07-30-2014 07:22 AM
I'd like to know if it is possible to setup one IAP as single router to the wifi network in place. Effectively the wired network I want to connect does not reach the area where my devices are,
and a second point I don't want my IAP seen as a rogue AP in the WLAN network in place then I plan to setup a LAN different from the LAN in the air.
after some searches, except conversion of my IAP to remote AP, I don't see anything else as idea and I am sure it will answer to my question.
Then the meshing applications do not provide an answer too by my own,
Thanks for your valuable ideas :)
Olivier Mazenod - ALE
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07-30-2014 07:30 AM
Mesh can be done between Aruba APs only.
You can use "WiFi Uplink" to connect to a 3rd party wireless network. The Users Guide covers configuration and limitations of "WiFi Uplink"
08-19-2014 06:54 AM
sorry to reply you only now, was in vacation this 1st mid-august :)
I just forgot to precise the existing wireless is built only with legacy campus AP (AP-12X -10X models) and cannot access to the network management then don't see any possibility to make a meshing link despite I have the IAP to extend this network to some (wired) devices in area I want to cover.
Thanks to advice the uplink solution, I would check limitations on this with interest!
08-19-2014 07:25 AM
Unfortunatly, Instant cannot form a Mesh connection to controller-based Aruba APs and cannot do WiFi uplink to Aruba APs either. Instant can only do Mesh with other Instant and WiFi uplink is only for connecting to 3rd party APs.
08-19-2014 07:42 AM
All right, then the only possibility here is to request creation of mesh portal in the existing network then connect my legacy AP105 as mesh end-point; right ?
I have just checked AOS guide 6.3 (quickly..) and I am not sure connect AP105 with Wifi uplink method will extend the wireless LAN I want to reach if only management VLAN for AP is uplinked.
I am afraid now there is several features behind this term of "Wifi uplink" and I guess the meshing is the best solution here due to the limitations you expose here :)
08-19-2014 07:45 AM - edited 08-19-2014 07:46 AM
Yes.........use the controller-based APs to form Mesh between each other then use the Ethernet port on the "Mesh Point" for wired access.
If you already have the IAPs you can convert them to controller-based APs in the Instant UI under Maintenance. The IAP, if converted to CAP, can also revert back to IAP.