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Tearing my hair out with 877 wireless config

Discussion in 'Routing & Switching' started by phatboy, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. phatboy

    phatboy Nibble Poster

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    Hi,

    I am hoping one of the many experts here can assist me. I have configured up a few 877's without any hassle.

    I am now tackling a 877w, and am getting nowhere fast with the dot11 setup.

    I am running:

    Cisco IOS Software, C870 Software (C870-ADVIPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.4(9)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Sat 17-Jun-06 03:34 by prod_rel_team

    ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.3(8r)YI3, RELEASE SOFTWARE


    The issue is I cannot enter any of the global commands for wireless, as below:-

    Router(config)#dot11 ssid
    ^
    % Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

    (the marker is actually under the first s of ssid)

    The only options I get are:-

    Router(config)#dot11 ?
    aaa Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
    activity-timeout Activity timeout for device classes
    arp-cache Enable DOT11 ARP cache
    association association
    holdoff-time holdoff time for authentication failed clients
    igmp Enable DOT11 IGMP related feature
    location WISPr Attribute Location-ID
    phone Enable dot11 VOIP phones support
    priority-map Enable dot11 priority mapping


    I've done a load of reading, and I think that the IOS I am running is supposed to support global commands for wifi. The bootstrap is an older version, could this be the problem?

    Thanks
    Tim
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2010
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  2. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Tim, I wrote a little guide on this which can be found here

    http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/thread40739.html
     
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  3. phatboy

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    Thanks Craigie, I've read through that guide loads of times today :(

    Is the issue that I need to generate my crypto keys first?

    Im sure its a simple issue!

    Thanks
    Tim
     
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  4. craigie

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    Best bet mate, is to use the Cisco Feature Navigator http://tools.cisco.com/ITDIT/CFN/jsp/index.jsp

    I was trying to create some VPN tunnels recently on some Cisco 2811's and didn't have the right commands as it was the wrong IOS :D
     
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  5. phatboy

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    Thanks again, so are you saying this is down to the crypto? Otherwise Ill be looking at very many commands! :)

    I feel silly being stuck on this, but I've only configured wired devices before :(
     
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  6. craigie

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    Looks that way, but to confirm what features you have and what you need.

    You will need to do a show ver and a show flash
     
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  7. phatboy

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    router#sh ver
    Cisco IOS Software, C870 Software (C870-ADVIPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.4(9)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
    Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
    Copyright (c) 1986-2006 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Sat 17-Jun-06 03:34 by prod_rel_team

    ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.3(8r)YI3, RELEASE SOFTWARE

    router uptime is 1 hour, 35 minutes
    System returned to ROM by reload
    System image file is "flash:c870-advipservicesk9-mz.124-9.T.bin"
    Last reload reason: Reload Command



    This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United
    States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and
    use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply
    third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.
    Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for
    compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you
    agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable
    to comply with U.S. and local laws, return this product immediately.

    A summary of U.S. laws governing Cisco cryptographic products may be found at:
    http://www.cisco.com/wwl/export/crypto/tool/stqrg.html

    If you require further assistance please contact us by sending email to
    export@cisco.com.

    Cisco 877W (MPC8272) processor (revision 0x200) with 118784K/12288K bytes of memory.
    Processor board ID FCZ110921VB
    MPC8272 CPU Rev: Part Number 0xC, Mask Number 0x10
    4 FastEthernet interfaces
    1 ATM interface
    1 802.11 Radio
    128K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
    24576K bytes of processor board System flash (Intel Strataflash)

    Configuration register is 0x2142

    router#sh flash
    24576K bytes of processor board System flash (Intel Strataflash)

    Directory of flash:/

    2 -rwx 16274708 Mar 4 2002 19:13:16 +00:00 c870-advipservicesk9-mz.124-9.T.bin
    3 -rwx 2254 Mar 1 2002 00:05:48 +00:00 sdmconfig-8xx.cfg
    4 -rwx 833024 Mar 1 2002 00:06:06 +00:00 es.tar
    5 -rwx 1052160 Mar 1 2002 00:06:26 +00:00 common.tar
    6 -rwx 1038 Mar 1 2002 00:06:37 +00:00 home.shtml
    7 -rwx 102400 Mar 1 2002 00:06:51 +00:00 home.tar
    8 -rwx 1959936 Mar 1 2002 00:07:20 +00:00 wlanui.tar
    9 -rwx 491213 Mar 1 2002 00:07:37 +00:00 128MB.sdf
    10 -rwx 720 Mar 4 2002 19:28:30 +00:00 vlan.dat

    23482368 bytes total (2754560 bytes free)


    Looks like an out dated IOS, but from my reading it should support the features?

    Thanks again.
    Tim
     
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  8. phatboy

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    Ive managed to spend all evening on this, and not got any further!

    Can anyone confirm of what I want to do is beyond the capability of the IOS, or whether I'm doing something silly?

    Thanks
    Tim
     
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  9. phatboy

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    Can anyone help me any further with this? Ive read everything I can find and am still not sure why it doesnt work. IOS 12.4 looks like it should let me create SSIDS from Global Config mode, but it just doesnt recognise the commands!

    :( :(

    Cheers
    Tim
     
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  10. craigie

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    Mate that means you have the wrong IOS.

    Where did you get the router from and did you specify the right feature pack when you bought it?
     
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  11. phatboy

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    Thanks Craigie,

    Thats really strange, I thought IPSERVICES was the 'fully loaded' version?

    Can you tell me what I should use or an example of one working for you?

    The router was purchased from eBay. I checked it had IPSERVICES but that was it - probably should have read a bit more eh! :(

    Tim
     
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  12. craigie

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    There are lots of different IOS mate, for example you can get them with Security, without Security, with Wireless, without Wireless, with x VPN tunnels for 3DES but no AES etc etc.

    I posted a link earlier mate, choose the features you want and then check the IOS you need.
     
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    There are lots of different IOS mate, for example you can get them with Security, without Security, with Wireless, without Wireless, with x VPN tunnels for 3DES but no AES etc etc.

    I posted a link earlier mate, choose the features you want and then check the IOS you need.
     
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  14. Spice_Weasel

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    The advanced ip services image is very fully featured, there is no problem with the features available. But your router has a somewhat older version and the syntax is different. Your ssid's are configured under the dot11 interface, not in the global config, as is the case with more recent images.

    For example, old style ssid config:

    interface Dot11Radio0
    !
    ssid something
    vlan 2
    authentication open
    guest-mode
    !
    ssid something-else
    vlan 3
    authentication open
    authentication key-management wpa
    wpa-psk ascii 0 some-preshared-key
    !

    New style ssid configuration:

    dot11 ssid something
    vlan 2
    authentication open
    guest-mode
    !
    dot11 ssid something-else
    vlan 3
    authentication open
    authentication key-management wpa
    wpa-psk ascii 0 some-preshared-key

    So just try the ssid configuration under the dot110 interface.

    Spice Weasel
     
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  15. phatboy

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    Thanks Spice Weasel, thats very informative

    From my reading v12.4 onwards supported the global commands, but maybe its not this clear cut?

    I better look into upgrading - so the commands I learn when I renew my CCNA to wireless later this year are relevent!

    Tim
     
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