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WLAN Controller basic configuration help needed

Please advise me for the initial config. of wlan controller. if found following parameters needs to be configured for initial config. of wlan controller.

Enable Link Aggregation (LAG) [yes][NO]:
Management Interface IP Address:
Management Interface Netmask:
Management Interface Default Router:
Management Interface VLAN Identifier (0 = untagged):
Management Interface Port Num [1 to 2]:
Management Interface DHCP Server IP Address:
AP Transport Mode [layer2][LAYER3]:
AP Manager Interface IP Address:
AP-Manager is on Management subnet, using same values AP Manager Interface DHCP Server (192.168.50.3):
Virtual Gateway IP Address:

Please advise me what these parameters mean. I'm new to wlan controller.

Please advise.

Thanks in advance.

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Cisco Employee

Re: WLAN Controller basic configuration help needed

Enable Link Aggregation (LAG) [yes][NO]: Yes
Management Interface IP Address: ex - 192.168.1.2
Management Interface Netmask: Ex- 255.255.255.0
Management Interface Default Router: 192.168.1.1
Management Interface VLAN Identifier (0 = untagged):(Hit enter no need to fill this)
Management Interface Port Num [1 to 2]:1
Management Interface DHCP Server IP Address:
AP Transport Mode [layer2][LAYER3]: LAYER 3
AP Manager Interface IP Address: ex - 192.168.1.3 (same subnet that of Management interface)
AP-Manager is on Management subnet, using same values
AP Manager Interface DHCP Server (192.168.50.3):
Virtual Gateway IP Address:1.1.1.1

Community Member

Re: WLAN Controller basic configuration help needed

thanks...does wlan controller and AP needs to be on same subnet or they can be on different subnet?

Cisco Employee

Re: WLAN Controller basic configuration help needed

Yup.. the ycan be in the different subnet... But we need to make sure that we have configured DHCP option 43 configured

Community Member

Re: WLAN Controller basic configuration help needed

Thanks..

I'm confused about following parameters:

AP Manager Interface DHCP Server:
Virtual Gateway IP Address:

they needs to be unique in the n/w right? and what they should be?
and which parameter IP address is used to manager wlan controller through gui? would that be
Management Interface IP Address?

Cisco Employee

Re: WLAN Controller basic configuration help needed

yes.. management interface is for accessing the GUI.. AP manager should be in the same subnet of management and this is for the AP to communicate then the virtual must be 1.1.1.1 that is unique and this should be same on all the WLC.

Regards

Surendra

Community Member

Re: WLAN Controller basic configuration help needed

virtual IP 1.1.1.1 should be unique right? none of the other switch or router should have that IP. correct?

and how does AP communicates to WLC using LWAPP? is some kind of gre tunnel?

Cisco Employee

Re: WLAN Controller basic configuration help needed

yes ur rite... and regarding the communication between LWAPP and WLC.. its called LWAPP tunnel..

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/5.2/configuration/guide/c52mint.html

the above link will provide u pretty much details on the interfaces..

Regards

Surendra

Community Member

Re: WLAN Controller basic configuration help needed

and how to convert stand alone access point to lightweight access point.

Cisco Employee

Re: WLAN Controller basic configuration help needed

Using the archieve download-sw...  while specifying the IMAGE.. we need to use LWAPP image..

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