About the Release Notes
This release notes document describes what is new or changed in this release. The document is updated as needed to provide information about new features, caveats, potential software deferrals, and related documents for the Cisco Aironet 1800S Active Sensor for this release.
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Overview of Cisco Aironet 1800S Active Sensor
The Cisco Aironet 1800S Active Sensor is a part of the Cisco DNA Center Assurance solution. The DNA Center Assurance platform has three components—Wireless Performance Analytics, Real-time Client Troubleshooting, and Proactive Health Assessment.
In this document, the term Network Sensor or sensor refers to the Cisco Aironet 1800S Active Sensor.
The Cisco Aironet 1800S Active Sensor is an 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (Wave 2) sensor with internal antennas. The sensor can be mounted, in a vertical orientation, on a wall or a desk, and supports 2x2:2 SS. The sensor is capable of joining an infrastructure access point as a client. The sensor can be used to monitor, measure, and troubleshoot a wireless network's overall performance.
For more information about the sensor, including mounting instructions and limited troubleshooting procedures, setup, and configuration, see the Cisco Aironet 1800S Active Sensor Getting Started Guide.
What's New in Release 126.96.36.199
There are no new features that are introduced in this release. For more information about updates in this release, see the Caveats section in this document.
What's New in Release 188.8.131.52
This section provides a brief introduction to the new features and enhancements introduced in this release.
Support for VLAN and IP Pools for Sensors
Using this feature, Cisco DNA Center can provision the Cisco sensor provisioning SSID to communicate with the Plug and Play (PnP) server and get the desired day-0 configurations to run the tests.
Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 Support
Support is introduced for Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3), the latest version of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). The WPA3 feature brings in a suite of protocols and technologies that provide authentication and encryption for Wi-Fi networks.
The CCM256 and GCMP256 ciphers for 802.1x WLANs are not supported.
Support PSK with Hexadecimal Password
The Hexadecimal (Hex) key preshared key (PSK) password is available as an option when you configure the security level for a wireless network (SSID).
Proxy Server Support
You can run sensor-driven tests using a proxy server. We recommend this environment for private NDT server testing or web server testing purposes. As an administrator, if required, you can bypass the proxy server for testing.
Support for LED Control
Using this feature, you can configure the LED color settings and the ability to switch the LED on or off.
Support for System Notifications
The enhanced system incident notifications improves the understanding of the causes of issues. Incidents such as wireless client connection issues, sensor issues, and network issues are shown with better failure information that helps resolve issues sooner than before.
The following notification subscription options are supported:
Limitations and Caveats
This section provides information about known limitations and caveats relating to this release.
The sensor fails to detect broadcasted beacons by other APs while scanning its RF environment. However, this behavior occurs intermittently with low probability. It does not associate with the target SSID when it cannot see the beacons and skips the test. The DNAC logs show the detection success rates. For more information, see CSCwa25257.
Problem If you configure the Hexadecimal password option on the controller for pre-shared key (PSK) authentication on the WLAN, the sensor might fail to onboard. As a result, the sensor performs a synthetic test on the WLAN.
Solution To avoid this issue in the WLAN, configure the ASCII password (passphrase) corresponding to the Hex password (PSK).
Problem If you enable P2P blocking on the controller, or set it to forward upstream, you might observe IP Service-Level Agreement (SLA) test failures on the Cisco DNA Center sensor dashboard.
Solution To avoid this issue, disable P2P on the controller.
Problem If the sensor runs on Cisco wireless software, such as Cisco Wireless Release 8.5 that supports Cisco IOS-based (Wave 1) APs, you might experience IP SLA test failure.
Solution To avoid this issue, disable the IP SLA test for Cisco Wave 1 APs.
Caveats describe unexpected behavior in the Cisco Wireless Network Sensor software. Severity 1 caveats are the most serious, while Severity 2 caveats are less severe.
The Open Caveats and Resolved Caveats sections list the caveats for this release.
Each caveat contains the following information:
Identifier: Each caveat is assigned a unique identifier (ID) with a pattern of CSCxxNNNNN, where x is any letter (a-z), and N is any number (0-9). Cisco documentation such as Security Advisories, Field Notices and other Cisco support documents frequently refer to these caveat IDs. Technical Assistance Center (TAC) engineers or other Cisco staff can also provide you with the ID for a specific caveat.
Description: A description is a brief of the issue observed when the caveat occurs.
Cisco Bug Search Tool
The Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST), the online successor to the Bug Toolkit, is designed to improve network risk management and device troubleshooting effectiveness. The BST allows partners and customers to search for software bugs based on product, release, and keyword and aggregates vital data, such as bug details, product, and version. The tool has a provision to filter bugs based on credentials to provide external and internal bug views for the search input.
You can access the listed bugs through the BST. This web-based tool provides you access to the Cisco bug tracking system, which maintains information about bugs and vulnerabilities in the Cisco Wireless Network Sensor software and other Cisco hardware and software products.
Click the Caveat Identifier number in the table. The corresponding BST page gets displayed with the details of the bug.
If you are not logged in, you will be redirected to a Log In page where you need to enter your registered Cisco.com username and password to log In. If you do not have a Cisco.com account, you can register for one.
If the defect that you have selected cannot be displayed, this may be due to one or more of the following reasons:
The defect number does not exist
The defect does not have a customer-visible description yet
The defect is marked Cisco Confidential
There are no open caveats in Releases 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.
There are no resolved caveats in release 18.104.22.168.
Caveat ID Number
1800S sensor failing NDT tests with proxy
Service and Support
For all support-related information, see http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/index.html.