The preface provides an overview of this guide, references related publications, and explains how to obtain other documentation and technical assistance.
The following topics are covered in this section:
•Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines
This publication is for the administrator responsible for installing and configuring Cisco Aironet IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Client Adapters (CB21AG and PI21AG) in multiple PCs. The installer should be familiar with computing devices and with network structures, terms, and concepts.
This publication describes version 4.0 of the Cisco Aironet CB21AG and PI21AG Client Administration Utility (hereafter referred to as ACAU). It provides instructions for installing ACAU and using it to set software installation options and create configuration profiles for CB21AG and PI21AG client adapters on computers running Windows 2000 or XP.
Note Windows 2000 and XP are the only supported operating systems.
Note This manual pertains specifically to Cisco Aironet CB21AG and PI21AG client adapters, whose software is incompatible with that of other Cisco Aironet client adapters. Refer to the Cisco Aironet Configuration Administration Tool (ACAT) Administrator Guide for Windows if you are installing and using the administrative tool designed for 340, 350, and CB20A client adapters.
This guide contains the following sections:
Chapter 1, "Overview," provides an introduction to ACAU, describes the ACAU components and configuration file, and identifies the supported client adapters.
Chapter 2, "Installing ACAU," describes how to obtain, install, run, and uninstall ACAU.
Chapter 3, "Using ACAU," describes how to use ACAU to create or modify configuration files and manage profiles.
Chapter 4, "Configuring Global Settings," describes the Global Settings tab parameters and how to configure them to override the client adapter's software installation settings.
Chapter 5, "Creating Profiles," explains how to use ACAU to create profiles that are saved to a configuration file and installed by the Install Wizard when a user installs the client adapter software.
Appendix A, "Declarations of Conformity and Regulatory Information," provides declarations of conformity and regulatory information for the CB21AG and PI21AG client adapters.
Appendix B, "Channels, Power Levels, and Antenna Gains" lists the IEEE 802.11a, b, and g channels supported by the world's regulatory domains as well as the maximum power levels and antenna gains allowed per data rate.
Appendix C, "Error Messages" lists error messages generated by ACAU. This appendix explains each message and provides a recommended action.
Appendix D, "Using the Profile Migration Tool," explains how to use the profile migration tool to migrate Cisco Aironet 350 series and CB20A wireless LAN client adapter profiles to profiles that can be used with Cisco Aironet CB21AG and PI21AG client adapters.
This publication uses the following conventions to convey instructions and information:
•Commands are in boldface type.
•Variables are in italic type.
•Notes and cautions use the following conventions and symbols:
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For more information about Cisco Aironet CB21AG and PI21AG Wireless LAN Client Adapters, refer to these publications:
•Quick Start Guide: Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Client Adapters (CB21AG and PI21AG)—Provides basic setup instructions and minimal configuration information for CB21AG and PI21AG client adapters.
•Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Client Adapters (CB21AG and PI21AG) Installation and Configuration Guide—Provides instructions for installing, configuring, and troubleshooting CB21AG and PI21AG client adapters on computers running the Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP operating system.
•Release Notes for Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Client Adapters (CB21AG and PI21AG) Install Wizard—Describes new features and the open and resolved caveats in each Install Wizard release.
•Release Notes for Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g (CB21AG and PI21AG) Client Administration Utility (ACAU)—Describes new features and the open and resolved caveats in each ACAU release.
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Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines
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