CAP1532i does not join the WLC

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.
AP Authorization List

Hope this helps,

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6 Responses to CAP1532i does not join the WLC


    “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.”

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