Hello Cisco WLAN Experts,
we are running a worldwide WLAN environment for a big customer and would like to use OEAPs
in a guest house. In a first step, we would like to use spare 1142-APs for this purpose.
The WLC in the DMZ of the customer is a 5508 running at SW-level 220.127.116.11
While configuring and priming the devices, I noticed the following:
The AP has been correctly primed behind a private DSL-Router using "capwap ap controller ip address a.b.c.d".
It joined successfully to the WLC via Internet, from which I did further configuration.
But after Power Off the device to simulate the sending away of the device, I noticed after Power on, that all
information has gone again. The AP does no longer show the WLC info using "show capwap ip config" and
is no longer able to connect via Internet to the WLC.
I found out that the only command to save information before Power off, was "Reload", which conserves
the WLC IP info during a Power OFF/On. but this is not documented in Cisco Manuals.
Now at the customer side, we are using power injectors and I noticed a second strang thing:
If power is given to the AP via the injector, before the LAN-connection is ready to work, all config parameters are gone again !
The WLAN AP loops in commnads to try to receive an IP-address,blinking green and even after the LAN connection is installed
soon after, the WLC fails to find the WLC. Also in this case, all configuration, the primed WLC IP address and all configuration
done during the priming via WLC was lost again.
Is this normal behaviour ?
How can I make sure that the config is not lost in a 1142 used for OEAP ?
Thank You in advance