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Questions tagged [access-point]

A networking hardware device that allows a Wi-Fi compliant device to connect to a wired network.

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Conversion of WLAN traffic to the outside world

Preamble: I don't have that much experience with lower level computer networking yet. I am currently trying to wrap my head around the workings of the WLAN protocol. While I am starting to get the ...
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UniFi Switch US 8-60w with a UniFi AP-AC-LR

I've bought myself a UniFi AP-AC-LR and a UniFi Switch US 8-60w. Are those two devices compatible to use power over ethernet cable to link them? With kind regards
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Do Cloud Managed Access Points implement Split-MAC architecture?

I understand that when we have a on-premises controller, the 802.11 MAC functionality is split between Access Points and the physical controller device. What happens when we are using cloud-controlled ...
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Will Velop work with a dedicated access point [closed]

I have two Velop nodes. In the past I had one on the top floor and one on the bottom floor. We are moving to a two story house with a basement so I'd like to add either a third Velop or ideally an ...
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Need help/advice on basic network setup involving security cameras, guest access, and VLANs

At some point, I'd like to move from a single, flat, network to having a more secure network using VLANs. I have an idea of what I would want, I just don't fully understand some details of Native ...
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Can I setup a WLAN with just a Access Point and Switch

Is it possible to setup a WLAN with an Access Point and a Switch only? I would like to connect wireless devices wireless to the access point which is connected to the switch. Then, have another ...
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Is there any relation between MAC addresses of a dual band (2.4 and 5 GHz) router?

I have a use case where I need to determine whether two MAC addresses belong to the same router with dual band connection 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. When I did some study, I found that the MAC address of ...
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How is the Groupwise Transient Key used in WiFi networks?

In Wifi WPA, I understand that during association, a 802.11 client and AP negotiate a Pairwise Transient Key (PTK), using which the Groupwise Transient Key(GTK) is provided to the station. I ...
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Does WiFi broadcast traffic from a station go through the access point?

Let's say I've got two devices connected to my Access Point, a laptop and a tablet. If the laptop sends unicast traffic to the tablet, I understand that it must go through the AP. However, how is ...
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Intra-VLAN communication between wired and wireless devices

I am trying to get a very simple VLAN with WIFI network experiment up. I have been searching online (including on this site) for sometime hoping to find an experiment similar to mine. However, most ...
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Cisco Wifi access points roaming

I have two Cisco AIR-AP1832-E-K9 access points. The first one is already operational (1). Its operating mode is: AP & Controller (2). I configured two WLANs (and also two VLANs, two SSIDs) on ...
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Cannot open HTTP web page for Cisco Aironet 1815i Autonomous Access Point

I have two Cisco Aironet 1815i Autonomous Access Point connected to the network already and getting IP addresses from the DHCP server. But I am not able to open the web page for the configuration. ...
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500+ concurrent clients for one access point

The Unifi HD access points says that it can run "500+ concurrent clients" for one access point: https://store.ubnt.com/products/unifi-hd What does it mean by this? I understand that it's out of the ...
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Should an Access Point without internet set the DHCP Offer-Router (3) option?

Wireless device (internet of things device, like wireless printer) creates a wifi network. The device has ip 10.0.0.1 and does not have acces to the internet. The DHCP server on the device sets the ...
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Securing VLANs for Wireless AP with multiple SSIDs

I'm deploying Wireless Access Points with two SSIDs: employee (VLAN 45) and guests (VLAN 46). I'm confused how I should configure the Ethernet port on the APs and switch. My preference would be to ...
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W-iFi MIMO - Optimized for throughput or Receiver sensitivity (diversity)

How does a Wi-Fi MIMO operation on a smartphone select between maximizing for WiFi throughput or optimized for receiver sensitivity (range)? Is this determined by a configuration in a Wi-Fi MIMO ...
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Do APs talk to each if a client is nearer to the other one? (sticky-client-problem)

Question above. I've read a little bit about it the sticky client problem and those are the solutions I've found: talking to the client that there is another (better) AP don't support lower rates ...
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Wireless VoIP traffic collisions

I have been rolling out an all wireless office at one of my company's offices, and when I say all wireless, I mean all wireless. Desktops, laptops and desk phones all use wireless to connect. Maybe ...
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WLAN devices vs Access Points vs WLAN controllers

I read about WLAN devices and Access points in "CCNA Routing and Switching guide" but still I am not able to figure out the difference between them. Both seems same to me, both are used to connect ...
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Access point functions

Basic question. In an ad hoc network, two devices, e.g a notebook and a cellphone, if I send a packet from the note to the phone they will talk directly to one another, if in the range. With an ...
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Setting up wifi for 50 devices [closed]

We are setting up our company's new workplace. We need to setup wifi so 50 concurrent connections can be handled without any issues. We are taking 150mbps connection. I want to know what sort of wifi ...
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WiFi: Scanning of all channels while associated to AP

My question is related to the case that a Wi-Fi device has an active data link to an access point on a certain channel. Furthermore, I am talking about devices with a single WiFi radio. Even if ...
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3502i no console output, how to properly diagnose?

I have purchased an old cisco 3502i AP from good old ebay. I'm trying to set it up, but am not receiving anything over a console connection. I'm using the exact same USB adapter & console cable ...
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DHCP on Access Point vs DHCP on Router

At an accommodation house for our company staff, We have about 10 Access Points and they are all connected to a Router, which is then connected to an optical fiber internet connection. The Access ...
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How to limit number of wireless clients on Cisco access point?

We have a Cisco access point in autonomous mode. Is there a way we can set a limit on the number of simultaneous wireless clients either per-radio or per-SSID on the access point? If yes, what is the ...
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Does preventing 802.11b clients from associating to an 802.11b/g access point reduce access point range for 802.11g clients?

I have an access point that supports both 802.11b / 802.11g clients. From what I understand, preventing 802.11b clients from connecting causes one or more 802.11g rates to be listed as mandatory. ...
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Cisco router under workgroup bridge AP

My question is about addressing a Cisco router interface so that I can use both bridging through an access point as workgroup-bridge and also connect to the access point to configure it. Apologies ...
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How to minimize broadcast-traffic in a multi-ap wireless network?

For example let's take a University's wireless network for the students or a Wifi in a Hotel: There are many wirelss devices that are causing broadcast traffic. In theory: Is there any way to ...
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How is a browser opened when connecting to some WiFi APs? [closed]

Often now, when I connect to a public or corporate Wifi access point, on connection a browser pops up and directs me to a website to log in. Presumably this is an OS function, which is triggered from ...
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connect to wifi device with same SSID

I have an old wifi router which SSID is ASDF and password is 1234567890, I bought a new one when the old one broken and set the SSID and password to the old one's. Then I found that my Android phone ...
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Take wired internet from a Poe access point [duplicate]

how can i take wired internet from the access point?
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Can I connect a simple switch before or after a PoE access point?

I want to have a wired Internet connection before or after a PoE access point. Is that possible?
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Tablet losing connection when switching to another router [closed]

Our organization has a very long hall way. I have two WiFi routers in the hall, 1 on the West end and one on the East end. When an employee walks from West end to the east in, the tablet switches to ...
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How to test the maximum of clients connected to an AP?

Is there a way to test how many clients can connect a given AP BSSID using a laptop or a dedicated device? I want to know that N is my real concurrent number of clients​ connected, and when N+1 ...
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watch guard not allowing ping or traffic through wireless client

I have setup a little wireless network for some plcs we installed. When we connect directly to the switch or moxa awk 1131, we can ping all ip's 61.1 to 61.6 and also the gateway and get internet ...
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Is it possible to setup multiple Networks on a single Access Point?

On my quest to understand what AP is and how it works, I came across article that says this: Most often, there are different BSSIDs on an access point for each WLAN configured on a radio. If you ...
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Is it possible to build a LAN with just Access Points?

I am just learning the differences between routers and AP. Based on what I have understood, AP just acts like a wireless switch enabling multiple devices to connect to a single router. Since it is ...
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Wireless controllers and access points

What is the difference between wireless controllers and access points, and how come you need both devices to work efficiently together?
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converting AP from autonomous to CAPWAP; DHCP keeps interrupting TFTP Process (follow up)

This question is actually a follow up to this link: converting AP from CAPWAP to autonomous - BVI1 interface gets reverted back to DHCP The method I tried to follow: AP#debug capwap console cli ...
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Intermittent network with netgear access points

I have an issue with a Netgear network. We use the following equipment: Netgear WC7500 Controller Netgear WNDAP660 Netgear PoE-Switches and regular Switches The deployment is basically the following ...
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Wireless access point to switch connection

I am a newbie to networking. I think I have a good grasp on Switching, routing and VLANs. I am trying to extend my knowledge to wireless networks. Looking for answers on a few questions Should I ...
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APs not joining WLC Cisco 4400 Series

A few office APs are not joining the WLC after a restart, and this is the log from the controller: *spamReceiveTask: Feb 13 20:18:44.173: %DTLS-3-HANDSHAKE_FAILURE: openssl_dtls.c:631 Failed to ...
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How does a cloud controller access point work?

My goal is make a web controller to connect and manage a configuration AP, like Tanaza, Ubiquiti, or Sophos. How do they communicate between server and my private network without port forwarding?
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One Access point or individual Access points

I am setting up multiple networks(pods) at a trade show. Each pod will be running on it's own separate network. In each pod are a machine(s) and a wireless barcode scanner (android tablet) to verify ...
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Need Advice From Experienced Techs Please - For Charity Organization in Africa [closed]

1st: I would like to thank you for your time. 2nd: I was asked by a charity organization to help building a system and network for the charity center where they help the most needed groups in the ...
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Is it possible to do seamless roaming with APs that have different SSIDS?

We have multiple access points around and individual departments choose their own SSIDs for these APs. The signals overlap significantly, and all users know the passwords to all of them. I've seen ...
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Is it possible for secure third-party peering at wireless access points? [closed]

If the question title doesn't make sense, please forgive me, I'm not a networking person. I will try to describe what I mean: When you view your available networks on your computer, some are your ...
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Cisco Aironet 1042 Multiple SSID Single VLAN Trunking issue

I have inherited some Cisco Aironet 1042 fat APs and a network design of a flat, single VLAN (10). To offer multiple SSIDs, the Cisco insists on a VLAN for each SSID. By placing the interfaces ...
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Question on using random channels for wireless networks

I work at a corporation and we have engineer's who test "in home" settings which requires a wireless router. Such testing doesn't need to extend beyond the desk of the user. Currently we keep track ...
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Internet connection dies when new AP is connected

We've been trying to set up a network of WiFi access points at our organization. The current set-up is as follows: 3 access points connected to a network controller via a switch. The APs have radios ...