08-19-2016 03:12 AM
I'm fairly tech savy but a newbie when it comes to Aruba and networking. I'm hoping this borad can help.
I am attempting to improve the coverage in my home and yard with multiple APs. Previously I had one AP (IAP-205) and went through the setup process. No problem - everything was working great.
I added a second one (IAP-215) a few months ago, and it was a bit flaky (or I was a bit flaky) but ended up getting it added to the network with no issues.
I am now attempting to add two more APs (IAP-224) and is where the problems begin. I plugged in the first one last night and everything was going fine. The web instance showed me the AP. I renamed it and put in a DB value for the external attenees. It told me to rebot, so I did. At that point the device never reappeared with the other two APs on my network. At one point, as I was attempting to refresh the instant.arruba... it showed up by itself on the network (with all the clients connected to it) then promptly disappeared and hasn't come back sense. I believe that I had told the original AP-205 to be the master, but can't recall if I did so for the first 224.
The second IAP-224 was plugged in and appears to be working fine, but it never popped up on the instant.arruba site to even configure.
Any thoughts/help that this group could provide?
08-19-2016 09:53 AM
The swarm should self-manage unless you've got a VLAN or configuration issue, so I'll assume one of those ;)
Just to ask the obvious: all iAP are in the same VLAN?
If you told one to be the master, rathern than letting them elect one, that's OK - unless you've told two to be master. In my testing of that "accident" they argue and force all iAP to soft-reset every few minutes.
You might try powering down all iAP, then bringing up just the problem one and checking the configuration. Then repeating with the others.
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