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Registered: ‎08-23-2012

Plug an Aruba AP into a wired network card to make device wireless - Is this possible?

I have a medical device with a hardened O/S that is unconfigurable that I need to make mobile.  Problem is that it only has a wired network card. 

 

We have an extensive aruba network.

 

Can you plug an Aruba 105 AP into a standard network card making that particular device wireless?

 

If so, would you be so kind as to expalin how.

 

Many Thanks

 

Darren

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Re: Plug an Aruba AP into a wired network card to make device wireless - Is this possible?

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You could turn that AP into a mesh Point and the other AP that it would mesh with into a Mesh Portal.  You would then program the enet1 in that AP group to tunnel the traffic back to the controller.



Colin Joseph
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Re: Plug an Aruba AP into a wired network card to make device wireless - Is this possible?

Thankyou for your quick reply cjoseph.

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Re: Plug an Aruba AP into a wired network card to make device wireless - Is this possible?

Darreno,

 

I can tell you of quite a few companies that use this to bring wired connectivity to vending machines...



Colin Joseph
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Re: Plug an Aruba AP into a wired network card to make device wireless - Is this possible?

Perfect technology for vending machines:)

 

I just have one more question - if I'm using a dual radio AP.  Will the mesh take one of the radios only leaving a single radio for clients or can the clients still share both radios?

 

Will a radio be dedicated to only mesh on the portal ap as soon as I configure the ap as a mesh portal? 

 

 

Many Thanks

 

Darren

 

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Re: Plug an Aruba AP into a wired network card to make device wireless - Is this possible?

You can do either.  You can only mesh on one radio.  If you are broadcasting a Virtual AP in that AP group, you have to choice to make it broadcast on both the mesh radio and the "other" radio, if you want.  Of course, that will lead to decreased backhaul performance, but NOT important if is a low bandwidth application.

 



Colin Joseph
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Re: Plug an Aruba AP into a wired network card to make device wireless - Is this possible?

Many thanks again.

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