HOWTO: Prime a Cisco lightweight (CAPWAP) access point

Quick note on how to pre-configure the IP, subnet, gateway and controller IP address on a CAPWAP access point – a 3602 joining a Cisco 5508 WLC in this case.

Handy when you’re sending out a replacement AP and that’s statically addressed with no sign of a DHCP server. Saves temporarily configuring one on the WLC.

Console in, enable password is Cisco

No need to ‘conf t’ just drop these in at the prompt

capwap ap ip address <IP> <mask>

capwap ap ip default-gateway <GW IP>

capwap ap controller ip address <Controller IP>