Cisco non-root bridges not connecting using 802.11A.
January 11, 2007 9:46 AM   Subscribe

Our small non-profit is trying to deploy some Cisco wireless bridges between buildings. Will a non-root bridge's radio show up as disabled if it cannot associate with the root-bridge? Scenario: Root Bridge on main building (Cisco 1240AG) - using 802.11A 2 satelite buildings have Cisco 1240AG Bridges in non-root mode using 802.11A Radio status on root-bridge is up Radio status on two non-root bridges is down Using 802.11A patch antennas and RP-TNC LMR-400 cabling to antennas from AP. No run is over 50'. All antennas are line-of-sight and longest antenna to antenna run is 500'.
posted by bloodniece to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In case you are wondering, we don't have the budget to pay a Cisco engineer to help us. The bridges were a donation. I'm a technical user but am nowhere near trying to be a Cisco tech.
posted by bloodniece at 9:51 AM on January 11, 2007

Assuming by root and non-root, you're talking about the device Role and not STP, make sure on the two non-roots, you have "no shutdown" and the ssid setting in the dot11radio interface configuration.
posted by jma at 11:03 AM on January 11, 2007

ok, I ran ssh into the bridges and ran:
config terminal
int Dot11radio1
no shutdown

Still nothing. SSID is set too.
posted by bloodniece at 11:20 AM on January 11, 2007

What's under dot11radio0?
posted by jma at 11:54 AM on January 11, 2007

Scratch that. Can you post the config of the root and one of the non-roots, with any sensitive info (ssid, maybe) obfuscated?
posted by jma at 11:56 AM on January 11, 2007

Also, email in profile if you'd like to take it off AskMe
posted by jma at 12:05 PM on January 11, 2007

Power cycled both non-roots and one came up and linked at 18Mbps. Nice.

The other is still down.

Show Run:

WL-RNTL#show run
Building configuration...

Current configuration : 4347 bytes
version 12.3
no service pad
service timestamps debug datetime msec
service timestamps log datetime msec
service password-encryption
hostname WL-RNTL
ip subnet-zero
ip domain name
aaa new-model
aaa group server radius rad_eap
aaa group server radius rad_mac
aaa group server radius rad_acct
aaa group server radius rad_admin
aaa group server tacacs+ tac_admin
aaa group server radius rad_pmip
aaa group server radius dummy
aaa authentication login default local
aaa authentication login eap_methods group rad_eap
aaa authentication login mac_methods local
aaa authorization exec default local
aaa accounting network acct_methods start-stop group rad_acct
aaa session-id common
dot11 ssid mysecretssid
authentication open mac-address mac_methods
infrastructure-ssid optional
dot11 network-map
power inline negotiation prestandard source
crypto pki trustpoint TP-self-signed-3904102212
enrollment selfsigned
subject-name cn=IOS-Self-Signed-Certificate-3904102212
revocation-check none
rsakeypair TP-self-signed-3904102212
crypto ca certificate chain TP-self-signed-3904102212
certificate self-signed 01
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2A864886 F70D0101 04050003 81810057 88CABAA2 86A6FB8A 8B081E29 7B915B10
449C368C 2127AF4A 785EE3FF A90272A0 410BA0CF 4CC1AAEC 70ECE8CA 0F74AA74
A773A4C6 C124DEA2 CAC57227 798101B7 E79A998B 37610111 D911EEAA 7C7071B3
D8C1C761 AFDE4157 2D9C51CD 50B88880 2558ECB1 E6BF577E B12A10CC A3C1B7D4
1B8EDA40 B714E148 11AE62A9 FCD78F
dot1x credentials MyCompanyName-Primary
username myusername
password 7 000000000000000
username ans privilege 15 password 7 100000000000000000
username 0019a9d03760 password 7 0000000000000
username 0019a9d03760 autocommand exit
username derek privilege 15 password 7 0000000000000000
bridge irb
interface Dot11Radio0
no ip address
no ip route-cache
speed basic-1.0 basic-2.0 basic-5.5 6.0 9.0 basic-11.0 12.0 18.0 24.0 36.0 48.0 54.0
station-role root
bridge-group 1
bridge-group 1 subscriber-loop-control
bridge-group 1 block-unknown-source
no bridge-group 1 source-learning
no bridge-group 1 unicast-flooding
bridge-group 1 spanning-disabled
interface Dot11Radio1
no ip address
no ip route-cache
encryption key 1 size 128bit 7 EE0D647D22683069634D3069A024
encryption key 2 size 128bit 7 CB79105B12230A5C3251397E7128
encryption key 3 size 128bit 7 B139776A3C6E5C3C6390262B5962 transmit-key
encryption key 4 size 128bit 7 063F735DC042324F4424607E423D
encryption mode wep mandatory
ssid mysecretssid
speed basic-6.0 9.0 basic-12.0 18.0 basic-24.0 36.0 48.0 54.0
station-role non-root bridge
antenna receive right
antenna transmit right
bridge-group 1
bridge-group 1 spanning-disabled
interface FastEthernet0
no ip address
no ip route-cache
duplex auto
speed auto
bridge-group 1
bridge-group 1 spanning-disabled
hold-queue 160 in
interface BVI1
ip address
no ip route-cache
ip default-gateway
no ip http server
ip http authentication aaa
ip http secure-server
ip http help-path
ip radius source-interface BVI1
radius-server attribute 32 include-in-access-req format %h
radius-server vsa send accounting
bridge 1 route ip
line con 0
line vty 0 4
posted by bloodniece at 12:50 PM on January 11, 2007

Thanks for all the help guys. I found a CCNE dude, in town, who was feeling generous. He is going to spot-check my cabling and antenna placement and go over the configs with me. Might be time for me to start studying for the CCNA.
posted by bloodniece at 11:41 AM on January 12, 2007

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