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Connect an AP to a Guest Anchor WLC?

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Sep 9th, 2013
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We have two WLC 5508 and one foreign guest anchor WLC at the primary data center, also a 5508 box. I would like to connect an AP directly to the guest anchor WLC through its guest VLAN interface, so that the same configuration is applied to it as other APs connected to frontend WLCs connecting users.


Would this work or should I create a separate interface on the guest anchor WLC to connect the local AP?


Thanks

Sankung

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Rasika Nayanajith Mon, 09/09/2013 - 21:23
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You should be fine with that & it should work as normally. You do not want to have seperate interface to do this.


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sawosankung Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:04
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Thank you all. I will go ahead and deploy this AP. Actually the AP is purposely for guest access to the Internet, not to access Internal network/services.


Many thanks again.

Regards

Sankung

Saurav Lodh Mon, 09/09/2013 - 22:20
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The above scenarion should work, as the managment and control traffic will be channelled to anchor WLC. Config. will be a part of it.

Scott Fella Tue, 09/10/2013 - 04:23
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Not a best practice but as long as your AP is just for guest traffic it would be fine. If your also want to have it like your other APs and have other SSID's, then I wouldn't do that since you have to pole holes in your firewall to allow traffic inside unless you do a reverse anchor to the foreign WLC. You might be better to just use FlexConnect and AP Groups and have the AP terminate to the foreign WLC, but I don't know your setup.

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sawosankung Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:05
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Your point well noted. The AP is only meant for guest access to the Internet.

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Sankung

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