Cisco Wireless Mesh Networking


Description Cisco Wireless Mesh Networking (CWMN) is a 3-day instructor-led course, training partners to their end-user customers. This three-day course focuses on using Cisco Unified Wireless solution, to design, install and maintain a wireless mesh network both as an add-on to an existing wireless LAN and as a new installation. Upon completion of this training course, you will be able to select, connect, configure and troubleshoot the different components of the Cisco Wireless Mesh Network.

Who should attend

  • System Engineers
  • Account Managers
  • Channel Partner/Reseller
  • Customers


Delegates should have attended the CUWN or CWLF/CWLAT courses. A basic knowledge of PC hardware configurations is also required and a basic understanding of networking business drivers is essential.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the delegate will be able to:

  • List the four configuration tasks to be conducted for priming and AP before deployment
  • Describe the 1500 series AP models
  • Explain how a Mesh AP finds the best path to the wired network, using the concept of ease
  • Describe the client backhaul access and the backup backhaul access concepts
  • Demonstrate an ability to configure a basic Cisco Unified WLAN controller with Layer 3 LWAPP so that it could be deployed immediately to an example 1-2 hops wireless network
  • Describe the 6 steps performed during the installation and deployment of outdoor Wireless LANs with Layer 3 LWAPP
  • Describe how to ensure security in the AP to controller association process
  • Explain to an audience the use of Bridge Group Names as a technique to control mesh network device associations, answering the questions: How is it set up? What happens if it is not set up? What happens to a MAP if the RAP bearing the same BGN disappears?
  • Explain the functionality relating to the following configurable parameters:
    • Radio Roles
    • Backhaul Interface
    • Channel Assignments
  • Describe the Zero Touch configuration feature as it relates to the deployment of outdoor Wireless LANs, explain its purpose, the way mesh forms with it, and what happens if it is removed prior to or after mesh deployment
  • Use and show some available methods (two main screens from the GUI, 6 main CLI commands) for verifying connectivity and performance in an outdoor mesh network
  • Explain the 3 step methodology used to diagnose problems in mesh networks
  • List and use the 18 key CLI commands used for verification and troubleshooting (i.e. show, debug)
  • List the two main screens available in the GUI that are used to verify proper operation in a mesh network
  • Locate the 11 key screens and critical fields in the GUI used to isolate and resolve problems in a mesh network