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what is the advantages of using Flexconnect groups

what is the advantages of using Flexconnect groups in WLC?



VIP Purple

HiThis summarize what 


This summarize what  FlexConnect Group can do


This is from one of Ciscolive slides.



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Hi, Thanks for the response. 



Thanks for the response. 


Can you please explain in detail? And also what is the difference between Flexconnect and Flexconnect groups?

VIP Purple

Pls refer this document for

Pls refer this document for more detail about these features


FlexConnect is one mode an AP can operate, typically deployed in Branch setup where you do not have a controller at branch site. Those AP can register to a controller at your HQ or main site. So traffic will terminate at your branch switch instead of tunnel back to HQ-WLC.

If you want roaming within your branch FlexConnect AP then you have to put those AP into a FlexConnect Group. Then only key information shared among those AP to facilitate fast roaming.

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Hi,FlexConnect Group feature


FlexConnect Group feature is basically used to organize and manage your FlexConnect access points, you can create FlexConnect Groups and assign specific access points to them.

All of the FlexConnect access points in a group share the same backup RADIUS server, CCKM, and local authentication configuration information. This feature is helpful if you have multiple FlexConnect access points in a remote office or on the floor of a building and you want to configure them all at once. For example, you can configure a backup RADIUS server for a FlexConnect rather than having to configure the same server on each access point.

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FlexConnect is how we've

FlexConnect is how we've gotten Chromecast to work on 7.6.x code.

Since (at least) 7.6 AirOS

Since (at least) 7.6 AirOS code you can also specify WLAN ID <-> SSID ID mapping for the local switched SSID's in the flex-connect groups, so you don't need to do that on the access-point locally anymore :-) .