WLC-4402-50 load balancing

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Apr 20th, 2010
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I am about to migrate from a stand alone infraestructure to a WLC supported WLAN. I'll install a 4402-50 and I have a question regarding the AP-manager interfaces.

I read that each port supports up to 48 APs being 25 the best practice and that the APs will decide to which port they'll connect depending on which one has less APs connected. Well I wonder what would happen if I connect one of the ports to another fiber-optic link and the other one to a 100 Mbps copper link?

Thank you.

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dancampb Tue, 04/20/2010 - 09:38
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If you are not running LAG you could connect the different ports to different switches.  Just make sure to have an ap-manager interface assigned to each active port.

The issue with what you have mentioned is that a 4400 controller can only connect to a gigabit port, not to a 100Mbps port.

rguzman.plannet Tue, 04/20/2010 - 10:00
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Ok, thanks I was looking at the same document it's just that I didn't find an explicit phrase that says "it's not possible, that it does not negotiate lower speed". I was looking at page 3-4.

Thanks a lot.


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