i have a controller that is used in normal local AP mode
and H-REAP(local switching). local AP mode is for users at the central site and
H-REAP is for the remote branch.
i created 2 SSID
Employee-H (for H-REAP)
I then use AP group to control which SSID to broadcast at the site. remote site
users will see only "Employee-H" and central site users will see "Employee"
I am just wondering is there a way i can use just one Employee SSID and still
maintain the local AP and H-REAP deployment. Using 2 SSID can be confusing to users
as they move from central to remote site and vice versa.
Is there a better way?
I've got this working without AP Groups. I've got a single WLAN so just the single SSID ( I actually don't broadcast the SSID, but that's beside the point)
You need to configure that WLAN to allow H-REAP Local switching, this setting is under the advanced tab. For the central site set access points to local AP Mode, for remote sites setup access point to H-REAP AP Mode. As long as you have your vlan and subnet information you should be oaky.
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This way you'll only have one WLAN that everyone can use whichever office they happen to be in.
"Employee" SSID, i mapped it to the Employee interface.
For the "Employee-H" SSID, i mapped it to a dummy interface.
That was why i need two SSID.
One possible way would be
(1) for the "Employee" SSID, at the "Advanced" tab checked the
"H-REAP local switching" checkbox.
(2) for the "Employee" SSID, map to "Employee" interface (regardless of central or local switching).
(3) for the remote site AP, configure H-REAP mode and configure SSID to vlan mapping.
(4) for the central site AP, configure Local AP mode.
(4) both central and remote sites still use the "Employee" SSID
Currently i only have one AP, so i cannot verify the above.
Can anyone confirm if this will work?