Ethernet port on Instant On 15

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Re: Ethernet port on Instant On 15

@scott83  No changes as of yet, and you are correct the AP17 will not do ethernet bridging.

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Re: Ethernet port on Instant On 15

I ended up pairing 2 x AP12 with a Mikrotik Wireless Wire W60G kit. I too would have preferred to be able to stay all Aruba. But I can say the combo has outstanding performance. The AP12s don’t waste any airtime doing backhaul and the 60Ghz 802.11d on the W60G provides gigabit speeds over wireless. And with Instant On the combo still gives seamless handoff as clients roam even on Voice calls. If budget can cover the AP17 + W60G combo it is definitely worth your time. The only caveat I’ve found is 60Ghz needs clear line of sight - no ability to reliably traverse building structures or even thin walls without signal drops.
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Re: Ethernet port on Instant On 15

Is it possible to use AP15 and AP11D so that AP11D acts as wireless bridge and I can use the AP11D Ethernet downlink to connect a device with ethernet cable to the internet?  OR do I really need 2 AP11D?  Can I select the network with VLAN which will be used in the downlink ethernet port?

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Re: Ethernet port on Instant On 15

@mikame  You can use an AP11D and create an over the air (Mesh) to an AP15, and still define additional VLANs on the ports of the AP11D.

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Re: Ethernet port on Instant On 15

thank you, this is exactly what I was looking for. I noticed that information out from the device and configuring options are very limited compared to IAP, of course the end user segment and pricing are also very different. I understood that the hardware itself makes it possible to have more features, so I will look forward for future software updates to see if this changes. I will buy now the AP11D.

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Re: Ethernet port on Instant On 15


@twhiteWC wrote:
I ended up pairing 2 x AP12 with a Mikrotik Wireless Wire W60G kit. I too would have preferred to be able to stay all Aruba. But I can say the combo has outstanding performance. The AP12s don’t waste any airtime doing backhaul and the 60Ghz 802.11d on the W60G provides gigabit speeds over wireless. And with Instant On the combo still gives seamless handoff as clients roam even on Voice calls. If budget can cover the AP17 + W60G combo it is definitely worth your time. The only caveat I’ve found is 60Ghz needs clear line of sight - no ability to reliably traverse building structures or even thin walls without signal drops.

Thanks @twhiteWC I will check this out! I'm still hoping they add ethernet bridging to all AP rather than just the AP11D.

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