Looking for a WiFi to Ethernet bridge.

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I have a device far from an IDF that needs an IP. Looking for a WiFi to Ethernet bridge. Can I connect a 7372 AP to a wired 7762 via mesh and then use the 7372 to give out an IP?  Using a ZD1200 controller.
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Vic Lazzarevich

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John D, AlphaDog

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Yeah, that would work. All Ruckus AP's by default (mesh and non-mesh) will bridge their ethernet ports to the access VLAN. You can indeed use a ruckus mesh AP as a wifi to ethernet bridge.
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Vic Lazzarevich

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I experimented by meshing the 7372 with an R500 and plugged my laptop into the 10/100 port on the 7372 but got no IP from DHCP.  Did not think to try a static IP on the laptop and checking for internet connectivity.  Should DHCP work on the laptop?
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Monnat Systems, AlphaDog

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Vic

you are potentially running into an issue which has been addressed in below post --

http://supportclassic.ruckuswireless.com/forums/10/topics/1377

Not specifc to laptop but relevant to your issue... give it a shot.
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I've done this before with R600's. My AP's all have their ports set to trunk mode so you either had to set one of the ports on the AP as an access port with a VLAN, or have your client tag outbound packets. From the ZD you can configure the ports on the AP's and set one as an access port with a VLAN set
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Vic Lazzarevich

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Have been off site for a few days.  Will look into AP ports later today.  My wifi network does not run on default VLAN 1 so all my switch ports are tagged. 
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John D, AlphaDog

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Yeah, then you wanna double check the settings and make sure you've set the port on your AP to be an access port with the correct VLAN ID