LACP For AP’s With Two Ethernet Ports

LACP for AP's - Set GRE Striping IP

I was asked on how to configure LACP for AP’s connected to a controller and I was not able to answer this question out of my mind so I decided to figure it out for myself. And as always, when I need to test something, I write a post about it. This is my post … Read more LACP For AP’s With Two Ethernet Ports

Aruba Instant Dynamic Proxy Settings via DHCP

I often get the question, how to connect our devices to central, as we do not allow direct access to the internet. Here is the answer, we can send the dynamic proxy settings via DHCP to our IAP’s, running at least firmware version 8.4. DHCP Part for Dynamic Proxy Settings First, you need to prepare … Read more Aruba Instant Dynamic Proxy Settings via DHCP

IAP VPN Guest Solution With Captive Portal

After my last post about an IAP VPN, I’ve got a lot of questions regarding an IAP VPN guest solution, either with or without a captive portal. This post is all about an IAP VPN guest solution. I use a controller as the VPN concentrator and for the captive portal. You can use ClearPass for the … Read more IAP VPN Guest Solution With Captive Portal

Aruba InstantAP Mesh – IAP Mesh

During the last month, I had several projects which use Aruba InstantAP Mesh. So I would like to share my experience with Aruba InstantAP Mesh. IAP Mesh is a technology to either connect remote IAP’s to the cluster, if no ethernet connection is available, or to connect different networks with each other when no wired … Read more Aruba InstantAP Mesh – IAP Mesh

Aruba Instant VPN with Central – IAP VPN

In this post, I describe how I use an Aruba Instant AP for tunnel all my traffic to my controller at home. This IAP VPN is very helpful when I need to show some lab scenarios. But you can also use it as your secure connection from a small branch office to the headquarter. Sure, you … Read more Aruba Instant VPN with Central – IAP VPN

ArubaOS Controller Whitelist Sync with ClearPass

I was writing some new posts and realized that I missed one basic post for you. If you ever went through the process of provisioning many new AP’s to a controller, you may be looked for a simpler way to do the provisioning work. The solution is the whitelist. Every ArubaOS controller has an internal whitelist … Read more ArubaOS Controller Whitelist Sync with ClearPass

Unified Aruba Controller Discovery

This time is about some basic things. I will describe the unified Aruba controller discovery process. With the new unified software, the process is the same for IAP and CAP. Actually, with the new unified software, there is no IAP or CAP anymore. The Aruba discovery process is a simple process. The AP uses this … Read more Unified Aruba Controller Discovery

Wired Guest Access with IAP – Aruba Instant

Have you ever heard of someone asking for wired guest access? Why should you use wired guest access, when WLAN is available? For those, who need this kind of guest access, the following post is very interesting. I can think of the following scenarios, where you could need wired guest access: You have a WLAN … Read more Wired Guest Access with IAP – Aruba Instant

Change the Management VLAN for Aruba Instant

Aruba Instant is a very simple and easy to use WLAN solution. In some projects, I have the situation, that users are placed in VLAN 1. Which is easy with Aruba Instant. But unfortunately, VLAN 1 is the default management VLAN and the AP itself should not be placed in VLAN 1. This was impossible … Read more Change the Management VLAN for Aruba Instant

Aruba Instant – External Captive Portal Enhancement

In my last post, I described a simple way, to use the an external captive portal with the Aruba Instant solution. This time, I will change the lab environment to support bridged clients. I will also cover the scenario with the internal dhcp server and the situation with an individual certificate. External Captive Portal in Bridged … Read more Aruba Instant – External Captive Portal Enhancement