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Adding a WLC to the network

My network has many remote locations.  Currently I have a WLC 2106 that has been supporting our LWAPs.  We have reached the licensed max that it supports (25).  In order to add more LWAPs to our Northern region, we decided to get a WLC for the Northern region and have the LWAPs in that region connect to their regional WLC instead of the Southern one.  So, now I have a WLC 5508 to add to the Northern region of my network.  My concern is, that when I connect it, if a LWAP reboots, what will determine which WLC it will join?  I read some of the Cisco doco on the hunting process, but that just seems to address the WLC selection when you have a master WLC identified and the second one is a backup.  It also speaks of the LWAPs selecting the WLC with the highest capacity ( i.e. load-balancing ).  I don't really want either.  I want the LWAPs in the northern region to select the northern WLC (5508) and the southern region LWAPs to select the southern WLC (2106).  How do I go about making sure that the LWAPs only select the WLC that they are supposed to?

Thanks!

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Re: Adding a WLC to the network

No problem.. here is the solution.. manualy configure the APs to joing the northern WLC by providing the IP of the WLC using the below link..

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps430/products_tech_note09186a00808e2d27.shtml#backinfo

Now the AP joins the northern WLC if we have the backend conenctivity to it configured corectly.. now to make sure the AP will not joing the southern WLC.. we need to configure the primary, secondary and tertiary WLC to that AP.. so that the AP will alwways join the primary and then move to secondary if primary id un available.. when we set the primary as the northern. then when the AP reloads.. it will try to join the primary always!! the below link will help you out in configuring the high availability..

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008064a294.shtml#c4

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/products_tech_note09186a00809a3f5d.shtml

let me know how this ansred your question!!

Regards

Surendra

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Cisco Employee

Re: Adding a WLC to the network

No problem.. here is the solution.. manualy configure the APs to joing the northern WLC by providing the IP of the WLC using the below link..

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps430/products_tech_note09186a00808e2d27.shtml#backinfo

Now the AP joins the northern WLC if we have the backend conenctivity to it configured corectly.. now to make sure the AP will not joing the southern WLC.. we need to configure the primary, secondary and tertiary WLC to that AP.. so that the AP will alwways join the primary and then move to secondary if primary id un available.. when we set the primary as the northern. then when the AP reloads.. it will try to join the primary always!! the below link will help you out in configuring the high availability..

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008064a294.shtml#c4

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/products_tech_note09186a00809a3f5d.shtml

let me know how this ansred your question!!

Regards

Surendra

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