It is feasible. If you can "ping" the WLC, then you should be good. Now, if you are "plugged in to the management port" directly with your laptop, then you need to make sure
1. The WLC Management interface is not "tagged"
2. Your client NIC is 1000 full capable (set to 1000/Full) as the WLC will not "negotiate" anything else.
Also, you need to make sure your interface/switchport config are matching in terms of VLAN tagging/Native VLAN if you are plugging it in to you Cisco home router. I'm not sure if you're talking about SB or Enterprise device, or a "Linksys" Cisco product. If you "can't configure VLANS", then make sure your WLC management interface is "untagged".