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What IP Value to Enter for Lightweight AP to Connect to vWLC

Hi,

I am setting up a wireless lab with 5 Cisco Air-Cap3502I-L-K9's and Cisco Virtual Wireless Lan Controller.

I've reset the AP (at least I'm pretty sure I have) and I seem to have issues getting the AP's to connect to the VWLC.

 

This message is displayed every 30 seconds or so.

Not in Bound state.
*Mar  1 00:20:18.082: %CAPWAP-3-DHCP_RENEW: Could not discover WLC. Either IP address is not assigned or assigned IP is wrong. Renewing DHCP IP.
*Mar  1 00:20:21.105: %DHCP-6-ADDRESS_ASSIGN: Interface BVI1 assigned DHCP address 192.168.5.115, mask 255.255.255.0, hostname AP7081.05b0.f082

Translating "CISCO-CAPWAP-CONTROLLER"...domain server (192.168.5.2)

Also, here's the vWLC IP info:

Management : Port 1; Vlan ID 100; IP Address: 10.0.0.2; Type: Static; AP Mgr: yes;

Service Port: Port: N/A; Vlan ID: N/A; IP Address: 192.168.5.113; DHCP: No; AP Mgr: No

 

So I'm confused, im trying to get the ap to connect to the service port @ 192.168.5.113 and it doesn't seem to be able to connect. Does it need to connect to 10.0.0.2? If so, do I need to change any settings on my network? The network operates on the 192.168.5... range so does something need to change?

Also, why is it "translating cisco-capwap-controller" / what does that mean? Is it trying to look up the ip of that hostname?

 

I haven't done any other configuration to the AP, i just reset it, and as far as I can tell, the AP should just automatically connect to teh vwlc, or so I am told.

 

Lots of questions here,

 

Cheers and thanks for your help!

 

EDIT: Just remembered, the AP is flashing green & red as well, although I'm not sure what that means, and i've given it plenty of power over POE (I think; its set to get up to 15400mWatts)

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Re: What IP Value to Enter for Lightweight AP to Connect to vWLC

DHCP Option 43
Beginner

Re: What IP Value to Enter for Lightweight AP to Connect to vWLC

Where is that configured? On the AP or on DHCP server?

Beginner

Re: What IP Value to Enter for Lightweight AP to Connect to vWLC

After creating a DHCP server via win server 2019, and adding rule 43, I now get these messages:

Translating "CISCO-CAPWAP-CONTROLLER.axtmann.ca"...domain server (1.1.1.1)

*Mar  1 01:51:40.935: %CAPWAP-5-DHCP_OPTION_43: Controller address 192.168.5.113 obtained through DHCP
Not in Bound state.
*Mar  1 01:52:27.450: %CAPWAP-3-DHCP_RENEW: Could not discover WLC. Either IP address is not assigned or assigned IP is wrong. Renewing DHCP IP.
*Mar  1 01:52:30.470: %DHCP-6-ADDRESS_ASSIGN: Interface BVI1 assigned DHCP address 192.168.5.10, mask 255.255.255.0, hostname AP7081.05b0.f082

Translating "CISCO-CAPWAP-CONTROLLER.axtmann.ca"...domain server (1.1

As far as I can tell, it seems that the AP can find the controller, but It does not seem to want to connect for some reason? Any Idea why?

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Re: What IP Value to Enter for Lightweight AP to Connect to vWLC

check the time on controller !

also paste the output of these commands:

 

sh sysinfo from WLC

sh version from AP

and complete bootup process from AP console.

 

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Re: What IP Value to Enter for Lightweight AP to Connect to vWLC

vWLC output of show sysinfo:

(Cisco Controller) >show sysinfo

Manufacturer's Name.............................. Cisco Systems Inc.
Product Name..................................... Cisco Controller
Product Version.................................. 8.1.120.0
RTOS Version..................................... 8.1.120.0
Bootloader Version............................... 8.1.120.0
Emergency Image Version.......................... 8.1.120.0

Build Type....................................... DATA + WPS

System Name...................................... CISCO-CAPWAP-CONTROLLER
System Location..................................
System Contact...................................
System ObjectID.................................. 1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.1631
IP Address....................................... 10.0.0.2
IPv6 Address..................................... ::
System Up Time................................... 2 days 14 hrs 2 mins 29 secs
System Timezone Location.........................
System Stats Realtime Interval................... 5
System Stats Normal Interval..................... 180

Configured Country............................... CA  - Canada

--More-- or (q)uit

State of 802.11b Network......................... Enabled
State of 802.11a Network......................... Enabled
Number of WLANs.................................. 1
Number of Active Clients......................... 0

Burned-in MAC Address............................ 00:0C:29:E6:AC:ED
Maximum number of APs supported.................. 200
System Nas-Id.................................... h
WLC MIC Certificate Types........................ SHA1

 

AP output of sh version :

Cisco IOS Software, C3500 Software (AP3G1-K9W8-M), Version 15.3(3)JA7, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2016 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 31-Mar-16 22:35 by prod_rel_team

ROM: Bootstrap program is C3500 boot loader
BOOTLDR: C3500 Boot Loader (AP3G1-BOOT-M), Version 15.3 [vtoky-imagetype 106]

AP7081.05b0.f082 uptime is 5 minutes
System returned to ROM by reload
System image file is "flash:/ap3g1-k9w8-mx.153-3.JA7/ap3g1-k9w8-xx.153-3.JA7"
Last reload reason:



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cisco AIR-CAP3502I-A-K9 (PowerPC460exr) processor (revision A0) with 98294K/32768K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FTX1534KDF0
PowerPC460exr CPU at 666Mhz, revision number 0x18A8
Last reset from reload
LWAPP image version 8.0.132.0
1 Gigabit Ethernet interface
2 802.11 Radios

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 70:81:05:B0:F0:82
Part Number                          : 73-12175-05
PCA Assembly Number                  : 800-32268-05
PCA Revision Number                  : A0
PCB Serial Number                    : FOC15302H94
Top Assembly Part Number             : 800-32891-01
Top Assembly Serial Number           : FTX1534KDF0
Top Revision Number                  : A0
Product/Model Number                 : AIR-CAP3502I-A-K9



Configuration register is 0xF
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Re: What IP Value to Enter for Lightweight AP to Connect to vWLC

Post the complete output to the WLC command of "sh time" and "sh license".
Console into the AP and reboot the AP. Post the entire boot-up process.
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