The goal of our application is a data transmission network between the ground infrastructure and vehicles. On the ground, we planned to use LWAPP AP1242 managed by a WLC. On board, we planed to use a MAR3200, fitted with 2 WMIC. In a first time, we are setting up a test bed with a WLC2006 (v4.0.206) and 5 AP1242 max (a single AP1242 is enough for a first step).
The ground infrastructure seems operating properly and a PC client can connect easily to the WLAN.
On board, the WMIC can not be set in AP mode in our application framework, which means that a bridge mode looks mandatory. But, when a bridge mode is set, the dot11radio interface can not associate because no bridge responded. After checking (doc, forum), it looks that the LWAPP AP1242 does not support the bridge mode:
So I have 2 questions:
1 - Can it be confirmed that the AP1242 in LWAPP mode does not support the bridging feature.
2 - If yes, which solution is recommended? A possible solution involves the AP1242 in autonomous mode (without WLC), but we do not take advantage of the monitoring of the APs by the WLC (Channel allocation, load balance...).
Looking forward to your answer for the adaptation of our test bed.