03-14-2012 05:04 AM
I posted to this discussion some time ago. Since I needed reliable operation, I switched to an actual Cisco WAP product which cost several times as much but has worked flawlessly for months with Windows XP and 7, IPads, IPhones, Androids, etc. Then, as a private investigation, I left the old WAP in place and operating. Occasionally I try to use it.
This is what I think I have learned. The old WAP works fairly well in isolation but fails when it has radio competition. There are at least a dozen WAPs advertising near my site. Late at night or early in the morning, the old WAP seems to work fairly well. During the day, it exhibits many of the failures we have all been observing. My working conclusion is that its radio is so bad that it cannot distinguish between radio signals, receives a continuous stream of garbage from the radio front end, and becomes hopelessly confused.
If so, this is a problem Cisco likely cannot fix with an update. It would require a recall. They have probably sold enough of these WAP910Ns that they cannot afford to, and will not admit to, a design flaw and intiate a recall
The Cisco specs say nothing about working in a congested radio environment so another way to look at it might be that this WAP will work just fine if you use it in the middle of Wyoming and the closest competing WAP is 10 miles away. So take it back, get your money back, buy better product, or move to Wyoming ;-)
03-16-2012 10:48 AM
I have had a case open since January which Cisco confirmed the following:
"I understand that you are having some difficulties connecting devices to your WAP610N using WPA/WPA2 wireless security encryption. Please be advised that this is a known issue and that a fix is being worked into the next WAP610N firmware release."
At this time a product recall is needed. Please contact support if you have not already.
03-22-2012 04:54 AM
The same Problem.
Linksys WAP610N 188.8.131.52
WPA2 AES (tried different versions)
Notebook with Intel-WLAN: connect & IP via DHCP
iPhone with iOS 5.1: connect but no IP via DHCP
Samsung Omnia with Windows Phone Mobile: no connect
All these System are working correctly with other WLAN-APs, but not with Cisco Linksys WAP610N. Tried another new WAP610N with the same clients - the same problem.
03-22-2012 04:59 AM - edited 03-22-2012 05:00 AM
btw there is a not-so-old firmware for this AP
Ver.1.0.03 (build 8)
i upgraded now, and looks like to better for me, the tested 2 notebooks got IP thru the AP, but maybe i was just lucky
03-23-2012 12:18 AM
Update: sorry its taken so long, after returning my WAP610 and recieving a new one, I encountered the same problems immediately
The new firmware is now available, and I'm about to update, according to the release notes it should resolve our issues, fingers crossed
- Resolved issue with wireless clients not being able to re-connect to the device after reboot if wireless security is set to WPA/WPA2-Enterprise.