Cisco :: Joining a LWAP to a vWLC

Updated: Oct 1, 2019

In this video, we take a look at what is required to join a Cisco Lightweight Access Point (LWAP) to a Cisco Virtual Wireless Controller (vWLC).

Devices in this video include:

  1. Cisco vWLC

  2. Cisco LWAP c1600 series

  3. Windows Server 2012 R2



Updated Notes: 28/09/2019


Having worked with AP's and WLC's some more, I wanted to share some more notes from things observed in my lab.


The output below is generated from a C1600 series AP that I have in my lab. The syslog output is generated when the AP attempts to join the WLC. While looking into this, I found a few workarounds and potential bugs associated with this.


Field Notice: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/field-notices/639/fn63916.html

You can find some potential workarounds in the above field notice, however if the field notice doesn't provide you with a solution, you could try the following.


  • Configure the WLC to ignore expired certificates using the following command:


  • Clear the AP private-config:


Other threads that might help:


https://community.cisco.com/t5/other-wireless-mobility-subjects/wlan-accesspoint-dtls-problem/td-p/3028065


http://what-when-how.com/deploying-and-troubleshooting-cisco-wireless-lan-controllers/capwap-session-establishmentap-joining-process-cisco-wireless-lan-controllers-part-2/


https://mrncciew.com/2013/03/17/ap-registration/


https://www.networkoc.net/cisco-wlc-bad-certificate-alert-received-from-peer/





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