Chapter 5: Configuring Cisco Wireless Local Area Networks
Performing a basic configuration of a Cisco wireless network
In preparation for your CCNA exam, you should know how to do some of the basic configurations for a wireless network. This chapter focuses on the management and configuration of a wireless network based on the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller. If you review the information found in this chapter, you shouldn’t have issues with these topics on the exam.
The following sections give you an overview of the basic process for setting up your wireless LAN. In this case, I focus on a WLAN that will be functioning with a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC).
Set up and verify the wired LAN to which the WLAN will connect
This process assumes the following:
♦ You have already planned the number and type of service set identifiers (SSIDs) that you will be supporting.
♦ You have the VLANs that are required to support them.
♦ You have security parameters around the VLANs.
♦ You have conducted a site survey so that you know where each AP will be mounted.
Knowing all of these items ahead of time can ease and speed the deployment of your wireless infrastructure.
Set up the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller(s)
After unpacking your WLC, connect the console cable to the service port and set your computer’s terminal settings to the following:
♦ 9600 baud
♦ 8 data bits
♦ 1 stop bit
♦ No parity
♦ No hardware flow control
When powering up your WLC, you need ...