LAN port configuration
The LAN port is used to connect the controller to a wired network. To verify and possibly
adjust LAN port configuration, select Controller >> Network > Ports > LAN port.
The LAN port must be configured with a static IP address, because the controller cannot
function as a DHCP client on the LAN port. By default it is set to the address 192.168.1.1
For information on configuring address allocation on the LAN port via DHCP server or DHCP
relay agent, see
Use this option to assign a second IP address to the LAN port. This address provides a simple
way to separate management traffic from user traffic without using VLANs.
For example, by default the LAN port is set to 192.168.1.1 and all client devices obtain an
address on this subnet from the controller's DHCP server. With this feature you can add
another address, say 192.168.2.1/255.255.255.0. APs can then be assigned to this subnet using
static IP addressing. Now all management traffic exchanged between the controller and the
APs is on a separate subnet.
By default, the controller automatically adjusts link settings based on the type of equipment
the port is connected to. If needed, you can force the port to operate at a particular speed or
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