Cisco AP and 3200 controller
10-31-2011 11:40 AM
Re: Cisco AP and 3200 controller
11-01-2011 07:52 AM
We received some Cisco 1241 Access Points as a donation and we would like to know if they can be managed by our 3200 controller, are they compatible?
Are the 1240s autonomous or lightweight? They can be either, based on the software loaded on them. Typically, if the model number is AP-124xxxx, then it will be autonomous from the factory, where a model number LAP-124xxxx will be lightweight.
The Aruba controller can't "manage" the lightweight APs, in that Cisco's controller based architecture uses a different tunnel technology than Aruba. However, if the APs are autonomous, you could connect them to your 3200 on an untrusted port and have the Aruba controller handle user authentication and policy enforcement. It still won't manage radio settings, but you can share a captive portal or do other things like device finger-printing.
Aruba Customer Engineering