The Cisco Wireless Mesh Networking (CWMN) v3.0 is a 3-day course that introduces the Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Lightweight Outdoor Mesh Access Point. The course provides a technology overview, design and deployment options, and product configuration with hands on labs.


  • Explore how to create a mesh network
  • Review basic controller configuration and wireless LAN configuration
  • Demonstrate how to install access points
  • Examine the requirements necessary for designing a wireless mesh network
  • Explore various verification and troubleshooting tools and commands


Describing the Cisco Wireless Mesh Solution:
  • Mesh Network Overview: Components, Protocols, and Functionality
  • Mesh Network Features and Applications

Configuring a Wireless Controller:
  • LAN Controller Overview: Configuration Basics
  • LAN Controller Security and Mobility

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

Wireless Mesh Design Requirements:
  • RF Theory
  • Access Point Roles
  • 802.11h Standard
  • Selecting Antennas

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

Prerequisite Knowledge

  • Legacy course Cisco Airespace Installation and Administration and Maintenance (CAIAM) v2 or v3
  • Cisco Unified Wireless Networks (CUWN) v4
  • Cisco Wireless LAN Fundamentals (CWLF)
  • Cisco Wireless LAN Advanced Topics (CWLAT)