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IAP-205-RW Mesh

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  • 1.  IAP-205-RW Mesh

    Posted Jan 05, 2017 11:21 PM

    Hello, I am trying to establish a Mesh with the IAP-205-RWs. I have disabled the extended ssid and rebooted the Cluster which has 1 SSID so far. 

    Unfortunately, the Mesh Role status is N/A and when I type "show ap mesh link" I receive this message "No mesh supported in current mode". 

    Is Mesh supported on the IAP-205-RW ? Firmware: 6.4.2.6-4.1.3.0_54915

     

    Could you please help me with this ?


    Thanks,

    Alfredo

     

     



  • 2.  RE: IAP-205-RW Mesh

    Posted Jan 05, 2017 11:28 PM

    You have the two IAPs. They were both brought up on the wired network to establish the cluster, and you saw both APs up in the GUI before configuring the mesh? One is on the network, where is the other one and how/what is it connected to? 



  • 3.  RE: IAP-205-RW Mesh

    Posted Jan 06, 2017 09:25 AM

    Hi Jerrod,

     

    Thanks for your reply. Yes I have wired the 2 IAPs to the network, saw them in the GUI as part of the cluster. The VC was properly set up and one SSID was configured. Then, disabled the extended ssid on the GUI and rebooted the IAPs. Removed the network connection from one of them, rebooted it and wait for the Mesh to establish, but it never came up. I noted that although Extended SSID is disabled, when you click on the Access Point the Mesh Role is N/A. I tried in the CLI typing no extended ssid and commit apply, but same result.

    I will reset both IAPs to factory default and start from scratch again. I let you know the result.

    Thanks again and have a great day.

    Best regards,

     

    Alfredo



  • 4.  RE: IAP-205-RW Mesh

    Posted Jan 06, 2017 04:02 AM

    Please upgrade to Aruba Instant 4.2 or up to enable mesh on the 11ac access-points. From the Release Notes:

    Starting with Instant 6.4.3.1-4.2.0.0 release, the 802.11ac IAPs, including IAP-22x, IAP-27x, IAP-21x, and IAP-
    20x support Mesh configuration.

     



  • 5.  RE: IAP-205-RW Mesh

    Posted Jan 06, 2017 09:30 AM

    Hi Herman,

     

    I will upgrade the firmware as you say. Thanks a lot !!

     

    Best regards,


    Alfredo

     

     



  • 6.  RE: IAP-205-RW Mesh
    Best Answer

    Posted Jan 06, 2017 09:59 AM

    I had problems getting a mesh working with IAP's and couldn't get it to work well until I used this AOS version.

     

    6.4.4.8-4.2.4.2_56164

     

    FYI, if you intend using captive portal, This AOS version and those prior to this one use the revoke default certificate.



  • 7.  RE: IAP-205-RW Mesh

    Posted Jan 06, 2017 10:08 AM

    Thanks a lot for the information KrisS !!!

     

     

    I will let you know when I upgrade the firmware.



  • 8.  RE: IAP-205-RW Mesh

    Posted Jan 12, 2017 02:21 PM

    @adebasa Were you successful in getting the mesh link established after starting over with your config?



  • 9.  RE: IAP-205-RW Mesh

    Posted Jan 12, 2017 02:56 PM

    Yes Jamie !!! The Mesh is working properly now. I just upgraded the firmware and bang, bang !! Solved.

     

    Thank you and the others for being a great help !!

     

    Regards,

     

    Alfredo

     

     



  • 10.  RE: IAP-205-RW Mesh

    Posted Jan 06, 2017 07:15 AM

    Hi,

     

    As you are probably aware, Initially both AP’s to be used in mesh link have to be wired and in the same subnet. Ensure the basic configuration has been synchronised. 

     

    From experience, In some versions of AOS the GUI displays extended SSID as disabled but it isn’t. If extended SSID is enabled then the mesh link will fail. 

     

    Check from the cli

    Show swarm state

    and if extended-ssid is shown as enabled use the cli command 

    No extended-ssid

    When the config is sychronised remove the ethernet cable from the IAP being used for the far end (point) and reboot.

    All IAP's should be running same code version

     

     



  • 11.  RE: IAP-205-RW Mesh

    Posted Jan 06, 2017 09:49 AM

    Hi KrisS,

     

    Thanks a lot for your reply. Well, I have done everything like that. I am planning to start from scratch and upgrading the firmware.

    I will let you know about the result.

     

    Thanks again and have a great day.

     

    Best regards,

     

    Alfredo



  • 12.  RE: IAP-205-RW Mesh
    Best Answer

    Posted Jan 12, 2017 02:27 PM

    Hi everyone,

     

    Just to thank you all for being so helpful. The problem solved once I upgraded the firmware to 6.4.4.8-4.2.4.4_57496

     

    Thanks again and God bless !!!

     

    Regards,

     

    Alfredo



  • 13.  RE: IAP-205-RW Mesh

    Posted Jan 12, 2017 02:33 PM

    PERFECT!!!! Glad to hear your good to go.



  • 14.  RE: IAP-205-RW Mesh

    Posted Jan 12, 2017 02:36 PM
    Thanks a lot Jamie !!! I am getting excited with Aruba Networks and Aruba Community.

    Alfredo Debasa
    HPE Technical Support Specialist


  • 15.  RE: IAP-205-RW Mesh

    Posted Jan 12, 2017 02:36 PM
    Thanks a lot Jamie !!! I am getting excited with Aruba Networks and Aruba Community.

    Alfredo Debasa
    HPE Technical Support Specialist