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Converting IP to Hexadecimal for Option43

Either my google searches are terrible or there is a surprising dearth of articles when it comes to this topic. The scenario is you’re building a DHCP scope on a Cisco switch and need to convert your WLC IP from 192.168.23.52  into a hex value. This hex value is used in something called DHCP Option 43… Continue reading Converting IP to Hexadecimal for Option43

Enterprise Wireless · OEAP

Manually Configure Lightweight AP to join WLC

The scenario is I want to setup a couple of 3700 APs in Office Extend mode. This means the APs will be connecting via a standard home Internet connection and will somehow need to find their way back to the NAT address of my corporate WLC. The people using these APs won’t be able to troubleshoot… Continue reading Manually Configure Lightweight AP to join WLC

Enterprise Wireless

Remotely converting Cisco Access Points (Autonomous or Lightweight)

Although I’ve covered converting Access Points via local methods sometimes you won’t have the luxury of being onsite or have someone to hold down a mode button for you. In these instances you may need to remotely convert over the WAN which can be risky business.   Autonomous to Lightweight 1) Change the BVI Interface to DHCP This is… Continue reading Remotely converting Cisco Access Points (Autonomous or Lightweight)