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physical installation about AP 160

I would like to know if I can plug AP 160 to a switch 1234 Poe or 1534 Poe and setup controller in a NV 3448 where the switches are connected ?



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Re: physical installation about AP 160


Thank you for asking this question in the support community. Yes, this is a common application.  The key configuration and design steps are presented in the Troubleshooting Connection/Setup Problems with the Netvanta 160 Wireless Access-Point guide.  I have listed the highlights from that guide below:

  • Dot11ap access-point-control must be turned on globally inside the AOS controller, and disabled on the other AOS devices.
  • AWCP must be on in the VLAN/Ethernet IP interface you are using to control this AP.
  • AWCP can only function properly in the Native VLAN.
    • Note: If a layer 2 switch (or multiple switches) is installed between the AP and the controller, the native VLAN must be preserved through each trunk connecting to the AP.
  • An AOS Controller must have an IP address assigned to the management VLAN/Ethernet interface being used between the AP and the controller.
    • Note: If you are using a Layer 2 only switch, only a single layer 3 VLAN interface can be configured, and an AP must be able to communicate to that particular VLAN interface.
  • If your AP will be carrying multiple VLANs, the controller interface connecting to the AP must be configured as an 802.1q trunk. The AP must also be configured with 802.1q encapsulation.

I hope that makes sense, but please do not hesitate to reply to this post with any additional questions or information.  I will be happy to help in any way I can.