R510 ZoneFlex Untagged VLAN and Cisco Switch

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I have an R510 AP that I am trying to use in stand alone mode. I have 3 networks I want to bring down to the AP using the ZoneFlex firmware

  • VLAN 10 - MGMT =  This is the network I want to assign the IP to the AP to manage it.
  • VLAN 20 - Wireless = Main wireless network
  • VLAN 40 - Guest = Guest network
Configuration scenarios I have tried:
         A:  R510:
                Under the Management Interface I have set the VLAN to 10 and assigned the IP.
              Cisco 2960G
                 switchport mode trunk
                 switchport trunk native vlan 10
                 switchport trunk allowed vlan 30,40

         B: R510:
               Under the Management Interface I leave this set to default VLAN and assign the IP
               Under interface eth0, confirmed it is a Trunk port and set the untagged to VLAN 10
              Cisco 2960G
                 switchport mode trunk
                 switchport trunk native vlan 10
                 switchport trunk allowed vlan 30,40
         C: R510:
               Under the Management Interface I leave this set VLAN 10 and assign the IP
               Under interface eth0, confirmed it is a Trunk port and set the untagged to VLAN 10
              Cisco 2960G
                 switchport mode trunk
                 switchport trunk native vlan 10
                 switchport trunk allowed vlan 30,40
        D: R510:
               Leave all VLANs to vlan 1 and set IP in the range
              Cisco 2960G
                 switchport mode trunk
                 switchport trunk allowed vlan 10,30,40

I then flashed the R510 to the Unleased software to see if that was any better. Easier -- yes. Does what I want -- No.

The only way I can get the AP to function the way I want to is to use BOTH ports on the AP:
             eth0 - gets the mgmt IP and the switchport configured as an access port on that network
             eth1 - set as trunk on default (1) with the client LANs trunked down to assign to WLANS



I do not want to have to run 2 cables to this AP when I put it where I want it.

Has anyone done anything like this and can help me?
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David Black

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- Configure the switch as shown in A, B, or C (untagged vlan = 10, other vlans allowed 20, 30, etc)
- Connect one cable to the AP's POE in port. 
- Leave the AP's network settings and the management interface set to default (untagged vlan 1). 
- The switch will put the AP and management interface in vlan 10.
- Tag the WLANs as desired with 20 and 30. 
  
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Can I still statically assign the IP at the AP level or should I set a reservation on the DHCP server?
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Either way (static or reservation) is fine.  If you're using unleashed, the AP's address and the Management address must be in the same subnet. 
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I’ll have to try it. I do not have a DHCP scope set for the management vlan. So I will leave the configuration as is: Unleashed firmware with a static IP.
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Well I tried what you suggested. And that didn't work. But what did work was this


I tried removing the native vlan 10 and leaving it tagged and it lost connectivity. I set the native to 10 and removed it on the allowed vlan and didn't work.

I swear I've tried this and it didnt work.

Thanks for the help!!