[c-nsp] OT: Access Point Automatically shifting between Controller-based and Autonomous Modes?

Felix Nkansah felixnkansah at gmail.com
Thu May 21 10:10:52 EDT 2009

I am looking to deploy a unified wlan solution (controller-based) for a
customer with a central office and several remote business branches.

The branches are all connected to the head office by radio or vsat links.

I am considering placing a controller at the head office to manage all
access points including those at the remote locations.

However, if the radio or vsat link to the branch should go down (which is
quite common in my country), I do not want clients to lose connection on the

I would love the access points to shift to some kind of autonomous mode
automatically so that client workstations can at least remain connected and
access other resources that may be localized at the remote locations (such
as network printers). The APs should automatically reconnect if the link to
the H/O comes back up. (just like SRST feature used in IPT).

I was wondering if this is possible?



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