Cisco AP

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  • Configure the WLC through the serial port. Follow the prompts. (I used gtkterm, 9600,n,8,1)
  • Management Interface -
    • needs an IP address on the local subnet
    • use this to access the web GUI
    • assign to port 1
  • AP Interface -
  • Add the MAC address of the AP to the MAC filter list in the WLAN controller

DHCP Server

You need a DHCP server. The DHCP server in the 2106 can't hand out the special options (43 and 6,) which seems dumb. You can't use LWAPP Layer 2, either.

apt-get install dhcpd3-server

Configure the DHCP server. /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf Note that "option ap-name code 60 = text" adds option 60.

ddns-update-style none;
option ap-name code 60 = text;
option ap-ip code 43 = text;
default-lease-time 600;
max-lease-time 7200;
log-facility local7;
subnet netmask {
  option domain-name-servers;
  option routers;
  option broadcast-address;
  option ap-name "Cisco AP.LAP1510";
  option ap-ip "";
  default-lease-time 600;
  max-lease-time 7200;