Common Cisco WLC commands

Graphical interfaces are cool and some people prefer them period. I however believe that everything has its use and personally I love to utilize command line anytime I can when it comes to troubleshooting, configuring or looking at information. Yes there are times when I do like to use a GUI but especially when it… Continue Reading Common Cisco WLC commands

Cisco 1142 not joining Cisco 2504 WLC

%PKI-3-CERTIFICATE_INVALID_NOT_YET_VALID Recently I was setting up my lab environment with a Cisco 1142 Access Point and a Cisco 2504 Wireless LAN Controller and I ran into a minor issue. Cisco 1142 Access Point was not joining the WLC. I was getting the following error message when I consoled into the access point. *Jan 1 04:35:10.126:… Continue Reading Cisco 1142 not joining Cisco 2504 WLC

DHCP Option 43 for Cisco Access Points

Configuring DHCP Options for Cisco Access Points This is a quick reference on configuring DHCP Option 43 in Cisco IOS so that Cisco access points are able to find/join the controller residing in a different VLAN. I will use 192.168.10.0/24 network as an example where all the Cisco light weight access points will reside. Controller… Continue Reading DHCP Option 43 for Cisco Access Points

Upgrade Autonomous to LWAP – Cisco Access Points via CLI

It is much easier and faster to upgrade from Autonomous to Light Weight via command line. Below are the steps: First I put the Cisco Access Points (Autonomous) on the wireless VLAN Once they grabbed an IP address, I telnet into the Cisco Autonomous Access Point with the default credentials, usually they are UserName: Cisco, Password: Cisco, [Enable: Cisco] Next I confirmed that I have… Continue Reading Upgrade Autonomous to LWAP – Cisco Access Points via CLI

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