I have 3 AP's that I will be setting up in a remote office. Currently there is only one subnet in the office. This subnet can reach the controller via ping. Can I provision these at my local office in the current VLAN which I am using for the local AP's and define the static IP for the AP at that time? Also, since I only have one VLAN can I assign the AP static addresses within that VLAN along with having the wireless client in that VLAN as well?
For example I have VLAN 10, both switches have addresses of 192.168.2.3 and 192.168.2.4, client also have addresses in that range. Can I add the AP's as 192.168.2.5,6,7. Then Can I make their native VLAN's 10 and VLAN mapping as 10.
Agreed, however that setup is outside of my control.
As for the AP's though, should they be able to contact the controller via Layer 3 broadcast once connected remotely? I ask in case the initial configuration needs to be adjusted, these AP's are half way across the country.
Since IP's will be static, I will have to manually set them. I haven't actually used these AP's before, but I am guessing they have a serial port on them. Would the interface IP in which the SSID is assigned to be sufficient?
Thanks for the helpful information. They will definitely be static ip's being assigned to the AP's and clients connecting to them. The only thing left for me to decide is whether or not I will be using an existing WLAN or adding a new one since I am fairly certain Flexconnect can be enabled on WLANs that are using standard AP's.