I have a Cisco 5508 Wireless LAN controller and a Cisco AIR-CAP3702I-A-K9 Access point.
The WLC release is: 18.104.22.168
The AP is : Cisco IOS Software, C3700 Software (AP3G2-K9W8-M), Version 15.3(3)JA9, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
According to what I thought I learned about the AP discovery process, in the case of an ios miss-match, that the AP downloads the image from the WLC.
Howver looking at this document -- compatibility matrix -- with the exerpt below, it looks like they aren't compatible.
So if they aren't compatible (as I'm just learing for now) , is there anything I can do with out a Cisco service contract? I can buy one of the AP's on the list for fairly cheap, but will that guaranty they are compatible?
22.214.171.124 Lightweight APs: 1040, 1120, 1130, 1140, 1220, 1230, 1240, 1250, 1260, 1300, 3500, OEAP 600 Series, 3500p, AP801, and AP802 Outdoor and Industrial APs: 1522, 1524SB, 1552E, 1552H, 1552I, 1552C, and 1552S