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Registered: ‎06-12-2014

Instant Mesh Network with IAP-228

Can an IAP-228 be used as a mesh point in an instant cluster? I know that it has no AC power interface, so if I tried to provide poe power to the device would it also expect to be getting data from the eth0 port and disrupt an attempt to form a mesh link?

Aruba Employee
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Registered: ‎11-07-2008

Re: Instant Mesh Network with IAP-228

So long as it doesn't get an IP address on the wired interface, it will bring up the mesh radio. Be careful that you don't loop the network.

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Techical Marketing Engineer
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Re: Instant Mesh Network with IAP-228

My plan is to hook up the IAP-228 to a poe+ injector and join that as a mesh point to an existing cluster of IAPs. There is no available ethernet drop for this particular AP location, hence the mesh setup. So you believe this setup should work?

Aruba Employee
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Registered: ‎11-07-2008

Re: Instant Mesh Network with IAP-228

Yes, read the user guide on how to stand up mesh within instant (disable the extended SSID, etc).

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Techical Marketing Engineer
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