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Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-08-2016

Wifi Uplink IAP215 not working

Hey all,

 

Scenario as follows;

 

D-Link DAP2690 wireless AP plugged into a cisco router via ethernet cable. The DAP2690 is broadcasting different SSID's on 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands as if it's a normal wireless AP.

 

The Aruba IAP-215 I wish to use with Wifi uplink in another room in the building that I cannot get ethernet cabling run to. I have configured the Aruba IAP-215 via the GUI with 5GHz wifi uplink settings (the SSID of the D-Link, passphrase, correct security settings etc) and I tried with preemption on/off and even forcing Wifi uplink/setting wifi uplink priority higher than ethernet.

 

I rebooted the AP, I've tried putting the AP in standalone mode, made sure I configured a new SSID and deleted the "instant" SSID. When I SSH to debug i get the correct configuration if I do the following commands:

 

show wifi-uplink configuration

 

If I do show wifi-uplink status I see:

"configured yes"

"enabled no"

 

if I do a show wifi-uplink auth I see absolute nothing at all in the logs, as if it's not even attempting to authenticate.

 

The IAP-215 is running the latest firmware release also. I've read the documentation and read various other threads of people having very little luck getting wifi uplink working.

 

Any help would be much appreciated, as the next step after getting wifi-uplink working will be to enable eth0 bridging :)

 

MVP
Posts: 516
Registered: ‎11-04-2011

Re: Wifi Uplink IAP215 not working

Unfortunately, that is unsupported. From the Aruba Instant User guide:

The Wi-Fi uplink is supported on all the IAP models, except for the 802.11ac IAP models (IAP-2xx Series access points). However only the master IAP uses this uplink. The Wi-Fi allows uplink to open, PSK-CCMP, and PSKTKIP SSIDs.

If you want to create a client-bridge (uplink over wifi, downlink wired), it may be good to look for the Aruba 501 wireless client bridge: http://www.arubanetworks.com/products/networking/access-points/501-wireless-client-bridge/ which is designed specifically for that scenario.

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Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-08-2016

Re: Wifi Uplink IAP215 not working

Is this incompatibility documented somewhere?

 

Is this a firmware issue? Can we expect a fix for AC AP's being able to do wifi Uplink?

MVP
Posts: 516
Registered: ‎11-04-2011

Re: Wifi Uplink IAP215 not working

Jarryd,

 

I quoted from the Aruba Instant User Guide (4.3.1 in my case, but it is in there for quite some time), so yes it is documented publically.

 

I cannot comment on future or roadmap features but have heard this as a feature request before. Please consult your local Aruba SE or Aruba Sales Team for roadmap information or pushing a feature request.

 

Herman

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Aruba Employee
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-21-2015

Re: Wifi Uplink IAP215 not working

We have received multiple requests to support Wi-Fi uplink on 11ac APs. We will be evaluating this feature for the roadmap.

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