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APs from Australia to Europe

Hi,

Can I bring APs from Australia and use them in Europe? I heard there's a difference with APs for the US market and worry that if this is the case also for the Austrailian market.

 

BR

Mike

MVP

Re: APs from Australia to Europe

What is the model number? 

 

Are you going to use it as an IAP or tied to one of your controllers? 

 

I have used US controller with IAP-RW. WHen I converted the IAP-RW to campus AP, it worked. So at that point it was just an AP and used whatever regulatory domain the controller controlled it to use.

 

If you were to connect IAP-RW to a IAP-US cluster, Im not sure what it would do because I never tried it. 

 

 

Sean Rynearson
Aruba

Re: APs from Australia to Europe

Australia and Europe both use -RW controllers and Instant access points, so there's no issue moving an AP from Australia to Europe.

Aruba has (up to) 5 different regulatory models for controllers and instant (or unified) access points: US, JP (Japan), IL (Israel), EG (Egypt) and RW (rest of world).

Note also that if you have a controller-based deployment, the "regulatory identity" is defined by the controller, and you can use any AP.

/Onno
New Contributor

Re: APs from Australia to Europe

Thank you all.

They will be used with a controller so I asume they will work in Europe (also being RW).

 

/Mike

MVP

Re: APs from Australia to Europe

Thanks for the help @onno :-) 

Sean Rynearson

Re: APs from Australia to Europe

The (I)AP and Controller must match for the regulatory domain, so if both are -RW you will be fine. A -RW access point will not come up on an -US controller or vice-versa.

 

Dedicated campus APs (AP-xxx, without a suffix like -RW, -US,...), should work on any regulatory domain controller.

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Aruba

Re: APs from Australia to Europe

Herman: that's no longer true.

Since 6.5.2.0 and 8.2.0.0 this restriction has been removed.

The controller "takes over" when an IAP (or RAP, UAP) is converted for controller-based operation.

/Onno
MVP

Re: APs from Australia to Europe

Yeah I had no idea either until the other day I gave it a try and converted a IAP-315-rw to a cap and connected it to a US controller and it worked :-) 

Sean Rynearson

Re: APs from Australia to Europe

Thanks Onno, good to know!

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