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Mesh - Lan2Lan Bridge

Hello,

 

I'm trying to set up a LAN-2-LAN (Point-to-Point) mesh connections with 205H APs but I have som issues.

My biggest problem is how to set up Wired AP Port and mesh SSID (tunnel or bridge) becouse I can't get VLANs over the mesh link.

 

Scenario is simple - I have one switch with MeshPortal AP on one side and one switch with MeshPoint AP on the other side. I need to send all VLANS over the mesh link so I can connect wired clients on the other side. Well, maybe not so simple like I believed :-) 

 

Anyone who can help me here? I scanned this forum and User manual for how to set up Point-2-Point mesh link but I can't find any information that can help me right now.

 

This customer have a working Cisco APs now on this mesh link and I am trying to sell Aruba APs instead (a couple of AP-314 with antennas)  but I have to show that this works better than Cisco!

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Guru Elite

Re: Mesh - Lan2Lan Bridge

Are these instant APs or Campus (controller-ip) APs?


Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor II

Re: Mesh - Lan2Lan Bridge

Thanks for fast reply!

 

This is Campus AP.

 

Right now I'm testing with AP-205H but customer will have AP-314 with antennas.

Guru Elite

Re: Mesh - Lan2Lan Bridge

Please see the article here:  http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Aruba-Solution-Exchange/Configuring-Point-to-Point-mesh/ta-p/202605



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Re: Mesh - Lan2Lan Bridge

Thanks, this was very helpfull.

 

Now when mesh link works so I've got another problem - with spanning tree on a Cisco switch. Mesh link is up about 2min and than it goes down - reason is block-state of switchport.

Strange enough that this happens om Mesh Point side of link which has no conection with LAN.

 

Any clue why this happens? 

Re: Mesh - Lan2Lan Bridge

Do you have a network drawing with the topology? The port shouldn't go down unless there's a loop somewhere.

 

Jerrod Howard
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Re: Mesh - Lan2Lan Bridge

Check Cisco port settings - you'll want the port to the AP set for portfast and will want to turn off BPDU guard. First guess is that BPDU guard is "protecting" you from the remote switch.

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Re: Mesh - Lan2Lan Bridge

Thanks, I'll try this and I'll be back with results.

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