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Mobile access point using mesh

Hello,

What's the best design and configuration to deploy some fixed access points (wired) and others on a mobile truck (no wired)?

I was thinking about configure the Wireless network using Mesh, but could not find much information about the convergence time when MAP (access point on the mobile truck) finds a better RAP signal, not sure if the clients would keep the conection up when the MAP converge

The customer have 11 3502e access points and 1 2504 WLC

Found out that 3502e does not support autonomous mode, so can not use autonomous bridge mode that has some mobile station configuration available

Does anyone know or has any environment like that deployed?

Thanks in advance for any advice

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Mobile access point using mesh

check Mesh Deployment Requirement and see it meets your requirement:-

Mesh Neighbors, Parents, and Children

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/solutions/Enterprise/Mobility/emob41dg/ch8_MESH.html#wp1016044

Mobile Access Router, Universal Bridge Client, and Cisco Unified Wireless

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/solutions/Enterprise/Mobility/emob41dg/ch11MAcc.html

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Cisco Employee

Mobile access point using mesh

Keeping MAP as mobile doesn't work and it is not an recommeded deployment from cisco, it may take anywhere from 15-45 mins for convergence(it is undocumented), you can try it yourself. it is good only for fixed p2p/P2Mpt deployment. Hope this helps.

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Re: Mobile access point using mesh

Hi there

I think you have the idea of mesh confused.
A rap is connected to wired. A map is connected to a rap over wireless. You would never put a map on a mobile truck as a client devices. What you could use as a client device would be a access point in autonomous mode configured as a wgb.

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Re: Mobile access point using mesh

Hello George,

Thanks for answering

I know about the MAP and RAP function, I think I did not explain it well

My thoutghts were having some fixed access points as RAPs (wired) and MAPs (wirelessly) inside the mobile truck, so, would like to know if the MAP access point would have a quick convergence (immediately) with the RAPs along the way or if it disconnects from one RAP to connect to the next one, I mean, does it keep two routes to different RAPs and just switch to the closer one or it loses the connectivity to the current RAP and then search for a new one and stablish a new connection?

Thanks

Cisco Employee

Mobile access point using mesh

MAP doesn't do seamless roaming like wgb/client, MAP doesn't maintain multiple connection to RAP. check awpp behavior. whatever you are looking for will happen however it won't be reliable as wireless client/wgb.

Are you looking for mobile access router soln.,

Cisco Employee

Mobile access point using mesh

check Mesh Deployment Requirement and see it meets your requirement:-

Mesh Neighbors, Parents, and Children

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/solutions/Enterprise/Mobility/emob41dg/ch8_MESH.html#wp1016044

Mobile Access Router, Universal Bridge Client, and Cisco Unified Wireless

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/solutions/Enterprise/Mobility/emob41dg/ch11MAcc.html

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Cisco Employee

Mobile access point using mesh

Keeping MAP as mobile doesn't work and it is not an recommeded deployment from cisco, it may take anywhere from 15-45 mins for convergence(it is undocumented), you can try it yourself. it is good only for fixed p2p/P2Mpt deployment. Hope this helps.

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