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Cisco WLC 5508 and AP 2702i



i'm tryin to install a WLC 5508 with version 7.6.120 and with AP 2702i with the follwing firmware ap3g2-rcvk9w8-xx ( 15.2(4)JB5), i've configured saticly the capwapp with the follwwing configuration:


IP Address
IP netmask
Default Gateway
Primary Controller


The controller iw the IP and i've connectivity between the both equipments, there's no firewalls between them, however i can't register the AP with the controller, anyone have some idea?

VIP Purple

Hi You have to attache AP


You have to attache AP console output while it is booting & try to register to your WLC.

Also "show sysinfo" form WLC & "show version" of your AP is useful




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VIP Purple

Hi,May be AP comes with mesh


May be AP comes with mesh image: You cans ee in logs

If it is with mesh image then use this:

1. Log into your Wireless LAN Controller.
Select the Security tab.
Expand AAA and select AP Policies.
Click the Add button in the far right.
Under Add AP to Authorization List, enter the MAC Address of the Access Point in the MAC Address text box.

Click the Add button.
Click the Apply button

Now your AP must be in downloding state.


2. When the AP finally show up under the Wireless tab, check the AP Mode . It may operating in ‘Bridge’ mode. This is incorrect. It should be in ‘Local’ mode.
If your AP is in ‘Bridge’click the name of the AP under the AP Name column. Under the General tab, click the AP Mode drop down box and select ‘Local’. Click the Apply button in the top right.
Now AP should now be working fine.


Hope it helps.



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