I want to connect a 2950 and a couple of end user devices to my wired network without the expense of running fiber since the distance is more than 100 meters. It is not a great distance. It is all in the same building on a really long dock. So perhaps the distance between the wired network and the remote network is 200 meters. So I am free from environmental conerns like wind/rain/snow.
We've had success setting up a root bridge on the wired network and then connecting the remote switch with a non-root bridge using the 'A' radios on two 1242 access points.
However I'm curious if that is the best way to configure the remote setup. I have also tested putting the remote AP in Workgroup Bridge Mode and it also works.
I've searched but I cannot find a definite answer on which configuration is better.
Re: Workgroup Bridge Mode versus Non-Root Bridge Mode
My understanding is that when an AP is in WGB (Workgoup Bridge Mode) it will connect to either a standard access point or a root bridge access point, it doesn't see them differently and it acts like a wireless client to them (almost the same as a laptop); whereas in non-root bridge mode it will only connect or associate to a root bridge device and it is treated as a transparent (or routed) bridge link.
personally based on what you have described I'd set them up in root and non-root bridge mode configuration.
Transferring Crash file from standby:
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(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload datatype crash
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I have created a Powershell script to automatically add a Wireless Guest User on Cisco WLCs. (tested on 2500 Series)
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