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Cisco AIR-WLC2106-K9 - Wireless LAN Controller 2106 Quick Start Manual

Cisco AIR-WLC2106-K9 - Wireless LAN Controller 2106 Quick Start Manual

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Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controller
About this Guide
Unpacking and Preparing the Controller for Operation
Connecting the Network
Obtaining Documentation and Service Request
Translated Warnings
About this Guide
This guide is designed to help you install and minimally configure your Cisco
2100 Series Wireless LAN Controller.
Quick Start Guide


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Summary of Contents for Cisco AIR-WLC2106-K9 - Wireless LAN Controller 2106

  • Page 1 About this Guide Unpacking and Preparing the Controller for Operation Connecting the Network Obtaining Documentation and Service Request Translated Warnings About this Guide This guide is designed to help you install and minimally configure your Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controller.
  • Page 2: Fcc Safety Compliance Statement

    FCC Safety Compliance Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 3: Safety Considerations

    • When multiple Cisco 2100 series controllers are mounted in an equipment rack, be sure that the power source is sufficiently rated to safely run all the equipment in the rack (input: 100–240VAC, 50/60 Hz, output: 48VDC, 2.08A per controller).
  • Page 4 Figure 1 Typical Cisco 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controller Topology and Network Connections Console emulator for initial boot-up Cisco WCS software, web user interface Null modem serial cable (DB-9 -> RJ-45) to console connection LAN link for management software 10/100BASE-T...
  • Page 5 Figure 2 shows the front panel and describes the LEDs for the 2100 series controller. Figure 2 Front Panel and LEDs LINK/ACT Power Status Alarm 100 MBPS Cisco 2100 SERIES Wireless LAN Controller Component/LED State and Description USB port Not used, reserved for future use. Speed indicators (ports 1–8) Off—Network traffic flowing at 10 Mbps.
  • Page 6 Figure 3 shows the back panel and identifies its components. Figure 3 Back Panel and Components Power plug Reset button Power over Ethernet enabled ports (7 & 8) Cable lock slot Distribution ports (1–6) Console port USB ports (reserved for future use) Security service card (SSC) slot (reserved for future use) Do not connect a Power over Ethernet (PoE) cable to the console port.
  • Page 7: Package Contents

    Step 2 Step 3 Ensure that all items listed in the “Package Contents” section are included in the shipment. Check each item for damage. If any item is damaged or missing, notify your authorized Cisco sales representative. Package Contents Each 2100 series controller package contains the following items: •...
  • Page 8: Initial System Configuration Information

    • RADIUS server IP address, communications port, and secret if you are configuring a RADIUS server, such as, 1812, and mysecretcode. • The country code for this installation. Enter help to see a list or refer to the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide for country code information. This guide is available at...
  • Page 9 • Status of the 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g networks, either enabled or disabled. • Status of radio resource management (RRM), either enabled or disabled. Choosing a Physical Location You can install the controller almost anywhere, but it is more secure and reliable if you install it in a secure equipment room or wiring closet.
  • Page 10 Configure the terminal emulation program for the following parameters: Step 3 • 9600 baud • 8 data bits • No flow control • 1 stop bit • No parity Running the Bootup Script and Power-On Self Test When you plug the controller into an AC power source, the bootup script initializes the system, verifies the hardware configuration, loads its microcode into memory, verifies its operating system software load, and initializes itself with its stored configurations.
  • Page 11 Serial Bus 1022 2095 Serial Bus Evaluating BIOS Options ... Launch BIOS Extension to setup ROMMON Cisco Systems ROMMON Version (1.0(12)7) #2: Fri Oct 13 10:52:36 MDT 2006 Platform AIR-WLC2106-K9 Launching BootLoader... Cisco Bootloader (Version .o88b. d888888b .d8888. .o88b.
  • Page 12 If you did not press Esc, the boot process continues and takes two to three minutes. Do not reboot the controller until the user login prompt appears. Detecting hardware ..Cisco is a trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. Software Copyright Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco AireOS Version
  • Page 13: Using The Startup Wizard

    If the controller passes the POST, the bootup script runs the Startup Wizard, which prompts Step 6 you for basic configuration information. Welcome to the Cisco Wizard Configuration Tool Use the '-' character to backup System Name [Cisco_bc:d0:40]: The startup wizard runs the first time that you power up the controller. The second Note time you power it up, the controller prompts you for a login ID and password.
  • Page 14 Press the hyphen key if you need to return to the previous command line. Note Table 1 Startup Wizard Information Wizard Setting Action System Name Enter the system name, which is the name you want to assign to the controller. You can enter up to 32 ASCII characters.
  • Page 15 Table 1 Startup Wizard Information (continued) Wizard Setting Action AP Manager Interface IP Address Enter the IP address of the access point manager interface. The AP manager interface manages all Layer 3 communications between the controller and lightweight access points after the access points have joined the controller.
  • Page 16: Logging Into The Controller

    Table 1 Startup Wizard Information (continued) Wizard Setting Action Configure a RADIUS Server Now? [YES] [no] If you select YES, you are prompted to enter the following: • RADIUS server IP address • RADIUS server port (default port is 1812) •...
  • Page 17: Connecting The Network

    The system prompt can be any alphanumeric string up to 31 characters. You can change it by entering the config prompt command. For example, to change the system prompt to Cisco 2112, enter config prompt “Cisco 2112” and press Enter. Make sure you enter the new prompt using double quotation marks.
  • Page 18: 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 6, 12, or 25 Cisco lightweight access points (on Cisco 2106, 2112, or 2125 Wireless LAN Controller) to the network (distribution system) as shown in Figure 5. The controller has an auto MDI feature, so you can use an MDI-X or MDI cable (crossover or straight-through) to make the connections.
  • Page 19: Using The Reset Button

    LED indications to quickly assess the unit’s status. See Figure 2 on page 5 for a description of the front panel LEDs. The installation is complete. Refer to the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide for more information about configuring your controller. The guide is available on
  • Page 20: Obtaining Documentation And Service Request

    Obtaining Documentation and Service Request For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at: Subscribe to the What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation as a Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
  • Page 21: Translated Warnings

    Translated Warnings Statement 1071—Warning Definition Warning IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents.
  • Page 22 Attention IMPORTANTES INFORMATIONS DE SÉCURITÉ Ce symbole d'avertissement indique un danger. Vous vous trouvez dans une situation pouvant entraîner des blessures ou des dommages corporels. Avant de travailler sur un équipement, soyez conscient des dangers liés aux circuits électriques et familiarisez-vous avec les procédures couramment utilisées pour éviter les accidents.
  • Page 23 Advarsel VIKTIGE SIKKERHETSINSTRUKSJONER Dette advarselssymbolet betyr fare. Du er i en situasjon som kan føre til skade på person. Før du begynner å arbeide med noe av utstyret, må du være oppmerksom på farene forbundet med elektriske kretser, og kjenne til standardprosedyrer for å...
  • Page 24 Varning! VIKTIGA SÄKERHETSANVISNINGAR Denna varningssignal signalerar fara. Du befinner dig i en situation som kan leda till personskada. Innan du utför arbete på någon utrustning måste du vara medveten om farorna med elkretsar och känna till vanliga förfaranden för att förebygga olyckor.
  • Page 30: Statement 1015-Battery Handling

    Statement 1015—Battery Handling Warning There is the danger of explosion if the battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Statement 1015 Waarschuwing Er is ontploffingsgevaar als de batterij verkeerd vervangen wordt.
  • Page 31 ¡Advertencia! Existe peligro de explosión si la batería se reemplaza de manera incorrecta. Reemplazar la batería exclusivamente con el mismo tipo o el equivalente recomendado por el fabricante. Desechar las baterías gastadas según las instrucciones del fabricante. Varning! Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte. Ersätt endast batteriet med samma batterityp som rekommenderas av tillverkaren eller motsvarande.
  • Page 32: Statement 1024-Ground Conductor

    Statement 1024—Ground Conductor Warning This equipment must be grounded. Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available. Statement 1024 Waarschuwing Deze apparatuur dient geaard te zijn.
  • Page 33 Advarsel Dette utstyret må jordes. Omgå aldri jordingslederen og bruk aldri utstyret uten riktig montert jordingsleder. Ta kontakt med fagfolk innen elektrisk inspeksjon eller med en elektriker hvis du er usikker på om det finnes velegnet jordning. Aviso Este equipamento deve ser aterrado. Nunca anule o fio terra nem opere o equipamento sem um aterramento adequadamente instalado.
  • Page 35: Statement 1040-Product Disposal

    Statement 1040—Product Disposal Warning Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national laws and regulations. Statement 1040 Waarschuwing Het uiteindelijke wegruimen van dit product dient te geschieden in overeenstemming met alle nationale wetten en reglementen. Varoitus Tämä...
  • Page 36 Avvertenza Lo smaltimento di questo prodotto deve essere eseguito secondo le leggi e regolazioni locali. Advarsel Endelig kassering av dette produktet skal være i henhold til alle relevante nasjonale lover og bestemmelser. Aviso Deitar fora este produto em conformidade com todas as leis e regulamentos nacionais.
  • Page 37: Statement 371-Power Cable And Ac Adapter

    Statement 371—Power Cable and AC Adapter...
  • Page 38 Statement 157—VCCI Compliance for Class B Equipment Warning This is a Class B product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference from Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this is used near a radio or television receiver in a domestic environment, it may cause radio interference.
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