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AP 387 Bridge setup

Hello, 

 

I'm having a lot of trouble setting up a bridge mesh network. This is my first time configuring this kind of setup 

Short explanation: I'm trying to make a wireless bridge between two buildings across roads with two AP387 without a controller.

First thing I did was update the firmware to version 8.6.0.2, so far so good.

What I've noticed is that neither of both send out the default ssid.

 

I then connected the first AP to my Poe switch and it received an DHCP address correctly. 

I assigned a static IP to the device, deleted the existing ssid and created a new one as described in tutorials I found on this site.

I also modified the exesting default ethernet as described (trusted, all vlans)

When connecting my second AP to the same Switch it also received a Ip which I also made static.

I set the first AP as preferred master and after a while I can see both AP's showing up in the web gui.

When I look at the mesh tab I can see both and they are both Indicated as 'portal'.

 

The problem starts when I disconnect the second Ap, it just disappears from the web gui and it stays that way.

With or without eth bridge enabled. 

 

I also tried to follow the standalone manual but it is the same result.

Could someone please explain too me what I'm doing wrong. I supposed if I can see them both in the web gui in the mesh section that the second one would connect as mesh point. 

 

FYI: I don't have a console cable. 

Please help!

 

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Re: AP 387 Bridge setup

Did you follow this guide? I recently did the same with some 377s, which should be the same config. Now I’m curious, I will try to pull my 387s out tomorrow and setup the same configuration. 

 

https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Controllerless-Networks/Configuring-AP-387-for-Point-to-Point-link/m-p/554115

 

 

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Re: AP 387 Bridge setup

Here's a basic standalone bridge config with two 387s. I just pulled out most the default config. 

 

ALSO: Note that the default command "extended-ssid" is NOT in the configs. Disable extended-ssid for Mesh. 

 

 

mesh-portal# show ap mesh link

Neighbor list
-------------
MAC                Portal             Channel  Age  Hops  Cost  Relation                 Flags  RSSI  Rate Tx/Rx  A-Req  A-Resp  A-Fail  HT-Details        Cluster ID
---                ------             -------  ---  ----  ----  -----------------        -----  ----  ----------  -----  ------  ------  ----------        ----------
90:4c:81:82:3e:b1  90:4c:81:82:43:70  100      0    1     4.00  C 23m:18s                VLK    82    866/175     1      1       0       VHT-20MHzsgi-2ss  effdab42d7c3                    77d0c5a601d081938b3
90:4c:81:82:3e:01  -                  2        -    -     -     C                        AD     34    2310/2310   -      -       -       -                 effdab42d7c3                    77d0c5a601d081938b3

Total count: 2, Children: 1
Relation: P = Parent; C = Child; N = Neighbor; B = Blacklisted-neighbor
Flags: R = Recovery-mode; S = Sub-threshold link; D = Reselection backoff; F = Auth-failure; H = High Throughput; V = Very High Throughput, E= High efficient, L = Lega                    cy allowed
        K = Connected; U = Upgrading; G = Descendant-upgrading; Z = Config pending; Y = Assoc-resp/Auth pending
        a = SAE Accepted; b = SAE Blacklisted-neighbour; e = SAE Enabled; u = portal-unreachable; o = opensystem
        AD = 60g neighbor
mesh-portal# show ap-env

Antenna Type:Internal
Need USB field:No
name:mesh-portal
standalone_mode:1
uap_controller_less:1
mesh-cluster-name:P2PBRIDGE
mesh-cluster-key:f7ff47564c6dfcc7e0e9e2eb9f11af659c0ffd5da183ca66
mesh-point# show ap-env

Antenna Type:Internal
Need USB field:No
name:mesh-point
standalone_mode:1
enet0_bridging:1
uap_controller_less:1
mesh-cluster-name:P2PBRIDGE
mesh-cluster-key:2979ee4486ce229062dbd4ce47e25de3547315bf54e41d7f
mesh-portal# show running-config
version 8.6.0.0-8.6.0
virtual-controller-country US
virtual-controller-key 733e753001261d1cf1215941bf9a86eae372ecc7c64d6c29a4
name SetMeUp-C0:24:36
terminal-access
loginsession timeout 30
clock timezone none 00 00
rf-band all



wlan access-rule ethernet-trunk
 index 0
 rule any any match any any any permit


wlan access-rule UNUSED
 index 3
 rule any any match any any any deny

wlan ssid-profile UNUSED
 enable
 index 0
 type employee
 essid UNUSED
 wpa-passphrase e74e39df9331591f926ac50313d5429b1ba4b6988dd920659ed9b5d011fddb6d
 opmode wpa2-psk-aes
 max-authentication-failures 0
 vlan 999
 rf-band 2.4
 captive-portal disable
 hide-ssid
 dtim-period 1
 broadcast-filter arp
 dmo-channel-utilization-threshold 90
 local-probe-req-thresh 0
 max-clients-threshold 64



wired-port-profile ethernet-trunk
 switchport-mode trunk
 allowed-vlan all
 native-vlan 1
 trusted
 no shutdown
 access-rule-name ethernet-trunk
 speed auto
 duplex auto
 poe
 type employee
 auth-server InternalServer
 captive-portal disable
 no dot1x


enet0-port-profile ethernet-trunk
mesh-point# show running-config
version 8.6.0.0-8.6.0
virtual-controller-country US
virtual-controller-key 2deae28801431c9735ea55d2afc9a339ed34fb3a4beac9ed27
name SetMeUp-C0:23:EA
terminal-access
loginsession timeout 30
clock timezone none 00 00
rf-band all


wlan access-rule ethernet-trunk
 index 0
 rule any any match any any any permit

wlan access-rule UNUSED
 index 3
 rule any any match any any any deny

wlan ssid-profile UNUSED
 enable
 index 1
 type employee
 essid UNUSED
 wpa-passphrase 41330c3f6ca26ed869cacf7b8a5d0641efdf2fc71575412b51326f1011fee335
 opmode wpa2-psk-aes
 max-authentication-failures 0
 vlan 999
 rf-band 2.4
 captive-portal disable
 hide-ssid
 dtim-period 1
 broadcast-filter arp
 dmo-channel-utilization-threshold 90
 local-probe-req-thresh 0
 max-clients-threshold 64


wired-port-profile ethernet-trunk
 switchport-mode trunk
 allowed-vlan all
 native-vlan 1
 trusted
 no shutdown
 access-rule-name ethernet-trunk
 speed auto
 duplex auto
 poe
 type employee
 auth-server InternalServer
 captive-portal disable
 no dot1x


enet0-port-profile ethernet-trunk

 

 

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