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best configuration for many access points(cisco wap 121) on network

hi  i have 10 access point that i want install on the hotel network.can i have the best configuration for this installation?thank

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Do you already have the

Do you already have the access points?

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yes i have already access

yes i have already access points

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Best way? You need to have a

Best way? You need to have a WLC

APs can be deployed in two ways
1. Centrally Managed(Using WLC)
-All APs only have one management plane, so even if you have 10, 20 or 100 APs. you only have one managment IP to go to

2. Standalone/Autonomous AP
-Each AP has its own configuration and management
-If you have 10 APs, then you have 10 devices to manage with its own management


In your setup, i do recommend using WLC. Management will really suck considering you have 10APs and deploying it in a hotel network

The best part is, WLC has Web Authentication w/c is commonly used in Hotel networks
The WLC serves as the username/password database of your hotel guest and they use that to login

You have two(2) choices in deploying a WLC 
virtual WLC and a physical WLC appliance
I do recommended 2504 WLC for that will suite your needs 

Virtual WLC does offer you a trial period, but you need to have a VMWare ESXi server to deploy it of course 



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