The company I work for has all its APs controlled by a WISM. I recently deployed an AP out to a WAN site and when the AP boots up, I am able to see on the WISM, able to ping from the WISM and vice-versa, able to ping the IP addresses of the SSID from the switch and vice-versa; however, my laptop is not able to see any SSID. The AP is connected to WS-3560-25TS. Where did I go wrong here?? I am confused. This should be no different than any other site, isn't it??
Are you broadcasting that ssid? Is the ap in local or h-reap mode? Also, are you using any AP Groups or have AP Groups Configured.
If the AP has joined the WLC, you should be able to see that ap on the gui or on the cli. If the ap is there, then click on the wireless tab then under radio, click on 802.11a/n or 802.11b/g/n and see if the radios are up. Also verify that that ap is enabled and not disabled.