Think I may be missing something here . Get a new LWAPP from the factory a AIR-LAP1142N . I get into the console and set the hostname and the controller name via lwapp ap hostname and lwapp ap controller ip address commands . Plug it into the network , it pulls a dhcp address and it will almost immedialtely associate with the controller i assigned and you can see it downloading code in the WISM . It downloads the code and resets itself and it never finds the controller again after that . Doesn't it retain the controller address after the reload ? I usually end up having to add a ip helper on the subnet its on pointing to the WISM address , you would think it would save the configured address specially after it initially talks to the WLC . Am I missing something here ? .