Cisco Wireless Mesh & RF Design Power Workshop


Description This 5-day boot camp combines the Cisco Wireless Mesh Network (CWMN) course and the Wi-Fi Mesh RF Design Boot Camp (WFRF). In one week of intense training, students will learn how to design, install, and maintain a wireless mesh network as well as select, connect, configure, and troubleshoot Cisco components of their wireless mesh network. In an in-class case study, they will gain experience designing the RF network for a sample mesh-served community, engineering the client access layer, the mesh layer, and the backhaul layer.

Who should attend

Sales and Field engineers that are involved in designing and implementing wireless mesh networks. Also, Cisco partners that need to obtain the Advanced Technology Partner 2.0 Certification can get all required courses covered in this 5-day boot camp.


A basic understanding of PC hardware configurations and networking business drivers are both required.

Course Objectives

Part 1: Principles and models for Wi-Fi Mesh Networks

  • Principles of Wireless Mesh Networks
  • Wireless Mesh Design Requirements
  • RF Theory
  • Access Point Rules
  • 802.11h Standard
  • Mesh Network Overview: Components, Protocols, and Functionality
  • Mesh Network Features and Applications
  • Basic RF for Wi-Fi Mesh Design
  • Wi-Fi Mesh Network Design
  • Propagation Modeling of Mesh Networks

Part 2: Using the Cisco WLC in a Mesh Network

  • Configuring a Wirless Controller
  • Installation, Configuration, and Maintenance of Mesh Networks
  • Installing Cisco Aironet Access Points
  • Access Point and Bridging Group Configuration
  • Configuring the Controller, Using the GUI to Add the AP to the Mesh Network
  • Connectivity Verification
  • Cisco WCS Map and Mesh Enhancements

Part 3: The Business Case and Case Study

  • RF Design Cost Considerations
  • Wi-Fi Mesh Design Case Study

Part 4: Troubleshooting and Verification Confirmation

  • Verification and Troubleshooting
  • Validating WLAN Configurations
  • CLI Support Tools
  • Identifying Other Considerations for Troubleshooting
  • GUI Support Tools