I've been looking for a software to manage/monitor our wireless lan. We only have less 10 ap so I don't think software like the Cisco Wireless Control System is applicable? or it is the only one out there? I was looking to install it on a simple pc or a vm pc.
Choice of tool depends on what you need it to do. If you just want to see if your APs are all online, perhaps something like http://wnrtool.sourceforge.net/ would suit you. If you want to push config changes onto all of your APs at once, try http://www.kiwisyslog.com/kiwi-cattools-overview/ . There's lots of options; many of them will not be what you want. Exercise your google-fu and see what you find.
For reference, WCS only runs in an LWAPP environment- and if you're running LWAPP, then everything you need is probably on your wireless controller anyway. If you're running your APs on IOS, then the WLSE Express would be the appropriate Cisco management product. (But overkill for <10 devices, you're right.)
All of those functions are available via SNMP; it's just a matter of downloading the correct MIBs into your preferred SNMP application and configuring it to display the data you want. This will be a fair amount of work, but it's certainly doable.
You're not going to find a ready-built solution that's preconfigured for Cisco APs unless you want to buy a WLSEE.
Transferring Crash file from standby:
Login to the Active WLC in HA.
(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload datatype crash
(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload filename <Desired filename>
(Cisco Controller) >transfer up...
This is the start of a display filter cross reference between Wireshark and OmniPeek.
The 1st installment is a table of advanced filters. More filters will be added as time allows.
It is a living doc, so check back for changes every so often
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I have created a Powershell script to automatically add a Wireless Guest User on Cisco WLCs. (tested on 2500 Series)
The script should be completely self explanatory.
Powershell SNMP Module (Install-Module -Name SNMP)
SNMP Write Access to...