I need some guidance on what kind of a wireless Cisco configuration I should use to put Wireless in 20 remote offices located in several states. There is not an IT person working in these remote offices but we do have remote access capability to all and we can go onsite to do the initial install. We are decent at supporting a lot of Cisco gear - but except for some Cisco Access Points we have installed, we are not experienced on Cisco Wireless Lan Controllers and the various models of Cisco Access Points.
The first building we need to install will require 5 Access Points to cover. The largest will be 9 APs and the smallest will be 3 APs. For testing we purchased a WLAN 2106 (air-wlc2106-k9) and 5 Access Points (air-ap1231g-a-k9). We can change out the Cisco equipment if we need to. This is for data only not voice. I've tried to find a manual for the APs but can't find one anywhere on the web. All of the reading tells us that we can change the APs to be LAPs but we are not sure if this is required or desired. We do need to have a private SSID for employees and a public SSID for customers and would want to use WEP 128bit encryption and we will furnish customers with the keycode if they need it. We could just put up the APs without the WLAN but assume remote management of the APs would be easier with the WLAN. Note that each location has a Cisco ASA or PIX firewall already in place with a site to site VPN back to a central Cisco ASA in our data center. Right now the ASA or PIX does the DHCP for each location.
So assuming we want to be able to support the wireless in each location remotely and want a decent supportable config - what would be the optimum setup that would accomplish the items mentioned and why?? It would also be helpful if anyone has an example IOS config for both the WLAN and AP. Thanks a bunch in advance for your help!