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2 Remote Access Points on a site

Hi!
What is the best way to deploy two Remote Access Points without a controller. I have come up with three alternatives

1. 2 separate RAP
2. One RAP and one Campus AP which set up a gre tunnel within the IPSEC
3. Remote Mesh

I see some limitations to these implementations like roaming.

does anyone have a good solution for this?
Aruba Employee

2 Remote Access Points on a site

IIRC, tunneling an AP through a RAP is not supported.

Probably your best supported method would be a RAP-5 and 2x IAP-105. Use the Aruba Instant 105 model to create your WLAN at this remote site (standalone). Use the RAP-5 to tunnel traffic back. This is the only solution I can think of without using a controller as a remote node or multiple RAPs.

Zach
Thanks,

Zach Jennings
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Re: 2 Remote Access Points on a site


IIRC, tunneling an AP through a RAP is not supported.

Probably your best supported method would be a RAP-5 and 2x IAP-105. Use the Aruba Instant 105 model to create your WLAN at this remote site (standalone). Use the RAP-5 to tunnel traffic back. This is the only solution I can think of without using a controller as a remote node or multiple RAPs.

Zach




+1 on the unsupported.
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Occasional Contributor II

Re: 2 Remote Access Points on a site

Thanks for the reply. I understand that a campus AP tunneled through a RAP is not supported, with one ore two AP.

Do we have a supported method?
Guru Elite

Re: 2 Remote Access Points on a site

Your first option, 2 separate rap is probably the best way. Make sure that both are tunneling the traffic back to the controller on that SSID.
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Occasional Contributor II

Re: 2 Remote Access Points on a site

Thank you for prompt reply.
Will we have roaming between the two devices?
Guru Elite

Re: 2 Remote Access Points on a site

If the Virtual AP that you have deployed is in tunnel mode, yes.
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Contributor I

Re: 2 Remote Access Points on a site

So to be clear.... :confused:

deploying multiple RAPs (most likely RAP5s) in tunnel mode at a single site (within wifi range of each other) is supported for data (might also include MS Lync traffic), wifi voice, or both?

thanks

Vinson
Guru Elite

Re: 2 Remote Access Points on a site

Latency-sensitive peer to peer traffic could be a challenge in that scenario depending on the latency, but other data traffic should be fine.
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