Cisco Cisco Aironet 1310 Access Point Bridge Information Guide

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Lightweight Access Point FAQ
Document ID: 70278
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Contents
Introduction
 LAP FAQ
 Related Information
Introduction
This document provides information on the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Cisco Lightweight
Access Points (LAPs).
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LAP FAQ
Q. What is a Cisco Lightweight Access Point (LAP)?
A. The Cisco LAP is part of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network architecture. A LAP is an
AP that is designed to be connected to a wireless LAN (WLAN) controller (WLC). The LAP
provides dual band support for IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g and simultaneous air
monitoring for dynamic, real−time radio frequency (RF) management. In addition, Cisco
LAPs handle time−sensitive functions, such as Layer 2 encryption, that enable Cisco WLANs
to securely support voice, video, and data applications.
APs are lightweight, which means that they cannot act independently of a wireless LAN
controller (WLC). The WLC manages the AP configurations and firmware. The APs are
zero touch deployed, and individual configuration of APs is not necessary. The APs are
also lightweight in the sense that they handle only real−time MAC functionality. The APs
leave all the non−real−time MAC functionality to be processed by the WLC. This
architecture is referred to as the split MAC architecture.
Q. Can I configure the LAP to operate independent of a wireless LAN
controller (WLC)?
A. No, LAPs cannot function independent of WLCs. LAPs function in conjunction with a
WLC only. The reason is that the WLC provides all the configuration parameters and
firmware that the LAP needs in the registration process.

Summary of Contents of information guide for Cisco Cisco Aironet 1310 Access Point Bridge

  • Page 1Lightweight Access Point FAQ Document ID: 70278 You need a valid Cisco.com account in order to download Cisco Aironet drivers,...
  • Page 2Q. What is Lightweight AP Protocol (LWAPP)? A. LWAPP is an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) draft protocol that defines...
  • Page 3Q. How do I distinguish between a regular (autonomous) AP and an LAP? A. The easiest way to distinguish between...
  • Page 4Q. How do I configure my LAP and my wireless LAN controller (WLC) together? A. LAPs use Lightweight AP Protocol...
  • Page 5 ♦ APs that are converted to Lightweight AP Protocol (LWAPP) do not support Wireless Domain Services (WDS). LWAPP−converted APs...
  • Page 6Q. I have converted my AP to Lightweight AP Protocol (LWAPP), but the AP does not register with the controller....
  • Page 7 A. You can configure an access point to operate as a workgroup bridge so that it can provide wireless...
  • Page 8 Note: The 1000 Series LAPs must use the factory−supplied internal or external antennas in order to avoid a violation...
  • Page 9 > config ap telnet enable cisco_ap1 > config ap telnet disable cisco_ap1 > config ap ssh enable cisco_ap2 >...
  • Page 10Q. I have an existing wireless network (autonomous APs) with an access−point that is configured as a repeater. This network...
  • Page 11 ♦ AP hardware (16−MB APs have a lower limit than the 32−MB and higher APs). For complete details on...
  • Page 12 option 60). This table provides the VCI string values for the different LAPs: Q. What is the significance of...
  • Page 13Q. How can I disable the reset button on the APs after conversion from autonomous to lightweight mode? A. You...
  • Page 14 more information on this issue. Q. I have a WLC that I got from Singapore. With this WLC, my...
  • Page 15 configured channels listening to each channel for approximately 60 ms. Note: From the controller release 5.0, LWAPPs can also...
  • Page 16Q. I have newly installed LAP−1131AG access points that have been primed to a particular controller. My controller version is...
  • Page 17 Interpreting LAP LEDs − LAP1130 Q. What is the difference between Roof−top Access Points (RAPs) and Pole−top Access Points...
  • Page 18 the primary, secondary, and tertiary fields to increase the odds on AP connections to your preference. Q. With LWAPP,...
  • Page 19Q. Are there any specific requirements or recommendations for a WAN link that is implemented between REAP/HREAP AP at the...
  • Page 20 of the BGN. You can verify the BGN of an AP with this command: show ap config general Cisco...
  • Page 21 complete these steps in order to resolve this issue: 1. Click Wireless in order to access these parameters. 2....