If the link does not activate, check the cable. When you are connecting to a hub or a switch,
use a straight-through cable.
Connecting Access Points
After you have configured the controller, use Category-5, Category-5e, Category-6, or Category-7
Ethernet cables to connect up to 50 Cisco lightweight access points to the controller Ethernet ports or
to the network (distribution system) as shown in
so you can use an MDI-X or MDI cable (crossover or straight-through) to make the connections.
As soon as the controller is operational, the controller is available to connect access that are scanning
for a controller. When it detects an access point, it records the access point MAC address in its
database. The controller Radio Resource Management (RRM) feature automatically configures the
access point to start transmitting and allowing clients to associate.
Direct connection of access points to Cisco 2500 Series Wireless Controllers are not currently
You have prepared the controller for basic operation. Refer to the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller
Configuration Guide for information on configuring the controller to meet the specific needs of your
14. The controller has an auto MDI feature,