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    Default WLC-2504 - How to handle it out of box

    Hello,

    I got my WLC-2504 today.

    I'm reviewing Wireless material on CBT and Plural Sight (Trainsignal).

    But to set it up out of box, do I just connect it to my switch(existing network)?

    and do I just do https://WLC's IP address to access GUI?

    Are each ports in WLC supposed to host APs? Or do APs connect to the switch?

    Lots of question getting this WLC out of box here.

    Thanks.
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    I would start here. 2504-Guide
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    I set the vlan to 1 and 0.

    Mangement port as 1 and connected to the port to a switch.

    But no SSH or web access.

    This is not IOS, how do I copy the running config to paste here?

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    But to set it up out of box, do I just connect it to my switch(existing network)?
    Yes you will need to connect it to your switch. You cannot use the ports on the 2504 to service access points. The AP's will have to connect through the switch.

    For now avoid using LAG, and just use port 1 on the 2504. Connect port 1 on the 2504 to a gigabit port on the switch. You will need to trunk that port on your switch. Also you will have to tag the native VLAN on either your switch or the 2504 to match vlan of the management interface you specify during setup of the 2504. During the startup wizard it will ask you which port on the 2504 you are using, make sure you specific the port that you hooked up to the controller.

    I would recommend looking at this install guide: Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller Installation Guide - Cisco
    It's for the 5508, but it will be nearly the same for the setup of a 2504.
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