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Registered: ‎09-14-2014

AP-275 as Wired Bridge

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?

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Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: AP-275 as Wired Bridge

The 11ac access points do not currently support mesh. It is coming later this year as a software update.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
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Re: AP-275 as Wired Bridge

I am using a beta version that allows them to. I have many already functioning as mesh APs.

Aruba Employee
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Registered: ‎02-14-2013

Re: AP-275 as Wired Bridge

Hi,

 

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.

 

- https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/HowTo/How-to-configure-an-IAP-as-a-Wifi-client-though-both-CLI-and-GUI

 

- http://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/InstantMobile/Advanced/Content/Instant%20User%20Guide%20-%20volumes/Uplink%20Configuration.htm (See Wi-Fi Uplink section).

 

 

Rajaguru Vincent

Thanks,
Rajaguru Vincent
CWNA | CWSP | CWAP | CWDP | ACMP
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Registered: ‎09-14-2014

Re: AP-275 as Wired Bridge

Thanks for the reply. I am using a Campus AP. 

 

Is it possible to bridge the wired clients in a similar way using the 275 as a Mesh Point?

Aruba Employee
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Registered: ‎02-14-2013

Re: AP-275 as Wired Bridge

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Hi,

 

Mesh link configuration steps for bridging is given in the below kb article. See if this helps you.

 

- https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/HowTo/R-807

 

 

Rajaguru Vincent

Thanks,
Rajaguru Vincent
CWNA | CWSP | CWAP | CWDP | ACMP
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