We purchased cisco AIR-CAP1552E-A-K9 and it has IOS c1520-k9w8-mx.124-23c.JA2. WLC with the lastest firmware 188.8.131.52 is not able to connect to the Cisco 1552E. 1552E log show that it can see the WLC but unable to connect. We have devices for both U.S and Australia domain.
Why are the 1552E not able to connect to the WLC?
Yes you can.
However, If APs on different WLC's can hear each other then the RF groups may not be formed although same RF group name is configured on two WLCs.
For RF-Groups to work among multiple WLCs it needs same countries to be configured on all WLCs with same order. see multiple countries guildlines:
If your 1552 APs are not on same location as othe APs on the other WLC (each WLC has its APs in different locations and APs from first WLC do not hear signals from APs on second WLC) then you can do it safely by dedicating one WLC for the mesh APs while that WLC is configured with one country only.
No!! 1552 AP are mesh only APs and we cannot turn off the feature.
aahha!! thats the problem!! the mesh is not supported on multiple country codes.. if you change the same the MESH ap will register back right away.. and there is no work around for this problem since this is how cisco designed the mesh
ok!! If we have multiple country selected on the WLC, then the mesh APs will not join the WLC and its a ground rule.. if you have rest of the APs in the mesh and still joined then its a strange behaviour !!
Check if the multiple countries are chekced in the WLC..
WLC >> Wireless >> Country >> See what all countries are enabled.. there should be only 1 allowed)