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Activating a Wireless Access Point

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 1:49 pm
by lajackson
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.

Re: Activating a Wireless Access Point

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 5:43 pm
by russellhltn
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.

Re: Activating a Wireless Access Point

Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 4:03 am
by lajackson
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.