The Great WiFi Migration

Cloud this, virtual that… it’s the future, and mostly it’s a good thing! Welcome to the great WiFi expansion, folks!

The Past

Not too long ago, when people started deploying multiple wireless access points (APs) in a single location, they realized how cumbersome it was to manage all APs individually. The masses demanded a way of managing multiple APs from a single location, and so the Controller was born. A Controller is just what the name says: a device that ‘controls’ and manages all APs from one central location.

For some time, this was the only option for managing multiple APs, and there was no way around it. And it was a great thing. It still is.


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Cisco Quick Tips/Answers #2

Today, we are going to give some quick pointers when considering the Cisco Aironet 3500 Series Wireless Access Point and Cisco’s CleanAir™ technology.

  • All thew new Cisco CleanAir™ 3500 APs require a controller. There are no stand-alone autonomous version available as of current.
  • The Cisco CleanAir™ Technology is supported on all Cisco WLAN Controllers. However, OS Version 7.0 or higher is required to be able to utilize CleanAir™
  • Example AP: AIR-CAP3502I-A-K9

Stay tuned for the next Cisco quick tips and answers!