Setting up and configuring Cisco WAP 551 and WAP 561

Here are the default credentials below;

Username: cisco
Password: cisco

Fall-Back IP Address: (This IP can change if you have DHCP enabled in your LAN) and if not then alone you can use the Fall Back IP)

When this device is assigned a DHCP Address, you cannot tell this and you will need to download the Cisco Findit tool as shown below.

These details can be found by hovering over the displayed device name as listed under wireless below.

After Download

Enter the IP address ( on any browser to access the3 Access Point

Use the initial setup wizard to make life easy 😊 Or use the below methods

Note: After accessing the LAWP WAP561, it prompts you to change the password.

Use the password generator to generate a secure password.

Step 2: By default the Cisco WAP561 Wireless Access Points Radio (wireless) button is not enabled.

– login to the AP,
– Navigate to the wireless tab
– Select Radio
– On the Radio page window under Basic Settings,
– Click on Enable.

Entering the SSID parameters

Navigate to the Wireless Tab and expand it,

– Click on Network
– Select the radio interface first, and then enter the configuration parameters (Entered name the name ‘SSID for the Wireless WLAN AP’ and click on save

Also configure the security (Passphrase)

Note: For roaming, I Configured (used) the same SSID and password, so when you are out of the first coverage, then you are automatically connected to the new AP

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