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PAR
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Point to Multipoint with 2 root bridges

Hello

We are looking at a point to multipoint solution for providing data connectivity to cranes in a large warehouse. The cranes operate on static rails so they can only move in a set pattern.

The plan is to install a root bridge at 1 end of the warehouse with a directional antenna providing wireless for the cranes. Each crane will have a non-root bridge installed on the outside and an RJ-45 cable linking to the device on the inside.

To provide additional network coverage at the opposite end of the warehouse is it possible to install a second root bridge. If so would the cranes automatically associate with either root bridge as they move along the crane track?

Hope this makes sense and thanks in advance for any guidance.

Paul

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VIP Purple

Hi Paul,What you require is

Hi Paul,

What you require is configure the crane AP as Work Group Bridge (not a non-root bridge). In that way that AP acting as a normal client to any other AP (it can associate to a root AP in autonomous mode or any other Light weight AP managed by WLC as well). So you will get proper roaming when crane is moving.

Read below posts & that should give you enough guidance to do this.

1. http://mrncciew.com/2013/06/13/wgb-with-psk/

2. http://mrncciew.com/2013/06/16/ios-ap-wgb-with-multiple-vlan/

3. http://mrncciew.com/2013/04/30/wgb-with-capwap/

4. http://mrncciew.com/2013/07/24/wgb-roaming-part-1/

Pls do not forget to rate our responses if you find it useful.

 

HTH

Rasika

 

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VIP Purple

Hi Paul,What you require is

Hi Paul,

What you require is configure the crane AP as Work Group Bridge (not a non-root bridge). In that way that AP acting as a normal client to any other AP (it can associate to a root AP in autonomous mode or any other Light weight AP managed by WLC as well). So you will get proper roaming when crane is moving.

Read below posts & that should give you enough guidance to do this.

1. http://mrncciew.com/2013/06/13/wgb-with-psk/

2. http://mrncciew.com/2013/06/16/ios-ap-wgb-with-multiple-vlan/

3. http://mrncciew.com/2013/04/30/wgb-with-capwap/

4. http://mrncciew.com/2013/07/24/wgb-roaming-part-1/

Pls do not forget to rate our responses if you find it useful.

 

HTH

Rasika

 

PAR
Community Member

Hi Rasika,Thanks for the

Hi Rasika,

Thanks for the quick and informative response, much appreciated.

Due to the harsh environment the cranes work in we were thinking of installing the 1530 AP with an external directly antenna at each end of the warehouse and at the crane end use the 1530 with internal antenna.

Can you see any issues with using this product or would you consider another AP?

thanks again

Paul

VIP Purple

 No that AP model should be

 

No that AP model should be fine

Rasika

 

 

Bronze

Hello, Paul. Check the

Hello, Paul. 

Check the following Outdoor Aironet models to determine if the 1530 would be the best model for your wireless requirement:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/wireless/buyers-guide.html#~outdoor

Let me know if you have additional concerns or e-mail (adawa@cisco.com) me directly. Kind regards. 

PAR
Community Member

Thanks Adawa,Looking at the

Thanks Adawa,

Looking at the comparison I believe the 1530 will do nicely, unless you have some concerns.

Do you have a table detailing the minimum supported WLC software version for the APs.

Paul.

VIP Purple

Hi Paul,Here is the WLC

Hi Paul,

Here is the WLC software compatibility matrix

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/compatibility/matrix/compatibility-matrix.html

Table 2 listed min WLC software required for each AP model. In case of 1530 series you require 7.6.100.0 or above if it is managed via a WLC.

HTH

Rasika

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