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Release Notes for Cisco Aironet Client Utility and Driver, Version 1.0.1 for Mac OS X (10.1.x and 10.2) and Version 1.0.3 for Mac OS 9.x
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This document describes system requirements and upgrade procedures for the following maintenance releases of Cisco Aironet client adapter software:
•Version 1.0.1 of the Cisco Aironet client utility for Mac OS X (10.1.x or 10.2.x)
•Version 1.0.2 of the PCI and PC card drivers for Mac OS X (10.1.x or 10.2.x)
•Version 1.0.3 of the Cisco Aironet client utility and driver for Mac OS 9.x
•Version 2.1.1 of the installer for the Cisco Aironet client utility and driver
The client utilities, driver, and help files for both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.x are released together in a single file entitled MACOSInstallv211.sit.
Cisco Aironet client utility can be used with only Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and 4800 Series Wireless LAN Adapters (PC cards, LM cards, and PCI client adapters) and one of the following Apple computers:
•Macintosh computer with Mac OS 9.x or Mac OS X (version 10.1.x or 10.2.x) operating system
–Apple PowerMac G3 (Blue and White) or G4 computer
–Apple PowerBook G3 Series 1998, G3 Series 1999, G3 (with firewire), or G4 computer
Upgrading to a New Software Release
This section describes how to upgrade to the latest client utility and driver release.
Determining the Client Utility Version
To determine the version of the utility that your client adapter is currently using, follow the procedures listed for your operating system:
•If you are using Mac OS 9.x, select Get Info from the File drop-down menu. The utility and driver version are displayed in the Info Screen.
•If you are using Mac OS X, click Client Utility on the main menu bar and select About Aironet Client Utility from the drop-down menu. The Client Utility About screen displays the client utility and driver version number.
Follow the instructions below to install or update the version of the client utilities and the client adapter driver for both the Mac OS 9.x and the Mac OS X (version 10.1.x or 10.2.x) operating systems:
Step 1 To obtain the latest software, browse to the Cisco Software Center at the following URL:
Step 2 Click the link for wireless software.
Step 3 Click the link for client adapters and client software.
Step 4 Click the link for wireless LAN client adapters.
Step 5 Click the link for your specific client adapter.
Step 6 Click the link for the Aironet client bundle.
Step 7 Click the link for the Macintosh operating system.
Step 8 Click the link for all releases > 2 > 2.1.1.
Step 9 Click the MACOSInstallv211.sit software file that supports both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.x operating systems. The 211 identifies the software package version number.
Step 10 Read and accept the terms and conditions of the Software License Agreement.
Step 11 Select the Cisco server from which to download the file.
Step 12 Download and save the file to a temporary directory on your hard drive and then exit your Internet browser.
Step 13 Double-click MACOSInstallv211.sit to expand the file.
Step 14 Double-click Cisco WLAN Install to activate the installer.
Note Keep the Cisco WLAN Install file; you might need it to uninstall your client utility and driver.
Step 15 For Mac OS X, when the Authenticate screen appears, enter your password in the Password field. Your Macintosh username appears in the Name field. Click OK.
Note On Mac OS X, you must have administrator privileges to install or update the client utility and driver.
Step 16 When the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapter Software screen appears, click Continue.
Step 17 Read the terms and conditions of the Software License Agreement and click Accept or Decline. If you decline the license agreement, the installation terminates.
Note You can print or save the software license agreement by clicking Print or Save As.
Step 18 Read the Read Me screen information and click Continue.
Note You can print or save the information by clicking Print or Save As.
The Cisco WLAN Installer detects your computer operating system and displays the appropriate installation screen for Mac OS 9.x or for Mac OS X.
Step 19 When the Cisco WLAN Install screen appears, perform the following operations:
a. Expand the Mac OS software component list by clicking the right triangle on the left of Mac OS name.
Note Both the PCI and PC card drivers are normally installed by the installer. You can deselect one of the drivers by clicking the selection box to remove the X; for example, you can deselect the PCI driver when using a PowerBook, or you can deselect the PC card driver when using a PowerMac.
b. Click Install to begin the installation process.
Step 20 When a screen appears indicating that you must restart your computer after installing the software, click Continue.
Note You can click Cancel to terminate the installation process.
Step 21 A message appears indicating "One moment please..," then a screen appears that shows the installation progress. After the files are copied to the designated folder on the Macintosh hard disk, a screen appears.
Step 22 If a message appears indicating that the installation was successful, click Restart to restart your computer and finish the client utility installation.
Note The installer program installs the client utility, the help files, and the driver.
For client adapter configuration instructions, refer to the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS. For instructions on obtaining the document, refer to the "Related Documentation" section.
Step 23 If a message appears indicating that the installation is not necessary, click Quit. The installer has detected that your installed software is the same version as the software to be installed.
This is a maintenance release that adds support for the Mac OS X (10.2) operating system.
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•Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Mac OS
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