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Looking to replace og add Cisco Wireless Controller


A customer has a Cisco Wireless 520ish controller with 6 AP's.
I'm not familiar with cisco hw, so i wonder:
is it possible to add another controller and let the new and old one work together? or if I need to replace it, which model controller should I choose, for app 16 APs?

I've given the customer an offer with Aruba Wireless, but they wanted Cisco as well to compare pricing, since the customer already have Cisco
Jakob Digranes
Jakob Digranes
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Craig BeckCommented:
You can only link the 526 to another 526, and then you can only have two per deployment AFAIK, which limits you to 12 APs in total.

If you want a Cisco controller to handle 16 APs you can go with a 2125 or a 4402 WLC.  The 4402 can support 12, 25 or 50 APs depending on the licence.

The Cisco APs you have will link to any Cisco WLC as long as they are running a lightweight software image.
Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantAuthor Commented:
thanks --- still; Aruba my flavour of the month; hoping they'll go for that

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