Cisco Wireless Controller and 3rd party access points

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Is there any way to get 3rd party access points to work with Cisco Access Points managed by a Cisco WIFI controller (WLC 2504) ?  

What I want to do is extend access via repeater, but I want to do this with non Cisco devices if possible (make them a client of the Cisco WIFI LAN).
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You can't get a 3rd-party AP to work with a Cisco WLAN, especially if you want to repeat a LWAPP AP's signal.

The best you could do is use an autonomous Cisco AP to connect to the WLAN on one radio by configuring it in workgroup bridge mode, then configure the second radio as a root AP.  The problem with this is that you can only connect to and repeat one SSID this way.

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