My first meeting with the C1532 access point tripped me somewhat.
Due to the fact that this outdoor access point is mesh capable, it differs somewhat from your ordinary indoor access points.
This access point requires to be authorized prior to joining the controller. If it is not authorized you can find entries in Most Recent Traps such as
AAA Authentication Failure for Client MAC: 00:af:1f:62:c2:b0 UserName:70e423da2de1 User Type: WLAN USER Reason: Authentication failed
In order to authorize an access point, you need to go to Security > AAA > AP Policies and add the access point as show below.
Hope this helps,
Thanks a lot, it helped to me
Thank you very much Gos, this saved my life. I was trying to join a new 1542i outdoor AP for almost an hour with no success. Great post.
Glad you found it helpful. =)
Thank you very, very useful.
“This can happen if the Lightweight Access Point was shipped with a mesh image and is in Bridge mode. If the LAP was ordered with mesh software on it, you need to add the LAP to the AP authorization list. Choose Security > AP Policies and add AP to the Authorization List. The AP should then join, download the image from the controller, then register with the WLC in bridge mode. Then you need to change the AP to local mode. The LAP downloads the image, reboots and registers back to the controller in local mode.”
Thank you very much you helped me in 2021. :)