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using old APs 65 as Air monitor

Okay we are trying to sell an upgraded solution of an alraedy aruba custumer.

The thing is that we though in putting  their old ap 65 as air monitor so that way they would not have to buy APS for air monitor and this way making the quote cheaper and maybe more attractive for the client if he find it too expensive.  We are using APS 105 for their new deployment

 

My question is

Does having this old AP 65 have any negative thing when using it as air monitor? i guess it will have Less range and that would be it.

 

Besides that there is anyhthing else negative? less performance in doing IDS/IPS?

 

Also can this old APS be used on spectrum analyzer mode?

 

Cheers

Carlos

 

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Alternetworks Corp
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Re: using old APs 65 as Air monitor

AP65 can be an air monitor for a/b/g clients, but would not be able to understand all 802.11n traffic.  It also cannot do spectrum analysis.

 

Most IDS/IPS use management frames and those frames are sent at the lowest rates, and go very, very far.  The distance that an "n" or non-802.11n access point sends management frames is similar.

 



Colin Joseph
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MVP
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Re: using old APs 65 as Air monitor

Thank you very much Collin

One last question

Does this mean they wont be able to contain or do all the IDS and IPS function like tarpit a n capable AP? 

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Re: using old APs 65 as Air monitor


NightShade1 wrote:

Thank you very much Collin

One last question

Does this mean they wont be able to contain or do all the IDS and IPS function like tarpit a n capable AP? 


They will be able to do tarpitting.  It is detection for 802.11n-specific attacks that they could have issues with.

 



Colin Joseph
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Re: using old APs 65 as Air monitor

Thanks!!!!

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