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Release Notes for Cisco Aironet Client Adapter Drivers, Version 1.0.2 for Macintosh

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Release Notes for Cisco Aironet Client Adapter Drivers, Version 1.0.2 for Macintosh

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Cisco Aironet Client Adapter Drivers, Version 1.0.2 for Macintosh

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Upgrading to a New Driver Release

Determining the Driver Version

Upgrade Procedure

Resolved Caveats

Apple G4 Macintosh Desktop Does Not Recognize the PCI352 Client Adapter

Preferences May Not Be Loaded During Bootup for PCI Client Adapters

Location Manager Feature Does Not Work for Normal and Limited Users

Bad Radio Firmware Causes the Computer to Appear to Hang When the Application Is Run

Getting Bug Information on Cisco.com

Documentation Updates

Macintosh Driver Support for PCI Client Adapters

Troubleshooting

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

World Wide Web

Documentation CD-ROM

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco.com

Technical Assistance Center

Contacting TAC by Using the Cisco TAC Website

Contacting TAC by Telephone


Release Notes for Cisco Aironet Client Adapter Drivers, Version 1.0.2 for Macintosh


Contents

This document contains the following sections:

Introduction

System Requirements

Upgrading to a New Driver Release

Resolved Caveats

Documentation Updates

Troubleshooting

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Introduction

This document describes system requirements, upgrade procedures, and caveats for Cisco Aironet client adapter driver release 1.0.2 for Macintosh OS 9.x. This release resolves the caveats listed in the "Resolved Caveats" section.

System Requirements

PCI client adapter driver release 1.0.2 is supported for use with Apple PowerMac G3 (Blue and White) and G4 desktop computers running Macintosh OS 9.x.

PC card driver release 1.0.2 is supported for use with Apple PowerBook G3 and G4 laptops running Macintosh OS 9.x.

Upgrading to a New Driver Release

This section describes how to upgrade to the latest driver release.

Determining the Driver Version

To determine the driver version that your client adapter is currently using, select Get Info from the File pull-down menu in the Macintosh client utility. The driver version is displayed in the Info screen.

Upgrade Procedure

Follow the instructions below to upgrade your current version of the Cisco Aironet client adapter driver for MacOS 9.x.


Note When you upgrade the driver, the client utility and help files are also upgraded.



Step 1 Use your web browser to access the following URL:
http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/sw-wireless.shtml

Step 2 Under Cisco Aironet Drivers & Utilities, select For Macintosh.

Step 3 Click MACOS9v102.sit.

Step 4 Read and accept the terms and conditions of the Software License Agreement.

Step 5 Select the Cisco server from which you wish to download the file.

Step 6 Save the file to your hard drive.

Step 7 Expand the MACOS9v102.sit file using the Stuffit Expander.

Step 8 Double-click the Installer icon. If a window appears indicating that the installation cannot occur with other applications running, click the Continue button.

Step 9 When the Cisco Wireless LAN Adapter Software screen appears, click Continue. The Install window appears.

The application and driver for the Power Macintosh is shown in the middle of the window, and the proposed destination of the application to be copied is shown in the Destination Folder in the bottom left corner of the window. If you want to specify a different folder, click the Select Folder button and choose a different location.

Step 10 Click the Install button in the bottom right corner of the window.

Step 11 When a window appears informing you that the installation requires a restart of your computer, click the Continue button.

Step 12 After the files are copied to the designated folder in Macintosh HD, a window appears indicating that the installation was successful. Click the Restart button.

The driver, the client utility, and the help files are updated because they are all included in the *.sit file.


Resolved Caveats

The following caveats are resolved in Macintosh driver release 1.0.2.

Apple G4 Macintosh Desktop Does Not Recognize the PCI352 Client Adapter

The Macintosh PCI client adapter driver does not load properly on Apple G4 Macintosh desktop units running MacOS 9.x (CSCdu27343). This caveat is resolved in version 1.0.2 of the Macintosh PCI client adapter driver.

Preferences May Not Be Loaded During Bootup for PCI Client Adapters

Under some circumstances, the preferences for PCI client adapters are not loaded automatically during bootup (CSCdu39703). This caveat is resolved in version 1.0.2 of the Macintosh PCI client adapter driver.

Location Manager Feature Does Not Work for Normal and Limited Users

The location manager feature does not work when used with multiple users other than the owner (CSCdu39702). This caveat is resolved in version 1.0.2 of the Macintosh client adapter drivers and version 1.0.2 of the Macintosh client utility.

Bad Radio Firmware Causes the Computer to Appear to Hang When the Application Is Run

A client adapter with bad radio firmware causes the computer to appear to hang when the application is run. This caveat is resolved in version 1.0.2 of the Macintosh client adapter drivers.

Getting Bug Information on Cisco.com

If you are a Cisco registered user, you can use the Cisco TAC Software Bug Toolkit, which consists of three tools (Bug Navigator, Bug Watcher, and Search by Bug ID Number) that help you to identify existing bugs (or caveats) in Cisco software products.

Access the TAC Software Bug Toolkit today at: http://www.cisco.com/support/bugtools/.

Documentation Updates

This section describes changes and additions to the documents listed in the "Related Documentation" section below.

Macintosh Driver Support for PCI Client Adapters

Cisco Aironet PCI client adapters are supported for use with PowerMac G3 (Blue and White) and G4 desktop computers.

The instructions in the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Hardware Installation Guide for installing the driver for MacOS 9.x apply to both PC cards and PCI client adapters. However, the following exceptions should be noted:

If you elect to do an easy install, the Macintosh installer will load the drivers for both PC cards and PCI client adapters. If you elect to do a custom install, you must decide whether to install the driver for PC cards or the driver for PCI client adapters.

On PowerMac G3 computers, the PCI client adapter is referred to as "Ethernet slot JXX." On PowerMac G4 computers, the PCI client adapter is referred to as "Ethernet slot SLOT XX."

To physically install a Cisco Aironet PCI client adapter in your PowerMac G3 or G4, follow the instructions for installing a PCI expansion card in the user guide that accompanied your computer. After the adapter is installed, follow the instructions in the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Hardware Installation Guide to install the driver.

You can access the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Hardware Installation Guide at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/wireless/airo_350/350cards/pc350hig/index.htm

Troubleshooting

For the most up-to-date, detailed troubleshooting information, refer to the Cisco TAC website at http://www.cisco.com/tac. Select Wireless LAN under Top Issues.

Related Documentation

For more information about Cisco Aironet client adapters, refer to the following documents:

Quick Start Guide: Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters

Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapters Software Configuration Guide

Obtaining Documentation

The following sections provide sources for obtaining documentation from Cisco Systems.

World Wide Web

You can access the most current Cisco documentation on the World Wide Web at the following sites:

http://www.cisco.com

http://www-china.cisco.com

http://www-europe.cisco.com

Documentation CD-ROM

Cisco documentation and additional literature are available in a CD-ROM package shipped separately from the Cisco Aironet Series Wireless LAN Adapters CD that shipped with your product. The Documentation CD-ROM is updated monthly and may be more current than printed documentation. The CD-ROM package is available as a single unit or as an annual subscription.

Ordering Documentation

Cisco documentation is available in the following ways:

Registered Cisco Direct Customers can order Cisco product documentation from the Networking Products MarketPlace:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/order/order_root.pl

Registered Cisco.com users can order the Documentation CD-ROM through the online Subscription Store:

http://www.cisco.com/go/subscription

Nonregistered CCO users can order documentation through a local account representative by calling Cisco corporate headquarters (California, USA) at 408 526-7208 or, in North America, by calling 800 553-NETS(6387).

Documentation Feedback

If you are reading Cisco product documentation on the World Wide Web, you can submit technical comments electronically. Click Feedback in the toolbar and select Documentation. After you complete the form, click Submit to send it to Cisco.

You can e-mail your comments to bug-doc@cisco.com.

To submit your comments by mail, use the response card behind the front cover of your document, or write to the following address:

Attn Document Resource Connection
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We appreciate your comments.

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco provides Cisco.com as a starting point for all technical assistance. Customers and partners can obtain documentation, troubleshooting tips, and sample configurations from online tools. For Cisco.com registered users, additional troubleshooting tools are available from the TAC website.

Cisco.com

Cisco.com is the foundation of a suite of interactive, networked services that provides immediate, open access to Cisco information and resources at anytime, from anywhere in the world. This highly integrated Internet application is a powerful, easy-to-use tool for doing business with Cisco.

Cisco.com provides a broad range of features and services to help customers and partners streamline business processes and improve productivity. Through Cisco.com, you can find information about Cisco and our networking solutions, services, and programs. In addition, you can resolve technical issues with online technical support, download and test software packages, and order Cisco learning materials and merchandise. Valuable online skill assessment, training, and certification programs are also available.

Customers and partners can self-register on Cisco.com to obtain additional personalized information and services. Registered users can order products, check on the status of an order, access technical support, and view benefits specific to their relationships with Cisco.

To access Cisco.com, go to the following website:

http://www.cisco.com

Technical Assistance Center

The Cisco TAC website is available to all customers who need technical assistance with a Cisco product or technology that is under warranty or covered by a maintenance contract.

Contacting TAC by Using the Cisco TAC Website

If you have a priority level 3 (P3) or priority level 4 (P4) problem, contact TAC by going to the TAC website:

http://www.cisco.com/tac

P3 and P4 level problems are defined as follows:

P3—Your network performance is degraded. Network functionality is noticeably impaired, but most business operations continue.

P4—You need information or assistance on Cisco product capabilities, product installation, or basic product configuration.

In each of the above cases, use the Cisco TAC website to quickly find answers to your questions.

To register for Cisco.com, go to the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/register/

If you cannot resolve your technical issue by using the TAC online resources, Cisco.com registered users can open a case online by using the TAC Case Open tool at the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/tac/caseopen

Contacting TAC by Telephone

If you have a priority level 1 (P1) or priority level 2 (P2) problem, contact TAC by telephone and immediately open a case. To obtain a directory of toll-free numbers for your country, go to the following website:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/687/Directory/DirTAC.shtml

P1 and P2 level problems are defined as follows:

P1—Your production network is down, causing a critical impact to business operations if service is not restored quickly. No workaround is available.

P2—Your production network is severely degraded, affecting significant aspects of your business operations. No workaround is available.