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Bridging AIR-AP1131AG with TP-Link

Hi Guys,

Today I want to build a wireless bridge using AIR-AP1131AG (running WLC) and TP-LINK wireless router.

The result is failed. May I know AIR-AP1131AG is support bridging the wireless connection with other vendor's access point or not?

In the TP-Link I already match its SSID, Channel and put the mac-address of the AIR-AP1131AG.

In the WLC I already see too TP-LINK mac-address is already become a client.

So what's the problem guys?

Thanks Guys

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Re: Bridging AIR-AP1131AG with TP-Link

Well bridging isn't supported when using a wlc, only workgroup bridge. So what your trying to accomplish will not work. You would have to convert the 1131 to autonomous, but you would need another Cisco device configured as a bridge on the other end. Or else you can leave the 1131 on the wlc and get a device that functions as a workgroup bridge or Ethernet converter. I have used the Buffalo Ethernet converters and the work just fine. You can use most of the the Cisco APs starting with the 1131 as WGBs also.

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Re: Bridging AIR-AP1131AG with TP-Link

That is correct... the WLC doesn't support PTP bridging unless it is mesh AP's. WGB's allow you extend the wireless to wired users. So you can take a 1131 autonomous ap and configure that as a WGB and that can connect to the LWAPP AP.

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Re: Bridging AIR-AP1131AG with TP-Link

Well bridging isn't supported when using a wlc, only workgroup bridge. So what your trying to accomplish will not work. You would have to convert the 1131 to autonomous, but you would need another Cisco device configured as a bridge on the other end. Or else you can leave the 1131 on the wlc and get a device that functions as a workgroup bridge or Ethernet converter. I have used the Buffalo Ethernet converters and the work just fine. You can use most of the the Cisco APs starting with the 1131 as WGBs also.

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Bridging AIR-AP1131AG with TP-Link

Thank you for your explaination sir.

So are you saying that wireless bridging is only established when using:

{2 Cisco APs operating in autonomous mode} and { 1 Cisco AP is in lightweight mode and another 1 with workgroup bridge mode}?

Is that correct sir?

So bridge mode AP and workgroup bridge AP is a different mode sir?

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Re: Bridging AIR-AP1131AG with TP-Link

That is correct... the WLC doesn't support PTP bridging unless it is mesh AP's. WGB's allow you extend the wireless to wired users. So you can take a 1131 autonomous ap and configure that as a WGB and that can connect to the LWAPP AP.

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Bridging AIR-AP1131AG with TP-Link

Okay, you are correcting me again sir.

So, If I want to make a workgroup bridge, I should take a 1131 autonomous AP and configure it as WGB and connect it to a LWAPP AP.

Thank you sir.

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Re: Bridging AIR-AP1131AG with TP-Link

Hi air,

i got the same issue too, is that means

1. 1131 autonmous can linkup with WGB?

2. WCL with mesh ap's linkup with tplink?

i am a bit confuse of the second option, what means by mesh ap's?

is that only some of the specific ap model can be act as mesh ap?

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Re: Bridging AIR-AP1131AG with TP-Link

MESH AP is only if you have a WLC and the AP's are in mesh mode.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_white_paper09186a0080b1c101.shtml

WGB connecting to a lightweight AP
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6366/products_configuration_example09186a0080905cea.shtml

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