The following is a list of requirements:
The switch needs to have an IP set for interface VLAN1.
A DHCP server is required for this setup.
Another requirement is a CAPWAP address in WLAN menu.
Step 1: Log into the switch, by entering the IP address into the address bar of the web browser.
Step 2: Enter your Username and Password. Click OK to enter the Web management.
Step 3: Click the WLAN tab. From the left side, under System, select Main.
Step 4: Enter the CAPWAP IP address and click Submit.
After adding the CAPWAP address it is required to save the settings and reload the switch.
Step 5: Click on the System tab. Under File Management, select Copy files. Select the radio button next to Copy Configuration and click Submit.
Step 6: When finished copying, you will see the message, Copy Finished. Select Close.
Step 7: Click on the Reboot Menu and then click the Reboot button.
Step 8: Run the following command, in the CLI, to verify that the setting is correct:
DES-32xx # show wlan
console# show wlan
CAPWAP IP address: 192.168.50.5 (After reboot: 192.168.50.5)
Country code: US
TX power is on
Station idle-timeout: 30 minutes
Step 9: Once you have the wireless portion enabled and configured, you can connect your Access Point to the switch and turn on the power.
If this is new AP it may take a few minutes to show up
Run the following command, in the CLI, and press Enter. The results will show all the discovered Access Points.
DES-32xx # show wlan aps
In GUI mode it will show as Not Active.
Step 10: In the WEB GUI Interface, under the WLAN tab, select Access Points from the left and choose Properties.
Step 11: Click on the Edit icon and then check the Enable AP box.
For the security key enter 16 alphanumeric characters (1-9 or a-z) in the ASCII box of the Key configuration and click on Submit. Close that window and click Submit again on the Properties screen. You will then see the Access Point´s status as Active.
Your Access Points should now get an IP address from the DHCP server. It is now ready for basic access and further configurations.
Repeat the steps above to enable additional Access Points.
Note: This procedure should only be done with a Fully Updated Version of Internet Explorer.
Tags: Access Point, dhcp server, interface, series switch