05-30-2018 01:12 PM
Can a RAP be converted to an IAP?
I want to be able to stand up a SSID completely seperate from my network and the internet. A Little stand-alone wireless network.
I know I can do this with an IAP, but is it possible to use a RAP in this way to broadcast an SSID without the need to have a controller involved?
I don't currently have the RAP in front of me to test and want to know if this plan is possible
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05-30-2018 02:27 PM - edited 05-30-2018 02:36 PM
If your RAP was sold to you as an IAP, you can convert it back to an IAP and do this.
If it is a RAP, and it is a WPA2-PSK network, you can set the forwarding mode of the Virtual AP as "bridged" and the RAP Mode to "
Persistent" Always and the Remote AP should stay up "persistently". There are a few drawbacks and possible gotchas, however.. It is much easier to start out with an Instant AP. definitely.
Please see the remote AP validated reference guide here: http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Validated-Reference-Design/Remote-AP-Networks/ta-p/155140
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