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Does Wireless VOIP require a Wireless LAN Controller ?

If a facility has perhaps 10 to 20 WAPs to provide wireless VOIP, is a Wireless LAN Controller required to handle the hand-off between WAPs as a user roams from one WAP to another?

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Re: Does Wireless VOIP require a Wireless LAN Controller ?

No you don't HAVE to have a WLC to have wireless VoIP. You can configure each AP manually in Autonomous mode and they will work just fine as long as the APs are configured correctly.

Take a look here

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/ps379/products_implementation_design_guide_book09186a00802a029a.html

It will be a little more work in the beginning but it will save you the money of the WLC. The major drawback of not going the WLC route is that if you have to make any changes to the APs you have to log into each one individually to make the changes but with the amount of APs you have it is not that huge a deal unless you make changes on a constant basis.

Hope this helps

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Re: Does Wireless VOIP require a Wireless LAN Controller ?

No you don't HAVE to have a WLC to have wireless VoIP. You can configure each AP manually in Autonomous mode and they will work just fine as long as the APs are configured correctly.

Take a look here

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/ps379/products_implementation_design_guide_book09186a00802a029a.html

It will be a little more work in the beginning but it will save you the money of the WLC. The major drawback of not going the WLC route is that if you have to make any changes to the APs you have to log into each one individually to make the changes but with the amount of APs you have it is not that huge a deal unless you make changes on a constant basis.

Hope this helps

Please remember to rate all replies

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