Wireless migration from other brand

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Feb 23rd, 2009

We are helping customer to migrate existing APs to Cisco WLC & LAP AP. We would like to see if it's possible set the Cisco LAP AP as the same SSID, same DHCP subnet and security setting (like WPA/PSK) so that end-users could use both type of Access Points during migration.

In this case, I notice that WLC may consider it as a rogue AP. Is there any way to exclude those old Acess Points from the rogue AP list?

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George Stefanick Mon, 02/23/2009 - 22:16

Yes, it would work. In fact I've done this a few times. I would caution you the mixing of APs between both brands can mess with the roaming of the clients.

Yes, these will appear as Rouge access points. You can do nothing at all or identify them as known internal and the WLC will not complain about them.

Leo Laohoo Sun, 03/01/2009 - 22:30

Sure you can. From the WLC console (left panel), go to Rogue -> Unclassified APs. Click on the MAC address of the AP you want to exclude.

You will see a drop-down menu on the Class Type. Choose "Friendly" and choose from Update Status as "Internal" and the AP will no longer be in the list of Rogue AP.

If you change your mind, go to Rogue -> Friendly APs and you can change the setting again.

Hope this helps!

Leo Laohoo Mon, 03/02/2009 - 14:37

And when you're done with the complete migration, you may want to check out this website:

Wireless Competitive Equipment Exchange Program


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Hope this helps.


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