Cisco Wireless Implementation

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Jun 15th, 2010
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We are in process of deploying cisco wireless infrastucture using WLC 5508 and AP1252. However, just curious to know what are Cisco best practices regarding VLAN design for these components. Can they belong to same VLAN or we need to provision separate VLANS for WLC and APs.

Appreciate your early response.

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Chris Illsley Wed, 06/16/2010 - 07:40
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Quick answer, it's not a problem to have management on the same vlan as the APs.  Depending on the amount of APs you have could have capacity issues, but you wouldn't have thousands of users to a VLAN, likewise APs.



ripudamang Wed, 06/16/2010 - 07:48
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Thanks Chris...we would be deploying around 500 AP's all are 1252. So may be user count could be increased more than thousand.

Kindly suggest the ideal solution for the scenerio.



Chris Illsley Wed, 06/16/2010 - 08:03
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500 APs will be fine.  The number of clients isn't an issue here, it becomes more of an issue depending on the setup of your wireless infrastructure, you probably wouldn't want 1000s of users on one big flat network.

Hope this helps,




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