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Release Notes for Cisco Aironet Configuration Administration Tool (ACAT) 1.7.01
These release notes describe the caveats in this software maintenance release for the Cisco Aironet Configuration Administration Tool (ACAT) 1.7.01.
This is a software maintenance release for the Cisco Aironet Configuration Administration Tool (ACAT) 1.7.01. This release incorporates two resolved caveats.
ACAT is a tool used by administrators to specify software installation options for client adapters (Cisco Aironet 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz client adapters) located in PCs running a Windows operating system. The specified options are placed in a configuration file used by the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapter Installation Wizard (referred to as the Install Wizard) to install the software components and a client adapter's configuration profiles.
Using ACAT, an administrator can specify the following installation options:
–Client adapter radio firmware
–Driver for a client adapter
–Cisco Aironet Client Utility (ACU)
–Cisco Aironet Client Monitor (ACM)
–Security Modules (LEAP, EAP-SIM, PEAP, and EAP-FAST)
•Administrator global override settings
•Client adapter configuration profiles
•Client adapter type
–PCM-35x—Cisco Aironet 350 series PCMCIA card
–MPI-35x—Cisco Aironet 350 series Mini-PCI card
–PCI-35x—Cisco Aironet 350 series PCI card
–CB20A—Cisco Aironet 5-GHz PC-Cardbus card
Note ACAT 1.7.01 is compatible only with Install Wizard 1.7.01.
Note ACAT 1.7.01 supports only the Windows 2000 and XP operating systems.
Note ACAT 1.7.01 does not support the Cisco Aironet 340 and 4800 series client adapters or the Cisco Aironet IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Client Adapters (CB21AG and PI21AG).
Obtaining ACAT Software
To obtain the latest ACAT software from the Cisco website, follow these steps:
Step 1 Use your web browser to go to the Cisco Software Center at the following URL:
Step 2 Click Wireless LAN Access.
Step 3 Click Cisco Wireless LAN Client Adapters.
Step 4 Click Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters Tools for System Administrators.
Step 5 Click Cisco Aironet 350 Wireless LAN Client Adapter Tools or Cisco Aironet CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapter Tools.
Step 6 Click Aironet Client Administration Tool (ACAT).
Step 7 Click 1.7.01.
Step 8 Click the executable file (*.exe) that appears on your screen.
Step 9 Click Download.
Step 10 Read the software download rules and click Agree.
Step 11 Save the file to your computer's hard drive; then exit the web browser.
Step 12 Find the downloaded ACAT 1.7.01 file using Windows Explorer, double-click it, and extract the files into the same directory on your hard drive as Install Wizard 1.7.01. The following files are extracted:
•ACAT.exe—ACAT executable file.
•ACAT.HLP—ACAT help file used by the ACAT program.
Note If you do not place the ACAT files into the same directory as Install Wizard 1.7.01, you must place a copy of the InstallData.txt file into your ACAT directory. The InstallData.txt file can be found in the Install Wizard directory.
Note InstallData.txt is an ASCII text installation file used by the ACAT program that cannot be edited or changed. The file data is check-sum protected and if modified generates an error when ACAT is activated.
ACAT 1.7.01 is compatible only with Install Wizard 1.7.01.
Finding the ACAT Version
Follow these steps to find your current version of ACAT.
Step 1 Open Windows Explorer.
Step 2 Find the ACAT files.
Step 3 Right-click the ACAT.exe file.
Step 4 Click Properties.
Step 5 Click the Version tab. The version of the currently loaded ACAT file is shown in the File Version field.
Finding the Install Wizard Version
Follow these steps to find your current version of the Install Wizard.
Step 1 Open Windows Explorer.
Step 2 Find the Install Wizard files.
Step 3 Right-click the IWSetup.exe file.
Step 4 Click Properties.
Step 5 Click the Version tab. The version of the currently installed Install Wizard file is shown in the File Version field.
Removing ACAT Software
You can remove the ACAT software from your PC by deleting the following files:
•InstallData.txt (if not located in the ACAT directory)
•CiscoAdminConfig.dat (if not located in the ACAT directory)
Uninstalling Client Adapter Software
When you run the Install Wizard using an ACAT-generated configuration file set for a silent install, the main Install Wizard screen does not display. To uninstall the software components and profiles installed by the Install Wizard, follow these steps:
Step 1 Choose Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
Step 2 Click Cisco Aironet Installation Wizard.
Step 3 Click Change/Remove.
Step 4 When the Install Wizard screen appears, choose Uninstall All Components and click Next.
Note The Uninstall All Components option removes all installed software components and all client adapter profiles in the PC registry.
Note The Custom Installation/Upgrade option on the Install Wizard screen allows you to change the installation parameters and software components specified in the ACAT configuration file.
Step 5 The Install Wizard screen indicates the uninstall progress. When a message appears indicating that the system is about to reboot, click OK.
When your PC reboots, the uninstall is complete.
Note If you uncompressed the Install Wizard software package in a non-temporary folder, you need to manually delete the Install Wizard installation files and directories.
The following caveats are resolved in ACAT 1.7.01:
•CSCeh44894—Cannot enable radio management
If you create a profile with Radio Management Support enabled in ACAT 1.5 or 1.6, this feature is disabled in the profile after you run the Install Wizard.
•CSCsc39036—ACAT appends additional characters when three SSIDs contain 32 characters
If you create a profile with three SSIDs each containing 32 characters in ACAT, additional characters may be appended to the last SSID in the profile after you run the Install Wizard.
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Click Product Support > Wireless. Then choose your product and Troubleshooting to find information on the problem you are experiencing.
For more information about Cisco Aironet wireless LAN client adapters and related products, refer to the following documents:
•Cisco Aironet Configuration Administration Tool (ACAT) 1.6 Administrator Guide for Windows, OL-3570-05
•Cisco Aironet 350 and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows, OL-1394-10
•Release Notes for Cisco Aironet 350 and CB20A Client Adapter Install Wizard 1.7.01 for Windows, OL-8882-01
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