If you have an existing wireless device and would like to join it into the LGfL 2.0 authenticated system then it may be possible depending upon the device you have.
There are two migration options available, the first for Cisco manufactured wireless bases stations that can fully integrate and the second for older Cisco units that with some extra configuration can be joined into the central control system.
Group One – Cisco manufactured base stations
The units listed below can have their firmware upgraded and they can then be controlled by the pair of Cisco wireless controllers in the core of the LGfL 2.0 network. This has the advantage of making use of any of the Cisco features that are supported by the controllers for example smooth handover of a wireless connection between two base stations. In addition this is a one off fee paid to migrate the device and any further modifications to the wireless configuration such as the configuration of additional SSIDs is covered free of charge.
AIR-AP1131AG-E-K9, AIR-LAP1142N-E-K9, AIR-AP1252AG-E-K9, AIR-CAP3502I-E-K9, AIR-CAP3502E-E-K9
Group Two – some older Cisco devices
These units can be connected into the LGfL 2.0 wireless system with careful manual configuration. Once completed they will operate seamlessly within the LGfL 2.0 system and the Support Site functionality. HOWEVER they require manual intervention if any changes are made to the system, for example in the case of an additional SSID, in this situation the work is undertaken on an hourly rate.
In short Group One is more costly because of the additional Cisco license that would apply but delivers a far greater level of integration into the authenticated system than the Group Two option. All features of the authenticated wireless system including their interaction with WebScreen 2.0 are available to both groups.
Both options require that the base stations to be migrated are reset to factory defaults which must include using IP addresses from a DHCP pool and then connected to a network attached to the wireless interface on the LGfL 2.0 firewall. Configuration work is conducted remotely with any requirement for on-site work being charged as an extra at the normal hourly rate.
Two hours consultancy must be purchased with each order for base station migration however networks can have a mix of Group One and Group Two products.