Wireless Access

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Access network design for branch, remote, outdoor and campus locations with Aruba access points, and mobility controllers.
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Wireless Bridge

  • 1.  Wireless Bridge

    Posted 20 days ago
    We have a disconnected warehouse that we would like to be able to connect via our wireless campus.  We currently have an outdoor AP370 series unit in service that may reach the building.  We also utilize a pair of 7000 series controllers to manage the entire network.  Does Aruba have a product and the ability to create a bridge and supply this disconnected warehouse with signal from the 370 unit?

    We are on Aruba OS8 as of recent.

    Thank you - Jim

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    James Bennin
    IT Analyst
    Cloverland Electric Cooperative
    Sault Sainte Marie MI
    9066325187
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  • 2.  RE: Wireless Bridge

    Posted 20 days ago
    Hi,

    Yes, you can install another Aruba AP at the warehouse and create a point to point mesh link to interconnect the 2 sites provided the distance allows the wireless link to be formed . The exact model (AP / Antenna) to be chosen depends on the distance and bandwidth that you need (to verify if it will be feasible or not while abiding by your regulatory domain regulations)..

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    Ayman Mukaddam
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  • 3.  RE: Wireless Bridge

    Posted 19 days ago
    Only issue is that if I can get the 2 to bridge,  I somehow have to get the signal inside the building, which is metal all the way around.  Does Aruba make a product that would capture the outdoor bridged signal and then be able to run an antenna lead inside to repeat the WiFi signal?

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    James Bennin
    IT Analyst
    Cloverland Electric Cooperative
    Sault Sainte Marie MI
    9066325187
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  • 4.  RE: Wireless Bridge

    Posted 19 days ago
    Can't you put the AP on the outside of the building and run the ethernet cable to the inside?

    Not recommended in most cases, but it is possible to use an AP with an external antenna and put the antenna outside and take the antenna leads inside where the AP is. In most cases having an Outdoor AP with ethernet through the wall is simple, more reliable, and cost-effective. Antenna cable needs more careful handling and mounting than UTP, and you typically need 3-6 (RF antenna cable) of them depending on the AP type, versus a single UTP.

    Please work with your local Aruba partner or sales team as they may have better ideas.

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    Herman Robers
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    If you have urgent issues, always contact your Aruba partner, distributor, or Aruba TAC Support. Check https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/contact-support/ for how to contact Aruba TAC. Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.
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  • 5.  RE: Wireless Bridge

    Posted 19 days ago
    For a point-to-point wireless link, you can also consider a pair of AP387 which has a 60GHz radio included. If distance and bandwidth requirements allow, standard mesh as suggested is also a good option as you just need one additional AP as mesh point in the distant warehouse. You can even use the AP wired (second) port to connect wired infrastructure in the warehouse.

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    Herman Robers
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    If you have urgent issues, always contact your Aruba partner, distributor, or Aruba TAC Support. Check https://www.arubanetworks.com/support-services/contact-support/ for how to contact Aruba TAC. Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.
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