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wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point

Hey guys,

I have a central 5508 wlc and a lof of access points in branch offices.

Branch offices are connected via Site to Site VPN.

All AIR-LAP1142 access points in our branch offices are connected to the central wlc.

Now, we got a new branch office for which I prepared a new access point.

What I did on the ap:

lwapp ap ip address 10.10.10.10 255.255.255.0

lwapp ap ip default-gateway 10.10.10.254

lwapp ap controller ip address 192.168.1.10

 

My problem now is that the ap doesn't connect to the wlc.

Are there any commands to force the connection?

I can ping the ap, there are no connectivity issues.

Am I missing configuration steps.

Where should the ap appear in wlc gui?

 

Thank you very much!

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Re: wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point

What version software does your WLC run, the LWAPP command normally is used for legacy code. You should rather use the CAPWAP command as it's discovery process is much more robust than LWAPP and have dynamic MTU.

 

Are you sure you have your subnet mask is correct or was this just a typo on the post? 

Beginner

Re: wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point

wlc does run software version 8.5.151.0.

 

I wanted to use CAPWAP command but it's not available. Is that normal?

 

Only lwapp command is available.

 

(You are right, that was a typo. I fixed it.)

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Re: wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point


@as00001111 wrote:

wlc does run software version 8.5.151.0.


1140 is not supported after 8.4.X.X (and later).

Beginner

Re: wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point

@Leo Laohoo 

Sorry I gave you a wrong information.

Software version on wlc is 8.3.150.0

How shall I proceed? capwap command is not available on the ap, only lwapp.

 

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Re: wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point

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Re: wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point

Most likely the code you run on the AP must be very old that don't support that CAPWAP command. The bigger problem you have as mentioned by @Leo Laohoo is your software version on the WLC.

 

You will need to check out the device Cisco Wireless Solutions Software Compatibility Matrix

 

Always double-check the release notes of the WLC software code versions as they will indicate what AP's are supported.

Beginner

Re: wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point

@Jurgens Lombard 

Sorry I gave the wrong information. Software version on wlc is 8.3.150.0

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Re: wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point

You can't use the capwap command once the ap has joined a controller. You need to factory default the ap if you want to use it.
-Scott
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Beginner

Re: wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point

I did a factory reset but couldn't use the capwap command. There is only lwapp command available.

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Re: wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point

Post the complete output to the following commands:
1. AP: sh version;
2. AP: sh ip interface brief;
3. WLC: sh sysinfo; and
4. WLC: sh time
Beginner

Re: wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point

AP:show version:
Cisco IOS Software, C1140 Software (C1140-RCVK9W8-M), Version 12.4(18a)JA, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc4)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2008 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 21-Nov-08 01:28 by prod_rel_team

ROM: Bootstrap program is C1140 boot loader
BOOTLDR: C1140 Boot Loader (C1140-BOOT-M) Version 12.4(18a)JA, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc4)

AP0022.bd1a.c016 uptime is 42 minutes
System returned to ROM by reload
System image file is "flash:/c1140-rcvk9w8-mx/c1140-rcvk9w8-mx"
Last reload reason:

 

cisco AIR-LAP1142N-E-K9 (PowerPC405ex) processor (revision A0) with 98294K/32768K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FCZ1337W0JH
PowerPC405ex CPU at 586Mhz, revision number 0x147E
Last reset from reload
LWAPP image version 3.0.51.0
1 Gigabit Ethernet interface

32K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.
Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:22:BD:1A:C0:16
Part Number : 73-11451-06
PCA Assembly Number : 800-30554-03
PCA Revision Number : A0
PCB Serial Number : FOC13344LS2
Top Assembly Part Number : 800-31273-01
Top Assembly Serial Number : FCZ1337W0JH
Top Revision Number : A0
Product/Model Number : AIR-LAP1142N-E-K9

Configuration register is 0xF

 


AP:show ip int b:
Interface IP-Address OK? Method Status Protocol
GigabitEthernet0 10.10.10.10 YES other up up

 

 

(Cisco Controller) >show sysinfo

Manufacturer's Name.............................. Cisco Systems Inc.
Product Name..................................... Cisco Controller
Product Version.................................. 8.3.150.0
Bootloader Version............................... 1.0.20
Field Recovery Image Version..................... 6.0.182.0
Firmware Version................................. FPGA 1.7, Env 1.8, USB console 2.2
OUI File Update Time............................. Sun Sep 07 10:44:07 IST 2014

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

System Name...................................... x
System Location.................................. x
System Contact................................... x
System ObjectID.................................. 1.3.6.1.4.1.9.1.1069
Redundancy Mode.................................. SSO
IP Address....................................... 192.168.1.10
IPv6 Address..................................... ::
Last Reset....................................... Software reset
System Up Time................................... 178 days 7 hrs 24 mins 6 secs
System Timezone Location......................... (GMT +1:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Vienna
System Stats Realtime Interval................... 5

--More-- or (q)uit
System Stats Normal Interval..................... 180

Configured Country............................... Multiple Countries : CH,DE,GB,GR,J2,NL,NO,SG,US
Operating Environment............................ Commercial (0 to 40 C)
Internal Temp Alarm Limits....................... 0 to 65 C
Internal Temperature............................. +34 C
External Temperature............................. +17 C
Fan Status....................................... OK

State of 802.11b Network......................... Enabled
State of 802.11a Network......................... Enabled
Number of WLANs.................................. 7
Number of Active Clients......................... 216

OUI Classification Failure Count................. 0

Burned-in MAC Address............................ 88:43:E1:62:05:00
Power Supply 1................................... Present, Power Off, Fan On
Power Supply 2................................... Present, OK
Maximum number of APs supported.................. 500
System Nas-Id....................................
WLC MIC Certificate Types........................ SHA1


(Cisco Controller) >show time

Time............................................. Tue Dec 3 15:22:48 2019

Timezone delta................................... 0:0
Timezone location................................ (GMT +1:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Vienna

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Re: wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point


@as00001111 wrote:

PCB Serial Number : FOC13344LS2


Based on the serial number of the AP, I can determine the AP to be >10 years old.  

Did anyone read this:  Field Notice: FN - 63942 - Wireless Lightweight Access Points and WLAN Controllers Fail to Create CAPWAP/LWAPP Connections Due to Certificate Expiration

Hall of Fame Master

Re: wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point

Since the ap is a LAP1142, that is defined as an lwapp ap and the capwap command is only available in the newer models.  The command does the same thing, it just depends on the model.

-Scott
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VIP Advisor

Re: wlc 5508 join new AIR-LAP1142 access point

From the Branch do you have reachability to Controller IP, you able to ping from Branch network this first steps to check. ?

 

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