Cisco Wireless :: Configuring 1552E MAPs In MESH Topology With Controller?

Mar 21, 2013

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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Cisco Wireless :: 1552E Outdoor Mesh AP With 2504 Or 5508 Controller?

Sep 7, 2012

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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Cisco Wireless :: Mesh Network With 1552E And 1552I?

Aug 8, 2012

Done a wifi mesh using 1552E and  1552i mix of AP's ? With the 1552E as RAP and 1552I's as MAP's ? Is it a recommended model of deployment  and will it work well ? the 1552i having radiation pattern more towards the ground when mounted on top , will the mesh backhaul to the 1552E be strong enough ?
Will this work if i put the 1552e at a lower level than the 1552i so that the mesh is formed properly ?

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Cisco Wireless :: 1552E - Channel Setting On Mesh AP

Jun 6, 2012

In our mesh network. there are 8 root AP and 15 mesh AP . we are using 1552E ,i have few questions on it: 
1. If the ap's acting as mesh ap are connected with only 2.4 ghz external antenna, will they have problem joining the root access point to form mesh.
2. How should we set the channel assignments. Do we only set them in root ap's.
3. should the channels be set under 802.11a ?
4.should the channel be manually set or should it be left to be chosen dynamically.

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Cisco Wireless :: 1552E - Outdoor Enterprise Mesh 802.11n Deployment

Jul 20, 2011

Is Cisco WCS mandatory when deploying an outdoor enterprise mesh solution?If I am goin to use the 1552E purely as an outdoor access point ,do I really need the Cisco WCS?

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Cisco Wireless :: WLC 5508 - Client Don't Receives IP Through Mesh (1552E)

Jan 31, 2013

recently I installed  WLC 5508 en the central office and installed a network mesh in a remote office; central and remote office is connected with serial link as WAN, and I have dhcp server in the remote office for give ip address to all users and devices in the remote office. Additional I have 5 LAP1552 (mesh) and 2 LAP1260 in the remote office, all clients that connect to LAP1260(this don't belong to the mesh) receive ip address from dhcp server, but neither client that try to connect to the mesh (LAP1552) receive ip address from dhcp server. I don't have if I doing some thing bad. The range IP that receive the all ap's belong to the network of devices and the range ip for the users belong to network of users.

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Cisco Wireless :: Use AP1262 Indoor In Mesh Network With 1552E?

Mar 5, 2013

I have a running Mesh Network with AP 1552E and Controller 5508. The end customer has a new requirement to have a indoor coverage near to AP1552E (mesh AP). But in this building he has not any wired Network (it is far from any switched site). The question is: We can use an AP1262 indoor with Line Of Sigth to AP1552E in the running Mesh Network? I know AP1262 can be used in a  Mesh Netwok  (Root or Mesh) configuring it as BRIDGE [URL]

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Cisco Wireless :: Power Rating Of 1552e Mesh AP Before Antennas Are Attached?

Mar 15, 2013

What is the power rating of a 1552e mesh AP before the antennas are attached? I have the dual band 2.4 / 5 GHz antennas. I know their Db rating, but I have not been able to find what the AP is.

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Cisco Wireless :: 1552E - Sensor Connected To Mesh Access Point

Jan 21, 2013

A 1552E has a temperature gauge sensor connected to its power over Ethernet port. the port status shows line protocol as down.The cable from 1552 to the sensor has been changed twice. We can see the 1552E gig1 interface is at 1000full duplex. Is there any chance the speed is causing the problem here. it seems the 1552E doesn't allow to set different speed & remains on 1000.

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Cisco :: Unable To Save Topology Maps LMS 2.2

Feb 21, 2005

I have users that are unable to save their changes to topology maps - when devices are moved in a map and the map is exited, the next time the user goes into the map it is back at the default layout.  The unusual part is that this does not affect all users - I have two users with the same CiscoWorks rights, but only one can save map changes.  The admin user is one that can't save map changes.  I'm running LMS 2.2 on Solaris 2.8.  The problem existed before and after I upgraded to Campus Manager IDU 11, and stopping and starting services hasn't worked.

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Cisco Wireless :: 1524 / Mesh Topology Parent Child Optimization?

Feb 6, 2010

Release 6 controller 9 Mesh APs. 1524 (2x 5G radios, 1x 2.4G)  and 1522 (1x 5G radios, 1x 2.4G) Designed for 3 linear hops and then a split to the rest.
AP1 = Root AP
linear to
Linear to
Linear to
equidistant to
AP5 and AP6

The rest are further away from AP4, but have visibility back to AP 4 The issue is after an event (say a power outage) at AP4.AP5 uses AP3 as it's parent.That's okay during the power failure, but when AP4 comes back up, I want to force AP5 to switch it's parent to AP4.You may ask why, if AP5 can reach AP3 okay, it's okay to leave it that way.

test   --------packet loss %-----
speed  AP3toAP5 AP3toAP4  AP5-AP4
=====  =======  =======   =======
54M     100        0         0
48M     100        0         0
36M      52.6      0         0
24M       1.44     0         0
18M       0.89     0         0
So you can see it's desireable now that AP5 uses AP4 as it's parent.Over time, the system might figure it out, but our limited experience shows it seems to stick to the way it is.To complicate matters, sometimes we've found that it doesn't seem to reconfigure when the channel number has changed so AP5 can reach AP3, but AP4 (1524) comes up with a different channel on it's downlink radio.So, how can we force a mesh topology reevaluation/change for either 1 AP or the whole bridge group?I thought changing the bridge speed from "auto" to 54M (on AP3 above, for example) might force the attached children to rethink it, but it didn't seem to work (maybe I needed to wait an hour?).I also thought tweaks to "Radio Performance Profile" for radio might work. (not sure what to change, or how long to wait for a result)reseting APs and hoping they come back in a better topology is painful and slow.

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Cabling / Cards :: Connect 4-6 Laptops In A Mesh Network Topology?

Feb 18, 2012

I need to connect 4-6 laptops in a mesh network topology. What equipment do I need (switches, hubs cable etc..) and how should I create the connection?

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Cisco 1500 Series AP - Outdoor Wi-Fi Mesh Topology Versus Repeaters

Apr 3, 2012

Here's the current configuration in our organization (which I believe is incorrect):We have a number of Cisco 1500 series AP's (22 in total), that are mounted outdoors to provide seamless WiFi coverage over a large area. Each AP however has its own physical ethernet connection back to the WLC (All the AP's are marked as Root AP's). They are all broadcasting the same SSID. We have tried to stagger the channel selection but because there are only three non-overlapping channels to choose from, and in some areas the density of AP's is quite high, there is multiple places of channel interference. With this configuration we experience 100-150 disconnects from clients every day. (Our clients are mobile so they move throughout the coverage area constantly).

My idea is to switch the AP's to the same channel thereby forming a wireless mesh, use the built in functionality of the 1500 series to use 802.11a as the backhaul, designate one or two AP's as root AP's and wire them back to the WLC. Thereby forming a WiFi mesh, which if I'm not mistaken is the point of the 1500 series in the first place!

I am however completely new at WiFi networks and wondering if I am simply mistaken in what I believe my proposed changes will enable, or if there is a better way to tackle the WiFi topology.

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Cisco Wireless :: 5508 Or 2504 - Which Controller To Use For 1552E Outdoor AP

Sep 8, 2012

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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Cisco Wireless :: 2504 Controller Can Support 1552E Access Point?

Jul 27, 2012

Question about cisco 2504 wireless controller, is it support cisco 1552E outdoor access point? If NO provide me the correct series/model.

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Cisco Wireless :: 5508 - LAP And Mesh AP With Controller Concepts

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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Cisco Wireless :: 802.11a Mesh Outdoors With 5500 Controller

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?
Ideally i would prefer to use 2.4GHz and repeater access points for those areas not serviced with data connection but I cant find any info' so far on how whether the 5500 controller is able to manage repeater access points.

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Cisco Wireless :: 1552 - Controller Based Mesh Configuration

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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Cisco Wireless :: New 1552AP Mesh With 5508 Controller Version

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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Cisco Wireless :: CAP3501 With 2504 Controller Not Working MESH?

Mar 17, 2013

CAP3501 + Cisco 2504 controller, not working MESH? So it should be, or what I am doing is not correct.

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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 :: 1510 Mesh AP With 5508 WLAN Controller

Feb 24, 2013

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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Cisco Wireless :: 5508 - Configuring Repeater To Wlan Controller?

Jan 1, 2013

I have Cisco 5508 Wlan Controller Software version and I have Cisco AIR-CAP3602I-E-K9 Lightweight Access Points network and its working fine now I want to configure the Repeater in this network.  Because there is one area we cannot layout the cable.  How to add the repeater and how to configure the repeater in wlan controller network.
Do i need the change the software of Wlan Controller to support Mesh Network or this version can support the repeater because for 1 access point i dont want to upgrade the version.

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Cisco Wireless :: Configuring RADIUS Server On 2500 Controller

Dec 3, 2012

We have recently installed Cisco for our wireless solution. We are an education and are looking to let staff and pupils bring their own devices. The route that we are planning to take to let them join the school's WiFi is to implement a RADIUS server so that they can authenticate with their Active Directory username and password. I have tried to test the solution but so far without any success. I am using a Windows Server 2008 R2 as my NPS server, I have setup the Cisco controller as per below:
Security Tab | RADIUS | Authentication - I added my windows server there and the preshared key, the Network User and Management is ticket and the server responds to a ping command,In the WLANs Tab, I selected my test WLAN and under Security | AAA Servers I selected the RADIUS server that I configured in the Security TabI then try to logon to my test WLAN and on the Cisco WLAN controller I get the following error: AAA Authentication Failure for UserName:test User Type: WLAN USER 
Before trying to tinker with policies on the Windows Server I was wondering if the RADIUS is correctly setup on the Controller or have I missed something obvious?

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Oct 4, 2011

We have 4 1142N LAPs that I want to divide between an internal wireless and a guest wireless network using the controller.  Currently all of the APs are on an established internal network, but I want to migrate one over to a test guest network before buying more LAPs to augment the networks further. Currently the port connecting to the WCS from the 3560 switch is configured as an access port using VLAN 10.  Whenever I make it a trunk port carrying VLAN 10 as well as the other ports we will be using for the guest and ap-manager networks, I lose connection with the controller.  To me this implies that the port on the controller is configured as an access port as well.  In the documentation I found for the controller it states that by default the ports are al configured to be trunks, but it appears as though something was changed by the previous tech.  All of the APs are connected to other switches, not to the controller itself.
1) How can I get the port on the controller back to being a trunk port

2) Can I use the internal DHCP server for the guest network if the subnet is different than the management subnet, or will I have to use another external server and relay/proxy it through the controller to give guest clients IP addresses?

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Mar 13, 2012

I bought 6 air-lap1042n-a-k9 for our business.  They are mounted.  I bought a Cisco POE switch for them. I hooked them up and realized they needed a Wireless LAN Controller.  I have never dealt with these before.  From my research, I need to buy AIR-WLC2106-K9.Can I just connect my POE switch to the LAN Controller to configure all 6 access points that are connected to the POE switch?

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Cisco Wireless :: 1552E Rap Locks Up

Aug 21, 2012

1552E Rap will "lock" up, and not allow MAPs to connect through it to join. the WLC.  Rebooting the Rap will resolve the issue, but the problem comes back and some random point in the future.  Prior to rebooting the Rap to fix the issue, the Rap shows as joined to the WLC, but I have noticed that the neighbor details look stale, meaning my MAPs don't show up as neighbors, but other MAPs in the area are in the neighbor list, listed by MAC address.  At this time, I can not confirm whether or not the neighbor detials are changing (updating), but I can confirm that my MAPs never show up as neighbors.As soon as the RAP is rebooted, MAPs join the controller again.

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Apr 10, 2012

We purchased cisco AIR-CAP1552E-A-K9 and it has IOS c1520-k9w8-mx.124-23c.JA2. WLC with the lastest firmware is not able to connect to the Cisco 1552E. 1552E log show that it can see the WLC but unable to connect. We have devices for both U.S and Australia domain. Why are the 1552E not able to connect to the WLC?

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Cisco Wireless :: Switches Off Of 1552e APs?

Mar 11, 2012

I am designing a wireless mesh network for a client using several 1552 access points that will be bridged together. Only the RAP has a wired connection to their existing network. The client has informed me they want to hang switches off of the MAPs to connect existing wired devices. I found this in the install manual, "To forward bridge traffic, add a switch between the power injector and controller" but I will not be using power injectors (just AC power). Will adding a switch off of the AP's impact their wireless bridging abilities?

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Apr 25, 2013

I can't find information about two features in 1524PS and 1552E/EU:
1. Does it have WEP encryption ?

2. Does it have SNMPv3 protocol for monitoring and remote managing ?
I guess, that software is similar in both, so answer will be the same in 1524PS and 1552E/EU.
How to confirm this features in 1524PS ?

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Sep 18, 2012

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Apr 1, 2013

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Cisco Wireless :: Loading Autonomous Image On 1552E

Jan 28, 2013

I've looked through the documentation for loading the autonomous image on a 1552E WAP that has the lightweight image on it.  All the documentation I can find mentions using the "archive" command at the command line.  It doesn't appear to like the archive command.
I've seen in the documentation that it also mentions the software is loadable through the controller, but I can't figure out how to do that.
I currently have the 1552E connected to my 5508 controllers running 7.3 software. how to load this autonomous image on to the 1552E? I'm planning on using it to do site surveys with the 1552E.

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