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Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration – Tips and Tricks

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All basic configuration has been created from following related posts. This post will focus on some other configuration or troubleshooting happened in real environment. Relate Posts: Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration Step by Step – Part 1 (CLI and GUI) – Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration Step by Step – Part 2 (User/Machine Auth) – Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration Step by Step – Part 3 (Certs Auth and Other Settings) Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration – Tips and Tricks 1. Create…

Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Redundancy Solutions: High Availability

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There are two options for Cisco Wireless Controller redundancy solutions, either Backup Controllers or High Availability, depending on the firmware version of WLC’s, failover time requirement, and budget. Using Backup Controller method, a single controller at another location can act as a backup for access points when they lose connectivity with the primary controller in the local region. Centralized and regional controllers do not need to be in the same mobility group. You can specify a primary, secondary, and tertiary…

Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration Step by Step – Part 1 (CLI and GUI Access, Upgrade)

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As the industry’s most deployed controller, the Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller provides the highest performance, security, and scalability to support business communications today and in the future. Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller • Support for up to 500 access points and 7000 clients • 8-Gbps throughput, eight 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports, with Link Aggregation Group (LAG) support • Standalone, rack-mountable appliance 5508 Front Panel Note: Service Port is the one above Redundancy Port. Relate Posts: Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration…

Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)

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Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure has been released for a couple of years. This post listed all reports found from Internet since 2010. If you are not familiar with this research publication or Gartner, please see graphic below. Gartner places vendors in one of four quadrants – Leaders, Visionaries, Niche Players and Challengers based on their score system. Source: Gartner (July 2013) 2016 No changes on Leaders Quadrant. Fortinet got into challenger.

Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration Step by Step – Part 3 (Certs Auth and Other Settings)

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This post will use a typical WiFi in office environment as an example to present related configuration on WLC, Radius (NPS), DHCP Servers. 1. Topology: 1.1 Network Topology Relate Posts: Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration Step by Step – Part 1 (CLI and GUI) –  Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration Step by Step – Part 2 (User/Machine Auth) –  Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration Step by Step – Part 3 (Certs Auth and Other Settings)  1.2 Device List: Cisco AP 1702i Switches…

Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration Step by Step – Part 2 (User/Machine Auth)

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RADIUS server has been used on a Cisco® Catalyst switch, router or IOS based wireless controllers in the context of enterprise network access security. 1. 802.1x and EAPWhile IEEE 802.1X enables authenticated access to IEEE 802 media, including Ethernet and 802.11 wireless LANs, the RADIUS infrastructure facilitates centralized Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) management for users and devices that connect and use network service(s). Relate Posts: Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration Step by Step – Part 1 (CLI and GUI) – …