@chrislund The Instant On portfolio are business-grade Wi-Fi Access Points that have Smart Mesh technology, DHCP, NAT, and basic firewall.
Great, thanks. It appears all APs only have one Ethernet port, so if one wanted to use the APs as a router/firewall, all remaining APs must be wirelessly uplinked, then?
@chrislund We are not replacing the service providers routers, but providing a wireless solution for a network.
Got it. I'm thinking for very lite sites, where they want routing (NAT)/firewalling, wireless, and nothing else. On the consumer side, Google Wifis and such fill that role. *Can* Instant On, that is, is it just not recommended? Or must an outboard router be provided? Thanks.
@chrislund The consumer side with Google wifi and others they are offering a WAN and LAN port. Instant On only provides a single LAN port and would require a router for WAN support.
Regarding DHCP server I do not think it is built in. Check this one: https://community.arubainstanton.com/t5/Instant-On-Wireless/DHCP-Server/td-p/196
Or I didn't get it right? Can someone from HP makes that clear?
Thanks and regards
@GrdiRuda You are correct DHCP server is not built-in to Instant ON AP's.
it is now builtin as of release 1.2
With release 1.2, you can have the AP provide DHCP and NAT function for both employee and guest networks. Previous software releases provided DHCP/NAT for Guest network only. With 1.2 software, you have the ability to select bridge or NAT mode for employee network.
Please also note that we are constantly working to enhance the solution. Existing and future customers are going to get access to enhanced features and capabilities as part of future software updates. Stay tuned for future updates to the solution.
@GThiesen with the basic firewall, can I do port forwarding?