Cisco Wireless :: 4404 / Remote Mesh AP With Centralized Controller?

Jan 2, 2010

we are in the midst of designing a wireless Mesh AP solution for our customer.
Customer Requirement:-
1. Customer wants to deploy REmote MEsh APs (1500 Series) with a centralized 4404 Controller at HQ site.

2. The Remote and HQ site is linked thru a leased line with 2 routers in between
Based on cisco's document REAP and HREAP is not supported in LWAPP Mesh APs. So if the Mesh APs were to be deployed at Remote sites (3 total). How this be achieved?

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Cisco Wireless :: Several Remote Sites And Centralized WLC5508

Nov 8, 2011

I have been asked to setup wireless and we have purchased WLC 5508 and 1142 APs.We have several remote sites and a  centralized WLC.  The requirement are to have a common SSID  (Corporate) advertised across all the remote sites and have that SSID locally switched, and have another two SSID Guest and Mobile tunneled back to the central site (WLC).I want all the wireless (Corporate) clients to use the same subnet as the wired clients at each remote site, the IP assigment will be done by a DHCP server at the central site. The Guest and Mobile users will use a common subnet each across all the site and this will also be handled by the DHCP server at the central site.
I have enabled H-REAP with Centralized  Authentication and Local switching but I'm not sure about the second  part which is to have a common SSID (Corporate) across the remote sites and localy switched whilst having the other two SSIDs tunneled back to the WLC. Cisco TAC told me to configure dynamic interfaces for each of the remote site but then he said I still wouldn't be able to switch the Corporate traffic localy if I use a different subnet to the wired subnet for the wireless clients.

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Aug 12, 2012

I know that the 3600 series APs are not supported on the 4404 WLC.  However, would the following scenario be supported? I would like to use the 4404 (software rel. 7.0) as a guest anchor with a 5508 (software release 7.2) as the foreign controller supporting series 3600 APs.  I ask because the APs do not need to join the guest anchor.

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Jan 29, 2013

I have one controller 5508 that will hold 50 LAP 1262 and another Controller that will hold another 50 outdoor mesh access point 1552. Both controllers (not redundant) are at the HQ while the access points are distributed between HQ and 3 branches.
The requirements is to have the SAME 4 SSIDs on MESH and LAP each have a security type (, wep,wpa,dot1x...) on HQ and Branches. Now, in the HQ I don't think I will face a problem since the WLCs is on the same LAN, so 5 interface v lans will be configured one for the WLCs and access point and another 4 interface v lans for the 4 SSIDs.
Now, for the remote sites I need to create another vlan on the switch with DHCP and option 43 ..... for the access point to register with the controller.
But here, do I have to create another 4 interface v lans (4 different sub nets) that should be bidden to the SSID as in the HQ?

Or the Access point will encapsulate all the traffic including the client traffic? Note that I have outdoor mesh access point and Lightweight access point and the BW link between the HQ and branch is 100M.
Also Can I have roaming between the same SSID that broadcasted on MESH and LAP knowing that each have different controller.

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May 27, 2012

I am working on a project that will involve 5500 controllers managing 1260 series N rate A/Ps. There may be a requirement for MESH but my previous experience using Motorola 802.11a radios is that random, intermittent radio detections resulted in the MESH network having to keep re-forming resulting in less than 100% availability.
What's peoples experience in the UK is 802.11a outdoors?
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Jun 26, 2012

I have to install a wireless mesh network shortly using Cisco 1552 APs.  This will be controller based using 5508 controllers.  The controllers currently have some 1262 APs configured in a mesh and bridging configuration so happy that it all basically works.  My question is - what is the "config mesh range' command doing on the controller ( or setting the Range(RootAP to MeshAP) setting on the controller mesh GUI.  The default setting is 12000feet and I have left it at default at present.  Just interested in what this is used for - I assume it alters the mesh protocol parameters somehow ( or the RF parameters perhaps ) as it suggests in the guide that mesh APs will reboot following this command being changed.

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Dec 12, 2011

New to working with Wireless and the Cisco Meshing concept so have a few questions to ask.I currently have the majority of the mesh setup and configured.  I have a setup with two RAPs with 9 MAPS connecting to each RAP.
First question is how many MAPS can connect to a RAP generally?Secondly how can I block other cisco AP's that are not in my mesh network from trying to connect to my AP's
The below is constantly hammering the logs for 6 devices that are Cisco close to my mesh that are not mine.
Sat Nov 12 23:31:53 2011
Mesh child node '58:35:d9:aa:db:4f' has changed its parent to mesh node '88:f0:77:b7:c6:e0' from mesh node '88:f0:77:b7:c6:c0'.
Mesh Node '58:35:d9:aa:db:4f' failed to join controller, MAC address not in MAC filter list.
I have only added the MAC addresses of my AP's in to my AP Policy under security.  Would these other AP's affect the mesh in any way?What I am seeing is the AP's constantly changing the child to parent relationship.  I have inherited this network and they have about 20 AP's all within a square mile which is absolutely overkill.  Would this close proximity of AP's together be the cause for the constant child parent changes?
How close should I have RAP's together.  The network was setup so two raps are about 20 metres apart and the AP's on one side connect to RAP1 and the other to RAP2?How do you deal with Radar?  The install is pretty much next to an airfield with radar running and a few times I have seen all the AP's disconnect and change channels.

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We had our wireless mesh network running with 4400 Controller and 1510 A.Ps. Now that we have bought new 5508 Controller (with SW: 7.2) and 3600 Indoor APs, we are unable to add legacy APs on our new controller. After a wild googling I have found that for 1510 APs i need to be on SW ver: 4.0. But that will lead into another situation i-e I wont be able to have my 3600 APs on WLAN Controller.

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I have a Cisco 4404 wireless lan controller managing about 85 AP's.
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Iam having trouble to conect my 1121-AG AP`s to my 4404 WLC.
My WLC version is
I can see he AP is getting an IP address from the controller(internal DHCP). But from some reason they can`t connect to the WLC. I have tried many things such as:

1)reset to default settings

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1 of my AP 1121AG is working properly.

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Our company has 8 4404-100 Cisco wireless controllers and each WLC has 8 W LANs configured. They are all working fine. However, the WLAN ID sequence is not consistent. I'm wondering if it's possible to change the WLAN ID on these WLCs without (or slightly) impacting the users. I don't want to re-configure all the WLAN profiles.

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Sep 10, 2012

This is what the Log shows when I try adding a 4404 to NCS 
[2012-09-11 12:37:04,199] [ICE Service[ 1]Thread: 7] [inventory] [INFO ] - Complete inventory for deviceid 11020009 at Tue Sep 11 12:37:04 EST 2012. Total time taken to collect inventory in milliseconds = 1304
[2012-09-11 13:48:41,707] [http-443-10] [inventory] [INFO ] - Device with id 11020010 is managed state now, initial inventory collection started
[2012-09-11 13:48:41,768] [http-443-10] [inventory] [INFO ] - Initial inventory collection completed for device with id 11020010 without exception
[2012-09-11 13:48:41,822] [ICE Service[ 1]Thread: 8] [inventory] [INFO ] - Enter collect inventory for deviceid 11020010 at Tue Sep 11 13:48:41 EST 2012
[2012-09-11 13:48:41,960] [ICE Service[ 1]Thread: 8] [inventory] [INFO ] -  Called device ID = 11020010.
[2012-09-11 13:48:42,045] [ICE Service[ 1]Thread: 8] [inventory] [INFO ] - Invoking FeatureRunner [returned result: mib2-bootstrap] for MNE collection of device: 11020010)
[2012-09-11 13:48:42,159] [ICE Service[ 1]Thread: 8] [inventory] [ERROR] - No matching device profile found.......


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I have to build a MESH topology with 1 Root Access Point and 4 Mesh Access Points which are 1552E.I have a wireless controller which is a WiSM 2 card into a 6500 chassis.I want to know if there is a pre-configuration to do on the AP before installing it, or if they are automaticaly discovered by controller (even for MESH AP which are NOT wired to LAN) ?

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which controller I should use with 11 1552E AP ? I know 5508 will work with the AP's, but would the 2504 also work? If 2504 will work, I will go for the 2504 since its a cheaper solution.

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How many SSID can be create in a 4404 controller and also in standalone 1250  AP? How many VLANs can be created in eac one?

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Aug 16, 2011

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2.- I already configured the Controller --- > General --- > Broadcast forwarding (enable) + AP Multicast Mode (Multicast / IP:
3.-I already configured the Controller --- > Multicast ---- > Enable Global Multicast Mode (selected) + Enable IGMP Snooping (selected) + Enable MLD Snooping (selected). Please see the attachment.
4.-Do I have to configure something in the Mobility Management --- > Multicast Messaging --- > (Enable Multicast Messaging + Local Group Multicast IP Address) ?????
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