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Nortel WAP compatibility

We are currently using a Nortel 2270 (going to end-of-life) along with Nortel Baystack PoE switches and Nortel 2230 WAP's.

Cisco has since bought out Nortel AiroNet. What I am trying to inquire about is:

-Are the Nortel 2230 WAP's compatible with a Cisco 4402 and a 3560 PoE?

I currently have a couple of Cisco Aironet 1131AG WAP's that are working with the Nortel 2270, so I am guessing that if the Cisco WAP's (along with a 3560 PoE) work with the Nortel 2270 WLAN Controller, then the Nortel WAP's would work with the Cisco 4402 WLAN Controller.

Any feedback would be appreciated.


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Re: Nortel WAP compatibility

Hi Kevin,

Looks like you should be good to go!

Apply power to the AP:

- Use 802.3af-compliant Power Over Ethernet (PoE) from an orderable inline power injector or other network


Nortel Networks WLAN Access Port 2230/2231

Quick Install Guide

The Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series offers new 48- and 24-port Fast Ethernet switches that comply with IEEE 802.3af and Cisco pre-standard PoE. In addition, Cisco is introducing the Catalyst 3560 Series, a new line of 48- and 24-port Fast Ethernet switches that support both the new industry standard and the Cisco standard. The Catalyst 3550-24 PWR switch continues to support Cisco pre-standard PoE. All 24-port configurations support 24 simultaneous full powered PoE ports at 15.4 Watts for maximum powered device support. The 48-port configurations support 24 ports at 15.4 Watts, 48 ports at 7.7 Watts, or any combination in-between.

Cisco PoE Product Snapshot

Here is a good reference from Brad regarding the Nortel 2230 with a Cisco WLC 4400;

Hope this helps!


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Re: Nortel WAP compatibility

Thanks Rob,

One comment, I was reading that link about the Nortel 2230's and the last comment said there was an issue with DNS lookup, which seemed pretty vague...

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