Activating a Wireless Access Point

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Activating a Wireless Access Point

Postby lajackson » Tue May 04, 2021 12:49 pm

Will a newly installed WAP activate on the meetinghouse network if it is not connected directly to an AP port on a managed switch?

I have a situation where only one managed switch was installed but there is actually a need for a second managed switch. The regular Ethernet runs to another building with an unmanaged switch that connects both a WAP and a wired connection. The old WAP was working fine but died. The new WAP will not activate, even though the line connects to an AP port. I suspect the unmanaged switch is getting in the way.

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Re: Activating a Wireless Access Point

Postby russellhltn » Tue May 04, 2021 4:43 pm

My understanding is that you can't have anything between the AP and a managed switch. I'm not sure, but that might even include a PoE device.

I'd giving support a call. It sounds like you should have a managed switch in the other building.
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Re: Activating a Wireless Access Point

Postby lajackson » Thu May 06, 2021 3:03 am

russellhltn wrote:My understanding is that you can't have anything between the AP and a managed switch. . . . It sounds like you should have a managed switch in the other building.
mht (Meetinghouse Tech) agrees.


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