Unicast ARP-Only option on IAP

Aruba Employee

Does IAP supports conversion of ARP request packets to unicast ?


Starting IAP version 4.3, a new option called "Unicast-ARP-Only" has been added in the SSID profile, under broadcast filtering.

Unicast-ARP-Only -> When set to Unicast-ARP-Only, the IAP allows all broadcast and multicast frames as it is, however the ARP requests are converted to unicast frames and sends them to the associated clients.


We can configure this option from the Web UI.

Edit the SSID Profile- Click on Show advanced option on WLAN Settings tab.






We can verify this parameter from the IAP's CLI :


wlan ssid-profile CP-Test
 index 0
 type guest
 essid CP-Test
 wpa-passphrase 1e145f70eed823dadb9ddb3910d90bf3d4674118518f8743
 opmode wpa2-psk-aes
 max-authentication-failures 0
 vlan 350
 auth-server InternalServer
 rf-band all
 captive-portal external profile CP
 dtim-period 1
 broadcast-filter unicast-arp-only ---------->This shows the parameter.
 dmo-channel-utilization-threshold 90
 local-probe-req-thresh 0
 max-clients-threshold 64

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