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Cisco 1040 Series AP trunk question

Hello,

I'm interested if two Access Points can translate the signal as trunk or smth like this.

Please see drawing attached. So I need three vlans to be transmitted from one Access Point to another. Then, one of transmitted vlans will act with a seperate SSID as a wireless for guest computers.

Is it possible? Any configs or suggestions are appreciated.

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Cisco 1040 Series AP trunk question

You would need to configure the ap's in bridge mode in order to pass multiple vlans in your drawing.  I have never tried that with a 1040, but as long as it is in autonomous mode, you should be able to set them us as a root bridge and the other as a non-root bridge.

Here are some bridge configuration examples:

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-16087

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/bridge/1400/12.2_11_JA/configuration/guide/p11vlan.html

-Scott
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Cisco 1040 Series AP trunk question

You would need to configure the ap's in bridge mode in order to pass multiple vlans in your drawing.  I have never tried that with a 1040, but as long as it is in autonomous mode, you should be able to set them us as a root bridge and the other as a non-root bridge.

Here are some bridge configuration examples:

https://supportforums.cisco.com/docs/DOC-16087

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/bridge/1400/12.2_11_JA/configuration/guide/p11vlan.html

-Scott
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Cisco 1040 Series AP trunk question

Hi, Scott

Many thanks for your comments. Yes, both of them is in autonomous mode. I never tried to do this before, so have doubts about. By the way will I be able to do this via Web interface or CLI only?

Cheers,

Safar

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Re: Cisco 1040 Series AP trunk question

You can setup the bridge either way... Using the GUI or CLI.

Thanks,

Scott Fella

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-Scott
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Cisco 1040 Series AP trunk question

Good news. Hope this will work.

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Re: Cisco 1040 Series AP trunk question

It should... It just depends on how far apart the bridge is, if there is line of sight and the signal. If you have good signal, you should have no problems. It's up to you if you will use the 2.4 or 5ghz to do the bridging. 2.4 doesn't attenuate as much as the 5ghz, but more susceptible to general interference.

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Scott Fella

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-Scott
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Re: Cisco 1040 Series AP trunk question

Nice point to think on. There is about 20-25 meters between them and a glass wall. I believe it won't be an issue. From other side there is a lot of SSIDs of other companies around.

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Re: Cisco 1040 Series AP trunk question

Well you never know how that glass willaffect the siganl.  I would first try the 5ghz and then the 2.4ghz if the 5ghz doesn't work well. There hare some glass that does attenuate the signal enough that this solution may not work for you. Just give it a shot and see.

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Re: Cisco 1040 Series AP trunk question

Okay. Will try. Thanks for your help.

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