Month: July 2016

Cisco Lightweight AP Registration

unclesamThis post is about the lightweight AP (LAP) registration process to the Cisco wireless LAN controller (WLC).

To troubleshoot an AP that will not join, we should first understand the process in which a Cisco LAP will try to register to a Cisco WLC.

Like many network devices, the LAP will request an IP address when you apply power and a network connection, unless you have configured a BVI1 IP address statically. The LAP must have an IP address in order to begin the discovery and join process.