Monday, 21 June 2010

Cisco WLC Software Advisory

Software Advisory – Wireless LAN Controller Software

Base Code: 6.0.182.0, 6.0.188.0, 6.0.196.0

Platforms: 2100 / 4400 / 5500 / WiSM / WLC3750 / WLCM

This Software Advisory Notice is issued against all the above Wireless LAN Controller software versions due to the following bugs:

CSCtf34858 Client can't transmit traffic if it reassociates to an AP within 20 sec

CSCte89891 Radio may stop transmitting beacons periodically

Special Build: Following options are available:

1. Move to 7.0.98.0 Release posted on CCO. Please note, 7.0 is a new feature release.

2. Contact TAC to get a 6.0 Special or Beta release with fixes for the bugs below.

3. Wait for the CCO release of 6.0 MR3 (Maintenance Release), which is planned for July/August 2010

Friday, 11 June 2010

CCNP Wireless eBooks available

Great news Cisco Press has released the first two of a series of four CIINP Wireless Quick Reference Guides.

The 642-736 CCNP Wireless IAUWS Quick Reference eBook (Implementing Advanced Cisco Unified Wireless Security) written by William G. Daniel priced at $24.99.

http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=158714218x


The 642-746 CCNP Wireless IUWMS Quick Reference eBook (Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Mobility Services) written by Jerome Henry priced at $24.99.

http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587141922

The other two publications in this series are scheduled for release on 20th August these are as follows

The 642-741 CCNP Wireless IUWVN Quick Reference eBook (Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Voice Networks ) written by Jeffrey DiMaio.

http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587141906

The 642-731 CCNP Wireless CUWSS Quick Reference eBook (Conducting Cisco Unified Wireless Site Survey ) written by Jerome Henry.

http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587141914

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

iPhone fubar video

If you want to see how wireless doesn't work take a look at Steve Jobs.

I can't imagine how much he was cringing!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10260634.stm

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Shiny Shiny iPad

Well as I posted a while ago I was one of the winners of the CWSP competition. I am glad it was then and not now as I have been busy. However I did win the iPad and much to my disappointment and a few circumstances beyond my control I have not had the time to get right into it, however thats about to change.

I will be setting the iPad up properly tomorrow, my usage will be mainly for reading and studying, usually in bed as its much easier to lie back with the iPad than a laptop so I have to get a pdf reader on it and download some material. Shouldn't be too hard but everything has to go through iTunes which I was not a fan of, maybe thats changed, we shall see.

My first impressions though were great, out of the box it connected straight away to my secure wireless network, I haven't tried it with PEAP or other higher level security yet but I am sure I will.

Surfing the web is easy if a little clunky when you are used to tabbed browsing, maybe theres and app for that.

I liked the quality of the screen, very clear and bright even thoug a little small its a good size to pick up and read from. Zoom capability is great and really responsive.

All in all I am quite pleased and will be making use of it, target to get some material loaded onto it tomorrow and look at other apps in due course.

Standards Update 802.11n Download

By far the most important change to wireless ever the 802.11n standard is now available for free download.

As from my previous blog I gave details of all the wireless standards that are freely available this should certainly be added to your collection.

It can be downloaded here

http://standards.ieee.org/getieee802/download/802.11n-2009.pdf

For the other standards here is a link to my previous post which is updated with the 802.11n standard

http://petenugent.blogspot.com/2010/04/wireless-standards.html

Blogging

Well its been a while since I blogged as I have been busy, you know how it is, you always need to focus on other things.

Well I also need to focus on my blog or it will surely die and maybe I am going to change the way I do things a little.

Instead of summarising chapters I read I am going to try to highlight the things I learn.

I have read afew more chapters of the CWNA book and although I probably know quite a lot of the information its interesting to find out what you do not know. More about that tomorrow though.

There is also the work life balance, I lock myself upstairs in the office and nobody bothers me which is great but then I have to exercise my dogs, and get more exercise myself. Currently trying to shed a few pounds and cycle more in the good weather.

I have also reassessed a few things and timelines for certs etc and I have decorating to do so busy life, thats besides having to do all the work stuff and personal admin like banks etc.

There simply are not enough hours in the day so I will have to change they way I blog a little.

It will still be about wirless and wireless related but if we take the CWNA blogs as an example maybe not as much detail.

I am just finishing chapter 5 of the CWNA so will write more tomorrow on that but I also need to get reading the CWSP aswell if I want to take advantage af my package.

I also need to tell you about my shiny shiny new iPad that I won from CWNP and get that all up and running.

So lots to tell just keeping it a little simpler.

Monday, 7 June 2010

New iPhone launch hampered by wireless congestion!

The launch of the latest iPhone was hampered by wireless congestion.

Apparently when Steve Jobs went to demo the screen resolution he could not connect to the wireles network as it was oversubscribed by the 570 media present all blogging and tweeting away happily.

You couldn't make this up!

Read more

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10259552.stm

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Data-congestion-thwarts-Steve-apf-371324889.html?x=0&.v=6

Cisco Code Version 7

Cisco is posting code version 7.0 for its wireless controllers and associated wireless solution components. I haven't ad a chance to look at it yet as its a brand new code so my recomendation would be to check out the release notes and test before deployment.

Controller

Configuration Guide
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/7.0/configuration/guide/c70.html

Command Reference Guide
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/7.0/command/reference/cli70bk.html

Controller Release Notes 7.0
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/release/notes/crn7.0.html
WCS

WCS Configuration Guide 7.0
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/wcs/7.0/configuration/guide/WCS70cg.html

WCS Release Notes 7.0
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/wcs/release/notes/WCS_RN7_0.html

MSE

MSE CAP Configuration Guide
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/mse/3350/7.0/CAS/configuration/guide/CAS_70.html

MSE wIPS Configuration Guide
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/mse/3350/7.0/wIPS/configuration/guide/wips_70.html

MSE Release Notes 7.0
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/mse/3350/release/notes/mse7_0_105.0.html

Spectrum Expert 4.0

SE User Guide
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9393/products_user_guide_list.html

SE Release Notes
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9393/prod_release_notes_list.html

MESH

Mesh Deployment Guide
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/technology/mesh/7.0/design/guide/MeshAP_70.html

Navigator

Navigator Release Notes
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/wcs/release/notes/WCSNav1_6.html