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Can a RAP be used this way?

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  • 1.  Can a RAP be used this way?

    Posted Oct 14, 2015 11:41 AM

    I have an outdoor cash register in a metal kiosk. I have a number of AP-275's close by. 

     

    Can I connect the PC and the separate EMV-capable credit card machine to a RAP and can the RAP be a meshpoint to my campus WLAN (under control of a 7210 controller)? 

     

    I am unclear if the RAP requires a wired connection. While I can give the PC register a wireless adapter, I don't have that flexibility with the credit card machine. So I am looking for a switch that can join my wireless network.

     

    And can the RAP have an antenna extension? I'd like to stick the antenna on the roof of the metal kiosk.

     

    Thanks!


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  • 2.  RE: Can a RAP be used this way?

    Posted Oct 14, 2015 11:43 AM
    A RAP cannot be a mesh point. You could however grab a RAP and throw it in
    Instant mode and use the WiFi uplink feature to connect it to your outdoor
    wireless.


  • 3.  RE: Can a RAP be used this way?

    Posted Oct 14, 2015 01:00 PM

    You coulud also look at a 275 as a mesh point on your Kiosk, as it has two ethernet connections and would remove the need for a switch of some kind (though you would still need a power injector on E0). Cost-wise, it's likely the fastest and easiest option, so you don't have to plumb antenna cables, etc. 

     

    otheriwise, you can try the wifi uplink feature and try to bridge the enet interfaces.



  • 4.  RE: Can a RAP be used this way?

    Posted Oct 28, 2015 10:44 AM

    Well, a 275 makes for a very expensive solution. And I thought the other Enet interface was limited to 10 Mbps?



  • 5.  RE: Can a RAP be used this way?
    Best Answer

    Posted Oct 28, 2015 10:50 AM

    Yes, you run the device in Instant mode and use the WiFi Uplink feature.



  • 6.  RE: Can a RAP be used this way?

    Posted Oct 29, 2015 03:26 PM

    Thanks. I'll get one and check it out.



  • 7.  RE: Can a RAP be used this way?

    Posted Oct 28, 2015 10:42 AM

    Thanks. So just to be clear, I leave the RAP in Instant? I'm not familiar with WIFI uplink, and will need to read up on that.