Thursday, November 24, 2011

Configuring a 3500 series Access Point as an OfficeExtend Access Point

There are a couple of great how-to guides for configuring Office Extend APs on the web. Once upon a time, documentation for the OfficeExtend feature was a rarity. Back then the only guidance was from this great post from Blake: Cisco OfficeExtend AP600. Now we have the config guide from Cisco: Aironet 600 Series OfficeExtend Access Point Configuration Guide

I used
Blake's post about OfficeExtend when I setting up my first OfficeExtend access points, since the configuration guide from Cisco didn't exist at the time. Today, I made a quick little video showing how and where the configuration changes are made. I also included how to see what your AP has configured for the controller name and IP address it is going to look for when the AP is powered on.


  1. Hi, just a moment back I was searching for the information on the same topic and now I am here. So much information, really well executed blog. This is really informative. Thanks for sharing such a valuable post.
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  2. I'm glad you thought this was beneficial. I thought it best to combine all the best links to configuring OfficeExtend documents that I knew of. Glad it was helpful!