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How do I connect a Cisco Aironet 1130AG Series AP to a Cisco 4402 WLAN controller

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello All,
As per title.  Already have 6 WAPs running fine on the network without a problem, however, I didn't do the original config. Thought it would be a matter of changing the settings on the port that the WAP is (wired) connected to, to use the correct VLAN (100) and then the controller would pick up the WAP and push the config.

Am using the web interface for the controller - do I have to register the WAP on the controller? I can't see where that might be.

Thanks Jon
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Are the APs running independently of the WLC?

you have to change the software on the APs so that they can talk to the WLC  in the way you want .. ( so that they are in lightweight mode)

is a bit of work needed  but is worth it...

You need to install and run the upgrade tool...


it will talk to your current APs and transform them, once this is done, the WLC will be able to see them for centralised management.

Only problem is , i am not sure what happens to your original configuration on the APs -- maybe best to test out with 1 -- as when i implemented this with our wireless infrastructure, it was done at the start -- so not too sure about how it will affect config of an independent AP

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Hi Peter,

The APs that are already there are running from the WLC, but perhaps an "out of the box" AP isn't set up to run like this.

Maybe I'll try that tool on the new AP that I have - many thanks
oh yes this is true, with an 'out of the box 'one -- youll need to adjust the software -- that tool should do it.

but you need to console in and put the ip -- im sure you already done that !

good luck.

Are you using DHCP? If so, you can set the option on the DHCP server to point you to the controller. Are you sure the new AP is LWAPP? The option is 43 under 241 "Wireless Controller IP Address". If you are using static addresses, you will have to change it via the console port. If you are using DHCP or static, the controller will push code upgrades and config once it sees the AP.


Hi Peter, thanks for the info - this pointed me in the right direction. For any others who ref this, there isn't/wasn't a quick fix, so this is as good as I could expect. Delayed answering as have not managed to download tool and run successfully yet. However, do expect that this is the correct solution.
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