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Configuration as an "workgroup bridge"

Hello:

Is it possible to configure any AP from Aruba that makes it possible to connect an Ethernet but  non-Wifi equipment?

Which AP should it be necessary?

 

TX.

 

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Re: Configuration as an "workgroup bridge"

All APs have mesh capability to do what you mention, and forward wired traffic.  What would be the application?



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Re: Configuration as an "workgroup bridge"

Thank you.

It would be very simple: A PLC with Ethernet port should be connected to the wifi Network.

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Re: Configuration as an "workgroup bridge"

An access point can be configured as a mesh "Point" and forward all wired traffic connected to its ethernet ports, wirelessly to another Aruba access point configured as a mesh "Portal".  Yes, this is possible with all Campus and outdoor access points.



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Re: Configuration as an "workgroup bridge"

What about Instant APs? Can they be used as "workgroup bridges"?

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Re: Configuration as an "workgroup bridge"

Not sure about this one. I may get a chance to test it out later today. Whether or not it is supported, is a question Aruba will have to answer for you.
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Zach Jennings
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Re: Configuration as an "workgroup bridge"

Instant does not bridge ethernet traffic at this time.  Maybe the product management team can speak on what is planned for the near future.



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Re: Configuration as an "workgroup bridge"

Hi 

 

IAP will only do MESH when there is no link on the ETH. port so that is not supported.

 

 

/Thomas

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Re: Configuration as an "workgroup bridge"

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tfrederiksen wrote:

Hi 

 

IAP will only do MESH when there is no link on the ETH. port so that is not supported.

 

 

/Thomas


Well, there's your answer. Also, plugging an active ethernet cable into an Instant Mesh Point causes the IAP to reboot, losing it's Mesh Point status (It becomes a mesh point after 30 attempts at looking for an ethernet connection. If it finds an ethernet connection, it will not become a mesh point.). See the Aruba Instant user guide for more information on Aruba Instant mesh points.

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Zach Jennings
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Re: Configuration as an "workgroup bridge"

You can indeed connect a wired device behind an IAP acting as a mesh point.  Just put the eth0 port into 'eth0-bridging' mode, in the UI it is accessible in the 'Edit AP' dialog by clicking on the AP name and selecting 'Edit'.  An AP in this mode will always come up as a mesh point.

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