In this post I covered the DHCP Option 43 configuration steps for Cisco Aironet lightweight access points. The DHCP Option 43 is for add a Wireless LAN Controller IP address in DHCP server, after that Cisco Aironet lightweight access points will get a both IP address details and WLC IP address from DHCP server. This includes the DHCP Option 43 configuration for 1000, 1100, 1130, 1200, 1240 and 1300 series Cisco Aironet Access Points. We can configure the IP DHCP Server on Cisco Router or L3 Switch, we can add the DHCP Option 43 configuration in Cisco IOS DHCP server for use with Cisco Aironet lightweight access points. You can also configure DHCP Option 43 on Microsoft, Sun Solaris, Linux, and Lucent QIP DHCP servers. In DHCP Option 43, you should use the IP address of the WLAN controller management interface. DHCP Option 43 is limited to one access point type per DHCP […]
The Linksys access point’s front panel will indicate the status of the connection. When the access point is powered on and is getting a successful connection to the network, the Power, Act, and Link LEDs should be lit. Checking the Access Point’s LEDs Step 1: Make sure the Power LED is solidly lit to indicate that the access point is properly powered on. Step 2: Make sure the Act LED is flashing to indicate that the access point is active and ready for sending or receiving data to or from one of the devices on the network. Step 3: Make sure the Link LED is lit to indicate a successful Ethernet connection. The flashing light indicated that the device is receiving or sending data.