We currently have a WLC (4404) with version 188.8.131.52 and have recommended us to upgrade to 5, but wanted to know which has this advantages and prejudices. Frequently use the "wlan override" to not publish any SSIDs in all APs and someone told us that in some versions 5 it does not work. Is this true?
Someone can help me.
In WLC 5.x versions, WLAN Override has been replaced with the "AP Groups" feature;
Creating Access Point Groups
After all access points have joined the controller, you can create up to 150 access point groups and assign up to 16 WLANs to each group. Each access point advertises only the enabled WLANs that belong to its access point group. The access point does not advertise disabled WLANs in its access point group or WLANs that belong to another group.
Hope this helps!
I have no idea who "recommended" but I am prejudice to the 5.X code. If you want to upgrade, go to the 6.X instead.
it was recommended (expecially for VOIP use) a few months ago, for example here:
The reason was a bug (CSCta29484) in the 6.0.182 WLC firmware. We also had this bug with our 4402 WLC.
But I think with the newer 6.x firmware, the recommendation is lapsed.
Code 184.108.40.206 was just given the AssureWave Ribbon!
They started testing the first rev of 6 I understand ... There are some issues ...
Very good info George! +5 all day long. +5 for Leo as well for bringing
this discussion to the forefront
Thanks much Rob!