The information in this document is based on these software and
4400 Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) that runs firmware version
1131 Lightweight Access Point (LAP)
802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Client Adapters that run software version
The information in this document was created from the devices in a
specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with
a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you
understand the potential impact of any command.
Each of the WLC platforms have an upper limit on the number of WLAN
clients that they support. This table shows the upper limit for the various
Maximum No of Clients
Cisco 2100 Series Controller
Cisco 2500 Series Controller
Cisco 4400 Series Controller
Cisco 5500 Series Controller
Cisco Flex 7500 Series Controller
To give more control, WLC also provides the option to define the number
of clients that connect to each WLAN. This feature is useful in cases where you
want to restrict the number of clients (for example, guest clients) that
connect to the network, and it also ensure that the WLAN bandwidth is used
efficiently in the network.
By default this value is set to 0, which means there is no restriction
on the number of clients that can connect to the WLAN.
Note: Currently, you cannot restrict the number of clients that connects to
an LAP. Some of the LAPs have limits on clients association. More information
on this is available in the
Association Limits for Lightweight Access Points section of the WLC
The next section describes how to configure the maximum number of
clients on a WLAN.
In this section, you are presented with the information to configure
the features described in this document.
In this configuration example, a LAP is registered to a WLC. Two WLANs
are configured (LAP1 and LAP2) to which users connect. This example describes
how to configure these WLANs in such a way that, at any point, WLAN LAP1
accepts only 25 clients and WLAN LAP2 accepts 50 client associations.