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Wlc Lwap Config

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Wireless LAN Controller and Lightweight Access
Point Basic Configuration Example
Document ID: 69719
Introduction
Prerequisites

Requirements
Components Used
Conventions

Background Information
Configure

Network Diagram
Configure the WLC for Basic Operation
Configure the Switch for the WLC
Configure the Switch for the APs

Verify
Troubleshoot
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Introduction
This document provides a basic configuration example of a lightweight access point (AP) that is connected to
a Cisco Wireless LAN (WLAN) Controller (WLC) through a Cisco Catalyst switch.
Prerequisites
Requirements
Ensure that you meet these requirements before you attempt this configuration:
Basic knowledge of the configuration of lightweight APs and Cisco WLCs
\u2022
Basic knowledge of Lightweight AP Protocol (LWAPP)
Refer to Understanding the Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP) for more information.
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Knowledge of the configuration of an external DHCP server and/or domain name server (DNS)
\u2022
Basic configuration knowledge of Cisco switches
\u2022
Components Used
The information in this document is based on these software and hardware versions:
Cisco Aironet 1010 Series Lightweight AP
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Cisco 4402 Series WLC that runs firmware 3.2.116.21
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise DHCP server
\u2022
This configuration works with any other Cisco WLC and any lightweight AP.
Cisco \u2212 Wireless LAN Controller and Lightweight Access Point Basic Configuration Example

The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the
devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure
that you understand the potential impact of any command.

Conventions
Refer to the Cisco Technical Tips Conventions for more information on document conventions.
Background Information
If the APs reside in a different subnet than the WLC, you must implement one of these methods in order to
allow WLC discovery:
Use DHCP with option 43.
\u2022
Use DNS entry CISCO\u2212LWAPP\u2212CONTROLLER.localdomain in order to resolve the management
IP address of the WLC.
\u2022
Prime the AP.
\u2022

The Cisco 1000 Series APs use a string format for DHCP option 43, whereas the Aironet APs use the type, length, value (TLV) format for DHCP option 43. DHCP servers must be programmed to return the option based on the AP DHCP Vendor Class Identifier (VCI) string (DHCP option 60). The VCI strings for Cisco APs that can operate in lightweight mode are:

AP

VCI String
1000 Series
Airespace.AP1200
Aironet 1130 Series
Cisco AP c1130
Aironet 1240 Series
Cisco AP c1240
Aironet 1200 Series
Cisco AP c1200
The format of the TLV block is:

Type\ue001xf1 (decimal 241)
\u2022
Length\ue000number of controller IP addresses * 4
\u2022
Value\ue000list of WLC management interfaces
\u2022
You can configure DHCP servers to return WLC IP addresses in vendor\u2212specific option 43 in the DHCP offer
to lightweight Cisco APs. When the AP gets an IP address via DHCP, the AP looks for WLC IP addresses in
Cisco \u2212 Wireless LAN Controller and Lightweight Access Point Basic Configuration Example

the option 43 field in the DHCP offer. The AP sends a unicast LWAPP discovery message to each of the
WLCs that are listed in the DHCP option 43. WLCs that receive the LWAPP discovery request messages
unicast a LWAPP discovery response to the AP. The AP attempts to resolve the DNS name
CISCO\u2212LWAPP\u2212CONTROLLER.localdomain. When the AP is able to resolve this name to one or more IP
addresses, the AP sends a unicast LWAPP discovery message to the resolved IP addresses. Each of the WLCs
that receives the LWAPP discovery request message replies with a unicast LWAPP discovery response to the
AP.

Configure
Complete these steps in order for AP registration to occur:
Have a DHCP server present so that the APs can acquire a network address.
Note: Option 43 is used if the APs reside in a different subnet.
1.
Configure the WLC for basic operation.
2.
Configure the switch for the WLC.
3.
Configure the switch for the APs.
4.
Register the lightweight APs to the WLCs.
5.
Configure mobility groups for the WLCs.
6.
Note: Use the Command Lookup Tool ( registered customers only) in order to obtain more information on the
commands used in this section.
Network Diagram
This document uses this network setup:
Configure the WLC for Basic Operation

When the controller boots at factory defaults, the bootup script runs the configuration wizard, which prompts
the installer for initial configuration settings. Complete these steps in order to enter settings with use of the
wizard on the command\u2212line interface (CLI):

Note: Be sure that you understand how to configure an external DHCP server and/or DNS.
Connect your computer to the WLC with use of a DB\u22129 null modem serial cable.
1.
Open a terminal emulator session with these settings:
9600 baud
\u2666
8 data bits
\u2666
2.
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