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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎08-11-2014

Configure IAP cluster to use ATT hotspot as a backup connection

I doubt this is possible but I thought I might ask some of you on here. I have a (2) IAP cluster at home whose primary internet connection just died (Comcast was overwhelmed by the Boston snow). I also have a small mifi hotspot from AT&T which is currently working for access. Does anyone know if it might be possible to somehow reconfigure the IAP cluster to work as a repeater or bridge for the AT&T hotspot?

 

I believe this would be possible at least on a consumer router.

 

Any insights would be appreciated.

 

Thanks!

MVP
Posts: 288
Registered: ‎08-27-2012

Re: Configure IAP cluster to use ATT hotspot as a backup connection

Sure, use the WiFi uplink option under System - Advanced Options - Uplink. I don't recall what version of InstantOS that was added in, but if you're on a more recent version it should be in there.

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Valued Contributor II
Posts: 804
Registered: ‎12-01-2014

Re: Configure IAP cluster to use ATT hotspot as a backup connection

Hi,

 

It is possible. you can configure the WiFI uplink or 3g/4g uplink as shown bellow.

 

IAP uplink 12.JPG

 

Please feel free for any further query on this.

Cheers,
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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎08-11-2014

Re: Configure IAP cluster to use ATT hotspot as a backup connection

How do the IAPs check internet connectivity? Is it by pinging the gateway?

 

My internet is hard down but my router is up and the VC is suggesting that the internet is "reachable".

MVP
Posts: 1,406
Registered: ‎11-30-2011

Re: Configure IAP cluster to use ATT hotspot as a backup connection

have you configured the internet failover dependency?

 

http://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/InstantMobile/Advanced/Content/Chapter9%20Uplink%20Configuration/Uplink%20Management.htm

 

"To enable uplink switching based on Internet availability: ..."

 

 

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