Oct
6
2008

Cisco Compatible Extensions

How do you know if a client device is interoperable with a Cisco wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure – supporting the latest WLAN standards and Cisco innovations? Look for the Cisco Compatible logo, which is earned through the Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) program for WLAN client devices.

The Cisco Compatible Extensions program ensures the widespread availability of client devices that are interoperable with a Cisco WLAN infrastructure and take advantage of Cisco innovations for enhanced security, mobility, quality of service, and network management. Cisco Compatible client devices are sold and supported by their manufacturers, not Cisco.

At the present time there are four versions of the Cisco Compatible specification: Version 1 (V1), Version 2 (V2), Version 3 (V3), and Version 4 (V4). Each version builds upon its predecessors. With a few exceptions, every feature that must be supported in one version also must be supported in each subsequent version.

The features of the four versions:

Standards v1 v2 v3 v4 ASD
IEEE 802.11x X X X X X
Wi-Fi compliance X X X X optional
WEP X X X X
IEEE 802.1X X X X X X
Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) – for Windows only X X X X
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) X X X optional
IEEE 802.11i – WPA2 X X optional
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) X X X
Security v1 v2 v3 v4 ASD
WEP X X X X
IEEE 802.1X X X X X X
LEAP X X X X X
PEAP with EAP-GTC (PEAP-GTC) X X X optional
EAP-FAST X X X
PEAP with EAP-MSCHAPv2 (PEAP-MSCHAP) X
EAP-TLS ASD requires either LEAP, EAP-Fast, or EAP-TLS X X
Cisco TKIP (encryption) X
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA): 802.1X + WPA TKIP X X X
With LEAP (ASD requires either LEAP, EAP-Fast, or EAP-TLS) X X X X
With PEAP-GTC X X X
With EAP-FAST (ASD requires either LEAP, EAP-Fast, or EAP-TLS) X X X
With PEAP-MSCHAP X
With EAP-TLS (ASD requires either LEAP, EAP-Fast, or EAP-TLS) X X
IEEE 802.11i – WPA2: 802.1X + AES X X
With LEAP X X
With PEAP-GTC X X
With EAP-FAST X X
With PEAP-MSCHAP and EAP-TLS X
Network Admission Control (NAC) X
Mobility v1 v2 v3 v4 ASD
AP-assisted roaming X X X X
Fast 802.1X reauthentication via Cisco Centralized Key Management (CCKM) See note 1
With LEAP (ASD requires either LEAP, EAP-Fast, or EAP-TLS) X X X
With EAP-FAST (ASD requires either LEAP, EAP-Fast, or EAP-TLS) X X
With PEAP-GTC X
With PEAP-MSCHAP X
With EAP-TLS (ASD requires either LEAP, EAP-Fast, or EAP-TLS) X
Quality of Service (QoS) and VLANs v1 v2 v3 v4 ASD
Interoperability with APs that support multiple SSIDs and VLANs X X X X X
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) X X X
Call Admission Control X X
Performance and Management v1 v2 v3 v4 ASD
RF scanning and reporting X X X X
AP-specified maximum transmit power X X X X
Facility for migrating from LEAP to EAP-FAST* X X See note 1
Single signon on Windows for LEAP and EAP-FAST X X optional
Recognition of proxy ARP information element X X X
Keep Alive X optional
Link Test X optional
UPSD X X
Voice Metrics X X
Location X optional

Note 1: For an Application Specific Device (ASD), either LEAP, EAP fast for EAP-TLS is required.

Cisco Compatible Extensions Client Devices:

Company Product Device Type Compatible Standard* Version
Acer Incorporated Acer TravelMate 6000 & 8000 Notebook 802.11b/g v1
Acer TravelMate Series with Centrino Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
Ascom Wireless Solutions Ascom i75 Voice over WiFi handset 802.11b/g v2
Datalogic Datalogic Falcon 4400 Series Mobile Computer Mobile computer with internal radio 802.11b/g v3
v4
Datalogic Jet Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v4
Datalogic Kyman Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v4
Datalogic Skorpio Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v4
Datalogic Memor Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v4
Datalogic Pegaso Industrial PDA Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v3
v4
Dell Inc. Dell Axim X50 Series PDA 802.11b v1
Dell Inspiron Notebooks Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
Dell Inspiron Notebooks with Centrino Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
Dell Latitude Notebooks Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
v4
Dell Latitude Notebooks with Centrino Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
Dell Precision Notebooks Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
Dell Precision Notebooks with Centrino Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
v4
Dell TrueMobile 1300 (802.11 b/g) WLAN USB 2.0 Desktop Adapter Desktop USB2.0 Adapter 802.11b/g v1
Dell TrueMobile WLAN (802.11b/g) PC Card PC Card 802.11b/g v1
Dell Wireless 1350 WLAN (802.11b/g) PC Card PC Card 802.11b/g v1
v2
v3
Dell Wireless 1450 (802.11 a/.b/g) WLAN USB 2.0 Desktop Adapter USB 2.0 Desktop WLAN Adapter 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
D-Link DWL-G520 PCI Adapter 802.11g v1
Fujitsu Fujitsu FMV/LIFEBOOK Series Notebook 802.11a/b/g v2
Fujitsu FMV/LIFEBOOK Series with Centrino Notebook 802.11b v1
NTT DOCOMO FOMA F1100 Smartphone 802.11a/b/g v4
Gateway, Inc. Gateway E Series with Intel WM3945ABG Laptop 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
v4
Gateway E Series with Intel 4965AGN Laptop 802.11a/b/g/n v1
v2
v3
v4
Gateway M Series with Centrino WM3945AG Laptop / Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
v4
Gateway M Series with Intel Centrino 2200 Laptop / Tablet PC 802.11b/g v1
v2
v3
Gateway M Series with Intel Centrino 2915 Laptop / Tablet PC 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
Hand Held Products Dolphin 7900 Series Mobile Computers Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b v1
Dolphin 9500 Series Mobile Computers Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b v1
Dolphin 9550 Series Mobile Computers Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b v1
Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq Business Notebook PCs Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
v4
HP Compaq Business Notebook PCs with Centrino Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
v4
HP Compaq Tablet PCs Tablet PC 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
v4
HP Compaq Tablet PCs with Centrino Tablet PC 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
v4
IBM IBM Anyplace Kiosk Self-Service Kiosk 802.11b/g v1
Integrated System Solution Corporation ISSC IS89C37D Mini PCI Card 802.11b/g v2
Intermec Technologies CK30 Mobile Data Collection Terminal Rugged handheld mobile data collection computer 802.11b/g, WPA2 v1
v2
v3
CK31 Mobile Computer Rugged handheld mobile data collection computer 802.11b/g, WPA2 v1
v2
v3
CK60 Mobile Computer Rugged handheld mobile data collection computer 802.11b/g, WPA2 v1
v2
CK61 Mobile Computer Rugged handheld mobile data collection computer 802.11a/b/g, WPA2 v3
CN2 Mobile Computer Rugged handheld mobile data collection computer 802.11b/g, WPA2 v1
v2
CN3 Mobile Computer Rugged handheld mobile data collection computer 802.11b/g v1
v2
v3
v4
CN30 Mobile Computer Rugged handheld mobile data collection computer 802.11b/g WPA v1
v2
v3
CV30 Fixed Mount Computer Rugged Stationary / Vehicle Mount Computer 802.11b/g, WPA2 v1
v2
v3
v4
CV60 Vehicle Mount Computer Rugged Stationary / Vehicle Mount Computer 802.11b/g, WPA2 v1
v2
v3
730 Rugged Handheld Computer Rugged handheld mobile data collection computer 802.11b/g, WPA2 v1
v2
751/761 Rugged Handheld Computer Rugged handheld mobile data collection computer 802.11b/g, WPA2 v1
v2
IF5 Fixed RFID Reader Fixed RFID Reader 802.11b/g, WPA v1
Lenovo 11a/b/g Wireless Cardbus Adapter PC Cardbus
Adapter
802.11a/b v1
v2
ThinkPad G Series Notebook 802.11a/b/g v3
ThinkPad R Series Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
v4
ThinkPad R Series with Centrino Notebook 802.11b/g v1
v2
ThinkPad T Series Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
v4
ThinkPad T Series with Centrino Notebook 802.11b/g v1
v2
ThinkPad X Series Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
v2
v3
v4
ThinkPad X Series with Centrino Notebook 802.11b/g v1
v2
ThinkPad Z Series Notebook 802.11a/b/g v4
Linksys Dual-Band Wireless A+G Notebook Adapter PC Card 802.11b/g v1
Wireless-G USB Network Adapter USB Adapter 802.11b/g v2
Wireless-G Notebook Adapter PC Card 802.11b/g v2
LXE HX2 Wearable Data Collection Computer Wearable Computer 802.11b/g v3
v4
HX3 Rugged Mobile Data Collection Computer Rugged Mobile Data Collection Computer 802.11b/g v4
MX5 Ultra-Rugged Mobile Handheld Data Collection Computer Ultra-Rugged Mobile Handheld Computer 802.11b/g v3
v4
MX6 Handheld Data Collection Computer Handheld Computer 802.11b v1
MX7 Mobile Data Collection Computer Rugged Mobile Data Collection Computer 802.11b/g v4
MX8 Mobile Data Collection Computer Rugged Mobile Data Collection Computer 802.11b/g v4
MX3X Mobile Data Collection Computer Handheld Computer 802.11b/g v3
v4
VX3X Rugged Vehicle Mount Data Collection Computer Rugged Vehicle Mount Data Collection Computer 802.11b/g v3
v4
VX6 Rugged Vehicle Mount Data Collection Computer Rugged Vehicle Mount Computer 802.11b/g v3
v4
VX7 Rugged Vehicle Mount Data Collection Computer Rugged Vehicle Mount Computer 802.11b/g v3
v4
Motion Computing, Inc. C5 Tablet PC 802.11a/b/g v4
F5 Tablet PC 802.11a/b/g v4
Netgear, Inc. Dual Band Wireless PCI Adapter PCI Adapter 802.11b/g v1
Dual Band Wireless PC Card PC Card 802.11b/g v1
Nokia Nokia 9500 Communicator Communicator: Integrated Mobile Phone, PDA and Business Applications 802.11b v1
Nokia E51 Mobile phone 802.11b/g v1
v2
v3
Nokia E61 Converged cellular phone 802.11b/g v3
Nokia E61i Mobile phone 802.11b/g v3
Nokia E65 Mobile phone 802.11b/g v3
Nokia E90 Mobile phone 802.11b/g v1
v2
v3
Nokia E71 Mobile phone 802.11b/g v4
Nokia E63 Mobile phone 802.11b/g v4
Nokia E66 Mobile phone 802.11b/g v4
Nokia N79 Mobile phone 802.11b/g v4
Nokia N85 Mobile phone 802.11b/g v4
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Mobile phone 802.11b/g v4
Panasonic
(Matsushita)
Panasonic Toughbook Notebook 802.11b/g v1
Psion Teklogix Inc. 7530 G2 Handheld Computer Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v4
7535 G2 Rugged Mobile Handheld Computer Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g, WPA1, WPA2 v4
8515 Vehicle-Mount Computer Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v4
8525 G2 Vehicle-Mount Computer Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v4
8530 G2 Vehicle-Mount Computer Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v4
1st Generation WORKABOUT PRO Handheld Computer Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v4
2nd Generation WORKABOUT PRO Handheld Computer Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v4
Ikôn PDA 802.11b/g v4
Ralink Technology, Corp. MiMobility RT2800PD PCI Adapter 802.11b/g v5
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187SE Silicon for Wireless LAN (STA) 802.11b/g v4
RTL8192E & RTL8256 pciAdapter 802.11b/g v4
Research In Motion BlackBerry® 8120 smartphone Dual-Mode Smartphone 802.11b/g v4
BlackBerry® 8220 smartphone Dual-Mode Smartphone 802.11b/g v4
BlackBerry® 8320 smartphone Dual-Mode Smartphone 802.11b/g v4
BlackBerry® 8350i Smartphone Dual-Mode Smartphone 802.11b/g v1,v2,v3,v4
BlackBerry® 8820 smartphone Dual-Mode Smartphone 802.11a/b/g v4
BlackBerry® 9000 smartphone Dual-Mode Smartphone 802.11a/b/g v4
Socket Mobile Go Wi-Fi! P700 802.11b/g Module, SoMo 650 WLAN module 802.11b/g v4
Sony Electronics, Inc. VAIO® Professional BX Series Notebook PC 802.11a/b/g
Intel 4965 AGN- 802.11abgn
v3
v4
VAIO® BZ Series Laptop/Notebook 802.11a/b/g/n v4
VGN-BZ Series (Europe Model) Laptop/Notebook 802.11a/b/g/n v4
VAIO® FW Series Laptop/Notebook 802.11a/b/g/n v4
VAIO® SR Series Laptop/Notebook 802.11a/b/g/n v4
VGN-SR Series (Europe Model) Laptop/Notebook 802.11a/b/g/n v4
VAIO® Professional SZ Series Notebook PC 802.11a/b/g v3
VAIO® Professional SZ 2 Series Notebook PC 802.11a/b/g v3
VAIO® Professional SZ 3 Series (Europe Model) Notebook PC 802.11a/b/g v4
VAIO® Professional SZ 300 Series Notebook PC 802.11a/b/g v4
VAIO® Professional TX Series Notebook PC 802.11a/b/g v3
VAIO® Professional TX 4 Series (Europe Model) Notebook PC 802.11a/b/g v4
VAIO® Professional TXN 10 Series Notebook PC 802.11b/g v4
VAIO® Professional UX Series Micro PC Notebook PC 802.11a/b/g v3
VAIO® Professional UX 200 Series Micro PC Notebook PC 802.11a/b/g v4
VAIO® Professional VGN-SZ600 Laptop, Notebook 802.11a/b/g v4
VAIO® Professional VGN-SZ700 Laptop, Notebook 802.11a/b/g v4
VAIO® Professional VGN-TZ100 Notebook PC 802.11a/b/g v4
VAIO® Professional VGN-TZ200 Laptop, Notebook 802.11a/b/g v4
VAIO® Professional VGN-TZ300 Laptop, Notebook 802.11a/b/g v4
Summit Data Communications, Inc. Embedded Compact Flash Radio Module Compact Flash Radio Module 802.11b/g v3
v4
Embedded PCMCIA Radio Module Embedded PCMCIA Radio Module 802.11b/g v3
v4
SDC-PC20G 802.11g PCMCIA Card with Integrated Antenna PCMCIA Radio Card 802.11b/g v3
v4
SDC-CF20G 802.11g Compact Flash Card with Integrated Antenna Compact Flash Radio Card 802.11b/g v3
v4
SDC-MCF10G 802.11g Miniature Compact Flash Module with Antenna Connectors Embedded Radio Module 802.11b/g v3
v4
Toshiba TEC Corporation Toshiba TEC Portable Printer Portable Printer 802.11b v1
Toshiba Corporation Toshiba dynabook Notebooks with Centrino Notebook 802.11b v1
Toshiba dynabook Notebooks SS Notebook 802.11b v1
Toshiba dynabook SS Notebooks with Centrino Notebook 802.11b v1
Toshiba dynabook Satellite Notebooks Notebook 802.11b/g v1
Toshiba dynabook Satellite Notebooks with Centrino Notebook 802.11b/g v1
Toshiba Portégé Notebooks Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
Toshiba Portégé Notebooks with Centrino Notebook 802.11b v1
Toshiba Satellite Notebooks Notebook 802.11a/b/g v1
Toshiba Satellite Notebooks with Centrino Notebook 802.11b v1
Toshiba TE Notebooks Notebook 802.11a/b v1
Toshiba TE Notebooks with Centrino Notebook 802.11b v1
Toshiba Tecra Notebooks Notebook 802.11a/b v1
Toshiba Tecra Notebooks with Centrino Notebook 802.11b v1
Komatsu TriLink Ltd. Komatsu TriLink AirProjector KJ-200 Wireless Presentation System 802.11b/g v1
Unitech Unitech HT660 Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v3
Unitech PA962 Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v3
Unitech PA966 Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v3
Unitech PA982 Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v3
Unitech RH767 Rugged Mobile Computer 802.11b/g v3
Xplore Technologies Xplore Technologies iX104C2 Tablet PC 802.11b/g v2
Xplore Technologies iX104C4 Tablet PC 802.11a/b/g/n v4

* Note: The devices listed here may have 802.11g capability; however, they are tested compatible only on the 802.11a and/or 802.11b standards with Cisco Aironet products.

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Cisco Compatible Extensions
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Cisco Compatible Extensions
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The Cisco Compatible Extensions program ensures the widespread availability of client devices that are interoperable with a Cisco WLAN infrastructure and take advantage of Cisco innovations for enhanced security, mobility, quality of service, and network management. Cisco Compatible client devices are sold and supported by their manufacturers, not Cisco.
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  • James Ball

    There are currently 5 versions of Cisco Compatibility Extensions not 4.

    Version 5 was released in 2007 but unfortunately Cisco are yet to list client devices that support version 5.

    Version 5 includes support for client side MFP which is used to encrypt and authenticate management frames between the client and access-point.

    James