09-13-2016 12:30 PM
I just want to confirm - Is E0 on the bottom of the 205H just for use as either an alternative uplink to the E0 on the rear, or as a pass-through? Ie it can't be used as a wired downlink port, is that right?
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01-12-2017 10:08 AM
The E0/PT port on the bottom of the AP-205H is a passthrough connection of the PT port on the back. It has nothing to do with the E0 port on the back of the AP-205H, or E0 in the AP's Wired profile.
Ports E1-3 are used in the Wired AP profile. E0 in the controller is the uplink ap connection port.
If you plan to bridge the ports E1-3 on a different VLAN than the AP, you'll need to change the E0 profile to be a trunk with native VLAN on the AP management VLAN, and the client VLAN to be used on ports E1-3 as a tagged VLAN. Then on the Wired AP profile for ports E1-3 you can configure Access bridged to the Client VLAN.
01-22-2017 06:42 PM
Agreed, its a bit confusing.
I think the idea was that the 4 ports on the bottom are the ones that the end user would see, so they would be E0-E3.
The end user would have no context as to what is behind the AP as it's in the wall.
Also note that as of 220.127.116.11 code you can not actually use secure wired AP with bridged ports. Don't try to use OnGuard or other authentication methods that would use multiple VLAN's or CoA on the ports. You're only solution is to use the ports in tunnel mode, Split Tunnel doesn't seem to work either.
Still waiting on an answer from Engineering on why this won't work. Looks like its got something to do with the way the PHY was implemented.
I've also run into issue with the port trying to hold the authentication/MAC of the device if the bridged port is not in trusted mode.
02-08-2017 08:01 PM
02-09-2017 06:36 AM
Thanks for this detailed reply - so why is the port labelled 'E0/PT' if it has nothing to do with the E0 port on the back? I'm just a bit confused by that
Here's the 205H Desk (AP-205H-MNTR) that has the E0/PT patched together that passes E0 through the PT port on the bottom.
02-09-2017 03:40 PM
Thank you cbjohns,
As you can see you plug into PT/E0 on the Desktop mount and that connects the AP up via E0. So no wires hanging from the back that the user can see.
PT/E0 and PT on the back are basicly a coupler.