I have a WLC 2125 with two 1522 outdoor LAPs.
When I have them both physically connected to the network, they are able to join the WLC and both work beautifully. They are in MeshAP mode at this point.
What I need is to convert one of them to a RootAP and have the other join it as a MAP. The end goal here is to have one root and 9 MAPs as part of a campus network.
I have followed the procedure at:
But I am seeing that some of the screenshots don't match up with mine.
When I remove the MAP from the network and let it run just wireless, I no longer see any activity in the CAPWAP debug coming from that IP address and it does not join. I have tried setting the IP address to a static as well on the MAP with no luck.
It's worth mentioning that when I remove the LAN cable on the MAP, I am still able to access it via the GUI on the WLC for a couple minutes and make changes. Then, the heartbeat timer expires and WLC dissociates it. So, it seems that it is reachable via wireless alone, but only for a very short time. After the dissociation, the MAP doesn't even show up as a rogue AP.
I need these MAPs to be able to associate without having to be physically cabled into the network.
My WLC config is attached.
Thank you for your time.