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Controller Query?

Hi SIr,

I am used to configured Aironet Series AP and find it very difficult when I tried to configure Controller and LWAPP-based AP. I hope that you may help me with my predicament.

What is the importance and functionality of a physical port number that we define when we create the interface name in the controller?

Management is tied port 1 and when I created a new interface for VLAN ID 90 and I still tie it to port 1 and yet my AP is connected to port 2. Shouldn't that the new interface VLAN ID 90 tie to port 2 instead of 1?

I am so confused about the definition of the physical port no in the controller? When I connect the AP to a switch that connects to port 1, the AP is not able to register with the Controller. Must the switchport connected to port 1 be configured as a trunk? If so, how can I configure the port 1 on the controller to be trunk? I find no options in the controller to do so.

Thank you.

Delon

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Re: Controller Query?

The Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module eliminates the need to individually configure, manage, and monitor each access point. In conjunction with Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP)-enabled Cisco Aironet access points and the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS), the module minimizes deployment and operational costs, allowing businesses with limited IT staff to easily deploy and manage wireless networks across hundreds of remote sites.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2797/products_qanda_item0900aecd8036443b.shtml

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2797/products_feature_guide09186a008059a53b.html

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6308/prod_release_note09186a00805e8637.html

Super Bronze

Re: Controller Query?

Hi

Basically the system works like so (if you are running Layer 2 mode):

1) Make the port the controller is connected to a trunk port.

2) Make the port the AP is connected to an access port in the VLAN that the Management interface is in.

3) The AP will find the management interface automatically.

The physical ports that you attach to depends on what model of controller you have - e.g. on a 4100, you have two ports, but only one port appears in the config as the two are a redundant pair.

What controller do you have?

Regards

Aaron

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