Excuse me for this dumb question.
We've got a small Headquarter WLAN and several small remote locations. Already has four APs at the main site and trying to place one at each remote sites using H-REAP. Just trying to save some money without having to upgrade our controller
I know the general Cisco doc says the 2106 only support a max of six LWAPP APs. But lately in another doc comparing the different product it says Eight APs can be supported.
Yet in another doc it mentions no limit on the number of HREAP APs at a site. I wonder if it mean the H-REAPs are not accounted for limite.
So I just want to clarify the true max number of APs my 2106 controller supports, include H-REAP APs.
Appreciate it very much!
This isn't a dumb question at all! H-REAP is one of the most confusing concepts of Lightweight design, especially if you've been around long enough to see all the evolutions of H-REAP design. :/
H-REAP access points still maintain connections to a controller while that controller is available. So the number of H-REAPs you have will detract from the number of access point you can control from your controller.
There is indeed no longer a limit to the number of H-REAPs you can deploy per controller, so your max is the max of the controller. For a 2106, you can support 6 access points, H-REAP or otherwise. I'm not sure why that doc said 8, it's definitely six :D