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Is it possible to bridge corporate wired with aruba cloud based wireless?

Im fairly new to Aruba so forgive me for the noob question. A client's setup looks like this:
<Internet> ----- <WAN Router>--------<Cisco Switch>-------<AP> --- Wireless
                                                                          |

                                                                     Wired Laptop


setup involves a number of AP's which are managed through the Aruba cloud portal, the wireless clients tunnel back to the AP and have addresses in the 172.16 range.
The wired corporate laptops get a dhcp address from the switch in the 10.x.x.x range

The client wants wireless clients to be able to directly communicate with wired clients in the 10.xxx range. I can't just route to the 172 network as it is tunneled to the AP's. Im guessing it isn't possible to "bridge" these two networks due to security considerations? 


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Re: Is it possible to bridge corporate wired with aruba cloud based wireless?

If you have a "Virtual Controller Assigned" VLAN configured in your wireless configuration, clients on your wired network do not have access to those clients, because they are NATTED out of the ip address of the Virtual Controller.  This setup is typically configured for guest traffic.  If you want devices to be accessible to the wired network, you would have to make your VLAN setup "Network Assigned" so that your wireless clients will have routable and reachable ip addessses.


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Re: Is it possible to bridge corporate wired with aruba cloud based wireless?

If you have a "Virtual Controller Assigned" VLAN configured in your wireless configuration, clients on your wired network do not have access to those clients, because they are NATTED out of the ip address of the Virtual Controller.  This setup is typically configured for guest traffic.  If you want devices to be accessible to the wired network, you would have to make your VLAN setup "Network Assigned" so that your wireless clients will have routable and reachable ip addessses.


*Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba Networks or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.*
ArubaOS 8.5 User Guide
InstantOS 8.5 User Guide
Airheads Knowledgebase
Airheads Learning Videos
Remote Access Point Solution Guide
ArubaOS Consolidated Release Notes
ArubaOS 8 ViA VPN Solution Guide

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Re: Is it possible to bridge corporate wired with aruba cloud based wireless?

Thanks , much appreciated. I will check out that option and let you know how it goes.

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Re: Is it possible to bridge corporate wired with aruba cloud based wireless?

That worked, thanks for your help

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