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Compatibility Question

Dear friends,


We have WLC 2500 series and 1600 series Cisco AP,  this WLC is at the main office and some of 1600 series AP are in remote branch office, remote branch with VPN connected to Main office, how can i connect this AP in remote branch to be registered on WLC(control traffic, data traffic need to bypass too)? Flex connect or it called H-Reap? can I use 1600 AP and 2500 WLC like this?


Thank you

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Please help me just to

Please help me just to connect 1600 AP to my remote WLC through VPN WAN link

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if the remote site only have

if the remote site only have site to site connection and no internet connection then you can simply use the local mode.


whats the software version of your controller. 1600 will support from controller 7.2 version.


you can configure dhcp  pool for the ap's with the additional line as below.

if you have only  one  controller



option 43 hex  f104.xxxx.xxxx  ( where x is the hexdecimal value of your controller ip address).



Hi, First of all you have to



First of all you have to inform you remote APs about the Wlc which is located to you main office.

Your APs can discover your Wlc with many ways like:

Option 43,DNS resolution,static config.

After that depending on your design you may put the APs in Flex-Connect mode.  

Take a look to the following doc:

P.S new APs use capwap instead of lwapp.






Here is a very good

Here is a very good explanation for WLC discovery process by Jeff: