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Breakdown WIFI-Cisco: Potential Solution

How to fix the WIFI breakdown with CISCO Access-Point Aironet Series:


WiFi Troubleshooting Cheat Sheet & Video

Three easy step approach to basic WiFi troubleshooting:


1.       Check if the AP, where the client connects, is turned on and is responding to the pings or is listed in the WLC list of registered AP’s.


2.       Ask client to turn off Wireless adapter and explain step by step the issue they are experiencing:


a.       Verify that your client's wireless adapter is installed and working properly On a Windows client, select your wireless connection from the Network Connections panel and verify that its status is "Enabled."


b.      Make sure that the DHCP server is operational and reachable from the access point's LAN, and that the IP address pool has not been exhausted.*


c.       If the client is completely unable to connect, it is possible that either the client is out of range of the AP or the AP is dead.


d.      There can be a third party Wireless NIC application not letting the client to connect.*


e.      WiFi turned off in client’s PC.


f.        Ask the site technician to check if there are lights on the AP and to track the switchport the AP is connected to and verify whether the port is “UP” or not.


g.       Ask the technician to power cycle the AP.


h.      If the AP is reachable, verify AP configuration.


i.         If RADIUS is working but the client's access requests are rejected, look for an 802.1X Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) or user login problem. The client must support one of the EAP types required by your RADIUS server and must supply a valid login and password/token/certificate or other kind of credential.


3.       For slowness and intermittent connection issues please follow the below:

a.       Check for EMI (Electro Magnetic Induction) devices such as Microwave producing equipments, thick walls, metal gates etc.


b.      Check if the number of clients registered on the AP does not exceed 20 as recommended by Cisco.


c.       Check gain, power, signal and channel settings on the AP.


d.      Verify AP if the AP is running in good health. The CPU utilization, temperature and memory utilization should be below the specified threshold levels.


e.      Check the switch configuration and verify that the switch is running in good health. The CPU utilization, temperature and memory utilization should be below the specified threshold levels.


f.        Check for crash on devices if any.


g.       Check power supply to both the devices.



Product Overview

The Cisco® Aironet® 1810W Series Access Points offer a compact, wall plate–mountable access point, ideal for hospitality, cruise ships, residential halls or other multi-dwelling-unit deployments. The Aironet 1810W Series combines Gigabit Ethernet wired and 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless connectivity into a sleek device, built to take advantage of existing cabling infrastructure. This combination reduces total cost of ownership with no compromise to the end user.

Features and Benefits

With 802.11ac Wave 2, the 1810W Series provides a data rate of up to 867 Mbps on the 5-GHz radio, exceeding the data rates offered by today’s high-end 802.11n access points. It also enables wired devices to connect to the network without the need for additional investments in cabling infrastructure.

The 1810W Series delivers industry-leading performance for highly secure and reliable wired or wireless connections and provides a robust mobility experience. Table 1 lists the features and benefits of these access points.


Table 1.       Features and Benefits




Multiuser (MU) multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) allows transmission of data to multiple 802.11ac Wave 2–capable clients simultaneously to improve the client experience. Prior to MU-MIMO, 802.11n and 802.11ac Wave 1 access points could transmit data to only one client at a time, typically referred to as single-user MIMO.

802.11ac Wave 2 with 2x2 MIMO technology with two spatial streams when operating in single-user or multiuser MIMO mode, offering 867-Mbps rates for more capacity and reliability than competing access points.

Gigabit Ethernet ports

Three local Gigabit Ethernet ports are available to securely connect wired devices to the network. Traffic from wired devices can be tunneled back to a wireless LAN controller (for compatible controllers) or be locally switched by the access point. One of these Ethernet ports can also provide Power over Ethernet (PoE) out to power a device such as an IP phone or a security camera.

Integrated Bluetooth 4.1

Integrated Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) 4.1 radio for location and asset tracking (future availability).

Multiple mounting and security options

Multiple mounting options to standard junction boxes. You can vertically mount the access point directly on a wall or desk using the optional sleek desk cradle. Physical security is offered with the included Torx screw and the option to add a Kensington lock. Place your access point where you see fit, secure in the knowledge that it isn’t going anywhere.

All of these features help ensure the best possible end-user experience on the wireless network.

Prominent Feature/Differentiator/Capability

The Aironet 1810W Series Access Points support the latest 802.11ac Wave 2 standard for higher performance, greater access and higher-density networks. With simultaneous dual radios and dual band with 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO, this access point can handle the increasing number of high-bandwidth devices that will soon become a normal part of the network.

The 1810W Series allows wired access via Power over Ethernet (PoE). This feature provides wired access with PoE out for other devices such as IP phones, security cameras, printers and copiers. In addition to standard PoE, the access point can be powered with an AC adapter. The 1810W Series comes with three local Gigabit Ethernet ports, one uplink Gigabit Ethernet port and one passive pass-through RJ-45 port, allowing for a variety of connections.

These sleek access points with a small form factor are designed with flexible mounting options in mind. You can mount them directly on the wall or to numerous global wall junction standards or have them desk mounted. They are also easy to install.


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