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WDS with more than 60 APs

Currently running a WLAN with around 75 APs. Due to problems with the 7920 Cisco VoIP phone, we decided to implement Fast Secure Roaming with CCKM. Now we are in need to find a WDS that is able to support 60+ APs.

Converting an AP to a WDS machine will give us support for max. 60 APs. That's not enough.

WLSM or using a big ISR router is not an option. Putting the APs in two subnets is not an option as well, 'cause roaming between all APs is a must.

Any hidden commands to break the 60 APs barrier? The number of WLAN clients is around 100 at max., not that much.



Re: WDS with more than 60 APs


What is the evidence of a 60 AP limit? Is there a symptom correlated to this limit, or does the WLSE/WDS Master AP indicate the 61st AP will not be able to join in the WDS? I thought it was just an all-bets-off proposition after 30 APs.

Can you use secondary addressing on the router to support a second subnet?

Re: WDS with more than 60 APs

Hi Juergen

i had the same issue. the solution is a wlsm or you could migrate to the controller solution there you also have layer 3 roaming.

or you use an old ios version where the limit of 60 aps where not hardcoded.

bc in newer ios version only 60 infastracture aps are working. the 61th didnt.

regards bernhard