Recommended configuration for AP8533 Gigabit Port?


Hello Community,

We are deploying AP 8533 access points and are looking for the best practice on port configuration between the access point and the switch. The majority of the access points we have now only have a single gigabit connection and we simply treat them as a trunk port and set the native vlan to an AP management vlan. No user traffic is tunneled back to the controller.

What are other people doing with the second gigabit port on the AP8533?
We have attempted to configure it as a port channel from the controller only to be told "No channel-group support on device type ap8533". Based on this error message I found this page which indicates that is not a supported configuration.

Any help would be appreciated


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We have the link aggregation supported in the release 5.9.2.0 on APs with two gig interfaces. You may upgrade the firmware and use the feature if required.

usually, people may use the second interface for a wired client or service.
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Mathew Sebastian wrote:

We have the link aggregation supported in the release 5.9.2.0 on APs with two gig interfaces. You may upgrade the firmware and use the feature if required.

usually, people may use the second interface for a wired client or service.

What LACP hashing algorithm is used for the link aggregation?
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Mathew Sebastian wrote:

We have the link aggregation supported in the release 5.9.2.0 on APs with two gig interfaces. You may upgrade the firmware and use the feature if required.

usually, people may use the second interface for a wired client or service.

Looking at the config, I'm seeing source/destination MAC or source/destination IP.
Mathew Sebastian wrote:

We have the link aggregation supported in the release 5.9.2.0 on APs with two gig interfaces. You may upgrade the firmware and use the feature if required.

usually, people may use the second interface for a wired client or service.

Ok, thanks for the information. Looks like we will just not use that port as we can not upgrade at the moment due to legacy AP650's.
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Mathew Sebastian wrote:

We have the link aggregation supported in the release 5.9.2.0 on APs with two gig interfaces. You may upgrade the firmware and use the feature if required.

usually, people may use the second interface for a wired client or service.

Which version are you running at the moment?
Mathew Sebastian wrote:

We have the link aggregation supported in the release 5.9.2.0 on APs with two gig interfaces. You may upgrade the firmware and use the feature if required.

usually, people may use the second interface for a wired client or service.

We are running 5.9.1.5-001R which I've been told is the last version to include firmware for the AP650.
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Mathew Sebastian wrote:

We have the link aggregation supported in the release 5.9.2.0 on APs with two gig interfaces. You may upgrade the firmware and use the feature if required.

usually, people may use the second interface for a wired client or service.

Just checked on one VX, and yes, the AP650 is gone.

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