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Implementing Cisco Networking Solutions by Harpreet Singh

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Configuring the WLC deployment

As discussed previously, all the APs are configured through the WLAN controller. The APs in our example will obtain the IP address using DHCP and obtain the WLC address using DHCP options. The APs will establish a CAPWAP tunnel to the controller and will be configured by the WLC with the defined configuration. The WLC will also push the right IOS image to the APs before pushing the configuration.

The switch port to which the AP connects should be configured as an access port in VLAN 10. The default router on that VLAN also has the DHCP forwarding configured to enable the DHCP server to provide the management IP address and the WLC address to the AP.

The WLC configurations can be done using the inbuilt GUI. However, ...

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