Category Archives: Wireless

Does AP need to follow Cisco WLC upgrade path – a small test

Does AP need to follow WLC upgrade and get the intermediate release? Or will the Access Points survive if it skips the intermediate release? The release notes says yes – “When you upgrade Cisco WLC to an intermediate release, wait until all the APs that are associated with Cisco WLC are upgraded to the intermediate […]

Cisco AP not in bound state and will not join controller

At a customers a new SAP2702I would not join the controller and was stuck in a loop of translating cisco-capwap-controller and renew its IP address. Translating “CISCO-CAPWAP-CONTROLLER”…domain server ( S Loading ! Loading ! Loading ! Loading ! Not in Bound state. *Mar 1 00:03:37.059: %DHCP-6-ADDRESS_ASSIGN: Interface BVI1 assigned DHCP address […]

Failing to transfer image to Cisco CAP

When trying to load an image from tftp on your computer, the lightweight AP reverts its interfaces to DHCP because it is not able to find a controller. This happen when either archive download-sw or ordinary copy tftp flash It gives off the following error CAPWAP-3-STATIC_TO_DHCP_IP: Could not discover WLC using static IP. Forcing AP […]

How to dynamically assign VLAN ID to different users on same same SSID when using FlexConnect

Many wireless setups uses one SSID, where a range of different users are assigned different VLAN IDs depending on a number of criteria, such as department, geo-location and so forth. But when using Cisco FlexConnect, the setup is somewhat “hidden”. An example of such a setup is shown below: One of the pre-requisits for FlexConnect […]

Access requests discarded on Microsoft IAS

The issue at hand was simply that the wireless clients were unable to connect to a 802.1X-enabled wireless network. The clients were authentication themselves to a Microsoft Windows 2003 IAS-server and there had been some work with the certificates prior to this so it was most likely related to the certificates. First off I was […]