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External DHCP for Anchor Controller

I have a new wireless network with a foreign and anchor controller. The anchor sits in a DMZ with a PIX firewall that has a nat for my management interface for connectivity to the Internet. I want to use an external DHCP server for guest traffic and my OEAP connections coming in from the anchor controller that will connect to my foreign controller. I have mobility established between the two controllers, the wlans are identical, and my OEAP's are connected to the anchor controller.

My problem is when the guest traffic connects they are not getting an IP address, but I do see them getting on the anchor controller and debugs show they cannot get an IP. If I remove the mobility anchor from my guest WLAN I do get an IP. I have proxy enabled and have tried it with and without proxy. Im guessing since the PIX is not relaying my dhcp proxy and dropping the packets I need a firewall rule of sorts, but wanted to get advice from those who have experienced this before.

If I do need a firewall rule will it be to allow DHCP between the two controller management interfaces, or between the anchor and dhcp servers?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

So on the anchor you have the guest mapped to the management Vlan. Is the DHCP scope on that Vlan? I
Would try to get the anchor WLC to hand out DHCP before trying to get the PIX to do dhcp. If the anchor WLC management is on the same subnet as what is defined for the guest on the PIX, you don't need an IP helper. When using the WLC as a DHCP server, DHCP proxy needs to be enabled. DHCP proxy can still be enabled if not using the WLC as a DHCP, but there are some DHCP servers that do not like DHCP to be proxie'd.

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External DHCP for Anchor Controller

Bret,

An ip helper isn't required when you are tunneling the guest traffic to the anchor WLC.  A guest client associates to an ssid from and AP that is joined to the foreign WLC.  The foreign WLC then tunnels that traffic back to the guest anchor WLC and the guest WLC is the one that either hands out DHCP or forwards the dhcp request to the dhcp server. 

The guest anchor is in the DMZ correct?  Because if you set an ip helper on the internal network to point the the DMZ, it seems like the user is not being tunneled properly.

Thanks,

Scott

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

Make sure you have disabled DHCP proxy in the anchor WLC. That should fix the DHCP issue you are having. The PIX/ASA doesn't like DHCP being proxie'd.

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

How you can test that DHCP works is to use the anchor WLC as the DHCP server and enable DHCP proxy. If the clients get an IP address, then you know that everything is configured properly on the wireless side. Then disable the DHCP server on the anchor WLC and disable DHCP proxy and it should work. If it doesn't, then the PIX is the issue.

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

Im glad you chimed in Scott its nice having a VIP help out :-).

I tried dhcp on the WLC heres my debug.

(Cisco Controller) >*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.939: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d Adding mobile on Remote AP 00:00:00:00:00:00(0)
*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.939: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d Applying Interface policy on Mobile, role Unassociated. Ms NAC State 2 Quarantine Vlan 0 Access Vlan 0

*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.939: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d Re-applying interface policy for client

*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.939: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 START (0) Changing IPv4 ACL 'none' (ACL ID 255) ===> 'none' (ACL ID 255) --- (caller apf_policy.c:2202)
*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.939: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 START (0) Changing IPv6 ACL 'none' (ACL ID 255) ===> 'none' (ACL ID 255) --- (caller apf_policy.c:2223)
*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d apfApplyWlanPolicy: Apply WLAN Policy over PMIPv6 Client Mobility Type
*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d Applying Interface policy on Mobile, role Unassociated. Ms NAC State 2 Quarantine Vlan 0 Access Vlan 0

*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d Re-applying interface policy for client

*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 START (0) Changing IPv4 ACL 'none' (ACL ID 255) ===> 'none' (ACL ID 255) --- (caller apf_policy.c:2202)
*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 START (0) Changing IPv6 ACL 'none' (ACL ID 255) ===> 'none' (ACL ID 255) --- (caller apf_policy.c:2223)
*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 START (0) Initializing policy
*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 START (0) Change state to AUTHCHECK (2) last state START (0)

*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 AUTHCHECK (2) Change state to L2AUTHCOMPLETE (4) last state AUTHCHECK (2)

*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 L2AUTHCOMPLETE (4) Change state to DHCP_REQD (7) last state L2AUTHCOMPLETE (4)

*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d Resetting web IPv4 acl from 255 to 255

*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d Resetting web IPv4 Flex acl from 65535 to 65535

*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d Stopping deletion of Mobile Station: (callerId: 53)
*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 DHCP_REQD (7) State Update from Mobility-Incomplete to Mobility-Complete, mobility role=ExpAnchor, client state=APF_MS_STATE_ASSOCIATED
*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 DHCP_REQD (7) Change state to DHCP_REQD (7) last state DHCP_REQD (7)

*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 DHCP_REQD (7) pemAdvanceState2 5752, Adding TMP rule
*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 DHCP_REQD (7) Adding Fast Path rule
  type = Airespace AP - Learn IP address
  on AP 00:00:00:00:00:00, slot 0, interface = 13, QOS = 0
  IPv4 ACL ID = 255, IP
*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.940: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 DHCP_REQD (7) Fast Path rule (contd...) 802.1P = 0, DSCP = 0, TokenID = 15206  Local Bridging Vlan = 0, Local Bridging intf id = 0
*mmListen: Feb 21 07:54:55.941: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 DHCP_REQD (7) Successfully plumbed mobile rule (IPv4 ACL ID 255, IPv6 ACL ID 255, L2 ACL ID 255)
*pemReceiveTask: Feb 21 07:54:55.941: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d Set bi-dir guest tunnel for 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d as in Export Anchor role
*pemReceiveTask: Feb 21 07:54:55.941: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d 0.0.0.0 Added NPU entry of type 9, dtlFlags 0x4
*pemReceiveTask: Feb 21 07:54:55.941: 90:18:7c:96:bd:1d Sent an XID frame

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

Bret,

So to get this straight, even with the anchor WLC doing DHCP, with DHCP proxy enabled, the user doesn't get an IP address?

If this is the case, it seems like it may be a configuration issue. Make sure that the foreign and guest anchor WLC WLAN configuration is exactly the same. Double check this!!! The only difference might be the interface used. Make sure that the foreign WLC WLAN is anchored to the anchor WLC and that the anchor WLC guest SSID is anchored to itself.

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

First thanks for helping out Scott.. Yes anchor doing DHCP and proxy enabled no IP, which leads me to think it is a firewall issue. I dont think I am allowing DNS through the firewall for the controller, will this prevent me from getting an IP?

From the CLI I did a show wlan 4 on both the anchor and foreign controller- the configs are identical.

I have tried removing dhcp proxy from the foreign controller and enableing it on the anchor, then with both enabled and no IP.

I have the helper configured on the management interface of the anchor and foreign with the scope created on the anchor and enabled. I tried the NAT as the helper and still no IP.

Unfortunately, the controllers are at my remote Data Center, so I cant do any further trouble shooting.

Anchor:

Mobility Anchor List

WLAN ID     IP Address            Status

-------     ---------------       ------

4           192.168.95.7          Up

Enabled.......................................... Yes

Lease Time....................................... 86400 (1 day )

Pool Start....................................... 10.254.4.50

Pool End......................................... 10.254.5.254

Network.......................................... 10.254.4.0

Netmask.......................................... 255.255.254.0

Default Routers.................................. 10.254.4.1  0.0.0.0  0.0.0.0

DNS Domain.......................................

DNS.............................................. 0.0.0.0  0.0.0.0  0.0.0.0

Netbios Name Servers............................. 0.0.0.0  0.0.0.0  0.0.0.0

Pool Usage....................................... 0%

Foreign:

Mobility Anchor List
WLAN ID     IP Address            Status
-------     ---------------       ------
4           192.168.95.7          Up

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

Bret,

Can you post the show wlan on both WLC's.... the full output.

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

Anchor:

(Cisco Controller) >show wlan 4


WLAN Identifier.................................. 4
Profile Name..................................... Guest-Wireless
Network Name (SSID)..............................
Status........................................... Enabled
MAC Filtering.................................... Disabled
Broadcast SSID................................... Enabled
AAA Policy Override.............................. Disabled
Network Admission Control
Client Profiling Status
    Radius Profiling ............................ Disabled
     DHCP ....................................... Disabled
     HTTP ....................................... Disabled
    Local Profiling ............................. Disabled
     DHCP ....................................... Disabled
     HTTP ....................................... Disabled
  Radius-NAC State............................... Disabled
  SNMP-NAC State................................. Disabled
  Quarantine VLAN................................ 0
Maximum number of Associated Clients............. 0
Maximum number of Clients per AP Radio........... 200
Number of Active Clients......................... 0
Exclusionlist Timeout............................ 60 seconds
Session Timeout.................................. 1800 seconds
User Idle Timeout................................ Disabled
Sleep Client..................................... disable
Sleep Client Timeout............................. 12 hours
User Idle Threshold.............................. 0 Bytes
NAS-identifier...................................
CHD per WLAN..................................... Enabled
Webauth DHCP exclusion........................... Disabled
Interface........................................ management
Multicast Interface.............................. Not Configured
WLAN IPv4 ACL.................................... unconfigured
WLAN IPv6 ACL.................................... unconfigured
WLAN Layer2 ACL.................................. unconfigured
mDNS Status...................................... Enabled
mDNS Profile Name................................ default-mdns-profile
DHCP Server...................................... Default
DHCP Address Assignment Required................. Disabled
Static IP client tunneling....................... Disabled
PMIPv6 Mobility Type............................. none
    PMIPv6 MAG Profile........................... Unconfigured
    PMIPv6 Default Realm......................... Unconfigured
    PMIPv6 NAI Type.............................. Hexadecimal
Quality of Service............................... Silver
Per-SSID Rate Limits............................. Upstream      Downstream
Average Data Rate................................   0             0
Average Realtime Data Rate.......................   0             0
Burst Data Rate..................................   0             0
Burst Realtime Data Rate.........................   0             0
Per-Client Rate Limits........................... Upstream      Downstream
Average Data Rate................................   0             0
Average Realtime Data Rate.......................   0             0
Burst Data Rate..................................   0             0
Burst Realtime Data Rate.........................   0             0
Scan Defer Priority.............................. 4,5,6
Scan Defer Time.................................. 100 milliseconds
WMM.............................................. Allowed
WMM UAPSD Compliant Client Support............... Disabled
Media Stream Multicast-direct.................... Disabled
CCX - AironetIe Support.......................... Enabled
CCX - Gratuitous ProbeResponse (GPR)............. Disabled
CCX - Diagnostics Channel Capability............. Disabled
Dot11-Phone Mode (7920).......................... Disabled
Wired Protocol................................... None
Passive Client Feature........................... Disabled
Peer-to-Peer Blocking Action..................... Disabled
Radio Policy..................................... All
DTIM period for 802.11a radio.................... 1
DTIM period for 802.11b radio.................... 1
Radius Servers
   Authentication................................ Disabled
   Accounting.................................... Disabled
   Dynamic Interface............................. Disabled
   Dynamic Interface Priority.................... wlan
Local EAP Authentication......................... Disabled
Security

   802.11 Authentication:........................ Open System
   FT Support.................................... Disabled
   Static WEP Keys............................... Disabled
   802.1X........................................ Disabled
   Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2)............. Disabled
   WAPI.......................................... Disabled
   Wi-Fi Direct policy configured................ Disabled
   EAP-Passthrough............................... Disabled
   CKIP ......................................... Disabled
   Web Based Authentication...................... Enabled
        IPv4 ACL........................................ Unconfigured
        IPv6 ACL........................................ Unconfigured
        Web-Auth Flex ACL............................... Unconfigured
        Web Authentication server precedence:
        1............................................... local
        2............................................... radius
        3............................................... ldap
   Web-Passthrough............................... Disabled
   Conditional Web Redirect...................... Disabled
   Splash-Page Web Redirect...................... Disabled
   Auto Anchor................................... Enabled
   FlexConnect Local Switching................... Disabled
   flexconnect Central Dhcp Flag................. Disabled
   flexconnect nat-pat Flag...................... Disabled
   flexconnect Dns Override Flag................. Disabled
   flexconnect PPPoE pass-through................ Disabled
   flexconnect local-switching IP-source-guar.... Disabled
   FlexConnect Vlan based Central Switching ..... Disabled
   FlexConnect Local Authentication.............. Disabled
   FlexConnect Learn IP Address.................. Enabled
   Client MFP.................................... Optional but inactive (WPA2 not configured)
   PMF........................................... Disabled
   PMF Association Comeback Time................. 1
   PMF SA Query RetryTimeout..................... 200
   Tkip MIC Countermeasure Hold-down Timer....... 60
   Eap-params.................................... Not Applicable
AVC Visibilty.................................... Disabled
AVC Profile Name................................. None
Flow Monitor Name................................ None
Split Tunnel (Printers).......................... Disabled
Call Snooping.................................... Disabled
Roamed Call Re-Anchor Policy..................... Disabled
SIP CAC Fail Send-486-Busy Policy................ Enabled
SIP CAC Fail Send Dis-Association Policy......... Disabled
KTS based CAC Policy............................. Disabled
Assisted Roaming Prediction Optimization......... Disabled
802.11k Neighbor List............................ Disabled
802.11k Neighbor List Dual Band.................. Disabled
Band Select...................................... Disabled
Load Balancing................................... Disabled
Multicast Buffer................................. Disabled

Mobility Anchor List
WLAN ID     IP Address            Status
-------     ---------------       ------
4           192.168.95.7          Up                             

802.11u........................................ Disabled

MSAP Services.................................. Disabled

Local Policy
----------------
Priority  Policy Name
--------  ---------------

 

Foreign:

(Cisco Controller) >show wlan 4


WLAN Identifier.................................. 4
Profile Name..................................... Guest-Wireless
Network Name (SSID)..............................
Status........................................... Enabled
MAC Filtering.................................... Disabled
Broadcast SSID................................... Enabled
AAA Policy Override.............................. Disabled
Network Admission Control
Client Profiling Status
    Radius Profiling ............................ Disabled
     DHCP ....................................... Disabled
     HTTP ....................................... Disabled
    Local Profiling ............................. Disabled
     DHCP ....................................... Disabled
     HTTP ....................................... Disabled
  Radius-NAC State............................... Disabled
  SNMP-NAC State................................. Disabled
  Quarantine VLAN................................ 0
Maximum number of Associated Clients............. 0
Maximum number of Clients per AP Radio........... 200
Number of Active Clients......................... 0
Exclusionlist Timeout............................ 60 seconds
Session Timeout.................................. 1800 seconds
User Idle Timeout................................ Disabled
Sleep Client..................................... disable
Sleep Client Timeout............................. 12 hours
User Idle Threshold.............................. 0 Bytes
NAS-identifier...................................
CHD per WLAN..................................... Enabled
Webauth DHCP exclusion........................... Disabled
Interface........................................
Multicast Interface.............................. Not Configured
WLAN IPv4 ACL.................................... unconfigured
WLAN IPv6 ACL.................................... unconfigured
WLAN Layer2 ACL.................................. unconfigured
mDNS Status...................................... Enabled
mDNS Profile Name................................ default-mdns-profile
DHCP Server...................................... Default
DHCP Address Assignment Required................. Disabled
Static IP client tunneling....................... Disabled
PMIPv6 Mobility Type............................. none
    PMIPv6 MAG Profile........................... Unconfigured
    PMIPv6 Default Realm......................... Unconfigured
    PMIPv6 NAI Type.............................. Hexadecimal
Quality of Service............................... Silver
Per-SSID Rate Limits............................. Upstream      Downstream
Average Data Rate................................   0             0
Average Realtime Data Rate.......................   0             0
Burst Data Rate..................................   0             0
Burst Realtime Data Rate.........................   0             0
Per-Client Rate Limits........................... Upstream      Downstream
Average Data Rate................................   0             0
Average Realtime Data Rate.......................   0             0
Burst Data Rate..................................   0             0
Burst Realtime Data Rate.........................   0             0
Scan Defer Priority.............................. 4,5,6
Scan Defer Time.................................. 100 milliseconds
WMM.............................................. Allowed
WMM UAPSD Compliant Client Support............... Disabled
Media Stream Multicast-direct.................... Disabled
CCX - AironetIe Support.......................... Enabled
CCX - Gratuitous ProbeResponse (GPR)............. Disabled
CCX - Diagnostics Channel Capability............. Disabled
Dot11-Phone Mode (7920).......................... Disabled
Wired Protocol................................... None
Passive Client Feature........................... Disabled
Peer-to-Peer Blocking Action..................... Disabled
Radio Policy..................................... All
DTIM period for 802.11a radio.................... 1
DTIM period for 802.11b radio.................... 1
Radius Servers
   Authentication................................ Disabled
   Accounting.................................... Disabled
   Dynamic Interface............................. Disabled
   Dynamic Interface Priority.................... wlan
Local EAP Authentication......................... Disabled
Security

   802.11 Authentication:........................ Open System
   FT Support.................................... Disabled
   Static WEP Keys............................... Disabled
   802.1X........................................ Disabled
   Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2)............. Disabled
   WAPI.......................................... Disabled
   Wi-Fi Direct policy configured................ Disabled
   EAP-Passthrough............................... Disabled
   CKIP ......................................... Disabled
   Web Based Authentication...................... Enabled
        IPv4 ACL........................................ Unconfigured
        IPv6 ACL........................................ Unconfigured
        Web-Auth Flex ACL............................... Unconfigured
        Web Authentication server precedence:
        1............................................... local
        2............................................... radius
        3............................................... ldap
   Web-Passthrough............................... Disabled
   Conditional Web Redirect...................... Disabled
   Splash-Page Web Redirect...................... Disabled
   Auto Anchor................................... Enabled
   FlexConnect Local Switching................... Disabled
   flexconnect Central Dhcp Flag................. Disabled
   flexconnect nat-pat Flag...................... Disabled
   flexconnect Dns Override Flag................. Disabled
   flexconnect PPPoE pass-through................ Disabled
   flexconnect local-switching IP-source-guar.... Disabled
   FlexConnect Vlan based Central Switching ..... Disabled
   FlexConnect Local Authentication.............. Disabled
   FlexConnect Learn IP Address.................. Enabled
   Client MFP.................................... Optional but inactive (WPA2 not configured)
   PMF........................................... Disabled
   PMF Association Comeback Time................. 1
   PMF SA Query RetryTimeout..................... 200
   Tkip MIC Countermeasure Hold-down Timer....... 60
   Eap-params.................................... Not Applicable
AVC Visibilty.................................... Disabled
AVC Profile Name................................. None
Flow Monitor Name................................ None
Split Tunnel (Printers).......................... Disabled
Call Snooping.................................... Disabled
Roamed Call Re-Anchor Policy..................... Disabled
SIP CAC Fail Send-486-Busy Policy................ Enabled
SIP CAC Fail Send Dis-Association Policy......... Disabled
KTS based CAC Policy............................. Disabled
Assisted Roaming Prediction Optimization......... Disabled
802.11k Neighbor List............................ Disabled
802.11k Neighbor List Dual Band.................. Disabled
Band Select...................................... Disabled
Load Balancing................................... Disabled
Multicast Buffer................................. Disabled

Mobility Anchor List
WLAN ID     IP Address            Status
-------     ---------------       ------
4           192.168.95.7          Up                             

802.11u........................................ Disabled

MSAP Services.................................. Disabled

Local Policy
----------------
Priority  Policy Name
--------  ---------------

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

So on the anchor you have the guest mapped to the management Vlan. Is the DHCP scope on that Vlan? I
Would try to get the anchor WLC to hand out DHCP before trying to get the PIX to do dhcp. If the anchor WLC management is on the same subnet as what is defined for the guest on the PIX, you don't need an IP helper. When using the WLC as a DHCP server, DHCP proxy needs to be enabled. DHCP proxy can still be enabled if not using the WLC as a DHCP, but there are some DHCP servers that do not like DHCP to be proxie'd.

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

Thanks again for all your help Scott!

I do have the guest mapped to the management vlan and dhcp configured appropriately. Im sure its going to be something stupid and after hours of trouble shooting Ill be kicking myself. I have a ticket open, but as of late the tech support has not been the best, thats why I tried the support forums. Their really good a sending links you've already read.

I dont want to have the PIX do DHCP but use an internal DHCP server on my network. That is the end goal.

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

You would then need to open FW rules to allow DHCP for the guest DMZ network. When you create a DHCP scoop on the guest anchor, the scope is for the management network that the WLC is on correct?

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

The dhcp scope is for the management network that the WLC is on. Im think I will try a dynamic interface and see what happens.

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External DHCP for Anchor Controller

That shouldn't make a difference.... if you map the wlan to the management, the user once anchored to the anchor WLC, should get an ip address.

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

Bret,

On the DMZ controller did you anchor the guest WLAN to itself ?

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

George, thanks for stepping in the disucssion. Yes I did anchor the guest WLAN to itself. I really have tried everything, so Im leaning towards a PIX issue. I have a TAC case open and will work with them today, so I have a third set of eyes checking out, since Scott helped me out extensively already. If there is something from a config perspective hopefully TAC finds it. If not I have a fierwall change going in and that may do it. The firewall is managed by a third party, so I have very limited visibility in trouble shooting.

On our PIX I am doing something like this and dont claim to be a pix expert, does it look right.

name dhcp-server-name server ip

name dhcp-server-name server ip

object-group network DHCP-Servers

  network-object host dhcp-server-name

  network-object host dhcp-server-name

access-list 197 permit udp host dmz-controller eq 67 object-group DHCP-Servers eq 67

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

The thing is, one test I normally do is to make the anchor WLC do DHCP. If that fails, then most likely it's an issue in the WLC side, because if users get associated and tunneled back to the anchor, the anchor should hand out a DHCP address. Since this fails, I don't see how it can be the PIX.

Keep us posted.

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

Good point Scott I will look at this more.

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

Just keep us posted. Your config on the WLAN looked fine so I don't see any issue there.

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

I got the controller working with DHCP- stupid me did not have the helper-address on the foreign controller pointing to the anchor. After I added it I got an IP. Now go figure I have another problem I am not getting the web auth page. Fix one problem to face another.

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

That's usually an issue with DNS. Make sure the guest users have access to DNS.

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External DHCP for Anchor Controller

Bret,

An ip helper isn't required when you are tunneling the guest traffic to the anchor WLC.  A guest client associates to an ssid from and AP that is joined to the foreign WLC.  The foreign WLC then tunnels that traffic back to the guest anchor WLC and the guest WLC is the one that either hands out DHCP or forwards the dhcp request to the dhcp server. 

The guest anchor is in the DMZ correct?  Because if you set an ip helper on the internal network to point the the DMZ, it seems like the user is not being tunneled properly.

Thanks,

Scott

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External DHCP for Anchor Controller

I agree this is normally a DNS issue.

Here is how it works..

1.Client connects to guest

2.User opens a web page and goes to yahoo.com

3. The bowser sends yahoo.com to DNS

4. DNS sends the IP address back to the browser

5. The browser then tries to access yahoo.com by IP address

6. The WLC hijacks the request and redirect to AUP

Make sure your guest can access a DNS inside or outside .. If they cant, then no page redriect ..

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External DHCP for Anchor Controller

Thanks George!

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External DHCP for Anchor Controller

So working with my server guys we found in the logs the dhcp request is making it to the dhcp server, but the dhcp server is not making a reply. The thought is that the dhcp server can not respond to a dhcp request for a subnet that does not exist, this is becuase request is coming from a DMZ network that is not a valid dhcp scope. We are leaning towards an option 82 config and hoping this works. Any thoughts?

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External DHCP for Anchor Controller

If your guest WLC is in the DMZ, then you can't use your internal DHCP server.  You either need to use the anchor WLC or have a dhcp server in the DMZ.  The DHCP server has to have viability to the guest subnet in order to issue dhcp addresses.  Your best option is to use the guest anchor for dhcp to be honest.

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Re: External DHCP for Anchor Controller

Agreed .. Dhcp on your anchor

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