Bonjour Gateway on AP's and enabling it on one per site or on all AP's in a site

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Hi All

I've been playing with Bonjour Gateway on our R600 AP's and what I'm not clear on is if I need to enable it on every AP on a site, or just a single AP per site?

At this stage, I'm assuming because it's not an option to configure it via AP groups that I only need to enable it on one AP per site, but I'd like that confirmed.

Thanks
Dave
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It should only be one Bonjour Gateway per site.  It can be an AP or the controller, what ever device can forward MC traffic from one vlan to another.

Sid
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Thanks Sid, that's what I thought, just wanted to confirm
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Has any official documentation been made available for configuring Bonjour on the AP level in a Layer3 environment?
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HI Jason,

I am not sure exactly what you mean.  Are you talking about the AP being in a different subnet than the ZD?

Or do you mean if the AP are servicing clients on different L3 network.  

In general you only need BG if you are in an L3 environment.  If your client (iPad for example) and the Bonjour server (Apple TV for example) are on the same L3 subnet, there is no need to use BG since the MDNS packet will be visible to all device within that same subnet, but if you put Apple TV on one VLAN and your clients on a different VLAN you will need to use BG to allow client to see the MDNS packet from a different VLAN.

If you can provide a specific example it will help to explain it.  

But if your question is simply hot to apply it to an AP instead of the ZD here is a copy from the UG on that:


Applying a Bonjour Policy to an AP Once you have created an AP site Bonjour policy, you will need to designate the AP that will be responsible for implementing this policy. To enable Bonjour policy on an AP:

1 Go to Configure > Access Points.
2 Click Edit next to the AP you want to configure.
3 In Bonjour Gateway, enable the check box and select a Bonjour policy that you created on the Configure > Bonjour Gateway page from the list.
4 Click OK to save your changes.