1. Always make sure that the IP addresses assigned to the Access Point and the computers are in the same range and are not being used elsewhere. They need to be unique. 2. It is always advisable to restart the Access Point and the computers if any change is made such as change in IP address or change in connection mode.
3. In order to check the IP configuration of the wireless adapter installed on the computer we need to type the command ipconfig/all in the cmd window and all the information appears as shown in the window below:
4. An effective way to check wireless connection is by pinging the systems on the network using CLI. A good wireless connection will show four replies from each other. For instance, Pinging 188.8.131.52 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 184.108.40.206: bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=255 Reply from 220.127.116.11: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=255 Reply from 18.104.22.168: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=255 Reply from 22.214.171.124: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=255
Ping statistics for 126.96.36.199: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 10ms, Average = 2ms
For more information on troubleshooting with the CISCO Aironet 1300 series visit the following website: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5861/products_configuration_guide_chapter091 86a00804158b6.html QUESTIONS: 1. What will you do if you cannot detect a router or an Access Point? 2. What is the solution of the PC is connected to the WAP but there is no data flow? 3. Consider the situation that when you start a PC it connects, but after a while it drops out! What do you think would be the problem? 4. How do you confirm that the wireless PCMCIA card, in other words the wireless adapter is properly installed in the PC? 5. Discuss a few common intermittent connectivity issues with wireless bridges.