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.
- Cool Story BroLv 69 years agoBest 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.