09-14-2014 02:36 PM
I am trying to make an AP-275, configured as a mesh point, act as a bridge for wired devices behind it.
Right now we are using third-party radios (Engenius ENH200) to accomplish this.
They have to authenticate with ClearPass using PSK/MacAuth in order to get into the correct role in the controller.
We are configuring the Engenius as a Client Bridge and connect a switch to the LAN port and then connect the end devices to the switch.
We then enter the mac address of the Engenius as a Known Endpoint in ClearPass. We then configure the Engenius to use the PSK.
After that, the Engenius forms a link with a 275 as a client, gets dumped into the correct role, and then bridges the traffic for the devices behind it.
If I have an AP-275 out there as a Mesh Point, how would I accomplish this using it instead of a third-party radio?
I have E1 on the AP configured in the correct Bridge Role. I have the Wired AP enabled and in "bridge" mode. I'm not sure of what else I have to do though. Using the other radios was pretty straight-forward because it just showed up as a client. Is there a way to make the 275 just connect as a client and skip the meshing altogether?
09-14-2014 02:42 PM
09-14-2014 07:59 PM
If you are using a controller based AP-275 (Campus AP), it cannot be configured as a standalone wireless client. We can configure it only as a mesh.
If you are using an instant version - IAP-275, this is possible. But there are certain limitations such as "when the Wi-Fi uplink is in use, the client IP is assigned by the internal DHCP server."
Below are the reference links to configure an Instant AP as a wireless client.
09-14-2014 10:37 PM - edited 09-14-2014 10:38 PM
Mesh link configuration steps for bridging is given in the below kb article. See if this helps you.