Cisco 4400G Specifications

VIEW Certified Configuration Guide
Cisco
2100/2500/4400/5500/7500/8500 Series WLC (W ireless LAN Controller),
WiSM (Wireless Services Module), W iSM2, WLC Module, WLC SW for SRE, 3750G
Integrated WLC, and Virtual Controller
with 60x, AP801, AP802, 104x, 113x, 114x, 1121, 122x, 123x, 124x, 125x, 126x,
13xx, 152x, 155x, 160x, 260x, 350x, 360x APs
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Contents
Introduction ...................................................................... 5
Certified Product Summary ............................................................................................................... 5
Known Limitations .............................................................................................................................. 7
Spectralink References ...................................................................................................................... 7
Specific Documents .......................................................................................................................... 8
Product Support .................................................................................................................................. 9
Chapter 1: Configuration for Wi-Fi Standard QoS or CCXv4
Operation ........................................................................ 10
Overview ............................................................................................................................................ 10
Network Topology ............................................................................................................................. 11
Configuring a New Controller Starting from Factory Defaults ..................................................... 12
Connecting to the Controller Via a Browser .................................................................................. 12
Installing Software ............................................................................................................................ 13
Controller Setup ................................................................................................................................ 14
Connecting APs ................................................................................................................................ 17
Defining a RADIUS Server ................................................................................................................ 19
AP Configuration ............................................................................................................................... 20
Configuration for handsets running in 802.11b, b/g mixed mode, g only mode in 8020/8030
handsets or 2.4 GHz in 84-Series handsets ................................................................................... 21
Configuring 802.11n ........................................................................................................................ 26
Configuration for handsets running in 802.11a mode in the 8020/8030 handsets and using the 5
GHz radio in the 84-Series handsets .............................................................................................. 27
Configuring 802.11n: ....................................................................................................................... 32
Setting up the SSID ........................................................................................................................... 35
Setting up the EDCA parameters profile ........................................................................................ 41
Configuration for handsets running in 802.11a mode mode in 8020/8030 handsets or 5 GHz in
84-Series handsets ......................................................................................................................... 41
Configuration for handsets running in 802.11b/g mode, 802.11b and b/g mixed mode, or 802.11 g
only mode in 8020/8030 handsets or 2.4 GHz in 84-Series handsets ........................................... 41
Chapter 2: Configuration for SVP Operation ............................ 42
Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 42
Network Topology ............................................................................................................................. 42
Configuring a New Controller Starting from Factory Defaults ..................................................... 43
Connecting to the Controller via a Browser ................................................................................... 44
Installing Software ............................................................................................................................ 45
Controller Setup ................................................................................................................................ 46
Connecting APs ................................................................................................................................ 49
Defining a RADIUS Server ................................................................................................................ 51
AP Configuration ............................................................................................................................... 53
Configuration for handsets running in 802.11b & b/g mixed and g only mode ............................... 53
Configuring 802.11n ........................................................................................................................ 56
Configuration for handsets running in 802.11a mode ..................................................................... 57
Configuring 802.11n: ....................................................................................................................... 60
Setting up the SSID ........................................................................................................................... 62
Setting up the EDCA parameters profile ........................................................................................ 68
Configuration for handsets running in 802.11a mode mode in 8020/8030 handsets ..................... 68
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Configuration for handsets running in 802.11b/g mode, 802.11b and b/g mixed mode, or 802.11 g
only mode in 8020/8030 handsets .................................................................................................. 68
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Introduction
Spectralink’s Voice Interoperability for Enterprise Wireless (VIEW) Certification Program is
designed to ensure interoperability and high performance between Spectralink
8440/8441/8450/8452/8453 and 8020/8030 Wireless Telephones and WLAN infrastructure
products.
The products listed below have been tested in Spectralink’s lab and have passed VIEW
Certification.
Certified Product Summary
Manufacturer:
Cisco Systems: www.cisco.com
Certified products:
Controllers:
APs:
114x
13xx
2100, 2500, 4400, 5500 Series WLC
(Wireless LAN Controller)
60x
122x
123x
155x
3750G Integrated WLC,
WLC Module,
WiSM (Wireless Services Module),
WiSM2, Virtual Controller
AP801
AP802
104x
1121
124x
160x
260x
125x
350x
126x
360x
113x
AP Radio(s):
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n), 5 GHz (802.11a/n)
Security:
None, WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise (EAP-FAST
and PEAPv0/MSCHAPv2) with CCKM (Cisco Centralized Key
Management)** and OKC
QoS:
Wi-Fi Standard for Spectralink 8440/8441/8450/8452/8453 and
8020/8030
SVP for Spectralink 8020/8030
AP and WLC software
versions approved:
6.0.202.0 for AP801, 113x, 114x, 1121, 122x, 123x, 124x, 125x, and
13xx Aps with 2100, 4400, 3750G, 5500, WiSM, WLC Module
7.0.220.0 for 60x, AP801, AP802, 104x, 1121, 113x, 114x, 122x,
123x, 124x, 125x, 126x, 13xx, 155x and 350x Aps with 2100, 2500,
4400, 3750G, 5500, 7500, WLC SW for SRE, WiSM, WiSM2
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7.2.110.0 and 7.3.101.0 for 60x, AP801, AP802, 104x, 113x, 114x,
124x, 125x, 126x, 155x, 260x, 350x and 360x with 2500, 5500,
WiSM2, WLC SW for SRE
7.4.110.0 for 60x, 70x, AP801, AP802, 104x, 113x, 114x, 124x, 125x,
126x, 155x, 160x, 260x, 350x, and 360x with 2500, 5500, 7500,
8500, WiSM2, WLC SW for SRE, Virtual Controller
7.5.102.0 for 60x, 70x, AP801, AP802, 104x, 113x, 114x, 124x, 125x,
126x, 155x, 160x, 260x, 350x, and 360x with 2500, 5500, 7500,
8500, WiSM2, WLC SW for SRE, Virtual Controller
Network topology:
Switched Ethernet (recommended)
Handset* models
tested:
Spectralink 8440/8441/8450/8452/8453 Wireless Telephone
Handset radio mode:
802.11b
802.11b/g
802.11bgn
802.11a &
802.11an
Meets VIEW minimum
call capacity per AP:
8 calls
8 calls
8 calls
10 calls
Handset models
tested:
Spectralink 8020/8030 Wireless Telephone
Handset radio mode:
802.11b & b/g mixed. 802.11 g
only
802.11a
Meets VIEW minimum
call capacity per AP:
6 (Wi-Fi Standard QoS)**
8 (Wi-Fi Standard QoS) **
8 calls (SVP)
12 calls (SVP)
*Spectralink handset models and their OEM derivatives are verified compatible with the WLAN hardware
and software identified in the table. Throughout the remainder of this document they will be referred to
collectively as “Spectralink Wireless Telephones”, “phones” or “handsets”. The 8440, 8441 (8440 with
personal alarm hardware), 8450 (with 1D bar code reader), 8452 (with 1D and 2D bar code reader), and
8453 (8452 with personal alarm hardware) handsets will be referred to collectively as the 84-Series
handsets.
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** Only Release 3.0 capable Spectralink 8020/8030 handsets support WPA2-Enterprise, Wi-Fi Standard
QoS, and CCXv4 (Cisco Compatible Extensions). Release 3.0 capable handset types connect to PBX’s
that support IP telephony. Release 3.0 capabilities are not available for Spectralink 8020/8030 handsets
connecting to PBXs using the TDM protocol through a Spectralink Telephony Gateway (handset type 30
on the 8020/8030).
Known Limitations
•
Heavy multicast, broadcast or push-to-talk (PTT) traffic may impair voice quality on 6.0 and 7.0
versions.
•
When Spectralink Voice Priority (SVP) is enabled for Spectralink 8020/8030 in the EDCA
parameters setting, the 802.11n capabilities will be disabled on that radio when using Cisco 6.0
software versions (see Section 1: Configuring for SVP Operation → AP Configuration). It is
therefore recommended to deploy handsets using SVP on a different radio than 802.11n clients.
•
Fast Transition Roaming (802.11r) is not yet supported by the handsets
•
Multicast by VLAN is not compatible with the PTT feature in the handsets.
•
When using 7.0 versions, 5 GHz radio, 1142 AP’s, and 80xx handsets, CSD must be disabled on
the AP’s.
•
When using 1142 AP’s, A-MPDU aggregation must be disabled if 11n is enabled
•
A-MSDU aggregation must be disabled if 11n is enabled
•
In the controller software versions considered in this document, there is an issue related to band
steering that can cause slow roaming on the 2.4 GHz band in the 84-Series handsets when both
radios are active in the handset.
•
In the WMM/QoS mode, it is important to use the Static CAC Method rather than the Load Based
CAC Method.
•
Cisco WLC Version 7.4.100.0 is not compatible with Spectralink handsets.
•
The handsets have not yet been tested in the presence of active 802.11ac clients.
Spectralink References
All Spectralink documents are available at http://support.spectralink.com.
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To go to a specific product page:
Select the Product Category and Product Type from the dropdown lists and then select the
product from the next page. All resources for that particular product are displayed by default
under the All tab. Documents, downloads and other resources are sorted by the date they were
created so the most recently created resource is at the top of the list. You can further sort the
list by the tabs across the top of the list to find exactly what you are looking for. Click the title to
open the link.
Specific Documents
For the Spectralink 8020/8030 Wireless Telephones, please refer to Best Practices Guide for
Deploying Spectralink 8020/8030 Wireless Telephones. This white paper covers the security,
coverage, capacity and QoS considerations necessary for ensuring excellent voice quality with
enterprise Wi-Fi networks.
For the Spectralink 84-Series Wireless Telephones, please refer to Best Practices Guide for
Deploying Spectralink 84-Series Wireless Telephones for detailed information on wireless LAN
layout, network infrastructure, QoS, security and subnets.
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These two white papers identify issues and solutions based on Spectralink’s extensive
experience in enterprise-class Wi-Fi telephony. It provides recommendations for ensuring that a
network environment is adequately optimized for use with Spectralink Wireless Telephones.
The Spectralink 84-Series Wireless Telephone Administration Guide provides a comprehensive
list of every parameter available on Spectralink 84-Series Wireless Telephones.
The Spectralink 84-Series Deployment Guide is your essential reference for provisioning and
deploying Spectralink 8400 handsets in any environment.
The Web Configuration Utility User Guide explains how to use a web browser to configure the
Spectralink 84-Series handsets on a per handset basis.
The Spectralink 8020/8030 Wireless Telephone Handset Administration Tool document explains
how to use a software interface to configure the handsets.
Product Support
Note: Converting autonomous APs to Lightweight mode
This document does not cover the steps involved in converting autonomous APs to
Lightweight mode such that they can be controlled by the Cisco WLCs.
Please contact Cisco's Customer Support at www.cisco.com for instructions on this
procedure. Once the APs are converted, this document can be used to provision
APs.
Note: RADIUS server configuration
This document does not cover the steps involved to configure a RADIUS server
required for using WPA2-Enterprise or Cisco FSR security types.
•
Installation and configuration guides for Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers can be found on Cisco’s
website.
•
To convert Autonomous APs to Lightweight mode, go to:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/conversion/lwapp/upgrade/guide/lwapno
te.html
•
For other assistance, contact either Cisco’s or Spectralink’s customer service at:
www.cisco.com or www.Spectralink.com
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Chapter 1: Configuration for Wi-Fi
Standard QoS or CCXv4 Operation
Overview
Spectralink 8020/8030 handsets can be configured with Wi-Fi Standard QoS from the WLAN
Settings menu using either the Custom or CCX selection.
•
If the Custom menu is selected, QoS Wi-Fi Standard is selected from the QoS submenu.
•
If the CCX menu is selected from the WLAN Settings menu, Wi-Fi Standard QoS is used
automatically without any further menu selections.
Spectralink 84-Series handsets only support Wi-Fi Standard QoS. The handsets are compatible
with both networks configured with CCX (Cisco Compatible Extensions) and networks that are
not configured with CCX, but they have not been CCX certified.
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Network Topology
Note: Example configuration shown
This configuration is not applicable to all customer environments.
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Configuring a New Controller Starting from Factory
Defaults
Initial provisioning of the controller is done via the command line interface (CLI).
1
Connect a null modem serial cable between the console port of the controller and the
serial port of a PC.
2
Open a terminal program, such as Hyper Terminal, and configure the port settings to
9600 baud, no parity, 8 data bits and 1 stop bit.
3
Power-on the controller. Status of the controller’s boot process will appear as the
controller is powering up. Once the controller is running, it will prompt you to run the
Startup Wizard.
4
The Startup Wizard provides for an easy means to perform initial controller setup and
provisioning. Refer to the Installation and Startup Guide for the Cisco 5500 Series WLC,
or other appropriate controller, found at Cisco’s website. This document contains a
detailed explanation of using the Startup Wizard for the 5500:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/5500/install/guide/ctrl5500.htmlOnc
e the controller has been configured via the Startup Wizard, the remaining configuration
can be configured through the switch-web interface using a Web browser (Cisco
recommends using MS IE 6.0+).
5
If necessary, the controller can be reset to factory defaults. To reset the WLC to factory
default, you must reboot, then type Recover-config at the CLI. This only works before the
first time a user logs in via the console.
A few advanced commands must be set from the command line interface after the rest of the
controller has been configured. These are noted in the instructions below.
Connecting to the Controller Via a Browser
1
Connect to the WLC by pointing your internet browser to the URL: https<IP_Addr>
(where <IP_Addr> is the IP address of the management interface of the WLC).
2
Click the Login prompt. The default User Name and Password is admin.
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Once logged in properly, a page similar to the one below displays.
Installing Software
1
To check the installed version of software, listed in the Product Summary, click Monitor
from the main menu.
2
In the navigation pane, click Summary. The heading labeled Software Version shows
the current software version.
3
Download the appropriate software for your model of controller from the Cisco website.
4
Set up a Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server running on a PC to download the
file to the controller.
5
From the main menu, click Commands.
6
In the navigation pane, click Download File.
7
Fill in the download parameters:
a
For File Type, select Code.
b
For TFTP Server, type in the IP Address of the TFTP server.
c
Add the File Path (this is the path in the TFTP server’s root directory and not the
system path where the TFTP server is located) and File Name of the firmware file to
download.
Note
The example simply uses the /designator for the root TFTP directory.
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Point the TFTP server to the code.
9
Click Download and allow a few minutes for the download to complete.
10
Reboot the Controller.
Controller Setup
The initial setup of the controller is shown below.
Note: Example only
The setup instructions outlined in this document are for the configuration shown in the
diagram only. Your configuration may differ, and the appropriate adjustments must be
made.
Note: The WLC will provision the APs
It is not necessary to configure each AP individually. The WLC is capable of
provisioning the APs.
1
From the main menu, click Controller.
2
Set the AP Multicast Mode to Multicast and enter a multicast IP address that is currently
not being used on your network for the Multicast Group Address.
3
Click the Apply button.
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Cisco 6.0 versions:
Cisco 7.0 and 7.2:
Other versions:
4
Click Multicast from the options on the left side of the screen
5
Select Enable Global Multicast Mode checkbox
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Click the Apply button.
Cisco 6.0 versions:
Cisco 7.0 and 7.2 versions:
Other versions:
7
Click Save Configuration.
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Connecting APs
As the APs are connected to the network, they should automatically find the controller via the
CAPWAP discovery algorithms. The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server will
assign each AP an IP address.
Admin Tip: DHCP server
You can configure a DHCP server to run on a remote PC for a small deployment.
However, for large-scale deployments, an enterprise-grade DHCP server must be
used.
The ap-manager and management interfaces’ configuration should include the DHCP server
you have configured. Alternately, you can configure the DHCP server internally on the controller
to hand out leases to the connected clients. (Note: The WLC’s DHCP server does not lease
addresses to the AP.) The instructions for doing so are included at the end of this document.
1
From the main menu, click Controller.
2
In the navigation pane, click Interfaces. Verify that the proper IP addresses are
assigned to the interfaces.
3
Under Interface Name click management. Note: the screenshot is from a Cisco 4400.
The 2100 does not contain a service-port interface. The 5500 does not contain an apmanager interface. 7.3 and later versions provide redundancy management and
redundancy port entries. If the interface is not present on the model being configured,
no values need to be entered.
4
Under DHCP Information, enter the IP address of the Primary DHCP Server.
5
Repeat this step for the ap-manager interface, if present on the model configured.
6
Click the Apply button and save the changes.
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Cisco Controllers other than the 5500:
Cisco 5500:
7
Under service-port, (if present), enter a valid IP Address and Netmask in a different
subnet than the management interface.
8
Click the Apply button and save the changes.
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Defining a RADIUS Server
If it is desired to use WPA2-Enterprise security, it is necessary to define a RADIUS server.
1
From the main menu, click SECURITY.
2
Expand RADIUS in the left pane.
3
Click Authentication.
4
Click New… in the right hand corner of the screen.
5
Enter the IP Address of the RADIUS server in the Server IP Address field.
6
Enter the Shared Secret from the RADIUS server in the Shared Secret and Confirm
Shared Secret fields.
7
Click Apply. The RADIUS server will now be available for selection in the WLANs menu
security screens.
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AP Configuration
Admin Tip: QoS
All handsets operating on a given AP radio must have the same QoS setting. All APs
supporting the handsets must be configured to enable the corresponding features.
1
Power-on and connect the APs to the network. Wait a few minutes for the APs to find the
controller.
2
Verify the APs are associated to the WLC.
3
From the main menu, click Monitor.
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Configuration for handsets running in 802.11b, b/g mixed mode, g only mode in 8020/8030
handsets or 2.4 GHz in 84-Series handsets
Admin Tip: When to use g-only
When 8020/8030 handsets are set to g only mode, they support the higher g data
rates. In g only mode, however, the handset will not detect 802.11b clients and will
not provide protection. G only mode in these handsets should be used only if there is
no possibility of an 802.11b client or the network will experience data corruption.
1
From the main menu, click Wireless.
2
In the navigation pane, under Access Points click Radios, then select 802.11b/g/n. All
the APs that are connected should be listed, showing their Operational Status as UP.
Cisco 6.0 Version
Other Versions (for example)
3
Select Configure from the drop-down list for the access point you wish to change. Set
the parameters for that AP:
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Settings: Power and channel settings
Global settings for RF Channel Assignment and Tx Power Level Assignment were
not tested.
For Custom Tx Power and RF Channel settings please consult your facility’s RF site
survey — optimized for wireless voice traffic — to determine correct power and
channel settings for each AP using only channels 1, 6 and 11.
a
Set Admin Status to Enable.
b
Configure any other settings that might be relevant to your deployment as needed.
c
Click the Apply button to save all changes.
Screenshot for access points with internal antennas:
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Screenshot for sample access point with three external antennas:
4
In the navigation pane under 802.11b/g/n, click Network. Set network parameters as
follows:
a
Set 802.11b/g Network Status to Disable. The radio will be re-enabled after setting
radio parameters.
Admin Tip: Data Rates
For setting up the Data Rates, please consult your facility’s RF site survey, designed
for voice traffic, to determine if you have sufficient coverage to support all data rates.
Spectralink Wireless Telephones require the following minimum dBm reading to
support the corresponding Mandatory data rate setting in the access point.
802.11
Radio Standard
Minimum Available
Signal Strength (RSSI)
Maximum
"Mandatory" Data Rate
802.11b
-75 dBm
1 Mb/s
-65 dBm
11 Mb/s
-67 dBm
6 Mb/s
-47 dBm
54 Mb/s
-60 dBm
6 Mb/s
-45 dBm
54 Mb/s
802.11g
802.11a
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Web Info: RF Deployment reference
For additional details on RF deployment please see the Deploying Enterprise-Grade
Wi-Fi Telephony white paper and the Best Practices Guide to Network Design
Considerations for Spectralink Wireless Telephone.
b
Use the default Fragmentation Threshold (2346 bytes).
c
Set the Beacon Period to 100.
d
Set the 1 Mbps and 2 Mbps settings to Disabled.
e
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
Admin Tip: Enable Admission Control
Admission Control (ACM) must be enabled on both the Voice and Video AC when the
handset is configured for Admission Control Mandatory.
5
For Cisco 6.0, in the navigation pane under 802.11b/g/n, select Voice.
For Cisco 7.0 and later, in the navigation pane under 802.11 b/g/n, select Media, then
select the Voice tab.
6
Select the Admission Control (ACM) checkbox. If CAC Method is available, select
Static from the drop down list. Set the Max RF Bandwidth to 45 for 8020/8030 handsets
or 50 for 84-Series handsets to limit the bandwidth allocated to handsets to a value
tested to provide good performance. (If both handset types are present, use 50.) If
available, ensure that the Reserved Roaming Bandwidth is set to 6%.
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Admin Tip: Use the Static CAC Method.
It is very important to choose the Static CAC method to avoid limiting calls when
there is heavy background traffic.
Admin Tip: Disable WLAN before changing Admission Control settings.
Any WLAN using the network must be disabled before changing Admission Control
settings.
7
For Cisco 6.0, in the navigation pane under 802.11b/g/n, select Video. For Cisco 7.0
and later versions, in the navigation pane under 802.11b/g/n, select Media, then select
the Video tab.
8
Select the Admission Control (ACM) checkbox. Set the Max RF Bandwidth for Video to
5. If available, ensure that the Reserved Roaming Bandwidth is set to 5%.
Admin Tip: Disable WLAN before changing Admission Control settings.
Any WLAN using the network must be disabled before changing Admission Control
settings.
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9
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
10
In the navigation pane under 802.11b/g/n, select Network.
11
Enable 802.11b/g Network Status and 802.11g Support if Spectralink Wireless
Telephones are configured for 802.11b & b/g mixed or g only mode in 8020/8030
handsets or 2.4 GHz in 84-Series handsets.
12
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
Configuring 802.11n
1
In the navigation pane under 802.11 b/g/n, select High Throughput (802.11n). Check
the radio box to enable 11n mode and allow all data rates to be supported.
2
Disable msdu aggregation:
a
Connect to the CLI as described in the section “Configuring a New Controller Starting
from Factory Defaults”.
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b
Enter the commands:
config 802.11b 11nsupport a-msdu tx priority all disable
save config
3
If an 1142 ap is in use, disable mpdu aggregation.
a
Connect to the CLI as described in the section “Configuring a New Controller Starting
from Factory Defaults”.
b
Enter the commands:
config 802.11b 11nsupport a-mpdu tx priority all disable
save config
4
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
5
In the navigation pane under 802.11b/g/n, select Network.
6
For 802.11b/g Network Status, click the Enabled check box.
Configuration for handsets running in 802.11a mode in the 8020/8030 handsets and using the 5
GHz radio in the 84-Series handsets
1
From the main menu, click Wireless.
2
In the navigation pane, under Access Points click Radios, then select 802.11a /n. All the
APs that are connected should be listed, showing their Operational Status as UP.
3
Select Configure from the drop-down list for the access point you wish to change. Set
the parameters for that AP:
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Settings: Power and channel settings
Global settings for RF Channel Assignment and Tx Power Level Assignment were
not tested. For Custom Tx Power and RF Channel settings please consult your
facility’s RF site survey — optimized for wireless voice traffic — to determine correct
power and channel settings for each AP using non-overlapping channels.
a
Configure any other settings that might be relevant to your deployment as needed.
In version 7.0.220.0, select only one antenna for transmission when using 80xx
handsets. The CSD (cyclic shift diversity) algorithm has an incompatibility, which is
not present in the other releases.
b
Click the Apply button to save all changes.
Screenshot for access points with internal antennas:
Screenshot for access points with external antennas:
4
In the navigation pane under 802.11a/n, click Network. Set the network parameters as
follows:
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a
Set 802.11a Network Status to Disable; the radio will be re-enabled after setting
radio parameters
b
For setting up the Data Rates, please consult your facility’s RF site survey, designed
for voice traffic, to determine if you have sufficient coverage to support all data rates.
The handset requires the following minimum dBm reading to support the
corresponding Mandatory data rate setting in the access point.
802.11
Radio Standard
Minimum Available
Signal Strength (RSSI)
Maximum
"Mandatory" Data Rate
802.11b
-70 dBm
1 Mb/s
-60 dBm
11 Mb/s
-63 dBm
6 Mb/s
-47 dBm
54 Mb/s
-60 dBm
6 Mb/s
-45 dBm
54 Mb/s
802.11g
802.11a
Web Info: RF Deployment Information
For additional details on RF deployment please see the Deploying Enterprise-Grade
Wi-Fi Telephony white paper and the Best Practices Guide to Network Design
Considerations for Spectralink Wireless Telephone.
c
Use the default Fragmentation Threshold (2346 bytes).
d
Set the Beacon Period to 100.
e
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
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5
If DFS channels are used in the deployed network, in the navigation pane under
802.11a/n, select DFS (802.11h). Check the Channel Announcement radio box to cause
the AP to advertise Spectrum Management. If the AP does not advertise Spectrum
Management, Spectralink handsets will not connect on DFS channels (bandwidth shared
with radar facilities).
Admin Tip: Admission Control
Admission Control (ACM) must be enabled on both the Voice and Video AC when the
handset is configured for Admission Control Mandatory.
6
For Cisco 6.0, in the navigation pane under 802.11a/n, select Voice.
For Cisco 7.0 and later versions, in the navigation pane underneath 802.11 a/n, select
Media, then select the Voice tab.
7
Select the Admission Control (ACM) checkbox. If CAC Method is available, select
Static from the drop down list. Set the Max RF Bandwidth to 35 for 8020/8030 handsets
or 55 for 84-Series handsets to limit the bandwidth allocated to handsets to a value
tested to provide good performance. (If both handset types are present, use 45.) If
available, ensure that the Reserved Roaming Bandwidth is set to 6%.
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Admin Tip: Use the Static CAC Method.
It is very important to choose the Static CAC method to avoid limiting calls when
there is heavy background traffic.
8
For Cisco 6.0, in the navigation pane under 802.11a/n, select Video.
For Cisco 7.0 and later versions, in the navigation pane under 802.11a/n or
802.11a/n/ac, select Media, then select the Video tab. Set the Max RF Bandwidth for
Video to 5. If available, ensure that the Reserved Roaming Bandwidth is set to 5%.
9
Select the Admission Control (ACM) checkbox.
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Click the Apply button to save the settings.
Configuring 802.11n:
1
In the navigation pane under 802.11 a/n, select High Throughput (802.11n). Check the
radio box to enable 11n mode and allow all data rates to be supported.
802.11a/n AP’s
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802.11a/n/ac AP’s
Admin Tip: 802.11ac
Spectralink has not yet been tested with 802.11ac clients in the network. It is known
that the handsets operate properly with 802.11ac turned off as shown.
2
Disable msdu aggregation:
a
Connect to the CLI as described in the section “Configuring a New Controller Starting
from Factory Defaults”.
b
Enter the commands:
config 802.11a 11nsupport a-msdu tx priority all disable
save config
3
If an 1142 ap is in use, disable mpdu aggregation.
a
Connect to the CLI as described in the section “Configuring a New Controller Starting
from Factory Defaults”.
b
Enter the commands:
config 802.11a 11nsupport a-mpdu tx priority all disable
save config
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4
In the navigation pane under 802.11a/n, select Network.
5
For 802.11a Network Status, click the Enabled check box.
6
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
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Setting up the SSID
Voice and data must be on separate SSIDs to prioritize voice traffic. The voice SSID must be
set to Platinum for Quality of Service and the data SSID must be set to Silver for Quality of
Service.
1
From the main menu, click WLANs.
2
In the WLANs screen, select Create New from the drop down list and click Go.
3
Enter the Profile Name and SSID.
4
Click the Apply button twice.
5
Select the Profile Name for the voice SSID.
6
Under the General tab, verify the Radio Policy corresponds to the Spectralink Wireless
Telephone configuration.
7
○
When Radio Policy is configured for 802.11b/g only, the handsets should be configured for
802.11b & b/g mixed in 8020/8030 handsets and 2.4 GHz in 84-Series handsets.
○
When Radio Policy is configured for 802.11a only, the handsets should be configured for
802.11a in 8020/8030 handsets and 5 GHz in 84-Series handsets.
○
When Radio Policy is configured for 802.11g only, the handsets should be configured for
802.11g only in 8020/8030 handsets and 2.4 GHz in 84-Series handsets.
○
When Radio Policy is configured for All, the handsets may be configured to any of the
settings required.
For Status, select the Enabled check box.
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Cisco 6.0 Versions:
Other versions:
(Ensure that the Multicast Vlan Feature remains unchecked for proper PTT
performance.)
8
Under the QoS tab, set Quality of Service to Platinum. This is the required setting for
voice traffic.
9
Set WMM Policy to Required.
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10
Under the Security tab, at Layer 2 Security select the desired security policy from the
drop-down list.
○
For WPA2-PSK, under WPA+WPA2 Parameters:
i
Select the WPA2-Policy check box.
ii
Select the AES check box for WPA2-Encryption.
iii At Auth Key Mgmt select PSK from the drop-down list.
iv If present (7.2. and later versions), ensure that WPA gtk-randomize State is set
to Disable. The Fast Transition and FT PSK radio boxes may be checked or
unchecked as desired.
○
For WPA-PSK, under WPA+WPA2 Parameters:
i
Select the WPA-Policy check box.
ii
Select the TKIP check box for WPA Encryption.
iii At Auth Key Mgmt select PSK from the drop-down list. The PSK Format may be
selected as ASCII or HEX for both WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK policies.
iv If present (7.2 and later versions), ensure that the Fast Transition and FT boxes
remain unchecked.
v
○
If present (7.2. and later versions), ensure that WPA gtk-randomize State is set
to Disable. The Fast Transition and FT PSK radio boxes may be checked or
unchecked as desired.
For WPA2-Enterprise (802.1X), select WPA+WPA2 Parameters:
i
Select the WPA2 Policy check box.
ii
Select the AES check box for WPA2 Encryption.
iii At Auth Key Mgmt, select 802.1X+CCKM from the drop-down list.
iv If present (7.2. and later versions), ensure that WPA gtk-randomize State is set
to Disable.
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v
If present (7.2 and later versions), the Fast Transition radio box may be
checked to permit other devices to use 802.11r but the FT 802.1x radio box must
not be checked as it limits network access to 802.11r devices only.
Cisco 6.0 and 7.0 Versions:
Cisco 7.2 and later Versions:
11
Under the Advanced tab
a
Set the DTIM to 2 for the radio that corresponds to the Spectralink Wireless handset
configuration.
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b
Ensure the Enable Session Timeout box is unchecked and that Client Exclusion is
disabled.
c
Uncheck the Client Load Balancing and Client Band Select boxes.
d
Check off-channel scanning defer for the 0 priority class (prevents contention
between off-channel scanning and PTT).
Cisco 6.0 and 7.0 versions:
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Cisco 7.2 and later versions:
12
Click the Apply button to save all changes.
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Setting up the EDCA parameters profile
The EDCA parameters must be set to the WMM setting after the WLAN network QoS has been
set.
Configuration for handsets running in 802.11a mode mode in 8020/8030 handsets or 5 GHz in
84-Series handsets
1
In the navigation pane under 802.11a/n, select EDCA Parameters.
2
Ensure that WMM is selected from the drop-down list.
3
Click Apply.
Configuration for handsets running in 802.11b/g mode, 802.11b and b/g mixed mode, or 802.11 g
only mode in 8020/8030 handsets or 2.4 GHz in 84-Series handsets
1
In the navigation pane under 802.11b/g/n, select EDCA Parameters.
2
Ensure that WMM is selected from the drop-down list.
3
Click Apply.
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Chapter 2: Configuration for SVP
Operation
Introduction
Spectralink 8020/8030 handsets can be configured for SVP QoS from the WLAN Settings menu
using the Custom selection. Spectralink 84-Series handsets do not support SVP.
Network Topology
Note: Example only
This configuration is not applicable to all customer environments.
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Configuring a New Controller Starting from Factory
Defaults
Initial provisioning of the controller is done via the command line interface (CLI).
1
Connect a null modem serial cable between the console port of the controller and the
serial port of a PC.
2
Open a terminal program, such as Hyper Terminal, and configure the port settings to
9600 baud, no parity, 8 data bits and 1 stop bit.
3
Power-on the controller. Status of the controller’s boot process will appear as the
controller is powering up. Once the controller is running, it will prompt you to run the
Startup Wizard.
4
The Startup Wizard provides for an easy means to perform initial controller setup and
provisioning. Refer to the Installation and Startup Guide for the Cisco 5500 Series WLC,
or other appropriate controller, found at Cisco’s website. This document contains a
detailed explanation of using the Startup Wizard for the 5500:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/5500/install/guide/ctrl5500.html.
Once the controller has been configured via the Startup Wizard, the remaining
configuration can be configured through the switch-web interface using a Web browser
(Cisco recommends using MS IE 6.0+).
5
If necessary, the controller can be reset to factory defaults. To reset the WLC to factory
default, you must reboot, then type Recover-config at the CLI. This only works before the
first time a user logs in via the console.
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Connecting to the Controller via a Browser
1
Connect to the WLC by pointing your internet browser to the URL: https<IP_Addr>
(where <IP_Addr> is the IP address of the management interface of the WLC).
2
Click the Login prompt. The default User Name and Password is admin.
3
Once logged in properly, a page similar to the one below displays.
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Installing Software
1
To check the installed version of software, listed in the Product Summary, click Monitor
from the main menu.
2
In the navigation pane, click Summary. The heading labeled Software Version shows the
current software version.
3
Download the appropriate software for your model of controller from the Cisco website.
4
Set up a Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server running on a PC to download the
file to the controller.
5
From the main menu, click Commands.
6
In the navigation pane, click Download File.
7
Fill in the download parameters:
a
For File Type, select Code.
b
For TFTP Server, type in the IP Address of the TFTP server.
c
Add the File Path (this is the path in the TFTP server’s root directory and not the
system path where the TFTP server is located) and File Name of the firmware file to
download.
(Note the example simply uses the /designator for the root TFTP directory.) Point the
TFTP server to the code.
8
Click Download and allow a few minutes for the download to complete.
9
Reboot the Controller.
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Controller Setup
The initial setup of the controller is shown below.
Admin Tip: Example configuration
The setup instructions outlined in this document are for the configuration shown in the
diagram only. Your configuration may differ, and the appropriate adjustments must be
made.
1
From the main menu, click Controller.
2
Set the AP Multicast Mode to Multicast and enter a multicast IP address that is currently
not being used on your network for the Multicast Group Address.
3
Click the Apply button.
Cisco 6.0 versions:
Cisco 7.0 and 7.2 versions:
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Cisco 7.3 and later versions:
4
Click Multicast from the options on the left side of the screen.
5
Select Enable Global Multicast Mode checkbox.
6
Click the Apply button.
Cisco 6.0 versions:
Cisco 7.0 and 7.2 versions:
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Cisco 7.3 and later versions:
7
Click Save Configuration.
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Connecting APs
As the APs are connected to the network, they should automatically find the controller via the
CAPWAP discovery algorithms. The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server will
assign each AP an IP address.
Admin Tip: DHCP server
You can configure a DHCP server to run on a remote PC for a small deployment.
However, for large-scale deployments, an enterprise-grade DHCP server must be
used.
The ap-manager and management interfaces’ configuration should include the DHCP server
you have configured. Alternately, you can configure the DHCP server internally on the controller
to hand out leases to the connected clients. (Note: The WLC’s DHCP server does not lease
addresses to the AP.) The instructions for doing so are included at the end of this document.
1
From the main menu, click Controller.
2
In the navigation pane, click Interfaces. Verify that the proper IP addresses are
assigned to the interfaces.
3
Under Interface Name click management. Note: the screenshots are from a Cisco 4400.
The 2100 does not contain a service-port interface. The 5500 does not contain an apmanager interface. If the interface is not present on the model being configured, no
values need to be entered.
4
Under DHCP Information, enter the IP address of the Primary DHCP Server.
5
Repeat this step for the ap-manager interface, if present on the model configured.
6
Click the Apply button and save the changes.
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Cisco Controllers other than the 5500:
Cisco 5500:
7
Under service-port, (if present), enter a valid IP Address and Netmask in a different
subnet than the management interface. Click the Apply button and save the changes.
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Defining a RADIUS Server
If it is desired to use WPA2-Enterprise security, it is necessary to define a RADIUS server.
1
From the main menu, click SECURITY.
2
Expand RADIUS in the left pane.
3
Click Authentication.
4
Click New… in the right hand corner of the screen.
5
Enter the IP Address of the RADIUS server in the Server IP Address field.
6
Enter the Shared Secret from the RADIUS server in the Shared Secret and Confirm
Shared Secret fields.
7
Click Apply. The RADIUS server will now be available for selection in the WLANs menu
security screens.
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AP Configuration
Settings: QoS setting
All handsets operating on a given AP radio must have the same QoS setting. All APs
supporting the handsets must be configured to enable the corresponding features.
1
Power-on and connect the APs to the network. Wait a few minutes for the APs to find the
controller.
2
Verify the APs are associated to the WLC.
3
From the main menu, click Monitor.
Configuration for handsets running in 802.11b & b/g mixed and g only mode
Admin Tip: When to use g-only
When 8020/8030 handsets are set to g only mode, they support the higher g data
rates. In g only mode, however, the handset will not detect 802.11b clients and will
not provide protection. G only mode in these handsets should be used only if there is
no possibility of an 802.11b client or the network will experience data corruption.
1
From the main menu, click Wireless.
2
In the navigation pane, under Access Points click Radios, then select 802.11b/g/n. All
the APs that are connected should be listed, showing their Operational Status as UP.
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3
Select Configure from the drop-down list for the access point you wish to change. Set
the parameters for that AP:
Settings: Power and channel settings
Global settings for RF Channel Assignment and Tx Power Level Assignment were
not tested. For Custom Tx Power and RF Channel settings please consult your
facility’s RF site survey — optimized for wireless voice traffic — to determine correct
power and channel settings for each AP using only channels 1, 6 and 11.
a
Set Admin Status to Enable.
b
Configure any other settings that might be relevant to your deployment as needed.
In version 7.0.220.0, select only one antenna for transmission when using 80xx
handsets. The CSD (cyclic shift diversity) algorithm has an incompatibility, which is
not present in the other releases.
c
Click the Apply button to save all changes.
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Screenshot for access points with internal antennas:
Screenshot for access points with external antennas:
4
In the navigation pane under 802.11b/g/n, click Network. Set network parameters as
follows:
a
Set 802.11b/g Network Status to Disable. The radio will be re- enabled after setting
radio parameters.
Settings: Data rates
For setting up the Data Rates, please consult your facility’s RF site survey, designed
for voice traffic, to determine if you have sufficient coverage to support all data rates.
Spectralink Wireless Telephones require the following minimum dBm reading to
support the corresponding Mandatory data rate setting in the access point.
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802.11
Radio Standard
Minimum Available
Signal Strength (RSSI)
Maximum
"Mandatory" Data Rate
802.11b
-75 dBm
1 Mb/s
-65 dBm
11 Mb/s
-67 dBm
6 Mb/s
-47 dBm
54 Mb/s
-60 dBm
6 Mb/s
-45 dBm
54 Mb/s
802.11g
802.11a
Web Info: RF deployment
For additional details on RF deployment please see the Deploying Enterprise-Grade
Wi-Fi Telephony white paper and the Best Practices Guide to Network Design
Considerations for Spectralink Wireless Telephones.
Configuring 802.11n
1
In the navigation pane under 802.11 b/g/n, select High Throughput (802.11n). Check
the radio box to enable 11n mode and allow all data rates to be supported.
2
Disable msdu aggregation:
a
Connect to the CLI as described in the section “Configuring a New Controller Starting
from Factory Defaults”.
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b
Enter the commands:
config 802.11b 11nsupport a-msdu tx priority all disable
save config
3
If an 1142 ap is in use, disable mpdu aggregation.
a
Connect to the CLI as described in the section “Configuring a New Controller Starting
from Factory Defaults”.
b
Enter the commands:
config 802.11b 11nsupport a-mpdu tx priority all disable
save config
4
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
5
In the navigation pane under 802.11b/g/n, select Network.
6
For 802.11b/g Network Status, click the Enabled check box.
a
Use the default Fragmentation Threshold (2346 bytes).
b
Set the Beacon Period to 100.
c
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
Configuration for handsets running in 802.11a mode
1
From the main menu, click Wireless.
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2
In the navigation pane, under Access Points click Radios, then select 802.11a /n. All the
APs that are connected should be listed, showing their Operational Status as UP.
3
Select Configure from the drop-down list for the access point you wish to change. Set
the parameters for that AP:
Settings: Power and channel settings
Global settings for RF Channel Assignment and Tx Power Level Assignment were
not tested. For Custom Tx Power and RF Channel settings please consult your
facility’s RF site survey — optimized for wireless voice traffic — to determine correct
power and channel settings for each AP using non-overlapping channels.
a
Set Admin Status to Enable.
b
Configure any other settings that might be relevant to your deployment as needed.
c
Click the Apply button to save all changes.
Screenshot for access points with internal antennas:
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Screenshot for access points with external antennas:
4
In the navigation pane under 802.11a/n, click Network. Set the network parameters as
follows:
a
Set 802.11a Network Status to Disable; the radio will be re-enabled after setting
radio parameters
b
For setting up the Data Rates, please consult your facility’s RF site survey, designed
for voice traffic, to determine if you have sufficient coverage to support all data rates.
The handset requires the following minimum dBm reading to support the
corresponding Mandatory data rate setting in the access point.
802.11
Radio Standard
Minimum Available
Signal Strength (RSSI)
Maximum
"Mandatory" Data Rate
802.11b
-70 dBm
1 Mb/s
-60 dBm
11 Mb/s
-63 dBm
6 Mb/s
-47 dBm
54 Mb/s
-60 dBm
6 Mb/s
-45 dBm
54 Mb/s
802.11g
802.11a
Web Info: RF deployment reference
For additional details on RF deployment please see the Deploying Enterprise-Grade
Wi-Fi Telephony white paper and the Best Practices Guide to Network Design
Considerations for Spectralink Wireless Telephone.
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Configuring 802.11n:
1
In the navigation pane under 802.11 a/n, select High Throughput (802.11n). Check the
radio box to enable 11n mode and allow all data rates to be supported.
802.11a/n AP’s
802.11a/n/ac AP’s
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Admin Tip: 802.11ac
Spectralink has not yet been tested with 802.11ac clients in the network. It is known
that the handsets operate properly with 802.11ac turned off as shown.
2
Disable msdu aggregation:
a
Connect to the CLI as described in the section “Configuring a New Controller Starting
from Factory Defaults”.
b
Enter the commands:
config 802.11a 11nsupport a-msdu tx priority all disable
save config
3
If an 1142 ap is in use, disable mpdu aggregation.
a
Connect to the CLI as described in the section “Configuring a New Controller Starting
from Factory Defaults”.
b
Enter the commands:
config 802.11a 11nsupport a-mpdu tx priority all disable
save config
4
In the navigation pane under 802.11a/n, select Network.
5
For 802.11a Network Status, click the Enabled check box.
6
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
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Setting up the SSID
Voice and data must be on separate SSIDs to prioritize voice traffic. The voice SSID must be
set to Platinum for Quality of Service and the data SSID must be set to Silver for Quality of
Service.
1
From the main menu, click WLANs.
2
In the WLANs screen, select Create New from the drop down list and click Go.
3
Enter the Profile Name and SSID.
4
Click the Apply button twice.
5
Select the Profile Name for the voice SSID.
6
Under the General tab, verify the Radio Policy corresponds to the Spectralink Wireless
Telephone configuration.
7
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When Radio Policy is configured for 802.11b/g only, the handsets should be configured for
802.11b & b/g mixed in 8020/8030
○
When Radio Policy is configured for 802.11a only, the handsets should be configured for
802.11a in 8020/8030 handsets.
○
When Radio Policy is configured for 802.11g only, the handsets should be configured for
802.11g only in 8020/8030.
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When Radio Policy is configured for All, the handsets may be configured to any of the
settings required.
For Status, select the Enabled check box.
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Cisco 6.0 Versions:
Other versions:
(Ensure that the Multicast Vlan Feature remains unchecked for proper PTT
performance.)
8
Under the QoS tab, set Quality of Service to Platinum. This is the required setting for
voice traffic.
9
Set WMM Policy to Disabled.
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10
Under the Security tab, at Layer 2 Security select the desired security policy from the
drop-down list.
○
For WPA2-PSK, under WPA+WPA2 Parameters:
i
Select the WPA2-Policy check box.
ii
Select the AES check box for WPA2-Encryption.
iii At Auth Key Mgmt select PSK from the drop-down list.
iv If present (7.2. and later versions), ensure that WPA gtk-randomize State is set
to Disable. The Fast Transition and FT PSK radio boxes may be checked or
unchecked as desired.
○
For WPA-PSK, under WPA+WPA2 Parameters:
i
Select the WPA-Policy check box.
ii
Select the TKIP check box for WPA Encryption.
iii At Auth Key Mgmt select PSK from the drop-down list. The PSK Format may be
selected as ASCII or HEX for both WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK policies.
iv If present (7.2 and later versions), ensure that the Fast Transition and FT boxes
remain unchecked.
v
○
If present (7.2. and later versions), ensure that WPA gtk-randomize State is set
to Disable. The Fast Transition and FT PSK radio boxes may be checked or
unchecked as desired.
For WPA2-Enterprise (802.1X), select WPA+WPA2 Parameters:
i
Select the WPA2 Policy check box.
ii
Select the AES check box for WPA2 Encryption.
iii At Auth Key Mgmt, select 802.1X+CCKM from the drop-down list.
iv If present (7.2. and later versions), ensure that WPA gtk-randomize State is set
to Disable.
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v
If present (7.2 and later versions), the Fast Transition radio box may be
checked to permit other devices to use 802.11r but the FT 802.1x radio box must
not be checked as it limits network access to 802.11r devices only.
Cisco 6.0 and 7.0 Versions:
Cisco 7.2 and later Versions:
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Under the Advanced tab
a
Set the DTIM to 2 for the radio that corresponds to the Spectralink Wireless handset
configuration.
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b
Ensure the Enable Session Timeout box is unchecked and that Client Exclusion is
disabled.
c
Uncheck the Client Load Balancing and Client Band Select boxes.
d
Check off-channel scanning defer for the 0 priority class (prevents contention
between off-channel scanning and PTT).
Cisco 6.0 and 7.0 versions:
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Cisco 7.2 and later versions:
12
Click the Apply button to save all changes.
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Setting up the EDCA parameters profile
The EDCA parameters must be set to the WMM setting after the WLAN network QoS has been
set.
Configuration for handsets running in 802.11a mode mode in 8020/8030 handsets
1
In the navigation pane under 802.11a/n, select EDCA Parameters.
2
Ensure that Spectralink Voice Priority is selected from the drop-down list.
3
Click Apply.
Configuration for handsets running in 802.11b/g mode, 802.11b and b/g mixed mode, or 802.11 g
only mode in 8020/8030 handsets
1
In the navigation pane under 802.11b/g/n, select EDCA Parameters.
2
Select Spectralink Voice Priority from the drop-down list.
3
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
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Settings: SVP and 802.11n
When Spectralink Voice Priority (SVP) is enabled under the EDCA parameters
setting, the 802.11n capabilities will be disabled on that radio on Cisco 6.0 version
releases. Spectralink recommends deploying handsets using SVP on a different radio
than 802.11n clients for Cisco 6.0 version releases.
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