H-REAP with local switching at multiple remote sites

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Jul 28th, 2009

I am doing some testing with H-REAP for deploying 1-2 APs at remote offices to allow for centrally managed wireless across the board. I have one AP up and running in a lab right now but it generated a question for me. Can I use a common SSID at all sites with H-REAP and local switching? I guess my concern is with the need for a virtual interface definition for each remote site and the possibility of needing to tie the SSID to that interface. I do have a working SSID tied generically to the management interface right now and it works but I don't know if it should be that way. I'm just hoping that I don't have to maintain a unique SSID for each site to properly tie it back to a virtual interface on the controller.

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Correct Answer by dancampb about 7 years 5 months ago

No you don't. When you go to configure the AP you will just define which VLAN number you want the traffic for that WLAN to dump to.

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dancampb Tue, 07/28/2009 - 06:07

Sure, you can have a H-REAP WLAN spread over multiple sites. You just need to define which WLAN the AP will be dumping the traffic to locally for that site.

JUSTIN LOUCKS Tue, 07/28/2009 - 06:43

Thanks. Do I even need an interface on the controller for each site's layer 3 gateway that the AP uses or am I overcomplicating things? I've read so many different documents and examples on H-REAP now that I think I've confused myself. I guess in summary, can I just point my SSID to the management interface of the controller and make sure the SSID is mapped to the appropraite VLAN on the AP definition in the controller?

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dancampb Tue, 07/28/2009 - 07:34

No you don't. When you go to configure the AP you will just define which VLAN number you want the traffic for that WLAN to dump to.

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