Controllerless Networks

Reply
Contributor I
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎07-01-2013

Amber 11A/N and 11B/G/N from relocation

Greetings! I have an IAP 105 that I am placing in a separate building from the other IAP 105s I have. I have plugged it into the network in the first building, and all lights light up green. I then move the AP to the second building and plug it into the switch. The PWR and ENET lights light green,l but the 11A/N and 11B/G/N lights are solid amber. I tried this with two different APs. They light up fine in the first building, but go amber in the second. The only difference I can see is that there is an additional network switch (HP Procurve 1800) inbetween the APs. I don't understand why the switch would make any difference for the radios? I could understand if there was a problem with the ENET! I searched the forums, and the only things I saw talked about SSID configurations, but I'm not changing any settings, just the physical location. Can solid amber on the radio lights indicate something else?

MVP
Posts: 4,307
Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Re: Amber 11A/N and 11B/G/N from relocation

[ Edited ]

 

The amber lights indicates that the radios are not set for N but this should be impacted by relocation if the configuration hasn't changed or connected to another switch.

 

Screen Shot 2013-07-26 at 12.19.39 PM.png

 

Do you have another VC in that other location or segment?

 

 

 

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
Aruba
Posts: 1,377
Registered: ‎12-12-2011

Re: Amber 11A/N and 11B/G/N from relocation

They usually indicate that the AP is running in WLAN mode or non-802.11n mode.  Do you still see the SSIDs broadcasted?

Seth R. Fiermonti
Consulting Systems Engineer - ACCX, ACDX, ACMX
Email: seth@hpe.com
-----
If you found my post helpful, please give kudos
Aruba
Posts: 1,377
Registered: ‎12-12-2011

Re: Amber 11A/N and 11B/G/N from relocation

Also...check the SSID encryption settings on the WLAN.  If you have 802.1x or PSK...is it set to WPA2-AES?

 

If not, you will get the amber LEDs

Seth R. Fiermonti
Consulting Systems Engineer - ACCX, ACDX, ACMX
Email: seth@hpe.com
-----
If you found my post helpful, please give kudos
Contributor I
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎07-01-2013

Re: Amber 11A/N and 11B/G/N from relocation

Wow, you guys are awesome! Thanks for the quick replies! As you say, just moving the AP shouldn't cause this problem. I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean by VC? But, if you mean switches, there is just the one.

Contributor I
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎07-01-2013

Re: Amber 11A/N and 11B/G/N from relocation

Seth, I do not see the SSID broadcast. Yes, it is set to WPA2-AES.

MVP
Posts: 4,307
Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Re: Amber 11A/N and 11B/G/N from relocation

Do you have more IAPs on your network ?

The VC is the virtual controller in an IAP cluster
Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
Contributor I
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎07-01-2013

Re: Amber 11A/N and 11B/G/N from relocation

Ah. Thank you. Forgive my noobiness! I have 5 other IAPs, but none on the other switch. I just plugged in another HP switch in my office (same model) and tried it again. All green lights.  The only difference is location and length of Cat 5 run. But again, how can that be affecting the radios?!

 

I appreciate your help!

 

 

 

Guru Elite
Posts: 8,759
Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: Amber 11A/N and 11B/G/N from relocation

Is the new switch in the same layer 2 segment?


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Contributor I
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎07-01-2013

Re: Amber 11A/N and 11B/G/N from relocation

yes.

Search Airheads
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: