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3705i in Autonomous mode


Hi I will be performing site surveys using a Enterasys 3705i access point is there a way of making it autonomous, is there a model that can be made autonomous

Thanks for the replies

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Userlevel 7
Hi Declan,

there is no standalone mode but you'd configure an controller AP to provide service even the controller isn't available.

Here the GTAC article and 2 other posts that discuss this topic...

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-setup-an-IdentiFi-thin-access-point...

https://community.extremenetworks.com/extreme/topics/site_survey_question
https://community.extremenetworks.com/extreme/topics/extreme-ap-configuration

-Ron
Userlevel 5
Hi Declan You can place the AP into "ThirdParty Mode: cset thirdPartyApMode standalone capply csave // wait until the device returns with a "save config from cli shell" message reboot This will allow you to browse to the AP and configure it with without the contoller. Be aware that this is not a official supported mode and might be buggy.
Hi so I will need to set an IP address up on the AP

Will a console cable like that used for Cisco work

Thanks
Userlevel 7
Declan Liddy wrote:

Hi so I will need to set an IP address up on the AP

Will a console cable like that used for Cisco work

Thanks

Yes, that will work...
Userlevel 1
I think better way will be to place EWC on virtual machine on laptop [free instance of Vmware player can do that]. You have full control of AP and it's really easy to use. You can check different AP's without need of console manipulations 🙂
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The CLI on an access point is typically used for debugging and the thirdparty mode is not supported. Noted on the CLI ap shell... AP3715e 09.21.01.0179 interactive shell for service personnel only
Hi so I need to get this on a controller to convert it
If I get a v2110 vm spun up will it let the Ap join, would there be license needed or is there a trial period

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As i remember if you use evaluation version till it expires AP's can join but only 1 radio can be on.
Will it let me set the AP up as Autonomous and have both radios on

Thanks
Userlevel 7
Declan Liddy wrote:

Will it let me set the AP up as Autonomous and have both radios on

Thanks

Take a look at the following (you should request an Eval)...

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Q_A/What-functionality-is-allowed-with-various-Id...

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-Request-IdentiFi-Wireless-Eval-lice...

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-setup-an-IdentiFi-thin-access-point...

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