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Flexconnext with Local Switching and Web Authentication


I am trying to set up external web authentication on a vWLC (7.5) for clients that join. The AP is based on site and the WLC is hosted in the cloud. So far, redirection works but after authentication, the virtual IP address ( is unreachable. I assume this is because I am using Local switching on the APs and so the traffic is not being switched to the controller. If I configure central switching then everything breaks (DHCP stops working)

Is there a way to work around this issue.

Thanks in advance,


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Re: Flexconnext with Local Switching and Web Authentication

Switching and central switch requires various different configuration. I guess I would want to know how you want it setup and what exactly is the issue. is a redirect from the WLC but isn't something you should be able to ping.

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Flexconnext with Local Switching and Web Authentication

Thanks Scott,

I walked through the config again and I was able to set up external redirection and authentication. Now, after authentication, the "success" page shows again for a few seconds before it redirects to the "redirect URL after Login" page. Is there a way to get rid of the success page and go directly to the URL?

Many Thanks in advance.



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