Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

APs in bridged/client mode

APs in bridged/client mode

New Contributor
Hi guys,

I am pretty new to ExtremeNetworks so please excuse a maybe pretty easy question.

We need to put an AP to "client/bridge"-mode:
3 different SSIDs shall be put to 3 different VLANs on the LAN port(s) of the AP.

The AP has to have an external antenna connector.

The AP itself shall not transmit SSIDs, it should rather act as a client bridging SSIDs to VLANs.

Few components on the LAN side shall be "bridged" this way to the WLAN SSIDs.
The SSIDs are provided by various APs in the area. So no point-to-point bridge.

I hope I made the case clear.

Is this doable with ExtremeNetworks products? Which?

Best regards and thanx for your time guys

New Contributor
Thank you Ryan! Will do!

Extreme Employee
I would engage your local Extreme partner or Extreme sales team.
You could use our Extreme Wireless WiNG WLAN product line, which supports both Mesh/bridging and client bridge on some AP's (I'm not super familiar with Client Bridge).It sounds like you want to do Mesh.

You could also use the Extreme Wireless line to do Mesh as well, which would require (minimum) a controller, and at least one AP to act as the root AP and one to be the client/bridge.

With either solution (and any other vendor in general), you will want to have a single vendor provide your WLAN in that location. Roaming between different vendor AP's is generally going to be problematic.

Good Luck,

New Contributor

currently there are Meru/Fortinet APs in the area.

If we had a pure IdentiFi WLAN - could we mesh out 3 SSIDs/VLANs on any AP?
Would we need a radio for each SSID/VLAN or would one radio on one AP do
the job for all SSIDs/VLANs?

Eric: thanx for looking into it anyway 🙂

Best regards

Honored Contributor
Mesh is supported by ExtremeWireless (IdentiFi) on all current APs.

BUT ALL APs must be form the ExtremeWireless platform/product line = from the post I can't tell the vendor of the APs that are currently installed "The SSIDs are provided by various APs in the area. "

Link of the different AP models: