I apologise in advance I'm about half way through CCNA so I may be using incorrect terminology.
I've been tasked with putting in a new network at work, topology as follows:
Router Cisco 887VA-M-K9 | Switch Cisco SLM2024T | WLAN AP Cisco AIR-CAP-2602i
I jumped into CLI for the air-cap and looking over the configuration guides they all seem to only mention a Cisco Wireless LAN controller as a method of config. Now being a tiny network with 20-30 hosts, we opted for this AP in the hopes of being able to keep it as we upgrade the network around it in the next year or two and so for now there is no controller etc nor do I have the knowledge of these devices.
Have we wasted a bunch of cash on something way above our level of gear? And can it be configured without one just to run as shown in the topology?
Appreciate it in advance, you'll be helping me out in a bit of a jam :)