Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetComputer Networking · 9 years ago

Can a Wireless LAN Controller be used with a wireless router, instead of an Access Point?

I need to setup a wireless gaming center, and want to ensure smooth connectivity within the WLAN.

I would prefer to have a wired network but I have to work with this scenario for my project.


There are 13 computers in the network.

1 Answer

  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers are designed to work specifically with what they call Lightweight Access Points (LAP) and they communicate with them with a protocol called Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP). So your wireless router needs to at least be able to support that.

    Most wireless routers are autonomous and don't need a WLC. But if you need a common authentication/DNS/DHCP/etc server, just use a Windows server.

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