How to Use the Cisco Aironet 1242? The Cisco Aironet 1242 is a wireless access point created by Cisco. The main difference between this device and most other Cisco products is that the Aironet 1242 provides support for mesh wireless networks. Mesh networks extend wireless network range by relaying information from an access point to other access points, instead of requiring that each access point have its own wired backbone connection.
Ethernet cable you first need PDF files: Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series 802.11A/B/G Access Point Data Sheet Instructions to Use the Cisco Aironet 1242 1. Power on the 1242. 2. Connect your network switch to the "Ethernet" port on the back of the 1242, using the Ethernet cable. 3. Log in to any computer connected to the same network switch. Click "Start," then "Programs." Select "Accessories" and "Telnet." A new Telnet window will come up. 4. Click "Connect," then "Remote system" on the Telnet window. Type the Internet Protocol (IP) of the 1242; the default is 192.168.1.1. Click "Connect." 5. Type the following commands into the Telnet session to configure an IP address for the 1242: configure terminal interface bvi1 IP address 192.168.40.9 255.255.0.0 Replace "192.168.40.9" and "255.255.0.0" with the IP address and network mask, respectively, assigned to the 1242 by your network's administrator. Press "Enter" after each command.
6. Launch a Web browser on the computer and navigate to the Web address "http://192.168.40.9" (replace the IP address with the one assigned in Step 5). Type "Cisco" as the user name and "Cisco" as the password, then press "Enter." The 1242's configuration utility will come up on the browser. 7. Click "Express Set-up." Type a host name of your choice if the default value is already being used by another 1242 on the same network. Select "Enable" for the "Aironet Extensions" for both the 802.11a and the 802.11g radios. Click "Apply." At that point, the 1242 will provide a wireless network ready for client computers to join. Reference: Quick Start Guide Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide Password Recovery on Cisco 1242 Access Point Notes: Cisco Aironet 1240 AG Series, Versatile, Secure Wireless Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series IEEE 802.11a/b/g access points deliver the versatility, high capacity, security, and enterprise-class features demanded by WLAN customers. Designed specifically for challenging RF environments such as factories, warehouses, and large retail establishments, they have the versatility associated with connected antennas, rugged metal enclosure, and broad operating temperature range. The Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series may also be configured to support Enterprise Wireless Mesh, providing wireless connectivity for indoor areas that are difficult or impossible to wire. Mesh access points do not require wired connections; they use the 2.4-GHz frequency to deliver network access to users in hard-to-reach areas and the 5-GHz band to backhaul traffic to traditional access points connected to Ethernet ports. The Aironet 1240AG Series is available in: • A lightweight version • An autonomous version that can be field-upgraded to lightweight operation • A single-band 802.11g version for use in regulatory domains that do not allow 802.11a/5 GHz operation The product comes complete with all the mounting hardware necessary for a secure, rugged installation. The mounting bracket locks the access point as well as the Ethernet and console cables in place to prevent theft and tampering. More Cisco Aironet Family of Wireless Access Points: AP1130, 1140, 1242, 1250, 1500