Remote AP - ZD connectivity and routing traffic

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Hello, a client of mine would like to use one of his 7363 APs to a remote location in a different country (my clients company has quite a few branches abroad). He has enquired whether he can join the AP to the already existent controller (I know this works through vpn if the latency is under 100ms) but also he wants to know whether he can route the wireless traffic using the branch local internet connection and use the vpn only for registering/authenticating with the ZD. Is this possible?

Thank you
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Andreas Georgiou

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Posted 6 years ago

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Primož Marinšek, AlphaDog

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It depends on the how you route the traffic at the AP side, but normally that's the way things work. By default data traffic does not pass through the ZD unless instructed to do so. Authentication is usually done via ZD. It can be done at AP, but usually not.

So you can go ahead and tell your client all systems are go.
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Keith - Pack Leader

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But watch out that the country code on the controller will over-ride the AP so make sure the channel mappings are appropriate.
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Andreas Georgiou

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OK thank you very much for your responses.....!!!!
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Monnat Systems, AlphaDog

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Hello Andreas,

Few point to ponder upon:

If ZD and AP are in different timezones then if WLAN schedule feature would use the time set on the ZD.

Possible issue with daylight saving comes into picture.

As Keith mentioned, remote AP will inherit all configuration like channel, transmit power from ZD in a different country and this MAY create issue as when it comes to RF regulations of remote AP country. Please ensure that these settings are harmonised keeping in mind both countries.