I’m slightly confused with our Cisco WiFi at work. We use flexconnect mode on all APs and have a Cisco 5508 in our HQ they connect to. In our regional offices we also have the Cisco APs in flexconnect mode and publish the same SSID, but somehow the users get the same IP as our HQ (where DHCP is) which is ok but how is this even working as the regional LANs are all on different subnets.
Does the data get tunneled down to the WLC at the HQ and out of there? When I read up the APs in local mode should do this and not flexconnect.
If I go to WLC > Wireless > Access Points > Choose am AP (regional office) > FlexConnect
Here the Native VLAN is set to match the local switch. In there it says locally switch WLANs.
I don't remember how I set those SSIDs to be centrally switched at all, they are grey'd out. How do you set an SSID to be centrally switched like I have?
UPDATE: Strange I've gone to one of the SSIDs that we use in the HQ and all remote offices where we all get connected fine and on the same subnet. The APs are set to Flexconnect mode and in the advanced settings the 'FlexConnect Local Switch' option does not have a tick against it.
Confused, can someone sum this up for my brain on how this is working?
You need FoexConnect local switching enabled if you want clients to get DHCP from the local site.