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Registered: ‎03-16-2010

Mesh AP on POE without link?


We're hoping to power an AP-125 (or 105) using a POE injector, but without a wired connection, ie: in Mesh Point mode. Is there a way to get the AP to boot normally using only POE without an ethernet link. We're using PowerDsine 3001G power supplies.
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This works

Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Posts: 27
Registered: ‎03-16-2010

Re: Mesh AP on POE without link?

Thanks for the confirmation. After finding a 5V power supply, we got it working, and I believe the flashing power light was an indication that it could not connect to a mesh portal, as the same thing occurred on 5V until I moved the AP to a window. The building is ~250' from the mesh portal with outdoor antenna, but the leaded glass windows (it's a chapel) seem to wreak havoc with the signal.
Placing the AP-125 right at the window gives great coverage inside the chapel, so problem solved!
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