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RAPs and CAPs Provisioning for Branch Office

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  • 1.  RAPs and CAPs Provisioning for Branch Office

    Posted Sep 18, 2017 05:47 PM

    What i'm trying to discern is the best way to handle provisioning CAPs for use at a branch office behind a RAP.

     

    Should i be provisioning the CAPS prior to them arriving onsite at the branch office?

     

    I know i have to do my RAPS prior to them going, but the CAPs i can't find documentation on this.



  • 2.  RE: RAPs and CAPs Provisioning for Branch Office

    Posted Sep 18, 2017 07:16 PM

    Provisioning CAPs behind RAPs is not officially supported because the encapsulation of the GRE through ipsec in many cases does not work, unfortunately.



  • 3.  RE: RAPs and CAPs Provisioning for Branch Office

    Posted Sep 18, 2017 07:22 PM

    So i'd be correct in gathering that any CAPs that are needed onsite will need to be pre-provisioned with the controller?



  • 4.  RE: RAPs and CAPs Provisioning for Branch Office
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    Posted Sep 19, 2017 04:40 AM

    Couldn't you make them all RAPs at the Remote Site?  Even if you pre-provision CAPs at the headend, it is not supported to deploy them tunneling through RAPs.



  • 5.  RE: RAPs and CAPs Provisioning for Branch Office

    Posted Sep 19, 2017 11:59 AM

    You've answered my question.  I really do appreciate it.

     

    Thank you!



  • 6.  RE: RAPs and CAPs Provisioning for Branch Office

    Posted Sep 29, 2017 05:41 PM

    I have another question in regards to this.

     

    What about using CAPs as mesh points behind a RAP?  From what i'm seeing that's not possible, but that only appears to be a valid conclusion based on the user guide and that the RAP‑2WG and the RAP‑5WN cannot be configured as a Mesh Point AP.

     

    Is this possible with other versions of APs and how would you configure it?  We're working out RAP solutions for a customer and i'm curious about this as we cannot run lines as it's a rental office.