2106 config internal DHCP

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Mar 1st, 2010
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I have a 2106 controller and two 1520 AP's. One - I'm guessing my "RAP" (?) in Cisco parlance - is hardwired to port 3 of the controller. The controller sees it as an "interface neighbor" with IP address . I'm guessing, this device needs a valid IP address assigned before it will start functioning as an AP. I have attempted to confighure the internal DHCP as described in an application example, but the controller still appears to "not" be assigning an IP address to this AP.

  1. Should I need a DHCP for AP's to function (have entered MAC addresses in Security > AAA > AP Policies)
  2. I see no hooks for the "level 2" / "level 3" activation as described in one of the guides - maybe not an option in the version 6 software?
  3. Any example configurations for a 2106 I could mimic & then tune up for my situation (one RAP and one MAP covering an outdoor area of maybe a couple city blocks, hosting a remote client session from an existing, isolated server)

TIA & Rgds

JR in OH

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Scott Fella Sat, 03/06/2010 - 08:04
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Don't have a config for you, but if you are trying to get your RAP to obtain a dhcp address from the WLC, then you wwill need to make sure the RAP is connected to a port on the WLC that is also on the same vlan as the management/ap manager.  See this thread:


If you want to put the RAP on a different VLAN, then I would connect the RAP to a switch not the WLC and makes sure you have a dhcp scope for that vlan.  If the RAP has not joined a WLC, then you can console inot the RAP and assign a static ip address.

Since you are only using one RAP and MAP, it should be fairly simple:)  take a look at some of the Cisco guides out there, here are some:




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