07-19-13 Expert Day

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Firewall, WIPS on RAP With Bridge Mode

I have potential customer that planning to implement RAP (3WN or 109) to their branch office and store. They wanting to implement bridge mode configuration because all the branch has internet connection with different internet service provider, also they do not want to invest additional bandwidth in the head quarter.


My question is did the firewall and WIPS will still working with this kind of configuration? because they also want to prioritize some application that is related with office work.



Aruba Employee

Re: Firewall, WIPS on RAP With Bridge Mode


The acls will be pushed to APs and you should be able to prioritize the traffic accordingly. 


Bridge mode gives you the same firewall policies, but there is no VPN tunnel. All traffic stays local. IP addressing comes from the local site. (Actually a VPN tunnel does exist, but it is used only for control and management traffic).

In bridge mode, traffic is never re-encrypted. There are no performance limitations, because wireless encryption and decryption is done in the hardware.


Please refer to the below article:







Preethi Devarajan
Sr. Network Engineer
Customer Advocacy | Aruba Networks Inc.
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