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CCNA Certification All-In-One For Dummies by Silviu Angelescu

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Chapter 5: Configuring Cisco Wireless Local Area Networks

Exam Objective

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.

Configuration Flow

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 ...

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