Rob Huffman Mon, 12/28/2009 - 06:45

Hi Alsayed,

Here are some basic answers and two videos that may help;

1. The WLC controls/manages AP's the WCS controls/manages


2.No, they cannot replace each other.

3. You can run a "Lightweight" Wireless network without

a WCS but not without a WLC.

WLC Video

WCS Video

Hope this helps!


George Stefanick Mon, 12/28/2009 - 14:10

I would like to ad to Rob's great post..

Think of WCS as a piece of software that allowed you to template configs, and to manage your WLAN. WCS is not a requirement and is licensed by AP count.

alsayed@litani.... Mon, 12/28/2009 - 20:56


just 1 more question

let say i have onother scenario,am using stand alone APs,now what is the role of the WCS in this case?coz here there is no WLC exist in order to manage it



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