Initial Settings

Cisco APs contain pages and pages of configuration settings. These settings are good when you need to fine tune your AP's performance and role in the network; however, if you want to get started right away, the AP contains two express pages:

  • Express Set-Up

  • Express Security Set-Up

Express Security Set-Up was covered earlier in this chapter. Express Set-Up is the page you want to use when you first configure your Cisco AP.

Express Set-Up

Express Set-Up is shown in Figure 5-4. This page allows you to manage such details as:

  • Host name

  • How an IP address is acquired (dynamic host configuration protocol [DHCP], or statically)

  • IP address

  • IP subnet mask

  • Default gateway

  • SNMP community

  • The radio's role in the network (AP or repeater)

  • Options for general AP performance optimization

  • Whether Aironet extensions are enabled or disabled

Figure 5-4. Express Set-Up Allows You to Quickly Enter AP Information in One Place

Express Security Set-Up

Express Security Set-Up is used to quickly manage your AP's security features. Similar to Express Set-Up, this screen is used to manage the broad strokes of your device's security functions. The details are managed from elsewhere on the device. Figure 5-3 shows the Express Security Set-Up screen.

This page allows you to:

  • Establish your AP's SSIDs

  • Enable and specify VLANs

  • Set up security protocols

    - WEP (including specifying WEP keys)

    - WPA

    - 802.1X

  • View a table that shows your AP's SSIDs

Cisco 802.11 Wireless Networking Quick Reference
Cisco 802.11 Wireless Networking Quick Reference
ISBN: 158705227X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 126

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