What solution would fit best

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Aug 23rd, 2010
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Hello All


I have a problem


In WLAN circles I can configure Autonomous AP's quite well but thats where my fun ends......


That is why this Discussion has been started....


I need a way of monitoring up to 30-40 AP's.


I reckon that the AP's will all Be 1140's due to the N Standard.


My infrastructure is already in place (Lots of 3750-X Switches :-)  )


But what can control/Confiure/allow access to the WLAN - this is my problem


I have looked at 2 pieces of equipment but am not sure if either of these would do the job


They are


WLC4400 Series


and


CiscoWorks WLSE Express 2.13


I reckon they can both have local user lists (because I dont want to user the AD) for guest/Internal access to the WLAN (guest is internet and local is Intranet) and can split the traffic accordingly into the correct VLAN.

I do not really need to see where rouges are cos there will not be any due to controlled environment and do not need to upload any maps of where the AP's are to see how well lit it is - I just need to control the Guest and Internal users on the WLAN......


I have a budget of around €12k just for the Controller - would this be enough?


Any other suggestions ?


Thanks


Fraser

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Leo Laohoo Mon, 08/23/2010 - 17:36
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I need a way of monitoring up to 30-40 AP's.

Sure.  You'll need a WLC for this.  But which one?



CiscoWorks WLSE Express 2.13

Don't see any benefits to this unless you want to use Autonomous Wireless Access Points.



I reckon that the AP's will all Be 1140's due to the N Standard.

Good choice.



WLC4400 Series

Ok.  This goes both ways.  You have 1140.  So if you upgrade to 7.X IOS and, say, you use WLC 5508 you can enable OfficeExtend on a 1140.


My choice is for a 5508-50 and drop the WLSE.  You won't need a WCS either.

Fraser Reid Tue, 08/24/2010 - 04:25
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Thanks for your help - I am just checking out the 5508 now.....

Leo Laohoo Tue, 08/24/2010 - 15:08
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