Cisco Wireless Control System need wireless Lan Controller ?

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Mar 7th, 2007

Cisco Wireless Control System need wireless Lan Controller , for Rogue detection

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rob.huffman Wed, 03/07/2007 - 09:07

Hi Joao,

The WCS is used in conjuntion with the WLC (Wireless Lan Controller) for Rogue Detection. It is not a must for this function but more of an add-on :)

The Cisco WCS is an optional network component that works in conjunction with Cisco Aironet Lightweight Access Points, Cisco wireless LAN controllers and the Cisco Wireless Location Appliance.

From this doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6305/index.html

Overview of WCS

The Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) is a Cisco Unified Wireless Network Solution management tool that adds to the capabilities of the web user interface and command line interface (CLI), moving from individual controllers to a network of controllers. WCS includes the same configuration, performance monitoring, security, fault management, and accounting options used at the controller level and adds a graphical view of multiple controllers and managed access points.

WCS runs on Windows 2003 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4.0 and AS 4.0 servers. On both Windows and Linux, WCS can run as a normal application or as a service, which runs continuously and resumes running after a reboot.

The WCS user interface enables operators to control all permitted Cisco Unified Wireless Network Solution configuration, monitoring, and control functions through Internet Explorer 6.0 or later. Operator permissions are defined by the administrator using the WCS user interface Administration menu, which enables the administrator to manage user accounts and schedule periodic maintenance tasks.

WCS simplifies controller configuration and monitoring while reducing data entry errors with the Cisco Unified Wireless Network Controller autodiscovery algorithm. WCS uses the industry-standard SNMP protocol to communicate with the controllers.

From this good doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6305/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00806b7270.html#wp1131195

Detect and Locate Rogue Access Points

From this WCS doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_tech_note09186a00806f070a.shtml#new5

Rogue Detection under Unified Wireless Networks

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_white_paper09186a0080722d8c.shtml

Hope this helps!

Rob

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