The difference between the WLC reset system and the restart command

Both reset system and restart can reload the WLC. But what is the difference? Why are there two commands? There are two explanations for the commands in the CLI. We can see that the difference between the two is hard reload and soft reload. The test results of the WLC …

How to remotely manage Cisco WLC via Service Port

Usually we can connect PC to the Service Port to access the WLC (http/https or SSH/Telnet). At this point we don’t even need to configure gateway for the PC. But if we want to access the WLC remotely through the Service Port, we need some extra configuration. The topology diagram …

Recommended configuration for WLAN-VLAN mapping

When configuring Cisco WLC WLANs, there are three WLAN-VLAN mapping options. AP-Specific Group-Specific Wlan-Specific The difference between AP-Specific and the other two WLAN-VLAN mappings is that the AP-Specific configuration is saved in the AP’s flash memory. Group-Specific and Wlan-Specific are saved in the WLC. Whenever an AP joins the WLC, …

How to configure Kiwi Syslog Server for Cisco WLC

Solarwinds Kiwi Syslog Server is a widely used commercial Syslog server. Kiwi Syslog Server Free Edition can monitor Syslog for up to 5 devices. We can download Kiwi Syslog Server Free Edition from the following link. https://www.kiwisyslog.com/free-tools/kiwi-free-syslog-server After the installation is complete, We can add the device via File -> …

Using Python to change the WLC configuration

In the post “Logging into WLC GUI with Python” I showed how to use Python to log in to the WLC GUI. In this post we will go a step further and learn to use Python to change the WLC configuration. After analyzing the HTML of the WLC GUI, we …