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100% Noob - Need Help for basic setup of Cisco 2504 and 1600 AP


I am completely noob in (cisco) networking.

I have to setup a basic but secure wireless network.

I have a cisco 2504 and 2 APs 1600 + a random switch

I have 4 ports on the controller.

I want to keep the 1st port on the network for the controller management, plug my internet box on the 3rd port, and my switch on the 4th port. Then the AP will be on the switch.


I am able to make something working when everythings are plugged on the switch, plugged in the first port (default management port).But this is not what I want.


First thing, Is that possible ?

1st port : office network

2nd port : empty

3rd port : Internet Box

4th port : Switch + all APs


Then, if that is possible, how should i configure the controller to make that work ? I am completely lost in the menus.

I dont need a perfect configuration, just something simple and working.

1 SSID, 10 DHCP addresses, block wireless users trying  to go on the office network.


If anyone could help my doing that, It would be very nice.

Thank you.

  • Getting Started with Wireless

You basically need two SSIDs

You basically need two SSIDs one for corporate users and second for guests .check the link with  step by step config and brief details .


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For basic setuphttp://www

For basic setup