12-12-2013 05:22 PM
I have two locations ShopArea with three devices and OfficeArea with two devices. I followed the instatllation guide and created two Networks. How do I associate the Access points to the specific networks. I only want 3 devices accessable to the ShopArea and 2 devices to the Office Area, or do I need to convert each AP to a Standalone AP? I do not want Office Area showing up in Shop and visa versa. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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12-12-2013 05:26 PM
One AP in an Instant group takes on the role of the "Virtual Controller". This is the single point of configuration and monitoring for all other IAPs in the group. As such, they all receive the same config and will advertise the same SSIDs.
To achieve your goal you will need to split your group into two groups. This can be done by converting them to "Standalone" mode or by placing each IAP in their own Vlan. With all IAPs in the same Vlan they see each other and join the single group.
12-13-2013 10:42 AM
Seperate VLAN's are not an option at this time, so configured as standalones I can have 3 IAP's in the Shop Group with a VC and 2 IAP's in the Office group that will have a VC?
12-13-2013 10:49 AM
Unfortunately, no. In Standalone mode the IAP runs as its' own "private group" and manages / monitors itself only. As such, you would wind up with a total of 5 IAPs running in Standalone mode and you would have to configure each one independently and manage them via their own VC IP. To do as you are requesting separation via Vlans is the only option using IAP.
You could add a controller into the mix, which would take ownership of all 5 APs then this is possible. The controller would be the single point of configuration and monitoring and you could split the APs into two separate groups -- each group can run separate configs, hence separate SSIDs.
12-15-2013 10:34 PM
12-16-2013 09:20 AM
For now I have converted to all IAP's to Standalone and gave 3 of them the same SSID's and the other two the same SSID's. I will be looking forward to the 4.1 version.