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Super Contributor II
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Registered: ‎09-05-2012

AP-225 Mesh Role Error

Hi

 

ArubaOS Ver: 6.4.0.3

AP: AP-225

Controller based solution. No IAP's.

 

We just got a couple of new AP-225's.

I am getting ready to do some testing with one.

I added it to the AP Whitelist DB, it got picked up by the controller, I assigned it to our standard AP-Group, and assigned it a static IP address.

When I attempt to change the Mesh-Role to Mesh-Portal I get an error

AP-225_0001.png

 

The AP-Group that it is apart of currently is made up of all AP-105's. Could this be what is causing the issue? Should I create another AP-Group just for the AP-225's? I haven't found anything stating that the AP-225's don't support meshing.

 

I tried doing the provisioning from the commandline as well but I didn't have any success (although I suspect I may not have done it correctly).

 

I haven't been able to find anything on this error either.

 

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

 

Cheers

Guru Elite
Posts: 21,269
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: AP-225 Mesh Role Error

The AP225 does not support mesh at this time.



Colin Joseph
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Super Contributor II
Posts: 387
Registered: ‎09-05-2012

Re: AP-225 Mesh Role Error

[ Edited ]

It is as that simple eh?

 

They really do not support meshing? I thought perhaps that was just a generic message.

 

Did not expect that, I obviously did not do enough reading about the 225's.

 

Thank you

 

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I think I just found the document that states it....

Secure enterprise mesh* 
*Available Q3 2014

 Link

Super Contributor II
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Registered: ‎09-05-2012

Re: AP-225 Mesh Role Error

Sorry I have another question.

 

I would assume that at some point the ability to mesh the 225's will be introduced.

 

I was just wondering where would be the best place watch for this support? Will this be listed in the Controller changes? Or is there firmware documentation for the AP's themselves that would show this?

Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: AP-225 Mesh Role Error

It will show up in the release notes and normally it would not be in a point release it would be in a major release  (6.3.2.x?).  I will come back to this thread and post whenever news becomes available.



Colin Joseph
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Super Contributor II
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Registered: ‎09-05-2012

Re: AP-225 Mesh Role Error

Thanks cjoseph it is very much appreciated!

 

Just out of curiousity, why would meshing not be available at launch time of the 225's?

Is this due to it being an entirely new AP? Or something with AC?

 

I can only assume that it requires and major work to be done on the firmware as well.

 

I am not trying to be critical or anything. I am just curious about the challenges of implementing it.

Guru Elite
Posts: 21,269
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: AP-225 Mesh Role Error

[ Edited ]

I do not know.  It is a new access point, so if I were to guess, that is what I would guess.

 

It is absolutely fair to be critical, because that is how Aruba figures out what to do next.



Colin Joseph
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Super Contributor II
Posts: 387
Registered: ‎09-05-2012

Re: AP-225 Mesh Role Error

Thanks cjoseph.

 

It makes sense. I can only assume that there are a lot of challenges in implementing meshing!

Regular Contributor I
Posts: 180
Registered: ‎12-17-2008

Re: AP-225 Mesh Role Error

Wow, this has just caught me and a customer out.

 

Can anyone confirm if meshing is already working on AP-270 series or will this also be a delayed feature?

 


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Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: AP-225 Mesh Role Error

Mesh is not currently available on 11ac access points. (22x, 20x, 27x)

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