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WLC base license vs evolution licenses

Good afternoon,

one of my client I had ordered 100 adder license for his new setup.

current setup have only 40 license. now i want to use 20 more aps with his existing wlc 5508.

now my question is that, can i use my existing as well as evolution licenses for time being (e.g. 40+evolution) or  i can use only evolution for time being. after coming my new adder licenses, i can add my new ap license in WLC and  roll back as it is. or how it will act.

can you help me in that.


VIP Purple

Hi Nalin,I don't think you

Hi Nalin,

I don't think you can use an evaluation to increase an existing license. Normally Evalaution are  for WLC's with zero AP license and that expire after 60 days.

Better to order adder licencse and then use other APs.

Check here:


Hope it helps.


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you can not use licensing

you can not use licensing this way either use the evaluation license for the time being and later add the licenses in the WLC

New Member

Thanks .. 

Thanks ..


Please refer to the link for

Please refer to the link for difference between WLC base license vs evolution licenses-