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Access points As a Wireless Controller

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I need a proposal for the fully meshed 9 wireless access points. In which 

  • One can behave as wireless controller
  • Dual Radio connectivity
  • Poe on each AP or extra port of Ethernet

Warm Regards

Hassan Sarfraz Ali

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Scott Fella
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There is no Cisco solution that will do that. The WLC is a separate unit from the ap.

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Leo Laohoo
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Agree with Scott here.  You'll need a WLC.

I don't think there's anyone in the industry that has a MESH WAP act as a WLC. 

Saravanan Lakshmanan
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Cisco Employee

I see what you're asking, Since virtual controller concept is evolving and no one wants single point of failure i.e., single controller for smaller deployment and remote offices, what you're asking is quite logical for local and flex mode. For Mesh, considering awpp convergence may not suite is what i believe.

Until 7.3 Cisco don't have this feature. Whatever you're looking could be what Cisco's future making or already work in progress, you may want to check with Cisco via TAC.

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