I'm not well versed on this subject. So, is CAPWAP the new standard for Cisco lightweight AP's? And essentially, an AP is either CAPWAP or autonomous? If so, my day just got a whole lot better. I simply wanted the AP's to be managed by or through the WLC as they provide network access to users.
Yes, CAPWAP is the IEEE standard (not proprietary like LWAPP which is cisco proprietary) for AP to WLC communication.
If AP is managed via controller (WLC) then we referred as Lightweight (or unified wireless). If it operate standalone without a controller then it is referred as "Autonomous". You can convert an AP from Autonomous to Lightweight (& vise versa)
In your case since you want to manage it through WLC (which is the best way of deploying wireless), you do not want to worry about these encapsulation method too much.
If you are new then I would suggest you to read about basic topics like AP registraion/CAPWAP. Here are some links from my blog which may help you on this
Transferring Crash file from standby:
Login to the Active WLC in HA.
(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload datatype crash
(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload filename <Desired filename>
(Cisco Controller) >transfer up...
This is the start of a display filter cross reference between Wireshark and OmniPeek.
The 1st installment is a table of advanced filters. More filters will be added as time allows.
It is a living doc, so check back for changes every so often
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I have created a Powershell script to automatically add a Wireless Guest User on Cisco WLCs. (tested on 2500 Series)
The script should be completely self explanatory.
Powershell SNMP Module (Install-Module -Name SNMP)
SNMP Write Access to...