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IAP105-US Question

Some questions about the IAP-105.   New to this so bare with me.

 

     IAP-105's have been ordered for implementation in conference rooms of
our various branches.  I believe the intent was to install these as standalone
units.  From earlier postings that I have come across, it sounds like the only
way to acheive this without the use of a controller is to set the IAP-105 up
as a Remote AP with a "Always On SSID" and a Static Power Channel.

 

   Is that Correct?

 

   It was also stated though that in order to configure the IAP-105 you still
must attach it to a controller to provision it first.  Is that correct?

 

   I have one IAP-105 and tried to just connect in the scenario we will be using.
Doing this at home, I connected my Mediacom cable modem to a HP POE Switch and then
connected the IAP-105 to the switch.  I connected a laptop and using Putty set
up a serial connection and connected to the console port on the IAP.  I set on
the recording process to capture everything being passed from the IAP-105.

 

   The IAP never seems to get past the initialization process. The power LED never
goes to solid green, except momentarily after going thru the process before it
re-boots and starts all over.

 

   I just wanted to start a thread with hopes someone can answer some of these
basic questions and point me in the right direction.  I have breifly gone thru
the www.arubanetworks.com/vrd to try to check out some things.

 

Thanks

MVP
Posts: 3,009
Registered: ‎10-25-2011

Re: IAP105-US Question

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Dont worry  ask all you need too and we will try to help you, we were all new to this at one point :)
I got lot of help as well and i still get help from Aruba employees and Forum members so we are all here to help each other so dont worry.

 

It was also stated though that in order to configure the IAP-105 you still
must attach it to a controller to provision it first.  Is that correct?

 

No you dont need any controller to configure it IAP builds their on Virtual controller.

 

 

I have one IAP-105 and tried to just connect in the scenario we will be using.
Doing this at home, I connected my Mediacom cable modem to a HP POE Switch and then
connected the IAP-105 to the switch.  I connected a laptop and using Putty set
up a serial connection and connected to the console port on the IAP.  I set on
the recording process to capture everything being passed from the IAP-105.

 

   The IAP never seems to get past the initialization process. The power LED never
goes to solid green, except momentarily after going thru the process before it
re-boots and starts all over.

 

Can you put the output of what you see on the console?

It is geting A DHCP Address? if not you have to configure it via console the correct ip address.  Depending on the IOS it has it can come up with 169 i think... but it will be a way faster if you could just paste what you see on the console.

 

 

   IAP-105's have been ordered for implementation in conference rooms of
our various branches.  I believe the intent was to install these as standalone
units.  From earlier postings that I have come across, it sounds like the only
way to acheive this without the use of a controller is to set the IAP-105 up
as a Remote AP with a "Always On SSID" and a Static Power Channel.

 

Okay so you got many conference room in varius branches... and you putting one instant in every conference room?

You could have a controller  controlling all of them from one single point....

We actually have a proyect undergoing for a bank which got many many conference rooms around all their branches...

They got a Controller in their DataCenter, and all the APs are controlled by that controller... So the admin can see everything from it and configure from it everything...

Your deployment seems that you have to configure individually all the IAPs... and if some of them fail then you need to reconfigure it again... and you got many administration separated.. i just dont find it  efficient..  It just giving you more work...

 

How are the sites connected? VPN? private link? or how?

 

What does your aruba partner recommend you? 

If you want you can get a Controller and you can always convert it to a managed AP....

But i would need more info about your deployment.  What are the requirements for this Wireles?

 

 

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