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

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Cisco AIR-CAP3702I-A-K9 connects to incorrect WLC via L3 broadcast

We have two WLCs on the same VLAN: 10.228.113.10 (SSO .11 & .12) and 10.228.113.15 (SSO .16 & .17). Edit: Both WLCs are running 8.5.171.0 code. .10 is primary WLC, .15 is backup WLC. 99% ...
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How to determine which Wifi channel offers the least interference?

I'm trying to set up a roaming wireless network. For this, I have tried to analyze the area of coverage for any external network interference. I do know that networks can change over time and Wifi ...
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Why do switches and access points have ip addresses?

i am newbie in networking. While working on the network i have seen that switches and wifi access points do contain the ip addresses. One reason for them to have the ip address is that we can manage ...
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In wireless networks, how do Service Sets and Basic Service Sets relate to each other, if they do?

I am beginning to learn about networks and wireless networks, specifically, and am having trouble grasping how do Service Sets and Basic Service Sets relate to each other, if they do. Are Basic ...
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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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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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How Access points differentiate stations?

I'm doing a ping from a station to another connected on the same access point. Given the fact that they are both on Wi-fi interface, how can access point know where to forward a packet?
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wireless network with seamless roaming with APs from different vendors

I've been reading about seamless roaming and IEEE 802.11k/v/r standards, but from a practical point of view it is not clear to me. I want to deploy a set of access points, all connected between ...
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Can I use a wireless access point (or two) to extend my existing wireless network? [closed]

In large commercial buildings I typically see several ceiling mounted Wireless Access Points. When moving throughout the building, I do not have to continually reconnect to different networks (or ...
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CAPWAP encryption

I'm new to wireless networking and I have a question that might be dumb. Regular 802.11 uses AES/TKIP encryption. CAPWAP uses DTLS encryption, but CAPWAP is also 802.11 spec. Can you please explain ...
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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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Connect via PoE an access point D-Link DAP-2610 using PoE out port of a Mikrotik Hex S [closed]

I have just bought an access point D-Link DAP-2610 and it does not come with a power supply so I want to power it via PoE using eth5 of my Mikrotik Hex S. When I plug in my device, RouterOS in Winbox ...
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What is Open Radio Access Network?

what is the concept of this open radio access networks?? more specifically what is this "open" for? how is it different from those of general RAN?
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Cisco AIR-AP1852i-E-K9 stuck in “waiting for uplink[…]” after startup

I pulled an old cisco AP from a shelf today at work to test something, and after starting up and connecting with PUTTy, i was greeted with (after startup), this - repeating over and over: [*02/16/...
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Are there other protocols for enforcing AAA besides RADIUS?

I know this is not the ideal question format but I need to lean upon the expertise in this community. I am looking for a simpler method of implementing AAA (Authentication, Authorization and ...
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How can I legally get a software upgrade for my Cisco Wireless controller without a service contract so it supports my more recent access-point?

I have a Cisco 5508 Wireless LAN controller and a Cisco AIR-CAP3702I-A-K9 Access point. The WLC release is: 7.0.252.0 The AP is : Cisco IOS Software, C3700 Software (AP3G2-K9W8-M), Version 15.3(...
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Lightweight AP won't join with Wireless Lan Controller

I'm trying to set up a wireless network, and learn at the same time. I'm using a Cisco 5508 WLC and a AIR-CAP3702I-A-K9 lightweight AP. The problem I'm having is that the LAP won't joing with the WLC. ...
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How a wireless access point reads all the available SSIDs

When a wireless access point is broadcasting its SSID (beacon frame) I assume it sends it on specific selected channel (channel 1-14 for 2.4 GHz network). But how do all the other access point ...
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Unifi AC LR vs Lite?

I want to install an access point for our office. and that is why I have brought an unifi ac lite. but it couldn't cover all of the building! our office has near 70 meters as foundation and is a two ...
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Can I connect two devices only with access point without router [closed]

I want to connect to the tplink security camera via on it's app on my tablet. Two devices have to be connected to the same network. I don't need an internet connection. In this case, do I have to use ...
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Ubiquiti APs on manged or unmanaged switch?

I have three APs, one UAP-AC-IW and two UAP-AC-LITE. I have a Netgear Smart Managed Plus Switch, mainly for VLANs with plenty of open ports. I need to either add an unmanaged POE switch or a POE ...
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Set up multiple WAP4410N AP with same SSID

We are facing a WiFi connection issue in the prod environment at client place (a big hall, around 200ft x 150ft). Details: Environment: 4 Cisco WAP4410N Access points mounted on the pillars in the ...
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MU-MIMO with spatially separated antennas

Assume a MU-MIMO capable wifi access point with two external antennas. The antennas are placed in two different locations. It's not possible for a wifi signal to reach (via air) from one location to ...
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Function of Pass through port on Access Point?

I have an Alcatel Access Point 1201H which has got 1 uplink gigabit port while 3 downlink ports. Also there are two ports named "PT" which mean pass through ports. I want to know what is this port ...
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What's the difference between DHCP Disabled or Relay on an access point?

I am trying to turn my old router to an access point for the new router, I assigned an IP address in the range of the new one and when I went to disable DHCP there was another option which is Relay ...
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How to implement RADIUS without an AP? [closed]

I have a homework where I have to "implement RADIUS" and use nmap and wireshark to verify it's working and see how are the PDUs that are circulating. The problem is I've been reading about RADIUS and ...
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How cellular networks gets internet? [closed]

Mobiles get internet but how? From the towers, we used to get signals and communicate with others like calling or a message but coming to the internet how in the terms of networking terms like radio ...
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RV260W as Access Point

We recently upgraded to a proper firewall, with some help from this community, and are now looking to repurpose our RV260w as a wireless access point. I tried already, but I was trying to use the WAN ...
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Cisco WLC: Displaying AP configuration commands

Is there a way to display on a WLC a list of commands used for configuration of a given AP? I believe it's possible on Juniper Trapeze WLCs, wouldn't understand why Cisco would disable such an option. ...
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Wireless Controller 5520 Creating a dynamic interface

I'm hoping to determine the least intrusive way to configuring my WLC. I am working through the GUI interface and have created a new dynamic interface [Controller-> Interfaces] When I went to ...
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Passive Power over Ethernet 802.3af Supported

I am trying to buy an Access Point which supports Passive Power over Ethernet, 802.3af. I don't understand the difference between the Passive Power over Ethernet and 802.3af. If the Access point ...
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How data flow via APs with a controller?

Network topology: I saw a tutorial video which teaches me to build a wireless network like the image above. And he said he used two VLANs: One is for APs and controller and management. The other is ...
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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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Max bandwidth of wireless access point with gigabit backhaul

I'm looking at setting up a network with full WiFi coverage. Right now I'm still comparing access points to mesh. I see the options for AC access points offer wireless bandwidth in excess of 1Gbps. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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HPE 1920-8G-PoE+ multicast filtering

I have a switch HPE 1920-8G-PoE+ that is connected to two computers and two access points: Ubiquiti UniFi AP-Pro n450. The access points receive data from many devices. The two computers send UDP ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...