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Unstable WGB on WLC

Hi All,

I am currently seeing some stability problems with a 2504 WLC and a wireless bridge (Netgear WNCE2001 to be exact). The wireless bridge can connect to the network, but is very unstable. It will disconnect after 5 - 60 minutes of operation. Has anyone else seen issues like this?

I believe part of the issue is that the bridges, when associated, do not show up as a WGB according to the WLC.

Does anyone have a way to solve this issue?  Or any WGBs that are known to work well in a controller based environment?

The WLC is running 7.0.220.0 and the APs are 1142s and 3502s.

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Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Unstable WGB on WLC

On the WLAN SSID that the bridge connects to, make sure you have passive mode enabled.

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-Scott
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Unstable WGB on WLC

3rd party wgb does not use iapp which is native to cisco wgb in this context. However 3rd party wgb is supported from 7.0.116.0 on specific WLCs.

Non-Cisco Workgroup Bridges

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/7.0MR1/configuration/guide/cg_lwap.html#wp1906809

Also, add the wgb MAC address to mac filter on WLC.

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Unstable WGB on WLC

Sorry this was a duplicate that sent last week that just got posted:)

On the SSID that the bridge is connecting to, make sure you have passive mode enables.

Thanks,

Scott Fella

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-Scott
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Unstable WGB on WLC

Scott

I am running 7.0.116 on a 4400 and I don't see the option for passive under the SSID.  Will you please explain where that is located?  Thank you.

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Unstable WGB on WLC

Its under the advanced tab in the WLAN SSID.  Here you go:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/7.0/configuration/guide/c70wlan.html#wp1394794    

-Scott
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Cisco Employee

Re: Unstable WGB on WLC

#WLC 4400(all NPU based) platform doesn't support passive client on any code version.

#3rd party wgb support does work for major soho vendors in the market with certain WLC platorms(see below) as it is tested in cisco labs.

#

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/7.0MR1/configuration/guide/cg_lwap.html#wp1906809

Note

The  Non-Cisco WGB feature is supported only on the 5508, 2500 and 2100  Controllers. NPU based platforms (4400/wism/3750w) do not support this  feature.

#however, you could try adding the 3rd party wgb mac address to WLC's mac filter list and test with simple to robust security and see that works for you.

#while trying to connect the wgb get the debugt output. WLC>debug client

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Unstable WGB on WLC

Good catch Saravanan!

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-Scott
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New Member

Unstable WGB on WLC

Thank you both for your help!!

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