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AP 105 Controller on IAP 105 network

I picked up 10 used (what I thought were IAP105's) AP-105's.  I have 25 IAP 105's on my network already.  My questions:

1. Can I setup the AP-105 to connect to the virtual controller on the IAP-105 network

2. If so, does it have to be configured over console?

3. If I can't do that, I will have to buy a controller.  I am due for a major overhaul in 7-9 months, so I don't want to buy anything new.  Anyone know what controllers will manage these? From what I  have found, I'll need a 24 unit controller. 

4. If a controller is introduced, will it mess with my current IAP's?

 

Thanks for help in advance!

Drew

Guru Elite

Re: AP 105 Controller on IAP 105 network

No, the campus APs cannot be managed by the Instant VC.

 

A 7010 controller will server 32 APs. You can either leave your Instant APs as is or convert them for use with the controller.


| Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security | @timcappalli | timcappalli.me |

NOTE: Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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Re: AP 105 Controller on IAP 105 network

So they will not run in a mixed environment?  From what I have seen, it looks as though they plug directly into the device, and this is going in a 60,000 sq ft school, with multiple switching locations.  

 

Should I just scrap these?

Guru Elite

Re: AP 105 Controller on IAP 105 network

The AP-105s require a controller. Once you have a controller, the IAP-105s can either be converted to use the controller or remain independent running Instant.


| Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security | @timcappalli | timcappalli.me |

NOTE: Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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Re: AP 105 Controller on IAP 105 network

Great. Last part of the question... Do they need to plug directly into the controller?  The 7010 is $3000, I just don't have that kind of a budget right now.  I'll sell these buy IAP's if I have to, but I'd rather get an older controller that can be scrapped in 7-9 months.

Thanks for all your answers thus far, Cappalli.

Guru Elite

Re: AP 105 Controller on IAP 105 network

No, they can plug into any edge switch with IP space routable back to the controller.

 

You could use an older 3200XM controller.


| Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security | @timcappalli | timcappalli.me |

NOTE: Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
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Re: AP 105 Controller on IAP 105 network

Thank you for all your time!

 

PAF
Contributor I

Re: AP 105 Controller on IAP 105 network

Hi there,

 

Could someone tell me what WiFi controllers I could use i.e. is compatible with AP -105 AP's. Thanks 

Guru Elite

Re: AP 105 Controller on IAP 105 network

All controllers should be compatible with the AP-105.


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Re: AP 105 Controller on IAP 105 network

Hi Colin,

Thanks.

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