I can't seem to make 3rd Party AP work.

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We have 15 aruba IAP devices which I want to use them as 3. party AP on C5210 controller to utilize internal captive portal.


I create a physical topology on esa1 and choose 3rdPartyAP option:

I gave an interface ip and set dhcp to relay to our dhcp server. Also set vlan tag.

I also created a WLAN service added two of the aruba's for testing:

and configured CP settings:

 I hook up the esa1 port to the swich and set the vlan tagging. Then I created a wlan on aruba and set it to vlan 60 tagged. Configured all the switches to pass vlan 60 so it can reach controller. I also created  a dhcp pool on our dhcp server and configured it so vlan 60 clients use EWC interface ip ( as their gateway.

So, I tried to connect to aruba but I can't seem to get ip address and connect to wlan. So what is wrong with my setup? Any hint on this is mostly wellcome.


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This article should help with getting the captive portal to work with the 3rd party AP's.  There needs to be a change to allow out-of-network traffic to bypass that rule.