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Questions tagged [wlc]

For questions about Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs), whatever the manufacturer.

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Cisco WLC 5508 - Cannot ping Redundancy Mgmt Ip

I have a couple of Cisco WLC 5508 systems. They are set up as follows: System A: (Mgmt IP 172.16.1.4/24) (Redundancy Mgmt Ip 172.16.1.5) SSO Mode ENABLED System B: (Mgmt IP 172.16.1.15/24) (...
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WLC & VLANs - Packet Tracer

I'm trying to learn more about WLC configurations using packet tracer. I know Packet tracer is very limited for this kind of exercise, but I just want the basic, so it's enough. Here is the network: ...
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Multiple APs repeatedly dissociate from Cisco 5508

I have a pair of Cisco 5508 controllers with close to 50 APs shared between the two. After some maintainence - changing from (the unsupported) LACP to LAG for the port-channel I have repeated issues ...
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Cisco Wireless Migration

here is the scenario guys: 2 wlc (5508) in cluster, currently advertising 2 SSIDs, I want to advertise 2 more SSIDs with new vlans. 2 new SSIDs will be using their own RADIUS and NTP servers. Please ...
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Install VMware Tools on Cisco Virtual Wireless LAN Controller

I was interested in installing VMware Tools on a Cisco vWLC (version 8.3.102). Is there anyway to access a Linux shell on the appliance, or would I have to do something hacky like mount the vmdk on ...
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5508 WLC - life after 100 flexconnect group limit

Limit of Up to 100 FlexConnect groups for a Cisco 5500 Series Controller. My understanding is the main benefit to flexconnect groups is fast roaming. Although additional ACL and SSID to VLAN mapping ...
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Blacklisted DFS channels on Cisco WLC

As you may already know, one of the requirements to use all the available wifi US 5GHz channels is supporting DFS on the Access Point; when DFS is enabled, it scans active and inactive 5Ghz channels ...
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Cisco ISE 1.3 and 1.4 - Sponsored guest approval email - single click approval possible?

When self-registering guests generate a request to their Sponsor, how can one create a REST-based link that can approve new Guests with a single click from the email message? Has anyone successfully ...
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Cisco WLC 5508 HA licensing

I have one Cisco WLC 5508 with 40 access points and I need to implement HA. So, as I understand, I need to buy the 5508 HA version of the controller. What is the differences between standard and HA ...
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How to connect Cisco AP1242 with WLC4402?

I just got a pair of Cisco APs and a WLC in order to play around for my CCNA Wireless certification. I'm having troubles connecting all 3 devices together. I believe I need a switch to connect them. ...
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OEAP feature in Cisco wireless LAN controller

First of all thank you everyone for helping me out and thank you for such a wonderful platform like this; it's been a boon to someone as novice like me. Now my question is: I read about the Cisco's ...
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Access control with WLAN web authentication

I'd like to use WLAN Web authentication, but have no experience with it. I'd like to use such an authentication for staff members and external people, whereby the external people when logged are only ...
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DHCP option 43 on switch Dell PowerConnect 5500

I have Dell PowerConnect 5524. Put SW01(config-dhcp)# option 43 hex f104ac1338fa got Option code 43 is not a valid HEX string. Strange. Its worked ok for me on Cisco device. Looking at User Guide:...
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What should be the EAPOL-key timeout setting on the WLC?

I am getting this error for many clients. I don't think they get disconnected but it's just filling-up my logs: xtrcca204wm40: *Dot1x_NW_MsgTask_3: Dec 15 17:22:36.045: #DOT1X-3-...
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Real time RSSI from Clients

I have a Cisco WLC and different LWAPPs. What I am looking for is a way to be able to get in the WLC the RSSI of all connected clients. For the moment, I am able to access through SNMP to the ...
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What is the best way to monitor individual APs on an Cisco 5508 WLC?

I need to generate a notification for APs that have lost connectivity so that we can proactively dispatch a tech to troubleshoot. We have about 150 APs on our controller. Looked into Cacti and PRTG, ...
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Cisco Wireless Guest user management

I am in bad situation where I was allowed to build wireless network for my company, I did so using WLC-2504 with 7 APs registered, but I was not aware of the limitations of generating random username ...
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Manage Wifi clients

We have 20 location and about 150 laptop clients, each location has Cisco WLC 5508. Right now everyone is using same password which is individually configured on all WLCs. Is there any management ...
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Cisco Prime / 5508 WLC captive portals

Need some assistance with a small query. Can a 5508 WLC be configured to host multiple concurrent captive portals? Have been googling for the information but if anyone has the info available, I would ...
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How do I preload an Autonomous AP with the latest CAPWAP firmware from WLC?

We are running a Cisco WLC 5508 with version 7.6.120. We have over 100 autonomous APs around the globe. The latest CAPWAP firmware from Cisco's website for these APs contains CAPWAP code for 7.6.100, ...
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How do we protect our open guest wireless?

We have a Cisco WLC and we want an open SSID for guests. We have a sign in form so they see our terms but this isn't a real liability protection. How can we block illegal activities on the open ...
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Configure radius server via GUI in Cisco WLC

My boss asked me to create a lobby administration for user authentication in a certain Virtual LAN. So I googled for it, and I found out that RADIUS server will work for this. And I've reached this ...
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Configure Cisco 5508 WLC with Internal DHCP and external DHCP

I have configured a Cisco WLC 5508 to use the internal DHCP server and a windows NPS server. So far, all is working fine. However, I want to use EAP authentication with an external DHCP server. How ...
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WLC geographical redundancy

There are two "central" locations each one having one satellite or spoke site. Let's have: - zone A and its spoke_zone A1 - zone E and its spoke_zone E1. Both region A and region E have a similar ...
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Cisco commands to find rogue access point connected

Is there any methods in cisco switches (without using extra devices or softwares)to detect and prevent the unauthorised access points connected? I found a method using wireless lan controller (WLC). ...
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NCS Cisco Prime licenses

I am almost 100% sure this is not possible, but just thought about double checking with someone with more expertise on wireless. Suppose I have the following scenario: WLC-1 with 25 licenses on ...
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Is there an automatable way to backup the configuration from a WLC 2504 controller?

I am looking for a way to backup the controller configuration file via an automatic process. I've seen links to the web interface which appears to do a one-time tftp copy of the config to a remote ...
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Cisco WLC: Per user authentication, many Vlans, few SSIDs

We have a simple problem. We want to restrict our wireless users to certain business websites based on their username when they login. We have many kinds of wireless devices: voip phones, cell phone,...
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Cisco WLC Mobility Group between 7.0.x and 7.5.x

Our customer has two Cisco WiSM(1) blades running code 7.0.x and wants to migrate to Cisco 5508 controller which have code version 7.5.x The WiSM(1) blades are EoL and they aren't able to run newer ...
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CISCO WLC: use LAG or not?

Could you advise from your own experience is it good practise to use LAG (Link Aggregation) on CISCO wireless lan controllers on not? Benefits (as for me): redundancy and a little bit simplification (...
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Identifying a Cisco access point post-install

We have about 50 Cisco 1242 access-points and we're managing them with a Cisco 4404 Wireless Lan controller. The guy who installed the APs did not assign a location to the access points in the ...
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WLC - How to disable 2.4Ghz

Is there any way I can disable the 2.4Ghz and just leave 5.0Ghz channel enabled on a per WLAN (SSID) basis? Or the only way is to disable the AP's radio and leave 5Ghz enabled?
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LAP ignores DHCP Option 43 and uses CAPWAP UDP broadcasts

I am trying to redeploy Cisco 1242 LAPs on new Cat4507R+E switches, which means the IP address of the WLC is changing for that LAP. For some reason, I have to configure ip helper-addresses on my LWAP ...
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IPAD Roaming on HP APs

Was just wondering if anyone has any insight into this. I have an issue with IPADs roaming when connected to a specific SSID in a large campus network design. The APs are managed via a WLC from HP. I ...
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Is 802.11k a security risk?

I'm looking at enabling 802.11k on my Cisco WLC. I see that it is a per-WLAN feature and that leads me to wonder if there might be any reason to not enable it? Specifically, does anyone know if there ...
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Does 2504 WLC support LAG?

I am finding some contradictions in Cisco documentation about the LAG support in 2504 WLC. On one hand, the Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controller Deployment Guide clearly states: Note: Link ...
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CISCO Wireless Lan Controller and AP's design question

There are a couple of questions on design solution. CAPWAP tunnel is created between the controller and the access points. The ends of the tunnel are the controller's "ap-management" interface and ...
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Can FlexConnect ACLs be combined with Local mode ACLs on the same Cisco WLC WLAN?

There's a limitation (stated below in Cisco's documentation) that FlexConnect ACLs in Cisco WLC cannot be combined in the same WLAN with local mode ACLs. The GUI allows the entry of a local mode ACL ...