Mixing different "Country" Access Points

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Jan 21st, 2009


Is it possible to connect AIR-LAP1242AG-S-K9 Access Points to an existing WLC-4402-25-K9 which are populated with AIR-LAP1242AG-A-K9? The difference is in the "S" and "A" in the part numbers. The "S" APs somehow could not join the WLC. Please suggest what should be done. Thanks a lot!

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Correct Answer by Stephen Rodriguez about 7 years 9 months ago

So long as your WLC is running 4.1 or greater, you can have AP with multiple country codes. You just need to add all the country codes you want to be allowed to join the controller.




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bashan121 Thu, 01/22/2009 - 16:54

Hi Steve!

Thanks very much for the very timely suggestion. We shall try this immediately and get back to you once it is resolved.

wesleyterry Thu, 01/22/2009 - 19:06

I'd be careful about the legality of what you intend to do.

This feature discussed above is intended for a controller in one country to be able to manage Access Points in multiple countries (WAN?).

If you are wanting to install the -S access points in the Americas, then you might want to consider if there are any legalities.

I'm pretty sure you can't install that AP in the Americas, but I suppose there may not be anything stopping you....

Stephen Rodriguez Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:14

When you have multiple country codes, the WLC will only use the common channel an power combinations.

bashan121 Sun, 01/25/2009 - 17:52

Hi Steve!

We've got it working, so far so good! The setup is currently under observation. Thanks very much for your advice!

bashan121 Wed, 01/28/2009 - 22:09

Hi Wesley!

We got the "S" APs from a legitmate Cisco distributor. Thanks for your advice.

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