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how to install BR1310 for WLC

Hello all, I have a project ahead and I need to clarify some things before starting this project.

I will install a new WLC 5508 and I have 8 AIR-BR1310G-A-K9-R, so Im wondering if I can use them.

- Can this model be converted to LAP?, right now they are autonomous.

- I need to used them as AP not bridge and under the governance of a WLC. Could this be possible?

- The intention is to use them for outdoor operation. Should I use one or two outdoord antennas?.

- ANT-2506 could be a good choice?.

A lot of questions, I know, but please I need your support and expertise on this matter.

Thanks in advance!!

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how to install BR1310 for WLC

You can use Aironet 1310 as a bridge or access point. The Aironet 1310 can be convert from autonomous to LAP. We are using for both bridge in short distance and access point.


how to install BR1310 for WLC

To be able to use the AIR-BR1310G-A-K9-R you will need to convert them to LWAPP using the normal IOS upgrade procedure but instead of an IOS image use an LWAPP image.

Then once the unit is in LWAPP mode you can make it join the WLC with the different optiosn avilable and if you want to use them as a point to point link you need to use MESH setup.

Just in case here is the IOs upgrade procedure, remmber to use the correct image for your unit and that it is LWAPP.



The following are the proper steps to do an IOS upgrade in a CLI/Telnet

session (This is the recommended upgrade):

1st: Use a TFTP server in the computer that you are going to use for the

upgrades. If you don't have one, get the free TFTP server in the following


Note: Make sure that the computer and the APs are in the same subnet. For

example and AP in default settings will have IP:, so you need to

have the computer as IP, subnet mask:

2nd: Download the IOS image from the Web site.

Note: Do not "unzip" the image.

3rd: Open the TFTP server (make sure that the TAR file's name of the IOS

image is shown as in the web site, because sometimes it gets renamed to

"Download .tar" and if that happens you need to rename it).  Browse the TAR

file and select it, then click ok.

4th: Telnet the unit, go to enable mode and enter the following command:

ap#archive download-sw /overwrite /force-reload tftp://IPAddress


In this link, you must specify the extension, as an example:

ap#archive download-sw /overwrite /force-reload tftp://

Note: The IOS image name is case sensitive, and it should be complete.


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