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RAPs and CAPs Provisioning for Branch Office

What i'm trying to discern is the best way to handle provisioning CAPs for use at a branch office behind a RAP.

 

Should i be provisioning the CAPS prior to them arriving onsite at the branch office?

 

I know i have to do my RAPS prior to them going, but the CAPs i can't find documentation on this.

Guru Elite

Re: RAPs and CAPs Provisioning for Branch Office

Provisioning CAPs behind RAPs is not officially supported because the encapsulation of the GRE through ipsec in many cases does not work, unfortunately.


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Occasional Contributor II

Re: RAPs and CAPs Provisioning for Branch Office

So i'd be correct in gathering that any CAPs that are needed onsite will need to be pre-provisioned with the controller?

Guru Elite

Re: RAPs and CAPs Provisioning for Branch Office

Couldn't you make them all RAPs at the Remote Site?  Even if you pre-provision CAPs at the headend, it is not supported to deploy them tunneling through RAPs.


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Re: RAPs and CAPs Provisioning for Branch Office

You've answered my question.  I really do appreciate it.

 

Thank you!

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Re: RAPs and CAPs Provisioning for Branch Office

I have another question in regards to this.

 

What about using CAPs as mesh points behind a RAP?  From what i'm seeing that's not possible, but that only appears to be a valid conclusion based on the user guide and that the RAP‑2WG and the RAP‑5WN cannot be configured as a Mesh Point AP.

 

Is this possible with other versions of APs and how would you configure it?  We're working out RAP solutions for a customer and i'm curious about this as we cannot run lines as it's a rental office.

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