AP 60/61 as standalone AP's

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AP 60/61 as standalone AP's

Post by Dallan » 31 Jul 2007 17:09


Does anyone know if an AP 60/61 can be configured as a standalone AP without the need for a WLAn Switch?




Re: AP 60/61 as standalone AP's

Post by operador » 31 Jul 2007 20:06

To provisione the AP you need the kit for comfigure the AP that is inidicated in the user manual instalation.

In there it contains the pin-out for create the cable

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Re: AP 60/61 as standalone AP's

Post by jmartincox » 21 May 2008 05:05

:( The Alcatel APs are thin(dumb) they need a switch to operate. Only the AP80 is standalone and is used for linking sites.

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Re: AP 60/61 as standalone AP's

Post by stunshot_DUP » 22 Jul 2008 06:55

As stated, Alcatel (Aruba) ap's are thin ap's, they cannot take (hardly) any config....

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Re: AP 60/61 as standalone AP's

Post by benny » 22 Jul 2008 07:09

You could use the RemoteAP function, but you still need a central appliance with correct license.

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Re: AP 60/61 as standalone AP's

Post by krzysioD » 22 Jul 2008 18:47

Don't know what is basic AP for you, but:
console cable is only avalible as a diagram (try to use attached image as schema)
you will need three RJ45, twisted copper cable (normal UTP) and a DB9 to RJ45 adapter (standard ALU one). Plus one Scotchlok like U1B.
In the middle of ethernet patchcord you need to cut unused cables: its blue + white/blue and brown + white/brown.

Pin-Out on RJ45 (AP60/61 side)
4 Serial TxD (blue)
5 Serial TGND* (white/blue)
7 Serial RxD (brown)
8 Serial RGND* (white/brow)

DB9 pinout: TXD is 2, RXD is 3, GND is 5.

*) on DB9 there is one GND i've just connected pin 5 + pin 8 (with Scotchlok ) of RJ45 to pin 5 of DB9 (so RGND +TGND => GND).

White/blue+whiteBrow go to ground (pin 5 of DB9)
white is RXD (pin 2) and blue was TXD (pin 3) ...
<-- sorry but this could be wrong, you should have a console diagram in your 60/61 manual.

Inside of AP60 there is very good raido chip: Atheros and some nice Access Point with 16-32 MB of ram and 4-8 MB of flash.
You could assing a IP/MASK/GW to this AP.
I've managed to use AP60 as hot-spot. But, i was having my firewall+proxy (not on AP60 :D) set, that only if you put password your IP/MAC will be authorized.
This cable is called "Aruba serial breakout adapter kit, Part Number CA-SPOE-ADAPT-3".
Use hyperterm or teraterm, or minicom, magic setting is 9600 8n1 no flow control.

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APBoot 1.2.1 (Apr 7 2004 - 08:54:57)
CPU: AR2313 MIPS-32 at 180 MHz: 16 kB I-Cache 16 kB D-Cache
Board: Merlot Local Bus at 90 MHz
POST: passed
Net: en0 lo0
Hit any key to stop autoboot: 0
You could do a thig like:

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apboot> setenv ipaddr
apboot> setenv netmask
apboot> setenv gatewayip
apboot> save
apboot> boot
after a good ip seting there is possiblity to ping for gateway or to ap clients...

Still: i've only done that becaouse i've had 4 of these APs in my drawer and was very, very bored... any decent AP like some dlink or ovislink is better for hotspot in the conference room or open space.
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