Showing posts with label Wireless. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wireless. Show all posts

Friday, July 14, 2017

Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration - Tips and Tricks

All basic configuration has been created from following related posts. This post will focus on some other configuration or troubleshooting happened in real environment.

Relate Posts:

1. Create Different SSID for Different AP
1.1 Create a new WLAN with new SSID 
in this example, we are having two SSID : myoffice-t and myoffice-m


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN Infrastructure has been released for a couple of years. This post listed all reports found from Internet since 2010. If you are not familiar with this research publication or Gartner, please see graphic below. Gartner places vendors in one of four quadrants – Leaders, Visionaries, Niche Players and Challengers based on their score system.

Understanding Gartner Magic Quadrant Report
Source: Gartner (July 2013)

2016

No changes on Leaders Quadrant. Fortinet got into challenger. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration Step by Step - Part 3 (Certs Auth and Other Settings)


This post will use a typical WiFi in office environment as an example to present related configuration on WLC, Radius (NPS), DHCP Servers.

1. Topology:

1.1 Network Topology

Friday, June 24, 2016

Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration Step by Step - Part 2 (User/Machine Auth)



RADIUS server has been used on a Cisco® Catalyst switch, router or IOS based wireless controllers in the context of enterprise network access security.


1. 802.1x and EAP
While IEEE 802.1X enables authenticated access to IEEE 802 media, including Ethernet and 802.11 wireless LANs, the RADIUS infrastructure facilitates centralized Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) management for users and devices that connect and use network service(s).

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Cisco Wireless Controller 5508 Configuration Step by Step - Part 1 (CLI and GUI Access, Upgrade)

As the industry’s most deployed controller, the Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller provides the highest performance, security, and scalability to support business communications today and in the future.
Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller
• Support for up to 500 access points and 7000 clients
• 8-Gbps throughput, eight 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports, with Link Aggregation Group (LAG)
support
• Standalone, rack-mountable appliance