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RAP-5WN Local Network Access not working

We are trying to make the Rap5 behave similarly to a wireless router like you would have at home. We have a Secure Kiosk that has 4 IP addresable devices in it, there is a PC and a Seperate Network Addressable Storage (NAS) device and two other devices that have to be managed from the corporate network. Right now all four ports on the RAP are in the same vlan, Remote-AP-Local-network-access is turned on and all four ports are in tunnel forwarding mode.
All devices get an addres from the corporate DHCP server and we are able to get to them and manage them. Content is pushed to the NAS every evening (About 250K) to keep the local database current. All works great until we need to reload the PC, the rebuild process gets all the data to reload the PC from the NAS. It take 20+ hours to do a rebuild because all traffic goes through the tunnel even though the two devices are right next to each other on the same switch. We need that rebuild process to stay local to the built in switch, but both devices also need to be managed from corporate.
I have tried using split tunnel, but I have not been able to get the ACL set so that local traffic stays on the switch. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: RAP-5WN Local Network Access not working


We are trying to make the Rap5 behave similarly to a wireless router like you would have at home. We have a Secure Kiosk that has 4 IP addresable devices in it, there is a PC and a Seperate Network Addressable Storage (NAS) device and two other devices that have to be managed from the corporate network. Right now all four ports on the RAP are in the same vlan, Remote-AP-Local-network-access is turned on and all four ports are in tunnel forwarding mode.
All devices get an addres from the corporate DHCP server and we are able to get to them and manage them. Content is pushed to the NAS every evening (About 250K) to keep the local database current. All works great until we need to reload the PC, the rebuild process gets all the data to reload the PC from the NAS. It take 20+ hours to do a rebuild because all traffic goes through the tunnel even though the two devices are right next to each other on the same switch. We need that rebuild process to stay local to the built in switch, but both devices also need to be managed from corporate.
I have tried using split tunnel, but I have not been able to get the ACL set so that local traffic stays on the switch. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!




The forwarding mode of both the wired AND wireless ports need to be in split tunneling mode for this to work. In tunneled mode, the access point has no concept of what traffic is going through it and what the ip addresses are of clients connected to it, so it cannot make those decisions. The clients on both subnets need to be in split-tunnel so that it can see that traffic and make those decisions.

Addition: just make the ACL "allow all" so that all the other traffic will tunnel back like it should.


Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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