Cisco WLC Initial Configuration

Cisco Wireless LAN Controller initial setup.

Configuration Notes:

  • Hostname: vWLC-1
  • Username / Password
  • Service Interface IP Address – Out Of Bound Management
  • Management Interface IP Address – In-band management of the controller Ex. HTTPS & AAA servers
  • VLAN ID if any (Trunk Port) – use 0 for access port.
  • DHCP Server IP Address
  • NTP Server IP Address
Welcome to the Cisco Wizard Configuration Tool
Use the '-' character to backup

AUTO-INSTALL: starting now...
Would you like to terminate autoinstall? [yes]: yes

System Name [Cisco_01:00:01] (31 characters max):vWLC-1

Enter Administrative User Name (24 characters max): admin
Enter Administrative Password (3 to 24 characters): ***************
Re-enter Administrative Password                 : ***************

Service Interface IP Address Configuration [static][DHCP]: static
Service Interface IP Address:
Service Interface Netmask:

Management Interface IP Address:
Management Interface Netmask:
Management Interface Default Router:
Management Interface VLAN Identifier (0 = untagged): 0
Management Interface Port Num [1 to 1]: 1
Management Interface DHCP Server IP Address:

Virtual Gateway IP Address:

Mobility/RF Group Name: lab

Network Name (SSID): lab

Configure DHCP Bridging Mode [yes][NO]: 

Allow Static IP Addresses [YES][no]: yes

Configure a RADIUS Server now? [YES][no]: no
Warning! The default WLAN security policy requires a RADIUS server.
Please see documentation for more details.

Enter Country Code list (enter 'help' for a list of countries) [US]: US

Enable 802.11b Network [YES][no]: YES
Enable 802.11a Network [YES][no]: YES
Enable 802.11g Network [YES][no]: YES
Enable Auto-RF [YES][no]: YES

Configure a NTP server now? [YES][no]: YES
Enter the NTP server's IP address:
Enter a polling interval between 3600 and 604800 secs: 3600

Would you like to configure IPv6 parameters[YES][no]: no

Configuration correct? If yes, system will save it and reset. [yes][NO]: yes

 Cleaning up DHCP Server
Updating HBL license statistics file

Configuration saved!
Resetting system with new configuration...

Configuration saved!
Resetting system with new configuration...

Updating license storage ...  Done.
Unloading host drivers...


(Cisco Controller) >show interface summary 

 Number of Interfaces.......................... 3

Interface Name                   Port Vlan Id  IP Address      Type    Ap Mgr Guest
-------------------------------- ---- -------- --------------- ------- ------ -----
management                       1    untagged   Static  Yes    N/A  
service-port                     N/A  N/A     Static  No     N/A  
virtual                          N/A  N/A         Static  No     N/A  

(Cisco Controller) >ping

Send count=3, Receive count=3 from