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Cisco Air-Cap26021-A-K9 -- controller - stand alone question

Posted on 2016-09-16
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Hi,

My office is moving to a new a location where the previous tenant left a lot of Cisco Air-Cap26021-A-K9  APs for us to grab if we wanted to, they left no controller however. My question is: can they be used as stand alone APs? from what i've read i don't think they can but i'm just making sure. Also, would it be possible for us to buy a controller to configure the units? I haven't worked with Cisco wireless gear before so i'm not sure if: 1. it's possible, 2. cost effective, meaning, do we need licenses for the AP and the controller?. 3. is it worth, the see they are 802.11n and we are using ac at the other place with stand alone APs. 4. Are they still supported? don't want to make any investment in it if Cisco does not provide any type of support any longer for this product.

Thanks in advanced.
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You can use them standalone by downgrading the code to the autonomous version.

If you want to use a WLC you still can. They're EoS but not EoL.

How many APs do you have?
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i believe we have about 8 or 10 APs. Do you know what controller works with those APs?
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A 2504 would be perfect for up to 75 APs. You can buy a 2504 with 10 AP licenses and get it all going.
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