After I reset the controller to factory defaults and go through the CLI config wizard, the mgmt ports (no matter which one i assign) do not work. I can not ge to the GUI after if i do a config network webmode enable. I can see the IP address through the router, but can not even ping it. Any ideas?
Are you bychance tagging the vlan for the management port? If so, set vlan 0 for the mgmt port and see if you can connect to it now (assuming you are plugged into a tagged access port, or are setting the native vlan on the switchport to the controller to be that vlan you want the controller in).
If you have it set for vlan 0, and you plug directly into that port and assign an IP address static in the mgmt subnet, can you talk to it that way?