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AP DIRTY OR NOT CONFIG

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  • 1.  AP DIRTY OR NOT CONFIG

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hello,

    I have a problem with some AP 205 and 305 whitch are on remote area.
    We have a WAN like MPLS under the remote area and the area where the controller is.

    The controller is a 7210 with release 8.6.0.19

    The AP is with flag D (Dirty or not Config). I'm played with MTU and Bootstrap Thresholl, but no change.

    The AP is registered on the controller but it's not possible to do anything (reboot, provision).
    For reboot, I can only done a telnet on the AP.
    I'm tried to do a factory reset, the AP come an IAP. I convert the IAP to AP. But she finish with the flag D too

    Have you got any idea for my problem.

    Thank
    Charlie


  • 2.  RE: AP DIRTY OR NOT CONFIG

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted 9 days ago
    In general, the AP Dirty flag means that there is something in between the AP and controller that drops/fragments traffic. Could be GRE, NAT-T (udp/4500) or PAPI (udp/8211).

    With the MPLS, it's logical to assume that it is the mtu, but there may be a firewall in between as well that tries to de-capsulate the NAT-T traffic. If you can run a packet capture close to the AP, and one close to the controller, you probably can see what traffic is 'eaten' by something in the network. And if you know what traffic is dropped, you can probably find out which component is doing that.

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    Herman Robers
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