I have a lwap at a remote site that is configured as HREAP so that it can continuously provide connectivity when the WLC is un-reachable. I have two vlans on the lwap. One is locally authenticated and locally switched for intranet connectivity. The other is for internet connectivity and I wanted that one to be locally switched, but authenticate at the WLC. When I configure the WLAN as HREAP - locally switched, it doesn't work. If I configure the WLAN as non-HREAP it works. Anyone know what the trick is to get this thing to work? I want my internet wlan at that site to be locally switched but centraly authenticated. My WLC only seems to have a selection for HREAP - Local switching, it doesn't have anything you would check to specify central authentication.
My WLC (2106) is version 22.214.171.124 and my lwap is an 1142n.
Q. Can I do web authentication with Local switching?
Yes, you can have an SSID with web−authentication enabled and drop the traffic locally after web−authentication. Web−authentication with Local switching works fine.
1. WLAN, (wlan you want to local switch), Advanced tab, click the "H-REAP Local Switching" checkbox.
2. Wireless, (click the h-reap modify), H-REAP tab, click "Vlan Support", Vlan Mappings button, then map the wlan to vlan you want to drop traffic onto.
Also, for wan up/local switched wlans authentication still happens on the controller until the h-reap goes into wan down. WLANs default to central switching, you have to define the ones which need to be locally switched as described above.