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Frequent Contributor II
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Registered: ‎03-18-2013

RAP vx CAP in private WAN topology

Hi,

i'm currently  maintaining my customer wireless network designed by previous vendor.

they deployed around 50 RAPs (no CAP at all) both layer 2 and layer 3 in private WAN deployment with split-tunneling.

 

i understand that this is not an ideal deployment where RAP are supposed to be deployed in public WAN.

 

what i want to asked is what the differences between local-bridge CAP and split-tunnel RAP in case of controller down and how the data being bridged? (since there is no public wan traffic, is there any use of the split tunnel?)

Ricky E. Lee
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Re: RAP vx CAP in private WAN topology

https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/HowTo/R-1326

The only advantage of using split-tunnel is if the user needs to access local resources at that site that doesn't need to traverse the WAN. 

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
Frequent Contributor II
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Re: RAP vx CAP in private WAN topology

Hi Victor,

thanks for the answer.

so it's safe to say i can convert the split-tunnel RAP to locally bridge CAP without any difference in my case?

Ricky E. Lee
CWNA | ACMP | ACCP
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Posts: 4,309
Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Re: RAP vx CAP in private WAN topology

In order for the campus AP to support bridge mode you need to enable CPSec
Control Plane Security.
And if you don;t have it enable , all your APs will need to reboot.
http://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/ArubaOS_60/UserGuide/control_plane.php
Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
Frequent Contributor II
Posts: 111
Registered: ‎03-18-2013

Re: RAP vx CAP in private WAN topology

yes, i already had the CPsec enabled.

thanks for the answer.

Ricky E. Lee
CWNA | ACMP | ACCP
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