10-14-2013 05:52 AM
Our college has a Wireless network deployed with redundant 7210 controllers and mostly AP105 accesspoints.
All traffic is in tunneling mode, bandwith is not an issue between the different buildings; we use 10Gbit links.
One of our schools is preparing for a major reconstruction and has rented several small buildings in the vicinity of the old building.
We only have 'small' links to these locations; mostly air bridges and vpn's on cable connections.
To cover these locations, i need about 3 - 5 (r)ap's per site.
Management decided that the teachers get some new toys: Apple Tv's....
Our wireless is ready and tested for that (Clearpass integration). It works fine in the main buildings.
For the new small sites, i want (and need) to keep the Airplay traffic local.
The apple tv's and end-user devices are in separate vlans and are routed at a central location.
There are no layer 3 devices at the different locactions. This normally works fine because , all the traffic goes to the main site anyway.
How should i configure the (r)ap's at the small sites? In split tunnel mode? with a local router?
I read somewhere that roaming is not supported when using a rap with a split-tunnel...?
We still have to purchase the equipment for these locations, so we can still decide on the type of (r)ap or iap.
Any idea's are welcome.
10-14-2013 10:04 AM
I would recommend the IAP. Not only do they support Airplay with ClearPass, you will not need to worry about roaming as you would in the RAP scenario.
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