt turvallisuutta koskevat varoitukset).)

Attention

Ce symbole d'avertissement indique un danger. Vous vous trouvez dans une situation pouvant entraîner des blessures. Avant d'accéder à cet équipement, soyez conscient des dangers posés par les circuits électriques et familiarisez-vous avec les procédures courantes de prévention des accidents. Pour obtenir les traductions des mises en garde figurant dans cette publication, veuillez consulter l'annexe intitulée « Translated Safety Warnings » (Traduction des avis de sécurité).

Warnung

Dieses Warnsymbol bedeutet Gefahr. Sie befinden sich in einer Situation, die zu einer Körperverletzung führen könnte. Bevor Sie mit der Arbeit an irgendeinem Gerät beginnen, seien Sie sich der mit elektrischen Stromkreisen verbundenen Gefahren und der Standardpraktiken zur Vermeidung von Unfällen bewußt. (Übersetzungen der in dieser Veröffentlichung enthaltenen Warnhinweise finden Sie im Anhang mit dem Titel "Translated Safety Warnings" (Übersetzung der Warnhinweise).)

Avvertenza

Questo simbolo di avvertenza indica un pericolo. Si è in una situazione che può causare infortuni. Prima di lavorare su qualsiasi apparecchiatura, occorre conoscere i pericoli relativi ai circuiti elettrici ed essere al corrente delle pratiche standard per la prevenzione di incidenti. La traduzione delle avvertenze riportate in questa pubblicazione si trova nell'appendice, "Translated Safety Warnings" (Traduzione delle avvertenze di sicurezza).

Advarsel

Dette varselsymbolet betyr fare. Du befinner deg i en situasjon som kan føre til personskade. Før du utfører arbeid på utstyr, må du være oppmerksom på de faremomentene som elektriske kretser innebærer, samt gjøre deg kjent med vanlig praksis når det gjelder å unngå ulykker. (Hvis du vil se oversettelser av de advarslene som finnes i denne publikasjonen, kan du se i vedlegget "Translated Safety Warnings" [Oversatte sikkerhetsadvarsler].)

Aviso

Este símbolo de aviso indica perigo. Encontra-se numa situação que lhe poderá causar danos fisicos. Antes de começar a trabalhar com qualquer equipamento, familiarize-se com os perigos relacionados com circuitos eléctricos, e com quaisquer práticas comuns que possam prevenir possíveis acidentes. (Para ver as traduções dos avisos que constam desta publicação, consulte o apêndice "Translated Safety Warnings" - "Traduções dos Avisos de Segurança").

¡Advertencia!

Este símbolo de aviso significa peligro. Existe riesgo para su integridad física. Antes de manipular cualquier equipo, considerar los riesgos que entraña la corriente eléctrica y familiarizarse con los procedimientos estándar de prevención de accidentes. (Para ver traducciones de las advertencias que aparecen en esta publicación, consultar el apéndice titulado "Translated Safety Warnings.")

Varning!

Denna varningssymbol signalerar fara. Du befinner dig i en situation som kan leda till personskada. Innan du utför arbete på någon utrustning måste du vara medveten om farorna med elkretsar och känna till vanligt förfarande för att förebygga skador. (Se förklaringar av de varningar som förekommer i denna publikation i appendix "Translated Safety Warnings" [Översatta säkerhetsvarningar].)


Related Publications

These documents provide information about the autonomous access point:

Release Notes for Cisco Aironet Access Points

Cisco IOS Command Reference for Cisco Aironet Access Points and Bridges

Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide for Cisco Aironet Access Points

These documents provide information about the lightweight access point and the controller:

Release Notes for Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Lightweight Access Points

Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide for Cisco Aironet Access Points

Click this link to browse to the Cisco Support page:

http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/support/index.html

To browse to the 1240AG series access point documentation, click Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series listed under "Wireless LAN Access."

To browse to the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller documentation, click Cisco 4400 Series Wireless LAN Controllers or Cisco 2000 Series Wireless LAN Controllers listed under "Wireless LAN Controllers."

Locating the Product Serial Number

The access point serial number is on the bottom of the housing (refer to Figure 1).

Figure 1 Location of Serial Number Label

The access point serial number label contains the following information:

Model number, such as AIR-AP1242AG-A-k9 or AIR-LAP1242AG-A-k9

Serial number, such as VDF0636XXXX (11 alphanumeric digits)

MAC address, such as 00abc65094f3 (12 hexadecimal digits)

Location of manufacture, such as Made in Singapore

You need your product serial number when requesting support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center.

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, 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