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Kasa wrote: Hi, I am new to Aruba products and am considering the Wall plate 205H. I noticed tha...
I am new to Aruba products and am considering the Wall plate 205H. I noticed that it has a stand to put that as a desk mounted option. I have not seen this elsewhere.
- Under what conditions is this userful?
- Anyone have experience using this?
- Is it useful in condominium (MDU) deployment? Does it come with security to drill the stand to the table?
Apprecite any real world examples or the intention of the stand
A couple use-case scenarios from our experience:
- We deployed the 205H in our residence halls last year and had about 20 rooms where we made temporary use of the Desk Mount stands. These were staff - student staff locations where the room only had one Dual Gang Box - we couldn't simply replace it at the time due to box also housing coaxial cable port and analog phone line (these specific rooms are the rare locations that still make use of an analog line). Some of the locations were staff apartments and did have a couple move them into another room (which didn’t work till they contacted us).We actually just went back this past month and had the APs all mounted to the Dual-Gang Box with following solution:
- Our wiring team drilled a new hole in the side of the box for the coaxial port.
- We utilized the "E0/PT" port on the bottom to pass through the analog line - and made a "Phone" label to place above the pass through port.
- We did make permanent use of the Desk-Mount stands for special purpose locations such as in parking huts where space is extremely scarce and has worked very well over the past year.
A couple additional things we did for the 205Hs (wall-mounted):
- We had a label made for the 205H that contains Help Desk contact information as well as spanned the width of the three-wired ports (205H) – that stated which ports to use.
- We also purchased “RJ45 fillers” that require a special tool to remove to help prevent students from mistakenly plugging into the pass-through port on the AP to help minimize support tickets. Although if you already have two cables running to the jack box – you can make use of the pass through port (it just will not be manageable by the IAP/Controller) – it is literally just a coupler. The pass through has worked well for analog line case in our scenario – and will pass through PoE.
The 205H mount does have a “Kensington” lock slot on it and a couple screw holes to secure the desk-mount to the AP itself. As for durability though of the stand though – can’t be too sure of that.
...of the 335, the true value of the 330 Series access points (over the 320 and 310 series for example...
The set of 4 additional antennas on the AP-335 is used to provide "antenna polarization diversity" for the 5GHz radio. On that radio, we basically connected two antennas to each radio chain (so 2 sets of four altogether). One antenna is vertically polarized (which is typical/default), the other is horizontally polarized. We use an RF switch to allow us to dynamically select the best antenna for each transmit and receive packet (software controlled).
There is no impact on MIMO support, but this allows us to potentially gain the equivalent of up to a couple of dB by optimizing the coupling between the antennas on the AP and client device.
Note that the gain and coverage patterns of the vertical and horizontal antenna elements are (roughly) the same.
The tricky part obviously is determing which set of four antenna elements to use (VVVV to HHHH) for each packet to get the best performance. We continue to improve and tweak the algorithm for that.
When using external antennas, this dynamic behavior is obviously lost, and both radios use a fixed set of 4 antenna elements each (or rather a total of 4 dual-band elements). There is no reduction in the 4x4:4 MIMO capabilities.
While this is an interesting and performance enhancing feature of the 335, the true value of the 330 Series access points (over the 320 and 310 series for example) is in the high platform performance and Smart Rate interface.
It depends, if you want to do any firewall, user roles etc then a PEF-NG license is a good start to...
It depends, if you want to do any firewall, user roles etc then a PEF-NG license is a good start too. Also the RF Protect license is good for spectrum monitor and WIPS stuff. You need to make sure that each license level is the same as the controller will support the minimum license count.
So for example
2x AP Capacity
The licenses are permanent and do not expire. The licenses are applied to the controller and not the AP.
You could always request an eval from HPE to trial features first, these are valid for a maximum of 90 days.
The port on the 203H is not a micro USB port, it is serial. According to the AP-203H Ordering Guide...
The port on the 203H is not a micro USB port, it is serial. According to the AP-203H Ordering Guide will need a console cable that has a USB to serial converter.
JY728A AP-CBL-SERU Micro-USB TTL3.3V to USB2.0 AP Console Adapter Cable
Check also this post.
Drivers and documentation for the AP-CBL-SERU:
The APs should be on an access port on the switch. When the AP gets an ip address, all user t...
The APs should be on an access port on the switch. When the AP gets an ip address, all user traffic is tunneled back to the controller. After the controller decrypts the traffic it is sent out the controller to a tagged port to whatever VLAN the user traffic needs to be on.
APs on access ports.
The controller on a tagged port to distribute the user traffic.
It does not matter what VLAN the access points are on, as long as the traffic can route back to the controller. The key is that the controller is on a tagged port, where it can distribute the user traffic to whatever VLAN it needs to be on.