Controller Based WLANs

Can a combination of Avaya H323 and Polycom OEM phones be supported on the same SSID?

Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba controllers and ArubaOS versions.

As of May 4, 2009, Avaya has discontinued the earlier Polycom OEM phones: Avaya 3616, Avaya 3620, and Avaya 3626.

For all new deployment, Avaya will offer the Avaya 3631, Avaya 3641, and Avaya 3645.

Note that the Avaya 3641 and Avaya 3645 are Polycom OEM phones and the Avaya 3631 is a H323 VoIP device.

·   The Avaya 3616 supports 802.11e and the Avaya 3641 and 3645 supports SVP.
For a mixed deployment, disable WMM on the SSID profile and use the ACLs to put the phones into the high queue on the access points. In the future, the Polycom OEM should also support WMM and SSID will be moved to WMM configuration.

  • The latest Avaya phones will use two different DHCP options to discover the PBX.
  • The Avaya 3641 supports WPA-PEAP and WPA2-PEAP.
    This forces the SSID to be dual encryption. The current mixed Avaya deployments are only using WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK.
  • The Avaya 3641 and Avaya 3645 can support 802.11a.
    Customers now have the option of running Polycom OEM phones on 802.11a and the Avaya 3631 on 802.11bg.
  • Avaya 3631 will user Option 242.
  • Avaya 3641/3645 will use Option 176.
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