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Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-03-2012

Connecting a L2 switch with 2-5 VOIP phones to ethernet port on RAP3

Hi Aruba Team,

 

I'd like to know if we can connect a 24 port Layer 2 ethernet switch to a RAP3 ethernet port.  The Layer 2 switch will have anywhere from 2-5 VOIP phones hanging of of it and would like to tunnel it back to the Controller in the HQ where the VOIP Communications Manager is located. Would this port just required to be configured as 802.1q?  As special settings or any known guide for setting this up?

Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 114
Registered: ‎12-02-2011

Re: Connecting a L2 switch with 2-5 VOIP phones to ethernet port on RAP3

You can connect a L2 switch to the Ethernet port of the RAP3.

 

First you need to configure a wired AP profile in which you specify what VLAN you want to use (access or trunk mode) and the forwarding mode (this should be set to tunnel since you want to tunnel back the traffic to the hq).

 

If you have the wired AP profile you need to assign this to the remote ap group's configuration and enable the interface. You can do this in AP configuration - edit the required group - AP - Ethernet interface 1 port configuration (make sure the Shut down? is unchecked to enable the interface)

 

The 802.1q depends wheter or not you want to use the RAP's Ethernet port as a trunk interface. If you use access mode then you should configure the L2 switch port to access mode, too. The simpliest way is to use the RAP interface as access port and set the access mode vlan (in the wired ap profile) to the same vlan id which is used for the Voip server. 

Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-03-2012

Re: Connecting a L2 switch with 2-5 VOIP phones to ethernet port on RAP3

Thank you for an excellent instruction. : )

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