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

A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk
Thu May 21 10:34:46 EDT 2009


> 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
> wireless.

i know that the cisco wireless solution can do this - the access points
talk back to a central controller and you can operate in whats known as H-REAP mode
under which the LANs that the AP serves out drop out to the local switch
the AP is fed by (trunk link yada yada) and if the main link goes
down then the AP uses a cache of all current sessions - so that they can continue..
its only new sessions that cannot be authenticated.
> I was wondering if this is possible?

very possible. chat to your SE


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