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Rap-5 showing up as Wired AP

Hello all -

 

We have 3 RAP-5's and what I didn't notice when I configured them and shipped them out is that they show up in the controller as Wired AP's. So I have a couple of questions:

 

1. is that normal? (I have Rap-5wn's wgs that don't...) so wondered if that w ment wireless...

2. do I need to create a wired profile for them and if so, what issues am I going to see - looks like I can pick the same profile that the wireless aps use - just not sure if there is anything else

3. any other "hidden" issues that we may encounter?

 

thank you

 

Lirria

Aruba Employee

Re: Rap-5 showing up as Wired AP

Lirra,

 

These are true RAP-5s, not RAP-5WNs? If so they do not have wireless access points built in, that's why they show up that way. You should be able to use the same wired profile as your RAP-5WNs. 

 

-awl

Andy Logan, ACDX
Director, Strategic Account Solutions
Aruba Networks
Frequent Contributor II

Re: Rap-5 showing up as Wired AP

hmm - so does that mean it's not actually an AP, but a wired only piece of hardware?

 

My bad for not catching that when it was ordered.

 

Lirra

Aruba Employee

Re: Rap-5 showing up as Wired AP

Yes, RAP-5 is wired only for places where you need a wired L2 extension but not wireless. The RAP-5WN is the wireless variant. 

 

-awl

 

 

Andy Logan, ACDX
Director, Strategic Account Solutions
Aruba Networks
Frequent Contributor II

Re: Rap-5 showing up as Wired AP

*sigh*

 

Well crap - ok - thank you - that does explain it - I'll have to take a look at the offices and see if that is going to work or if we need to recall it back and get something different.

 

I hate it when I make that kind of a mistake.

 

Lirria

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