Remote Mesh AP with Centralized Controller

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Jan 3rd, 2010

Need help to clarify this technical requirement. we are in the midst of designing a wireless Mesh AP solution for our customer.

Customer Requirement:-

1. Customer wants to deploy REmote MEsh APs (1500 Series) with a centralized 4404 Controller at HQ site.

2. The Remote and HQ site is linked thru a leased line with 2 routers in between

Based on cisco's document REAP and HREAP is not supported in LWAPP Mesh APs. So if the Mesh APs were to be deployed at Remote sites (3 total). How this be achieved?

Your input would be very much appreciated.


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Scott Fella Tue, 02/28/2012 - 13:28

Well since the mesh AP's don't support h-reap, you would have to run them like local mode AP's. So depending on your WAN connection/bandwidth you can possible achieve this. Currently the mesh isn't designed or remote site wireless, since there is no h-reap function, but you can get it to work if you have a good wan connection.

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mike.sprinkle Tue, 02/28/2012 - 13:54

Thanks Scott,

Does H-Reap tolerate more round trip delay than an AP in local mode? The other issue would be encryption between the AP and controller.


Scott Fella Tue, 02/28/2012 - 14:37

It's does, but when an ap is in h-reap mode, connectivity to the wlc is not much of an issue since the h-reap ap will go in stand alone mode. Local mode AP's will have to go in discover mode and will drop clients.


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