Controller-less WLANs

What does the mode "IAP-SUB" means on Activate.
Q:

What does the mode "IAP-SUB" means on Activate?



A:

On Activate, when searched using device Serial # or Mac address, Activate throws the entire device information which also contains a filed called "Mode". This field is to identify the device type to be slave or VC. If mode is shown as IAP-SUB, then it's a slave for device shown in the "Controller" field. If the device type is VC then "Mode" will show up as IAP-VC and Controller field will have it's own MAC address.

 

When searched using Slave's serial#/Mac address.

In below output, AA0030701 is the Slave for the VC - AC:A3:1E:C5:00:01 shown in the Controller field. Hence it's mode is shown as IAP-SUB

 

Serial:
AA0030701
MAC:
AC:A3:1E:C5:00:00
Part Number:
IAP-215-US
Mode:
IAP-SUB
Platform:
Centaurus
Current FW:
6.4.3.1-4.2.0.2_52056
Boot Version:
1.5.3.9.43867
Controller:
AC:A3:1E:C5:00:01
Devices Associated:
2
Status:
provisioned
First Seen:
2/24/2015 9:39 AM
Last Modified:
11/19/2015 10:50 PM
Last IP:
207.104.47.251
Activation ID:
 
Current Customer:
EL DORADO COUNTY
Folder:
athena-f-8000641
Rule:
iap_to_athena
AP Name:
 

 

 

When searched using VC's serial#/Mac address.

In below output, AA0235233 is the VC hence the mode is shown as IAP-VC and Controller field has it's own Mac address.

 

Serial:
AA0235233
MAC:
40:E3:D6:C1:0A:00
Part Number:
IAP-215-US
Mode:
IAP-VC
Platform:
Centaurus
Current FW:
6.4.3.1-4.2.0.2_52056
Boot Version:
1.5.3.9.43867
Controller:
40:E3:D6:C1:0A:00
Devices Associated:
3
Status:
provisioned
First Seen:
10/13/2015 7:26 AM
Last Modified:
11/24/2015 12:57 PM
Last IP:
74.93.176.154
Activation ID:
EFNRUJN9
Current Customer:
EL DORADO COUNTY
Folder:
athena-f-8000641
Rule:
iap_to_athena
AP Name:
 
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