We are planning to deploy just 3 units of AP3916i without controller. Is it possible that I can configure it without a physical or virtual controller? Same goes for other IdentiFi APs that requires small deployments.
Gerald, there is a way to "trick" the AP into booting up without a controller and broadcasting a VNS, but you need to have the AP first adopted by a controller, and configure from the controller. It would allow clients to connect, but you would not be able to configure or troubleshoot the AP. It would not be practical for normal use, but I've used it in the past for active site surveys or one-off usage. Here is a document outlining setup:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5bMj99cONofd041VjFWckZQZzA/view?usp=sharing