Bridging a VMware guest on Cisco Wireless

On a default Cisco Unified Wireless LAN setup a client can only have one MAC address. If a wireless user runs VMware desktop or another virtual setup where the clients hosts more that one interface it will not work.
Follow these step to allow multiple hosts on one wireless client
On the CLI of the WLC
config network ip-mac-binding disable


Enable passive client for the WLAN

  • WLANs > WLAN ID > Advanced tab > enable check box for passive Client
To activate passive clients remember to enable global multicast.
  • – Controller > Multicast > hit the check box for Global multicast mode

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