cisco 340AP: Failed "Too Many Stations in BSS"

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by tg, May 24, 2008.

  1. tg

    tg Guest

    Following cisco's instructions at:
    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps441/products_tech_note09186a0080093c37.shtml
    I've run the upgrade procedure using AP340v1205.img on a Cisco 340 AP
    but got the above problem - the AP allows only one (the first) client
    to connect and any other client after that cannot connect, with the AP saying:
    (Warning): Station 00146cb2a13a Failed Association, status "Too Many
    Stations in BSS".

    In the cisco document, when the img file has finished loading into the 340AP the console
    should show:
    Memory Bank:File address size encoding type flags
    a) DRAM :EnterpriseAP Sys 12.05 00008720 1225476 gzip Exec 0901
    b) DRAM :EnterpriseAP Web 12.05 00133A24 149300 .tar.gz Web 0000
    c) DRAM :Inflate Ver. c14o 00158158 7496 gzip Dcdr 0900
    d) DRAM :350 Series FW 5.20.47 00159EA0 59292 .tar.gz Data 0000
    e) DRAM :AIR-CB20A FW 5.20.47 0016863C 60048 .tar.gz Data 0000
    f) Config:AP Installation Key FF820000 80 none Key 0000
    g) Config:AWC_ConfigDB FF820050 212 AiroDB1 Data 0000

    but mine shows:
    Memory Bank:File address size encoding type flags
    a) DRAM :EnterpriseAP Sys 12.05 00008808 1204108 gzip Exec 0801
    b) DRAM :EnterpriseAP Web 12.05 0012E794 149300 .tar.gz Web 0000
    c) DRAM :Inflate Ver. c14o 00152EC8 7556 gzip Dcdr 0800
    d) DRAM :AWC PCMCIA FPGA 0.14 00154C4C 37380 none FPGA 0000
    e) DRAM :340 Series FWare 05.20u 0015DE50 58656 .tar.gz Data 0000
    f) DRAM :pC4800 Firmware 05.20u 0016C370 58652 .tar.gz Data 0000

    config AP installation key and Config:AWC_ConfigDB thing.are missing.

    my Memory banks also show as:
    Memory Bank total used left
    DRAM 16742392 0 16742392
    Config 229376 0 229376
    FLASH 1835008 1515652 319356
    my config bank is empty

    but the cisco document shows it should look like this:
    Memory Bank total used left
    DRAM 16742624 0 16742624
    Config 524288 292 523996
    FLASH 7602176 1501612 6100564

    where do I get the config stuff from?
    tg, May 24, 2008
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  2. tg

    Merv Guest

    On May 24, 3:37 pm, "tg" <> wrote:
    > Following cisco's instructions at:http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps441/products_tech_n...
    > I've run the upgrade procedure using AP340v1205.img on a Cisco 340 AP
    > but got the above problem - the AP allows only one (the first) client
    > to connect and any other client after that cannot connect, with the AP saying:
    > (Warning): Station 00146cb2a13a Failed Association, status "Too Many
    > Stations in BSS".
    >
    > In the cisco document, when the img file has finished loading into the 340AP the console
    > should show:
    > Memory Bank:File address size encoding type flags
    > a) DRAM :EnterpriseAP Sys 12.05 00008720 1225476 gzip Exec 0901
    > b) DRAM :EnterpriseAP Web 12.05 00133A24 149300 .tar.gz Web 0000
    > c) DRAM :Inflate Ver. c14o 00158158 7496 gzip Dcdr 0900
    > d) DRAM :350 Series FW 5.20.47 00159EA0 59292 .tar.gz Data 0000
    > e) DRAM :AIR-CB20A FW 5.20.47 0016863C 60048 .tar.gz Data 0000
    > f) Config:AP Installation Key FF820000 80 none Key 0000
    > g) Config:AWC_ConfigDB FF820050 212 AiroDB1 Data 0000
    >
    > but mine shows:
    > Memory Bank:File address size encoding type flags
    > a) DRAM :EnterpriseAP Sys 12.05 00008808 1204108 gzip Exec 0801
    > b) DRAM :EnterpriseAP Web 12.05 0012E794 149300 .tar.gz Web 0000
    > c) DRAM :Inflate Ver. c14o 00152EC8 7556 gzip Dcdr 0800
    > d) DRAM :AWC PCMCIA FPGA 0.14 00154C4C 37380 none FPGA 0000
    > e) DRAM :340 Series FWare 05.20u 0015DE50 58656 .tar.gz Data 0000
    > f) DRAM :pC4800 Firmware 05.20u 0016C370 58652 .tar.gz Data 0000
    >
    > config AP installation key and Config:AWC_ConfigDB thing.are missing.
    >
    > my Memory banks also show as:
    > Memory Bank total used left
    > DRAM 16742392 0 16742392
    > Config 229376 0 229376
    > FLASH 1835008 1515652 319356
    > my config bank is empty
    >
    > but the cisco document shows it should look like this:
    > Memory Bank total used left
    > DRAM 16742624 0 16742624
    > Config 524288 292 523996
    > FLASH 7602176 1501612 6100564
    >
    > where do I get the config stuff from?





    see Cisco doc

    Field Notice: Cisco Aironet Access Points: Lost Installation Key

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/ts/fn/100/fn15790.html



    Problem Description

    The installation key of the access point has been inadvertently
    deleted either during a firmware upgrade or during the password
    recovery procedure.

    Background

    Without this key, the access point will not contain information on
    encryption
    or country-specific radio settings. As a result, the unit will not
    function correctly.

    Problem Symptoms

    The following error message will appear: Too many stations in BSS.

    Only one client can associate at a time. The Cisco Aironet logo
    disappears a
    cannot be enabled. The antenna diversity is not displayed correctly.

    Workaround/Solution


    Whenever an access point's installation key is deleted,
    you must Return Materials Authorizations (RMA) the unit.
    To eliminate the chance of deleting the installation key during
    password recovery,
    run access point firmware version 11.07 or later,
    and use the improved password recovery procedure, which is documented
    here:
    Merv, May 24, 2008
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  3. tg

    tg Guest

    ok thanks for your response Merv.
    Initially this was bad news but I figure there's got to be a a way an ordinary guy like me
    can get this key back into the access point without rma. I've seen the docs about copying
    the installation key back into the flash memory but if you aint got the installation key
    there then there must be a way to get it in there. If anyone has any pointers I'd be
    grateful.
    tg, May 25, 2008
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  4. tg

    Merv Guest

    On May 24, 7:19 pm, "tg" <> wrote:
    > ok thanks for your response Merv.
    > Initially this was bad news but I figure there's got to be a a way an ordinary guy like me
    > can get this key back into the access point without rma. I've seen the docs about copying
    > the installation key back into the flash memory but if you aint got the installation key
    > there then there must be a way to get it in there. If anyone has any pointers I'd be
    > grateful.


    Do you know what the activation key of the unit is ?

    also check out the password recovery procedure



    Password Recovery Procedure for the Cisco Aironet Equipment

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products...ducts_password_recovery09186a00800949d0.shtml
    Merv, May 25, 2008
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  5. tg

    Dan Lanciani Guest

    In article <4838a3d5$0$2494$>, (tg) writes:
    | ok thanks for your response Merv.
    | Initially this was bad news but I figure there's got to be a a way an ordinary guy like me
    | can get this key back into the access point without rma. I've seen the docs about copying
    | the installation key back into the flash memory but if you aint got the installation key
    | there then there must be a way to get it in there. If anyone has any pointers I'd be
    | grateful.

    You can upload the installation and/or VAR keys to DRAM just like any other
    files. Once they are there you can copy them into place. If you do not
    have your key files email me your unit's MAC address and I can generate them.

    Dan Lanciani
    ddl@danlan.*com
    Dan Lanciani, May 25, 2008
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  6. tg

    tg Guest

    "Dan Lanciani" <ddl@danlan.*com> wrote in message news:...
    > In article <4838a3d5$0$2494$>, (tg)
    > writes:
    > | ok thanks for your response Merv.
    > | Initially this was bad news but I figure there's got to be a a way an ordinary guy
    > like me
    > | can get this key back into the access point without rma. I've seen the docs about
    > copying
    > | the installation key back into the flash memory but if you aint got the installation
    > key
    > | there then there must be a way to get it in there. If anyone has any pointers I'd be
    > | grateful.
    >
    > You can upload the installation and/or VAR keys to DRAM just like any other
    > files. Once they are there you can copy them into place. If you do not
    > have your key files email me your unit's MAC address and I can generate them.
    >
    > Dan Lanciani
    > ddl@danlan.*com
    >

    ok Dan thanks.
    I've emailed the requested info to you.
    tg, May 25, 2008
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  7. tg

    tg Guest

    "Dan Lanciani" <ddl@danlan.*com> wrote in message news:...
    > In article <4838a3d5$0$2494$>, (tg)
    > writes:
    >
    > You can upload the installation and/or VAR keys to DRAM just like any other
    > files. Once they are there you can copy them into place. If you do not
    > have your key files email me your unit's MAC address and I can generate them.
    >
    > Dan Lanciani
    > ddl@danlan.*com


    further to my email sent to you I want to post my thanks here as well Dan, you got my
    FUBAR access point working again and I want the world to know what a genius you are.
    tg, May 25, 2008
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