Cisco IUWNE 1.0: Unified Wireless Network Basic Architecture

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.

Overview

Depending on the size of a wireless network, the number of deployed access points (APs) can run from a single AP to thousands on a single campus. As WLANs get bigger and the number of devices grows, management can go from cumbersome to nearly impossible. Cisco’s Unified Wireless Network architecture provides a means to centralize configuration of APs. Service Set Identifier (SSID) configuration, power level, and channels can be automatically configured by a central control point. This course explains the basics of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network architecture, its operation, benefits, and components. In addition, it provides an overview of the primary Cisco APs and WLAN Controllers used in deployment. This course also describes Cisco’s wireless LAN controller, its hardware and configuration. The course also covers how lightweight access points (APs) associate and communicate with wireless LAN (WLAN) controllers to obtain software, configurations, and to access centralized management.
This course maps to the 640-721, Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE), exam objectives for describing the basics of the Cisco Unified Wireless Network architecture, including Split MAC, LWAPP, stand-alone AP versus controller-based AP, and specific hardware examples and describing controller-based AP discovery and association using OTAP, DHCP, DNS, Master-Controller, Primary-Secondary-Tertiary, and n+1 redundancy.

Target Audience

Network associates, WLAN designers, planners, implementers, optimizers, trainers or support personnel; candidates for the Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials v1.0 640-721 examination, seeking to attain Cisco’s CCNA-WIRELESS credential

Prerequisites

Certification in Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1/CCENT); knowledge and skills commensurate with Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2); a working knowledge of the Windows operating system and Cisco IOS networking and concepts

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Unified Wireless Networks Basics

  • recognize how LWAPP works
  • identify the benefits of LWAPP
  • Hardware Components

  • recognize the different component families and the main Cisco APs
  • distinguish between main Cisco WLAN controllers
  • Basic WLAN Controller Configuration

  • recognize the controller boot sequence
  • recognize how to make an initial configuration from the CLI
  • Advanced WLAN Controller Configuration

  • recognize the controller options in the web interface
  • identify different controller files
  • Access Point Association

  • distinguish between the different LWAPP modes
  • recognize how a LWAPP AP joins a WLAN controller
  • Design Precautions

  • distinguish between different redundancy designs
  • Configuring a Cisco 2106 WLC

  • configure basic settings for the Cisco 2106 wireless LAN controller
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