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Frequent Contributor II
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Registered: ‎07-24-2014

Can a RAP be used this way?

I have an outdoor cash register in a metal kiosk. I have a number of AP-275's close by. 

 

Can I connect the PC and the separate EMV-capable credit card machine to a RAP and can the RAP be a meshpoint to my campus WLAN (under control of a 7210 controller)? 

 

I am unclear if the RAP requires a wired connection. While I can give the PC register a wireless adapter, I don't have that flexibility with the credit card machine. So I am looking for a switch that can join my wireless network.

 

And can the RAP have an antenna extension? I'd like to stick the antenna on the roof of the metal kiosk.

 

Thanks!

Guru Elite
Posts: 8,320
Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: Can a RAP be used this way?

A RAP cannot be a mesh point. You could however grab a RAP and throw it in
Instant mode and use the WiFi uplink feature to connect it to your outdoor
wireless.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
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Re: Can a RAP be used this way?

You coulud also look at a 275 as a mesh point on your Kiosk, as it has two ethernet connections and would remove the need for a switch of some kind (though you would still need a power injector on E0). Cost-wise, it's likely the fastest and easiest option, so you don't have to plumb antenna cables, etc. 

 

otheriwise, you can try the wifi uplink feature and try to bridge the enet interfaces.

Jerrod Howard
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Frequent Contributor II
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Registered: ‎07-24-2014

Re: Can a RAP be used this way?

Thanks. So just to be clear, I leave the RAP in Instant? I'm not familiar with WIFI uplink, and will need to read up on that.

Frequent Contributor II
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Registered: ‎07-24-2014

Re: Can a RAP be used this way?

Well, a 275 makes for a very expensive solution. And I thought the other Enet interface was limited to 10 Mbps?

Guru Elite
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Re: Can a RAP be used this way?

Yes, you run the device in Instant mode and use the WiFi Uplink feature.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 110
Registered: ‎07-24-2014

Re: Can a RAP be used this way?

Thanks. I'll get one and check it out.

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