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Configuring an Cisco 1142, through a dumb switch to a 5508 controller.

Posted on 2016-08-23
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In my environment i have several 1142 access points being managed by a 5508 controller.

usually the port the AP is configured in has the following configuration:

interface FastEthernet1/0/34
 description Cisco AP-Flexconnect Port
 switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
 switchport trunk native vlan 8
 srr-queue bandwidth share 10 10 60 20
 priority-queue out
 mls qos trust dscp
 auto qos voip trust
 storm-control broadcast level bps 50m 25m
 storm-control multicast level bps 50m 25m
 storm-control action shutdown
 macro description APPORT
 spanning-tree link-type point-to-point
end

I need to take a dumb switch (3750x) that has been reset to factory defaults and is being used to do imaging ..etc.  and plug a couple of the APs into it, to expand WIFI in a large GYM area.

the only configuration on those ports are:

swtichport mode encapsulation dot1q
switchport mode trunk

I do get POE  to the AP, and it appears to be booting up, then just flashes green indefinitely. Any help getting my dumb switch to work with the access points would be appreciated.
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The APs need to be on VLAN 8, so unless you connect the dumb switch to an access port on VLAN 8 on the configured switch or trunk VLAN 8 to the dumb switch and put the AP ports in VLAN 8 it won't work.

Also, unless you're using APs in FlexConnect mode you only need to put the ports in access mode. They don't need trunk ports in Local mode.
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Thank you, with your advice I have it working.

currently my dumb switch port that the AP is plugged in looks like this:
Current configuration : 127 bytes
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/43
 switchport access vlan 8
 switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
 switchport mode access
end

 
the port that goes from the dumb switch to the stack looks like this:
Current configuration : 89 bytes
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/48
 switchport access vlan 8
 switchport mode access
end
 
And the Port on the stack looks like this:


Current configuration : 86 bytes
!
interface FastEthernet1/0/34
 switchport access vlan 8
 switchport mode access
end

AP Configuration
AP set to Local Mode
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