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No connection to WLC after VPN connection was lost

Hey Community,

 

I´ve got a problem which is freaking me out...

 

We have got several sites with Meraki "Routers" (MX65) and connected to them Cisco APs (AIR-LAP1131G-E-K9 / AIR-CAP1602I-E-K9)

The MX´s have got a IPSec Tunnel to a Fortigate 1000D Firewall (providet by external).

Always, when they do maintenance at the Fortigate FW and the Cluster does not work correctly, the site loose their VPN connection. Followed by this, the AP´s are not able to get back its connection to the Flex 5000 WLC...

The only way to solve this problem is to manually reboot the AP´s, but this would mean much trouble for the stuff on site. Or to reboot all MX´s (already have a script which is doing this for me, but its still annoying).

 

Has anyone had this problem or knows how to avoid this?

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Re: No connection to WLC after VPN connection was lost

That is weird. Normally, if an AP looses the connection to the WLC, it will start to reboot by itself after some minutes and continue to do so, until the WLC connection is restored.
Check here for more info about the timers: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/thread/97452 Maybe you have changed one of those or want to change one.
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Beginner

Re: No connection to WLC after VPN connection was lost

Thanks for your reply!

 

Found this now as well:

https://bst.cloudapps.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCva49651/?rfs=iqvred

 

Seems like I can´t fix it regarding to the old AP´s and we have the newest possible SW-Realease on the WLC... 8.0.152.0

 

VIP Advocate

Re: No connection to WLC after VPN connection was lost

It should actually be fixed in 8.0.140.0 and newer.
Anyway, check the timers, maybe you can enforce the reboot by lowering them.
Beginner

Re: No connection to WLC after VPN connection was lost

@patoberli,Which timers do you exactly mean? Where can I find it?

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Re: No connection to WLC after VPN connection was lost

Here: Wireless>Access Points>Global Configuration>

Check the previous link or the manual for information about the timers.




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