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CWA does not work with vWLC



we are using vWLC ver 8.2 with 1832 ap's the ap associates properly using flex connect but CWA page is not displayed when guest user is trying to connect, we use ISE for guest user authentication, this is what we found out

>> CWA is not supported with 1800 APs in flexconnect mode regarding below document and bug:

CSCva75030: CWA support for AP-COS APs in FlexConnect local switching mode

Feature Matrix for 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Points

To make it work the 1800 APs should be in “local” mode, and that is not supported with the vWLC, on vWLC only APs in flexconnect mode are supported.

is there a solution to this bug seems the vWLC is very buggy as we have been hitting multiple bugs

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Rafael E
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee


You are right CWA + FlexConnect local switching is not supported on  wave 2 AP(s) yet.

The BUG you mention is the BUG created to make it work. We are working on this.

You can make it work having that WLAN as centrally switch. The above is not related to vWLC but this is a current limitation in all platforms and wave 2 APs


Rafael - TAC

Rafael - TAC


Thanks please can you clarify this

1. When is the expected date to fix this

2. If we use a hardware WLC will it work in the current scenario

3. You can make it work having that WLAN as centrally switch:- can you elaborate on how this will work

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Hi Shabbar,

  1. There is no ETA for this yet.
  2. No, The limitation is for FlexConnect AP(s) in local switching, so any WLC is affected
  3. You need to centrally switch the WLAN to have CWA working


I would suggest for you to work with your account team so they can push on this. I already see 7 other CU looking for the same.  So, I think you have a case to have this move quicker.



Rafael - TAC
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