Monthly Archives: August 2014

Zyxel and CAPWAP

By | August 29, 2014

Today I've got a Zyxel NWA 3160-n AP, and I turned it into managed mode to try to connect  it to my open source CAPWAP AC. No luck so far ... Concerning CAPWAP, Zyxel seems to be in no way better than Cisco. The Zyxel AP is (as almost expected) not really CAPWAP-conform, just  like… Read More »

Cisco and CAPWAP IV

By | August 25, 2014

The never ending story ... After my Cisco LAP finally sent it's first join request to my CAPWAP WLC, I stepped into the next problem. The LAP said, after receiving the join response from WLC, the WLC version were not supported. A deeper look at the logs showed, that the LAP was thinking, the WLC… Read More »

Cisco and CAPWAP III

By | August 14, 2014

As I wrote in my last post the Cisco LWAP resets it's clock to zero before joining the WLC, and my assumption was, that the WLC has to send the current time within the discovery response message encoded in a vendor specific payload. Some digging throw the web and experimenting led me to the right message… Read More »

Cisco and CAPWAP II

By | August 13, 2014

After some hard days of debugging, coding and doc-reading, today my Cisco 1131 LWAP finally sent it's first  join request to my Open Source CAPWAP WLC (which is still in an early development stage). I faced a number of problems: It seems, nobody in the world has ever tried to join a Cisco LWAP to a third-party WLC,… Read More »