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Can Extreme Wireless (IdentiFi) be deployed as stand-alone or it really needs a controller?


We are planning to deploy just 3 units of AP3916i without controller. Is it possible that I can configure it without a physical or virtual controller? Same goes for other IdentiFi APs that requires small deployments.

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Userlevel 4
Hi Gerald,

AP3916 cannot be used as standalone AP. You need a physical or virtual controller.

Regards,
Nathiya M
Nathiya Munuswamy wrote:

Hi Gerald,

AP3916 cannot be used as standalone AP. You need a physical or virtual controller.

Regards,
Nathiya M

Hi Nathiya,

Thank you for your reply.

Does this also apply to all IdentiFi Wireless?
Userlevel 4
Nathiya Munuswamy wrote:

Hi Gerald,

AP3916 cannot be used as standalone AP. You need a physical or virtual controller.

Regards,
Nathiya M

Hi Gerald,

The only standalone models were the AP3630 or AP3640, all other model AP's are made to get their configurations from a wireless appliance.

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Q_A/Can-i-use-WS-AP3610-and-WS-AP-3710i-As-a-Stan...

Regards,
Nathiya M
Userlevel 7
Nathiya Munuswamy wrote:

Hi Gerald,

AP3916 cannot be used as standalone AP. You need a physical or virtual controller.

Regards,
Nathiya M

What about ExtremeCloud - could you ask the PM whether the AP3916 is on the road map for ExtremeCloud.

https://www.extremenetworks.com/extremecloud/
Userlevel 7
Nathiya Munuswamy wrote:

Hi Gerald,

AP3916 cannot be used as standalone AP. You need a physical or virtual controller.

Regards,
Nathiya M

Support should not give dates on product or code releases. The PM can reply here or we can ask to have them email you directly.

-Doug
Userlevel 2
Gerald, there is a way to "trick" the AP into booting up without a controller and broadcasting a VNS, but you need to have the AP first adopted by a controller, and configure from the controller. It would allow clients to connect, but you would not be able to configure or troubleshoot the AP. It would not be practical for normal use, but I've used it in the past for active site surveys or one-off usage. Here is a document outlining setup:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5bMj99cONofd041VjFWckZQZzA/view?usp=sharing

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