I'm yet to implement the Wireless LAN in one of our client's corporate office. There 40 x 1130AG LWAPP AP's and 4404 WLC with ACS 4.x for the Authentication of the Wireless Clients who is trying to access the LAN.
For the WLC to connect to the Dual Core Switch, i need to use only one Management Interface with Distribution System port 1 being the Primary and mapping the DS Port 2 as the Backup port for the Management Interface. Is this Right? or do i have configure Dynamic Interfaces as well. Is management interface for accessing / management and configuration only? Management Interface will communicate with ACS for AAA and AP's who would like to associate with the WLC, is this Right?
Note: WLC, AP's, Wireless Clients & AP's are in the same IP Subnet.
Few other question of WLAN's so it helps me during implementation -
â¢ Can I use the 802.1x Authentication application found in the Windows XP for the Wireless Interface; instead of Cisco Client Application. For this; I have to configure the WLC / Wireless Client to use EAP algorithm; is this Right?
â¢ With the help of RRM, the channel interference between multiple AP's (3 - 4 AP's) in the same area is controlled by the WLC by changing the Channels used by the AP which is not same on all the AP's. Is this right?
â¢ How many Client Users will connect per Channels. 802.11 a / g will provide 11 Channels, is this Right?.
â¢ I'm trying to set in the WLC to limit the Client connections per AP to 25, can this be achieved?
Please, can anyone help me in calrifying the above points.
Unless that has recently changed no you can't. The ports must be then broken apart into individual groups. You will want the controller in layer 3 mode as Cisco is stopping Layer 2 support. The AP manager is required in any case in layer 3 LWAPP transport mode. Do a search on Cisco.com for the configuration guide of the version of code you are running. This will provide step by step installation guidelines.