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350 series Wireless Bridge / VLANs

I want to have a connectivity as follows:

clients--AP-BR------2Km------BR-AP-clients

Few Questions

1. Is this a correct design ?

2. What will be the relationship between the AP & BR?

3. Do I really need both the AccessPoint and the Wireless Bridge at both ends?

4. I was wondering if the Bridge can serve the clients then I can get away with the AP?

5.There is a need to put the two sets of clients in different VLANs (broadcast domains) without going wired (they will be in different IP subnets). I know that I can go wired and put a Router or a L3_Switch some where in between to do the Inter-VLAN routing,,, but since the requirement is for a complete wireless network, I would need the routing functionality on the wireless device; any suggestions?

Your help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,

Ahmer Ghazi

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Re: 350 series Wireless Bridge / VLANs

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Re: 350 series Wireless Bridge / VLANs

Your drawing is the most reliable option, but also the most expensive. Using the 'Remote with clients' option may allow you to skip one AP, but will cut performance by as much as 50%. There is no 'Master with Clients' (unless it's been added since the last time I looked) setting, so this only cuts out one AP, not both.

This type of config is one of the reasons Cisco created the 1200 series - it would take two cards, as does the Agere dual-slot AP, but that has lower transmit power, weaker receive sensitivity and a few other differences.

At 2Km, you probably don't want to try to hit the clients directly unless you can mount a small antenna on the back of the monitor.

Can you not plug the AP and the Bridge at one location into a Layer3 capable switch to get your separate VLANs?

Matthew Wheeler

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