Please assist - Two client Cisco networks on C5 to an A5 as a relay AP


#1

Hello all,

Appreciate any help in troubleshooting connectivity between two switched networks on C5 client radios connected through a solar powered A5 between the two. The A5 has no network connected on its wired port, just POE to the injector. Each C5 is connected to a trunk port on a Cisco switch. Management is on VLAN 2, IP address of the gear is X.X.2.6 (C5), X.X.2.7 (C5) and X.X.2.8 (A5) all with 255.255.255.0 mask.

From a PC on VLAN 2 I can connect from each side to the A5 and the distant C5 (via the A5), but never to the network beyond the distant C5. I have tried VLAN pass through and no VLAN pass through. I have moved everything that this remote office needs to connect to onto VLAN 2 also so am thinking i will try the C5 on each end on a VLAN 2 access port and see how that goes, but i do not get many opportunities to make changes as this site is very remote.

The arrows indicate a working connection (ping), it is the same from both ends…meaning you can ping all the way through to the remote C5, but not past it.

Hope picture worked!

Thanks.


#2

Hi Matthew,

In WiFi Interop mode, client isolation can be turned off on the A5 SSID page. It is on by default. You’ll want to turn VLAN passthrough on for sure.


#3

Chris,
This is the greatest news i have heard today!!
I was actually thinking of changing to SRS i think it is, i really see no need at all for Wi-Fi interop. If changed across all units, will it also fix the issue in your mind?
Thanks so much for your help.
Matt.


#4

@Matthew8 Client Isolation cannot be turned off in SRS in the current version of firmware, but we will enable a trunk mode in the next version to accomplish this. I would recommend staying with WiFi Interop until then since you have control over clients isolation in that protocol.