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Wireless AP as controller

Is there a way to give one AP in a network the role of a "controller", so that basically all other APs will get their configuration or client authentication through the single device?

We have 12 autonomous APs and we are using MAC authentication as part of our security strategy.

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Re: Wireless AP as controller

As long as the AP's are in Autonomous mode.

Wireless Domain Services AP as an AAA Server Configuration Example

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps458/products_configuration_example09186a008059a559.shtml

Hope this helps.

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Re: Wireless AP as controller

To clarify, WDS isn't a lightweight solution, and thus the APs won't receive their configurations from your "host" AP. WDS allows for Cisco features such as fast-secure roaming (see Leo's link for more information).

There's no way to use an AP as a lightweight controller.

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