Wireless Access

Reply
Highlighted
Occasional Contributor II

Re: AP Up, but radios down?

Let me also reiterate that there's no consistency here at all. There are about 4 different scenarios I am seeing here.

 

1) AP comes up, radio light comes on, SSID is broadcast and all is hunky dorey.

 

2) AP comes up, radio channels are assigned, but radio LEDs are out.

 

3) AP comes up, no radio channels, no radio LEDS.

 

4) If I provision an AP to the default AP Group (only difference being AP system profile) the AP shows up, radio channels are assigned, LEDs are amber instead of green and AP is flagged as "inactive" when I 'show ap active' ...

 

I'm about ready to clear the config on both controllers, set up the master/local relationship, and start over with all default AP group/profile settings.

 

 

Highlighted
Aruba Employee

Re: AP Up, but radios down?

Which Aruba OS version are you running?

Thanks,

Zach Jennings
Highlighted
Occasional Contributor II

Re: AP Up, but radios down?

 
@zjennings wrote:

Which Aruba OS version are you running?



6.1.1.0. Should I upgrade? If so, to what?

Highlighted
Aruba

Re: AP Up, but radios down?

AOS 6.1.2.5 is the latest code release in that code train.  (available on support site)

Highlighted
Aruba Employee

Re: AP Up, but radios down?

I would upgrade to 6.1.2.5, especially if this is just a lab controller.

Thanks,

Zach Jennings
Highlighted
Aruba Employee

Re: AP Up, but radios down?

This looks like output from the master.  The master will show you the status of the AP (up/down), but won't show anything in "show ap active".  You will only see channel/power and user info from the controller where the AP terminates it's data tunnels.  Can you go to 10.206.1.81 and do "show ap active"?  Do you see the AP there?

Highlighted
Aruba Employee

Re: AP Up, but radios down?

Also, how are these APs being powered? According to the AP-130 series installation guide, they use 802.3at! Not 802.3af. Unless this is a typo, power may be your issue. Are they all going into the same PoE switch? Is that switch pushing out 802.3at power?

Thanks,

Zach Jennings
Highlighted
Aruba

Re: AP Up, but radios down?

They run on standard 802.3af power.

 

See below from datasheet: 

 

Power
• 48 V DC 802.3af PoE or 802.3at PoE+
• 12 V DC external AC supplied power (adapter sold separately)
• Maximum power consumption: 15 watts

Highlighted
Aruba Employee

Re: AP Up, but radios down?


@jfernyc wrote:

They run on standard 802.3af power.

 

See below from datasheet: 

 

Power
• 48 V DC 802.3af PoE or 802.3at PoE+
• 12 V DC external AC supplied power (adapter sold separately)
• Maximum power consumption: 15 watts


Could be a mistake in the install guide then.

 

From the install guide:

 

Pre-Installation Checklist
Before installing your AP-130 series access point, be sure that you have the following:
 For the AP-134: External antennas as specified in the network deployment plan
 CAT5 or better UTP cable of required length
 One of the following power sources:
IEEE 802.3at-compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE) source
 The POE source can be any power source equipment (PSE) controller or midspan PSE device
 Aruba 12 VDC AP AC-DC adapter kit (sold separately)

 

 

And under Electrical:

 

Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3at compliant), 48V DC/350mA (see Table 1 on page 9 for pin
configuration)

Thanks,

Zach Jennings
Highlighted
Occasional Contributor II

Re: AP Up, but radios down?

I've decided to go back to ground zero. I've wiped the config of both controllers. I am going to try to provision an AP with all defaults in a single controller environment and if that works I will slowly add what I need.

 

802.3at is only required if you want to use the eth1 port on the AP. Otherwise .af is fine.

 

These controllers are not just lab controllers, I am configuring them for a customer. They will be going on site early next year. What is the latest stable build?

 

On a somewhat unrelated note, how in the world do you change the console baud rate? 9600 is getting old with these long logs/etc.

 

 

 

 

Search Airheads
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: