Configure Site-to-Site Wireless Link

Configure Site-to-Site Wireless Link
Estimated Time: 60 minutes
Number of Team Members: Students will work in teams of two
Objective
Configure a site-to-site bridged network.
Scenario
A remote location several miles away requires connectivity to the existing wired network. The two
LAN segments will use a wireless bridge for their physical layer connection using two Cisco Aironet
Bridges (BR1310s).
Note
This lab uses a different subnet mask to identify the two segments of the same network. These two
segments, although separated by distance, remain part of the same LAN through the use of a
Wireless physical layer link.
Topology
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Preparation
In this lab, the following will be configured.
Device Name
SSID Address
BPod1
BR1
10.0.1.1/16
BPod2
BR1
10.0.2.1/16
Tools and Resources
Each team will require the following:
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Two wired LAN segments that will be bridged together.
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Two Cisco BR1310
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PC with FTP server loaded and a file to transfer in the root directory of the FTP server
Step 1 Cable and power the bridge
a. First, attach two rubber duck antennas to the RP-TNC connectors.
b. Connect the Power Injector to the BR1310 using the RG-59 coax cables.
c.
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Connect the power cord to the Power Injector.
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Step 2 Connect to the bridge CLI
Using a standard console cable, you can connect to the bridge via a terminal emulator application
such as HyperTerminal. Follow these steps to open the CLI.
a. Connect a nine-pin, female DB-9 to RJ-45 serial cable to the RJ-45 serial port on the
power injector and to the COM port on your PC.
b. Open a terminal emulator.
c.
Enter these settings for the connection:
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Bits per second (baud rate): 9600
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Data bits: 8
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Parity: none
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Stop bits: 1
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Flow control: None
d. When the terminal emulator is activated, press Enter. An Enter Network Password
window appears. The default username is Cisco. The default password is Cisco.
Both the username and password are case sensitive.
e. Upon a success login, the bridge will display the user mode prompt.
f.
Enter the enabled mode by typing the enable command and providing the default
password: Cisco.
br>enable
Password:*****
br#
g. Reset the bridge to factory defaults by entering the erase nvram command and
confirming.
br#erase nvram
Erasing the nvram filesystem will remove all configuration
files! Continue? [confirm]
Step 3 Connect to the BR1310 using Express Setup
a. Connect an RJ-45 Ethernet cable into the power injector Ethernet LAN port.
Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into an Ethernet port on a switch or hub.
Then connect PC1 to the switch. (NOTE: A crossover cable can be used to connect
directly from the power injector to PC1/PC2.)
b. Configure PC1 to 10.0.0.2/24
c.
Open a web browser, type the default bridge address http://10.0.0.1, and press
Enter.
d. When prompted for the username and password, enter the case-sensitive default
values:
i. Username: Cisco
ii. Password: Cisco
e. The bridge Home page will open displaying the Summary Status of the bridge.
f.
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Navigate to the Express setup page by selecting the Express Setup link from the
left navigation bar. The Express Setup page will allow configuration of some basis
settings.
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Step 4 Configure the bridge settings
Using the Express Setup page, configure the bridge with the appropriate settings as indicated in the
table below. Remember to choose the correct parameters for your pod.
Configure the following settings:
Parameter
BPod1
BPod2
a. System Name:
BPod1
BPod2
b. Configuration Server Protocol:
Static IP
Static IP
c.
10.0.1.1/16
10.0.2.1/16
d. Default Gateway:
10.0.1.254
10.0.1.254
e. Role in Radio Network:
Root
Non-Root
f.
Default IP address:
Click Apply. The connection will drop. Reestablish the connection by changing the
configuration of the PC to match the bridge.
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PC1 with an IP address of 10.0.1.10/16
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PC2 with an IP address of 10.0.2.10/16
g. Browse to the configured IP address of the bridge.
1. What roles can the bridge serve in the network?
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From the left navigation bar, select the Security>SSID Manager link to configure SSIDs on the
bridges.
a. From the Current SSID List, make sure that <NEW> is selected. Configure a new
SSID for both bridges to the value: BR1.
b. Leave all other fields at their default values.
c.
Click Apply to save the settings.
d. After the page refreshes, there will be 2 SSIDs in the current list.
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e. Scroll to the bottom and select the BR1 SSID for the Infrastructure SSID, and click
the check box to force infrastructure devices to associate using this SSID.
f.
Click Apply to save your settings.
Step 5 Radio settings for the non-root bridge
To ensure that the non-root bridge associates with the correct root bridge, the root parent MAC
address can be configured on the non-root bridge.
a. Record the MAC address of the root bridge radio. This address can be found on the
Summary Status page of the root bridge.
b. From the non-root bridge, navigate to the Settings tab of the Radio interface.
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c.
Scroll to the bottom of the settings page to enter the root bridge radio MAC address
in the Root Parent MAC address field. Click Apply to save the configuration.
Step 7 View Associations
The non-root bridge should now be associated with the root bridge. To view the current associations on each
bridge, open a web connection to the bridge from the wired PC.
a. Navigate to the bridge IP address.
b. Select the Association link from the left navigation bar. All associated devices
should appear in the list.
1. Which devices are listed in the Association table for BR1? What device is the parent
for this association?
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2. Which devices are listed in the Association table for BR2? What device is the parent
for this association?
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Step 8 Test the connection
Verify client PCs are configured with the appropriate IP address. The only wireless devices on this
topology will be the two wireless multi-function bridges used for the point-to-point connection.
a. Once the wireless bridge link is configured properly, ping from PC1 to BR2. Then
ping from PC1 to PC2. Were these successful?
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b. Test layer 7 connectivity by browsing to BR2 from PC1. Was this successful?
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