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Easiest way to bulk upload AP's into a C5210?


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We're doing a large wireless upgrade. Whats the best way to add these AP's to the controller?

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The easiest way is to have a DNS "A" record of the name Controller (ip of the wireless controller)
As they all get DHCP, one of the steps they do to find the controller is do a DNS look up of that said name. Then they will all automagically associate themselves to the controller even from different subnets and sites.

If they are off-site, be sure to set the tunnel MTU to 1300-1400 or the radios may not turn on.

The only downside to this is that you don't know what AP is what unless you have them mapped out on a floor plan via Serial number, then you can name the appropriately

Hope this helps
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Considered having them associate similiar to that, but I have two controllers for fail over. I want half on each one, odds on the primary, evens on the secondary. I have a spreadsheet with AP name, program # etc. Is there not a way to input this like a script?
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Christopher Davis wrote:

Considered having them associate similiar to that, but I have two controllers for fail over. I want half on each one, odds on the primary, evens on the secondary. I have a spreadsheet with AP name, program # etc. Is there not a way to input this like a script?

Im sorry, I do not know of a way to script them in. I do know this is the easiest with the naming exception. That may be a call with GTAC

I do know you can enter them manually via the GUI and when they associate they will pull the config, but that is good for about 6 or less AP's. It would take forever otherwise
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in the newer firmware they will show up on both controllers as long as you have them set up in a high availability configuration. Then you can "home" them to the controller you want (Local approved or Foreign approved)

You can also bulk edit the associate AP's per controller with the controller list
Important for us was put the good config in "AP-bulk configuration-APdefaultSettings" for each model of AP. If you do this you only will have to change the name of AP.

And in AP maintenance put "Always upgrade AP to default image (overrides Controlled Upgrade settings)" with this always will have your APs with the same firmware automatically.

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