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CWSP RELEASE DATE 2/08/2010
  • CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide: Exam PW0-204
    CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide: Exam PW0-204
    by David D. Coleman, David A. Westcott, Bryan E. Harkins, Shawn M. Jackman

    Shawn Jackman (Jack) CWNE#54 is a personal friend and has been a mentor to me for many years.  I've had the pleasure and opportunity to work with Jack for 4 years. Jack is a great teacher who takes complex 802.11 standards and breaks them down so almost anyone can understand the concept at hand. I'm excited for you brother. Great job and job well done! Put another notch in the belt!

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Saturday
Jan072017

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Aironet Access Point Module for 802.11ac

Title: End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Aironet Access Point Module for 802.11ac
Description:

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Aironet Access Point Module for 802.11ac. The last day to order the affected product(s) is July 3, 2017. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

Date: 04-JAN-2017
Sunday
Oct162016

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Wireless Services Module 2 (WiSM2)

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Wireless Services Module 2 (WiSM2). The last day to order the affected product(s) is April 10, 2017. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/interfaces-modules/wireless-services-module-2-wism2/eos-eol-notice-c51-738008.html?emailclick=CNSemail 


Sunday
Oct162016

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Flex 7510 Wireless Controller

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Flex 7510 Wireless Controller. The last day to order the affected product(s) is April 10, 2017. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

 

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/wireless/flex-7500-series-wireless-controllers/eos-eol-notice-c51-738009.html?emailclick=CNSemail


Sunday
Jul172016

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phones 7925G, 7925G-EX, and 7926G

Cisco announces the EOS and EOL for Cisco Wireless handset 7925G, 7925G-EX, and 7926G. The replacement handset is the Cisco 8821. Customers looking for a 7926G scanner replacement Cisco recommends the Spectralink PIVOT:SC 8744.

 

Cisco Wireless IP Phone 8821 Data Sheet

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/collaboration-endpoints/wireless-ip-phone-8821/datasheet-c78-737346.html

 

 

 

Cisco Wireless IP Phone 8821-EX Data Sheet

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/collaboration-endpoints/wireless-ip-phone-8821-ex/datasheet-c78-737347.html 

 

 

 

Spectralink PIVOT:SC 8744

http://spectralinkplus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Cisco-Spectralink_PIVOT_HowToBuyGuide_A4_062016_SH-v3.pdf

 

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phones 7925G, 7925G-EX, and 7926G. The last day to order the affected product(s) is October 15, 2016. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

 

Read the official EOS and EOL:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/collaboration-endpoints/unified-ip-phone-7900-series/eos-eol-notice-c51-737580.html?emailclick=CNSemail

 

 

Monday
Nov232015

Field Notice: FN - 64003 - AIR-ANT2568VG-N - Potential Moisture Intrusion to Radome - Replace Antenna

Friday
Jan162015

Field Notice: FN - 63916 AireOS 8.0.100.0 or Cisco IOS-XE 3.6.0E - AP Unable to Join WLC or AP Stuck in Downloading State - Software Update Required

NOTICE: 

THIS FIELD NOTICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE FIELD NOTICE OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE FIELD NOTICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE THIS FIELD NOTICE AT ANY TIME.

Revision History

RevisionDateComment
1.0
12-JAN-2015
Initial Public Release

Products Affected

Products Affected
Cisco Aironet 1530 Series
Cisco Aironet 1550 Series
Cisco Aironet 1600 Series
Cisco Aironet 1700 Series
Cisco Aironet 2600 Series
Cisco Aironet 2700 Series
Cisco Aironet 3500 Series
Cisco Aironet 3600 Series
Cisco Aironet 3700 Series

Problem Description

Some Wireless Access Points (APs) manufactured between August 2014 and October 2014 might have an incorrectly programmed SHA-2 certificate.

The affected product families are:

  • Cisco Aironet 1530 Series
  • Cisco Aironet 1550 Series
  • Cisco Aironet 1600 Series
  • Cisco Aironet 1700 Series
  • Cisco Aironet 2600 Series
  • Cisco Aironet 2700 Series
  • Cisco Aironet 3500 Series
  • Cisco Aironet 3600 Series
  • Cisco Aironet 3700 Series

Issue 1

After you upgrade a Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) to software version 8.0.100.0 or 3.6.0E

AND

after the Wireless APs download the new software version, any Wireless AP with an incorrectly programmed SHA-2 certificate disconnects from the WLC and is not able to rejoin the WLC if the WLC has a SHA-2 certificate.

Issue 2

Any new Wireless AP with software version 8.0.100.0 and with an incorrectly programmed SHA-2 certificate fails to validate the image downloaded from the WLC. The result is that the AP is unable to establish a connection to a WLC with version 8.0.100.0 software.

If the AP has an incorrectly programmed SHA-2 certificate and the WLC has version 8.0.100.0 or 3.6.0E, the likelihood of this issue being observed is 100%.

Background

Between August and October 2014, a manufacturing change was added to support SHA-2 certificates. In the certificate chain transition, some APs were manufactured with incorrect certificate information. Prior to this change, the APs only had a SHA-1 device ID certificate. After the change the APs had both SHA-1 and SHA-2, but the SHA-2 was incorrectly programmed on the affected units.

The available fixed code ensures that the APs continue to function as APs that were manufactured prior to August 2014.

The affected APs are fully functional and equivalent to APs manufactured prior to August 2014.

In the future, Cisco will provide support for SHA-2 authentication between APs and more recently manufactured WLCs.

Problem Symptoms

New Aironet APs with factory installed recovery Cisco IOS® are able to join the controller that runs software version 8.0.100.0 or 3.6.0E and download version 15.3(3)JA or 15.3(3)JN IOS. However after the AP reload, the APs are unable to join the controller. On the AP, logs similar to these are seen:

*Oct 16 12:39:06.231: AP has SHA2 MIC certificate - Using SHA2 MIC certificate for DTLS.

*Oct 16 13:14:56.000: %CAPWAP-5-DTLSREQSEND: DTLS connection request sent peer_ip: ***.***.***.*** peer_port: 5246Peer certificate verification failed FFFFFFFF

*Oct 16 13:14:56.127: DTLS_CLIENT_ERROR: ../capwap/base_capwap/capwap/base_capwap_wtp_dtls.c:496 Certificate verified failed!
*Oct 16 13:14:56.127: %DTLS-5-SEND_ALERT: Send FATAL : Bad certificate Alert to ***.***.***.***:5246
*Oct 16 13:14:56.127: %DTLS-5-SEND_ALERT: Send FATAL : Close notify Alert to ***.***.***.***:5246

Another symptom of this issue is that the AP might be able to join the software version 8.0.100.0 controller, download a new Cisco IOS code, and boot up and join the controller correctly; however when it goes to upgrade to the newer 8.x code it gets stuck in a loop and fails the download.

*Nov 11 10:13:53.003: Currently running a Release Image
*Nov 11 10:13:53.027: Using SHA-2 signed certificate for image signing validation.
*Nov 11 10:13:53.091: Image signing certificate validation failed (FFFFFFFF).
*Nov 11 10:13:53.091: Failed to validate signature
*Nov 11 10:13:53.091: Digital Signature Failed Validation (flash:/update/ap3g2-k9w8-mx.v153_80mr.201410311616/final_hash)
*Nov 11 10:13:53.091: AP image integrity check FAILED Aborting Image Download
Download image failed, notify controller!!! From:8.0.100.0 to 8.0.102.34, FailureCode:3 archive download: takes 339 seconds
*Nov 11 10:14:02.399: capwap_image_proc: problem extracting tar file

Workaround/Solution

AireOS

In order to avoid this issue, if the WLC runs software version 7.6 or earlier and you have APs affected by this issue, do not upgrade to version 8.0.100.x train. Wait for the next Cisco Connection Online (CCO) release.

Workaround for AireOS

If the WLC has been upgraded to version 8.0.100.x and the APs are supported in AireOS 7.6, downgrade to this version.

Solution for AireOS

If the WLC has software version 7.6 or earlier, upgrade the WLC to version 8.0.110.0.

If the WLC has software version 8.0.100.x, follow these steps:

  1. Upgrade the WLC to software version 8.0.104.0:
  2. Allow all APs to join the WLC and upgrade to software version 8.0.104.0.
  3. Upgrade the WLC to software version 8.0.110.0.
    Note: Step 2 is required to push the 8.0.104.0 special software version onto the APs in order to allow all future upgrades.

Cisco IOS-XE

In order to avoid this issue, if the WLC has software version 3.3.x or earlier and you have APs affected by this issue, do not upgrade to version 3.6.0E.

Workaround for Cisco IOS-XE

If the WLC has been upgraded to version 3.6.0E and APs are supported in Cisco IOS-XE Version 3.3.x, downgrade to this version.

Solution for Cisco IOS-XE

If the WLC has software version 3.6.0E, follow these steps:

  1. Upgrade to version 3.6.1 or 3.7.0 or later.
  2. Enter the wireless security certificate force-sha1-cert command from the prompt.

CDETS

To follow the bug ID link below and see detailed bug information, you must be a registered customer and you must be logged in.

CDETSDescription
CSCur43050 (registered customers only)
APs mfg in Aug./Sept./Oct. 2014 unable to join an AireOS controller
CSCur50946 (registered customers only)
APs mfg in Aug./Sept./Oct. 2014 unable to join an IOS-XE controller

How To Identify Hardware Levels

From the AP CLI, enter the show version command and look for the "Top Assembly Serial Number". An example of a Top Assembly Serial Number is FTX1613GJGA.

If the AP is joined to an AireOS controller:

  • From the CLI, enter the  show ap inventory APNAME command.
  • From the GUI, select  Wireless > All APs > APNAME > Inventory in order to view the serial number.

If the AP is joined to a Cisco IOS-XE controller:

  • From the controller CLI , enter the show ap name APNAME inventory command and look for the "Cisco AP" serial number.
  • From the GUI, select Configuration > Wireless > Access Points > All APs > APNAME > Inventory in order to view the serial number.

Alternately, the serial number can be found on the back/bottom of the AP:

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Confirm that your serial number is affected with the Serial Number Validation Tool.

For More Information

If you require further assistance, or if you have any further questions regarding this field notice, please contact the Cisco Systems Technical Assistance Center (TAC) by one of the following methods: 

Monday
Dec292014

Cisco Access Point Models Not Supported On 8.1 Code

If you're like me you may have hundreds or even thousands of Cisco 1131, 1242 and 1250 access points deployed in your wireless network today. 

Take special care and attention to the information below. A number of legacy access point models will no longer be supported past 8.0 code. 

This is reminiscent of 1000 series access points. I can recall the horror stories, people upgrading to 5.0 only to realize that the 1000 series would not join the WLC. #DontBeThatGuy!

Ask your Cisco rep about buy back programs and bundle purchases; buy X and get 5-10 free access points!

Thursday
Jan022014

BUG: CSCui69732: Platinum 802.1p tagging defaulted to 5 after upgrade to 7.5.102.0

CSCui69732: Platinum 802.1p tagging defaulted to 5 after upgrade to 7.5.102.0

Symptom:

Platinum 802.1p tagging changed to 5

Conditions:

Platinum 802.1p tagged at 6 and upgrading to 7.5.102.0

Workaround:

Disable networks and change tagging back to 6

Wednesday
Jun262013

end-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Identity Services Engine

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/vpndevc/ps5712/ps11640/eol_C51-728424.html

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Identity Services Engine. The last day to order the affected product(s) is December 24, 2013. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

 

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Identity Services Engine

 

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

June 25, 2013

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

December 24, 2013

Last Ship Date:
HW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

March 24, 2014

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.

December 24, 2014

End of New Service Attachment Date:
HW

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

December 24, 2014

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

March 21, 2018

Last Date of Support:
HW

The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

December 31, 2018

 

 

HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

Additional Information

ISE-3315-K9

Cisco Identity Services Engine 3315 Hardware Appliance

SNS-3415-K9

Small Secure Network Server for ISE, NAC, & ACS Applications

-

ISE-3315-M-K9

Cisco Identity Services Engine 3315 Appliance Migration SKU

SNS-3415-M-ISE-K9

SNS 3415 Migration Server: Loaded with ISE Software

-

ISE-3355-K9

Cisco Identity Services Engine 3355 Hardware Appliance

SNS-3495-K9

Large Secure Server for ISE and NAC Applications

-

ISE-3355-M-K9

Cisco Identity Services Engine 3355 Appliance Migration SKU

SNS-3495-M-ISE-K9

SNS 3495 Migration Server: Loaded with ISE Software

-

ISE-3395-K9

Cisco Identity Services Engine 3395 Hardware Appliance

SNS-3495-K9

Large Secure Server for ISE and NAC Applications

-

ISE-3395-M-K9

Cisco Identity Services Engine 3395 Appliance Migration SKU

SNS-3495-M-ISE-K9

SNS 3495 Migration Server: Loaded with ISE Software

-

 

Tuesday
Apr092013

end-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Aironet 1260 Series

 

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps10980/end_of_life_notice_c51-727739.html

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Aironet 1260 Series. The last day to order the affected product(s) is October 7, 2013. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Aironet 1260 Series

 

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life of a product is distributed to the general public.

April 8, 2013

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

October 7, 2013

Last Ship Date:
HW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

January 5, 2014

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
HW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

October 7, 2014

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.

October 7, 2014

End of New Service Attachment Date:
HW

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

October 7, 2014

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

January 2, 2018

Last Date of Support:
HW

The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

October 31, 2018

 

Wednesday
Apr032013

end-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Aironet 1140 Series

The 1140 series served me well. 

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps10092/end_of_life_notice_c51-727649.html

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Aironet 1140 Series. The last day to order the affected product(s) is October 1, 2013. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

 

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Aironet 1140 Series

 

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life of a product is distributed to the general public.

April 2, 2013

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

October 1, 2013

Last Ship Date:
HW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

December 30, 2013

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
HW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

October 1, 2014

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect.

October 1, 2014

End of New Service Attachment Date:
HW

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

October 1, 2014

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

December 27, 2017

Last Date of Support:
HW

The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

September 30, 2018

 

HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

Additional Information

AIR-AP1141N-A-K9

802.11g/n Fixed Auto AP; Int Ant; A Reg Domain

AIR-SAP2602I-A-K9

802.11n Auto; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; A Reg Domain

-

AIR-AP1141N-E-K9

802.11g/n Fixed Auto AP; Int Ant; E Reg Domain

AIR-SAP2602I-E-K9

802.11n Auto; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; E Reg Domain

-

AIR-AP1141N-P-K9

802.11g/n Fixed Auto AP; Int Ant; P Reg Domain

AIR-SAP2602I-Q-K9

802.11n Auto; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; Q Reg Domain

-

AIR-AP1142-AK9-5

802.11a/g/n Fixed IOS AP; Int Ant; A Reg Domain, Qty. 5 Aps

AIR-SAP2602I-AK9-5

802.11n Auto 5APs; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; A RegDomain

-

AIR-AP1142-CK9-5

802.11a/g/n Fixed IOS AP; Int Ant; C Reg Domain, Qty. 5 Aps

AIR-SAP2602I-CK9-5

802.11n Auto 5APs; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; C RegDomain

-

AIR-AP1142-IK9-5

802.11a/g/n Fixed IOS AP; Int Ant; I Reg Domain, Qty. 5 Aps

AIR-SAP2602I-IK9-5

802.11n Auto 5APs; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; I RegDomain

-

AIR-AP1142-KK9-5

802.11a/g/n Fixed IOS AP; Int Ant; K Reg Domain, Qty. 5 Aps

AIR-SAP2602I-KK9-5

802.11n Auto 5APs; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; K RegDomain

-

AIR-AP1142-NK9-5

802.11a/g/n Fixed IOS AP; Int Ant; N Reg Domain, Qty. 5 Aps

AIR-SAP2602I-NK9-5

802.11n Auto 5APs; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; N RegDomain

-

AIR-AP1142-PK9-5

802.11a/g/n Fixed IOS AP; Int Ant; P Reg Domain, Qty. 5 Aps

AIR-SAP2602I-QK9-5

802.11n Auto 5APs; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; Q RegDomain

-

AIR-AP1142-RK9-5

802.11a/g/n Fixed IOS AP; Int Ant; R Reg Domain, Qty. 5 Aps

AIR-SAP2602I-RK9-5

802.11n Auto 5APs; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; R RegDomain

-

AIR-AP1142-SK9-5

802.11a/g/n Fixed IOS AP; Int Ant; S Reg Domain, Qty. 5 Aps

AIR-SAP2602I-SK9-5

802.11n Auto 5APs; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; S RegDomain

-

AIR-AP1142-TK9-5

802.11a/g/n Fixed IOS AP; Int Ant; T Reg Domain, Qty. 5 Aps

AIR-SAP2602I-TK9-5

802.11n Auto 5APs; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; T RegDomain

-

AIR-AP1142N-A-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Auto AP; Int Ant; A Reg Domain

AIR-SAP2602I-A-K9

802.11n Auto; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; A Reg Domain

-

AIR-AP1142N-C-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Auto AP; Int Ant; C Reg Domain

AIR-SAP2602I-C-K9

802.11n Auto; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; C Reg Domain

-

AIR-AP1142N-I-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Auto AP; Int Ant; I Reg Domain

AIR-SAP2602I-I-K9

802.11n Auto; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; I Reg Domain

-

AIR-AP1142N-K-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Auto AP; Int Ant; K Reg Domain

AIR-SAP2602I-K-K9

802.11n Auto; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; K Reg Domain

-

AIR-AP1142N-N-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Auto AP; Int Ant; N Reg Domain

AIR-SAP2602I-N-K9

802.11n Auto; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; N Reg Domain

-

AIR-AP1142N-P-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Auto AP; Int Ant; P Reg Domain

AIR-SAP2602I-Q-K9

802.11n Auto; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; Q Reg Domain

-

AIR-AP1142N-R-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Auto AP; Int Ant; R Reg Domain

AIR-SAP2602I-R-K9

802.11n Auto; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; R Reg Domain

-

AIR-AP1142N-S-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Auto AP; Int Ant; S Reg Domain

AIR-SAP2602I-S-K9

802.11n Auto; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; S Reg Domain

-

AIR-AP1142N-T-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Auto AP; Int Ant; T Reg Domain

AIR-SAP2602I-T-K9

802.11n Auto; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; T Reg Domain

-

AIR-LAP1141N-A-K9

802.11g/n Fixed Unified AP; Int Ant; A Reg Domain

AIR-CAP2602I-A-K9

802.11n CAP w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; A Reg Domain

-

AIR-LAP1141N-E-K9

802.11g/n Fixed Unified AP; Int Ant; E Reg Domain

AIR-CAP2602I-E-K9

802.11n CAP w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; E Reg Domain

-

AIR-LAP1141N-P-K9

802.11g/n Fixed Unified AP; Int Ant; P Reg Domain

AIR-CAP2602I-Q-K9

802.11n CAP w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; Q Reg Domain

-

AIR-LAP1142-AK9-10

802.11a/g/n LWAPP AP Integrated Antennas A Reg Domain, 10 APs

AIR-CAP2602I-AK910

802.11n CAP 10APs w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int; A RegDomain

-

AIR-LAP1142-CK9-10

802.11a/g/n LWAPP AP Integrated Antennas C Reg Domain, 10 APs

AIR-CAP2602I-CK910

802.11n CAP 10APs w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int; C RegDomain

-

AIR-LAP1142-IK9-10

802.11a/g/n LWAPP AP Integrated Antennas I Reg Domain, 10 APs

AIR-CAP2602I-IK910

802.11n CAP 10APs w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int; I RegDomain

-

AIR-LAP1142-KK9-10

802.11a/g/n LWAPP AP Integrated Antennas K Reg Domain, 10 APs

AIR-CAP2602I-KK910

802.11n CAP 10APs w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int; K RegDomain

-

AIR-LAP1142-NK9-10

802.11a/g/n LWAPP AP Integrated Antennas N Reg Domain, 10 APs

AIR-CAP2602I-NK910

802.11n CAP 10APs w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int; N RegDomain

-

AIR-LAP1142-PK9-10

802.11a/g/n LWAPP AP Integrated Antennas P Reg Domain, 10 APs

AIR-CAP2602I-QK910

802.11n CAP 10APs w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int; Q RegDomain

-

AIR-LAP1142-RK9-10

802.11a/g/n LWAPP AP Integrated Antennas R Reg Domain, 10 APs

AIR-CAP2602I-RK910

802.11n CAP 10APs w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int; R RegDomain

-

AIR-LAP1142-SK9-10

802.11a/g/n LWAPP AP Integrated Antennas S Reg Domain, 10 APs

AIR-CAP2602I-SK910

802.11n CAP 10APs w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int; S RegDomain

-

AIR-LAP1142-TK9-10

802.11a/g/n LWAPP AP Integrated Antennas T Reg Domain, 10 Aps

AIR-CAP2602I-TK910

802.11n CAP 10APs w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int; T RegDomain

-

AIR-LAP1142N-A-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Unified AP; Int Ant; A Reg Domain

AIR-CAP2602I-A-K9

802.11n CAP w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; A Reg Domain

-

AIR-LAP1142N-C-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Unified AP; Int Ant; C Reg Domain

AIR-CAP2602I-C-K9

802.11n CAP w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; C Reg Domain

-

AIR-LAP1142N-I-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Unified AP; Int Ant; I Reg Domain

AIR-CAP2602I-I-K9

802.11n CAP w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; I Reg Domain

-

AIR-LAP1142N-K-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Unified AP; Int Ant; K Reg Domain

AIR-CAP2602I-K-K9

802.11n CAP w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; K Reg Domain

-

AIR-LAP1142N-N-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Unified AP; Int Ant; N Reg Domain

AIR-CAP2602I-N-K9

802.11n CAP w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; N Reg Domain

-

AIR-LAP1142N-P-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Unified AP; Int Ant; P Reg Domain

AIR-CAP2602I-Q-K9

802.11n CAP w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; Q Reg Domain

-

AIR-LAP1142N-R-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Unified AP; Int Ant; R Reg Domain

AIR-CAP2602I-R-K9

802.11n CAP w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; R Reg Domain

-

AIR-LAP1142N-S-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Unified AP; Int Ant; S Reg Domain

AIR-CAP2602I-S-K9

802.11n CAP w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; S Reg Domain

-

AIR-LAP1142N-T-K9

802.11a/g/n Fixed Unified AP; Int Ant; T Reg Domain

AIR-CAP2602I-T-K9

802.11n CAP w/CleanAir; 3x4:3SS; Mod; Int Ant; T Reg Domain

-

 

 

Sunday
Jan132013

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.2 (CSACS-5.2) Software

Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of life dates for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.2 (CSACS-5.2) Software. The last day to order the affected product(s) is July 12, 2013. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/netmgtsw/ps5698/ps6767/ps9911/eol_C51-726115.html 

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.2 (CSACS-5.2) Software

 

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

January 11, 2013

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

July 12, 2013

Last Ship Date:
App. SW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

October 10, 2013

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
App. SW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

July 12, 2014

End of New Service Attachment Date:
App. SW

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

July 12, 2014

End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
App. SW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

October 8, 2015

Last Date of Support:
App. SW

The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

July 31, 2016

 

Friday
Dec212012

bug: CSCud65237 - IMPACTING ASCOM 802.11N HANDSET

I received 2 emails from colleagues who were hit by this bug while using the Ascom i62. 

Apparently there is a BA ack issue, as noted in the bug. Its not clear if this is only impacting Ascom as the bug id references 802.11n handsets. I asked for frame captures and will post the result when I have them. 

 

CSCud65237 Bug Details

Encryption key corruption on BA ack with wrong ID
Symptom:
Voice disruption after roaming

Conditions:
Third party 11n phone
This is triggered by wrong TID sent on Block ACK by client. AP is incorrectly handling the invalid frame

Workaround:
roam to another AP



Status Status 
Open 
(More) 
Severity Severity 
2 - severe 

Last Modified Last Modified 
In Last 3 Days 

Product Product 
Cisco IOS software 

Technology Technology 
Wireless, LAN (WLAN) 

1st Found-In 1st Found-in 
7.0(230.0)
7.4(1.54) 


Component(s) Component 
ap-ampdu 

Wednesday
Dec192012

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Aironet 1520 Series

Title End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Aironet 1520 Series
Description Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Aironet 1520 Series. The last day to order the affected product(s) is March 30, 2013. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.
Date

18-DEC-2012

 

 

NOTE: March 30, 2013: The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

Tuesday
Dec182012

End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 6.0

Title: End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 6.0


Url: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5755/ps6301/ps7305/end_of_life_notice_c51-722058.html


Description: Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 6.0. The last day to order the affected product(s) is May 31, 2013. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.
Date: 2012-11-30 15:28:30.0

Thursday
Dec132012

end-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Wireless Controller Software for ISM 300 and SRE 700, 710, 900, and 910

Title: End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco Wireless Controller Software for ISM 300 and SRE 700, 710, 900, and 910

Url: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps2706/end_of_life_notice_c51-722050.html

 Description: Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Wireless Controller Software for ISM 300 and SRE 700, 710, 900, and 910. The last day to order the affected product(s) is May 31, 2013. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.

Date: 2012-11-30 15:25:15.0

Friday
Oct192012

bUG CSCua29504: Upgrade that code if you want Windows 8 to work! #CISCO # WLC

This is from Cisco CSC 

Microsoft will launch Windows 8 in late October. Along with a slew of other features, it will be among the first to support the 802.11w standard to protect Management Frames for client devices on Wi-Fi networks.

Customers running old Cisco unified releases (between 4.2 to 7.2) in local, Flex or mesh mode will run into an interoperability bug (CSCua29504, to be exact) that prevents 802.11w enabled clients from connecting to a Cisco WLAN with Management Frame Protection (MFP) enabled. This bug does not affect customers running autonomous access point deployments or customers running Cisco unified releases older than 4.2.

What are the possible solutions for you?

1. Please upgrade your production environment to one of the following releases, which will interoperate with Windows 8.

  • 7.3.101.0
  • 7.2.111.3
  • 7.0.235.3

2. Roll back to pre-windows 8 drivers as identified in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article.
3. Fall back to TKIP
4. Sign up for a beta release for Cisco’s upcoming feature release 7.4 (beta available now!) that supports the 802.11w feature in local mode.

What is 802.11w ?

 802.11w is an IEEE standard based on Cisco’s Management Frame Protection(MFP), a feature that was first supported on autonomous access points in release 12.3(8)JA in 2006 and in the unified release 4.0.155.5 in 2008. 802.11w isn’t a new standard. IEEE ratified the 802.11w standard in 2009, however the adoption has been slow to date, but that is expected to change with Windows 8.

The WFA has announced that it will position the Protected Management Frame interoperability certification program as a feature update to its Wi-Fi Protected Access(WPA2) program.

Why do I care about 802.11w ?

I joined Cisco Wireless Networking Business Unit (WNBU) early 2006 as a Product Manager for Autonomous Access Points and the first software release that I managed was the 12.3(8)JA. One of the coolest features in that release was a Cisco innovation around protecting management frames. As many of you may know, 802.11 frames such as Authenticate, De-authenticate, Associate, Dis-associate are sent in the clear (a.k.a. in an unsecured manner). This could allow a potential attacker to spoof management frames from a valid device and run Denial of Service (DOS) attack by sending de-authenticate/disassociate frames.

When MFP is enabled, the sending device adds a cryptographic hash to create a message integrity check (MIC) and embeds that within the Information Element (IE) of every management frame. Thus when another device in the network receives the frame, it is able to verify that the authenticity of the source. In case a single invalid frame is received on the network, it will be dropped, as well as, an Intrusion Detection System alert will be received -this means zero day protection!

What about clients that don’t support 802.11w ?

There are two components to Management Frame Protection:

-         Infrastructure MFP: When the wireless Controller and Access point infrastructure support the 802.11w capability, any frames from a hacker masquerading as an infrastructure AP and attempting to communicate with other APs will be dropped.

-         Client MFP: When a client ALSO supports this feature; it is able to secure communications with the infrastructure. This means any frames from a hacker masquerading as an infrastructure AP and sending disconnect messages to the clients will be dropped.

So what’s the bottom-line?

To enable that your network is ready for 802.11w and Windows 8 ensure that you are running the latest Cisco Unified releases in your wireless controller network.

 

For more information, visit https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-27213

Monday
Sep242012

end-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco 3310 Mobility Services Engine

Title: End-of-Sale and End-of-Life Announcement for the Cisco 3310 Mobility Services Engine

Url: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps9733/ps9742/ps10093/end_of_life_notice_c51-716505.html


Description: Cisco announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco 3310 Mobility Services Engine. The last day to order the affected product(s) is March 19, 2013. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EoL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s). Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available until the termination date of the contract, even if this date exceeds the Last Date of Support shown in Table 1.
Date: 2012-09-18 16:45:00.0

Friday
Sep212012

bUG CSCtt38270: 7925 sometimes takes 1+ second to respond to WPA M1 key message

Heads up if you're having wireless voice issues with 7925 handsets with WPA2/PSK. Problems with roaming, gap in voice bug.

7925 sometimes takes 1+ second to respond to WPA M1 key message
Symptom:
A wireless phone call may experience a voice gap of 1.5 - 2 seconds when it roams if using WPA2-PSK.

Conditions:
7925G is configured to use WPA2/AES PSK.

Workaround:
Configure some key management method to avoid performing a full WPA2 key exchange
at each roam time. For example, EAP with CCKM, or static WEP.
If using PSK, then reducing the WPA key retransmission timeout (e.g., on a WLC,
via "config advanced eap eapol-key-timeout 250", may ameliorate the problem
somewhat (e.g. bring the outage duration down from 2.5 to 1.7 seconds.)

1.4.3ES.1 containing the fix for CSCtz48689 may be helpful as well.

Further Problem Description:
A wireless packet capture, or a "debug client" on the WLC, will show that the WLC/AP
transmit the M1 key message to the phone (and the capture shows that the phone ACKs
it), but the phone does not send its M2 key. So the WLC/AP have to retransmit the M1 key,
till finally the phone responds.
Status Status 
Terminated 

Severity Severity 
3 - moderate 

Last Modified Last Modified 
In Last 2 weeks 

Product Product 
Cisco Unified IP Phone 7900 Series 

Technology Technology 
Wireless, Mobile 

1st Found-In 1st Found-in 
1.4(2)
1.4(1.1.1.7) 

 


Tuesday
Sep042012

cisco Office Extends: Wired Side (LAN) Bug CSCtq76431

Cisco Office Extends bug -- What you should know if you're having wired side (LAN) connectivty issues.

If you configure your OfficeExtends for the LAN and you arent getting an IP address and no connectivity on the wired I might suggest you check your WIRELESS PHY RATES. You should have atleast one 802.11b mandatory rate 1,2,5.5 or 11. 

 

CSCtq76431            Bug Details

Evora:Remote LAN client fails association w/ 802.11b rates not mandatory.

Symptom:
Remote LAN client(s) fail association to wired remote LAN tunneled to WLC.  On
OEAP 602 event log:

*Jun 03 17:01:39.066: (Re)Assoc-Req from 48:5b:39:13:99:bd forwarded to WLC,
wired: yes
*Jun 03 17:01:39.082: received assoc-rsp for idx=3, status=18

From WLC debug client:

*apfMsConnTask_3: Jun 03 13:01:31.832: 48:5b:39:13:99:bd Sending Assoc Response
to station on BSSID ec:c8:82:c0:25:20 (status 18) Ap VapId 2 Slot 0

Conditions:
WLC that supports OEAP 602 running 7.0.116.0 with 802.11g data rate configured
as MANDATORY (6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54).

Workaround:
Do not set 802.11g datarates to Mandatory.

 

CISCO BUG TOOL KIT UPDATE

 

 Status Status 
Fixed 

Severity Severity 
3 - moderate 

Last Modified Last Modified 
In Last Year 

Product Product 
Cisco IOS software 

Technology Technology 
Wireless, LAN (WLAN) 

1st Found-In 1st Found-in 
7.0(116.0) 

Fixed-In Fixed-in 
7.2(1.55)
7.2(103.0)