Need help joining Cisco Access Points to Wireless LAN Controller

Hello, I am setting up a wireless network for a client. It has one Cisco 2106 Wireless LAN Controller and three Cisco Aironet 1131AG Lightweight Access Points. The software version on the 2106 is 4.2.130 and the software version on the Access Points is 12.3.11(JX1). I have the access points connected directly to the wireless LAN controller.

I am having trouble getting the Wireless LAN Controller to see the Access Points and associate with them. It shows link lights but does not recognize them as access points. I have gone through Cisco's Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide, Chapter 7, Controlling Lightweight Access Points and tried to set it up using their method but it suggests needing CAPWAP and as far as I can tell, mine only uses LWAPP. I'm very lost here, so maybe someone can give me a rundown of possible configuration settings that I should check and we'll go from there? I am a CCNA and I do know my way around most Cisco equipment, but this is my first time working with their wireless products. Thanks!
sfjcpuAsked:
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KevinCovertCommented:
You will need to connect the controller to a switch and then connect the AP to that switch.  The controller must be configured as well in order for the access points to begin broadcasting a wireless network SSID

Get your controller on your network, configure your controller, connect a console cable to your AP and connect your AP to the switch and power it up (if the switch is not PoE).

The AP's automatically poll for controllers if they are the lightweight AP's if they are not and they are acting as a standalone or autonomous, you will have to reconfigure the AP to act as a lightweight AP.

Hope that helps.

Also, if you recently purchased the controller Cisco will assist with basic setup.
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sfjcpuAuthor Commented:
Is there any way to set it all up without connecting the controller to a switch or network? I'd like to have everything set up and tested before I install it into my client's office.
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KevinCovertCommented:
Not really, you'll want to test it out in the production environment.  Worst case I would go out and buy a cheap $40 switch for your house/office.  Make sure to use the correect IP subnet and a free address for the controller.
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sfjcpuAuthor Commented:
Alright I got it. Sure enough, just had to hook it up to the network. Thanks for the help!
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