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Release Notes for Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g (CB21AG and PI21AG) Client Administration Utility (ACAU) 2.6

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Release Notes for Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g (CB21AG and PI21AG) Client Administration Utility (ACAU) 2.6

Table Of Contents

Release Notes for Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g (CB21AG and PI21AG) Client Administration Utility (ACAU) 2.6

Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Important Notes

Software Compatibility

Installing the Novell Client

Name and Location of Configuration File

Host Based EAP Profiles Created with Earlier ACAU Versions

Finding the Software Version

Obtaining ACAU

Installing ACAU

Upgrading ACAU

Using ACAU

Caveats

Open Caveats

Resolved Caveats

Getting Bug Information on Cisco.com

Troubleshooting

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco.com

Product Documentation DVD

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Cisco Product Security Overview

Reporting Security Problems in Cisco Products

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Technical Support & Documentation Website

Submitting a Service Request

Definitions of Service Request Severity

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


Release Notes for Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g (CB21AG and PI21AG) Client Administration Utility (ACAU) 2.6


Contents

Introduction

System Requirements

Important Notes

Finding the Software Version

Obtaining ACAU

Installing ACAU

Upgrading ACAU

Using ACAU

Caveats

Troubleshooting

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco Product Security Overview

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Introduction

This document describes system requirements, important notes, installation and upgrade procedures, and caveats for Cisco Aironet Client Administration Utility (ACAU) version 2.6.

ACAU is a utility used by administrators to set software installation options and create profiles (saved configurations) for users who install Cisco Aironet CB21AG and PI21AG Wireless LAN Client Adapters in computers running the Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating system. Administrators save the installation settings and profiles to a configuration file. Then when the user installs the client adapter software (driver and client utilities), the Install Wizard uses the instructions in the configuration file to govern the installation and setup of the client utilities and load one or more preconfigured user profiles. Administrators can create configuration files to control the installation and configuration of client adapters for one user or groups of users.


Note To ensure proper operation, use ACAU 2.6 only with client adapter Install Wizard 2.6.


System Requirements

You need the following items in order to install and use ACAU 2.6:

A computer running the Windows 2000 or XP operating system


Note Cisco recommends a 300-MHz (or greater) processor.



Note Windows XP support does not include Windows XP Embedded.


Service Pack 2 for Windows XP

20 MB of free hard disk space (minimum)

128 MB of RAM or greater (recommended)

Important Notes

Software Compatibility

ACAU 2.6 is compatible with only the Cisco Aironet CB21AG and PI21AG client adapters.

Installing the Novell Client

To ensure proper operation, the Novell Client (if used) must be installed on the user's computer prior to the client adapter software.

Name and Location of Configuration File

You can change the name of the ACAU configuration file; however, the name must be changed back to CiscoAdminConfig.dat before the user runs the Install Wizard. Otherwise, the Install Wizard does not load the configuration file.

You must also save the configuration file to the drive and directory in which the Install Wizard resides. If you save the file to any other location, it is not processed by the Install Wizard.

Host Based EAP Profiles Created with Earlier ACAU Versions

If you created a Host Based EAP profile using ACAU 1.2 or 1.3 and import it for use with ACAU 2.6, it is designated as an EAP-FAST profile in ACAU 2.6. To change it, you must manually reconfigure the profile for Host Based EAP.

Finding the Software Version

Follow these steps to find the ACAU software version.


Step 1 Double-click the Aironet Client Administration Utility icon on your Windows desktop to open ACAU. The Cisco Aironet Client Administration Utility window appears.

Step 2 Choose About from the Help drop-down menu. The About ACAU window shows the ACAU version number.

Step 3 Click OK to return to the Cisco Aironet Client Administration Utility window.


Obtaining ACAU

Follow these steps to obtain the latest version of ACAU from Cisco.com.


Step 1 Use your computer's web browser to access the following URL:

http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/pub/MDFTree.x?butype=wireless

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 CB21AG/PI21AG Wireless LAN Client Adapter Tools.

Step 6 Click Aironet Client Administration Utility (ACAU).

Step 7 Click 2.6.

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.


Installing ACAU

Follow these steps to install ACAU on your computer for the first time.


Note If you are upgrading to a new version of ACAU, follow the instructions in the "Upgrading ACAU" section.



Step 1 On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Run. The Run window appears.

Step 2 Browse to the location to which you downloaded the software.

Step 3 Click acau-v26.exe.

Step 4 Click Open. The Run window reappears showing the path you specified in Step 2.

Step 5 Click OK. The Preparing Setup window appears followed by the InstallShield Wizard window (see Figure 1 and Figure 2).

Figure 1 Preparing Setup Window

Figure 2 InstallShield Wizard Window

Step 6 Click Next. The Installation Location window appears showing the default location where ACAU will be installed (see Figure 3).

Figure 3 Installation Location Window

Step 7 If you want to change the default location, click Change, browse to the location of your choice, and click OK.

Step 8 Click Next to begin the installation process. The Setup Status window appears (see Figure 4).

Figure 4 Setup Status Window

The installation process begins, and you are notified as each software component is installed.

Step 9 When ACAU is installed, the InstallShield Wizard Complete window appears (Figure 5).

Figure 5 InstallShield Wizard Complete Window

Step 10 Click Finish. The installation is complete.


Upgrading ACAU

Follow these steps to upgrade your ACAU software to the 2.6 release.


Step 1 On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Run. The Run window appears.

Step 2 Browse to the location to which you downloaded the software.

Step 3 Click acau-v26.exe.

Step 4 Click Open. The Run window reappears showing the path you specified in Step 2.

Step 5 Click OK. The Preparing Setup window appears followed by the Previous Installation Detected window (see Figure 6 and Figure 7).

Figure 6 Preparing Setup Window

Figure 7 Previous Installation Detected Window

Step 6 Perform one of the following:

If you want to upgrade your ACAU software using new installation settings, you must first uninstall the existing ACAU software from your computer. Follow these steps to do so:

a. Choose Remove all installed components and click Next.
b. Click Yes to confirm your decision.
c. After ACAU has been uninstalled, click Finish.
d. Follow the instructions in the "Installing ACAU" section to install the new ACAU software.

If you want to upgrade your ACAU software using the installation settings that were selected during the last installation, follow these steps:

a. Choose Reinstall all installed components and click Next. The Setup Status window appears and notifies you as each software component is installed.
b. When the upgrade finishes, the Maintenance Complete window appears. If the window contains an option to restart your computer, choose that option.
c. Click Finish and allow your computer to restart if it begins the reboot process.

Using ACAU

Refer to the Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Client Adapters (CB21AG and PI21AG) Administration Utility Administrator Guide (OL-7086-02) for instructions on using ACAU to set software installation options and configure user profiles.

Caveats

This section lists open and resolved software issues in ACAU 2.6.

Open Caveats

There are no significant open caveats in ACAU 2.6.

Resolved Caveats

The following caveat is resolved in ACAU 2.6.

CSCsb81180—Client adapters may randomly disassociate

Client adapters may randomly disassociate from their access points and then fail to reassociate. To work around this problem, reboot the client.

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 identify existing bugs (or caveats) in Cisco software products.

Access the TAC Software Bug Toolkit at the following URL:

http://cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl

Troubleshooting

For the most up-to-date, detailed troubleshooting information, refer to the Cisco TAC website at

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/support/index.html

Click Product Support > Wireless. Then choose your product and Troubleshooting to find information on the problem you are experiencing.

Related Documentation

For more information about ACAU and the Cisco Aironet CB21AG and PI21AG client adapters, refer to the following documents:

Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Client Adapters (CB21AG and PI21AG) Administration Utility Administrator Guide (OL-7086-02)—Provides instructions for installing ACAU 2.5 or 2.6 and using it to set software installation options and create configuration profiles for CB21AG and PI21AG client adapters.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4555/prod_maintenance_guides_list.html

Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Client Adapters (CB21AG and PI21AG) Installation and Configuration Guide (OL-4211-04)—Provides instructions for installing, configuring, and troubleshooting CB21AG and PI21AG client adapters on computers running the Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP operating system.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4555/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

Release Notes for Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Client Adapters (CB21AG and PI21AG) Install Wizard 2.6 (OL-8814-01)—Describes new features and open and resolved caveats in Install Wizard 2.6.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4555/prod_release_notes_list.html

Obtaining Documentation

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Ordering Documentation

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Cisco Product Security Overview

Cisco provides a free online Security Vulnerability Policy portal at this URL:

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Reporting Security Problems in Cisco Products

Cisco is committed to delivering secure products. We test our products internally before we release them, and we strive to correct all vulnerabilities quickly. If you think that you might have identified a vulnerability in a Cisco product, contact PSIRT:

Emergencies — security-alert@cisco.com

An emergency is either a condition in which a system is under active attack or a condition for which a severe and urgent security vulnerability should be reported. All other conditions are considered nonemergencies.

Nonemergencies — psirt@cisco.com

In an emergency, you can also reach PSIRT by telephone:

1 877 228-7302

1 408 525-6532


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Obtaining Technical Assistance

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Submitting a Service Request

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Definitions of Service Request Severity

To ensure that all service requests are reported in a standard format, Cisco has established severity definitions.

Severity 1 (S1)—Your network is "down," or there is a critical impact to your business operations. You and Cisco will commit all necessary resources around the clock to resolve the situation.

Severity 2 (S2)—Operation of an existing network is severely degraded, or significant aspects of your business operation are negatively affected by inadequate performance of Cisco products. You and Cisco will commit full-time resources during normal business hours to resolve the situation.

Severity 3 (S3)—Operational performance of your network is impaired, but most business operations remain functional. You and Cisco will commit resources during normal business hours to restore service to satisfactory levels.

Severity 4 (S4)—You require information or assistance with Cisco product capabilities, installation, or configuration. There is little or no effect on your business operations.

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