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#1 mark580d

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 04:08 AM

Hi,

 

We currently have a HP MSM720 Access Controller and a HP MSM430 access point, would I need a access point the same or could I buy any access point? Thanks.



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:56 AM

Hello

 

You could buy any access point, but this would defeat the purpose of the controller, which is to provide a properly configured wifi environment for your company.

The controller can only function with a compatible AP so buying something else would mean you would have to set it up manually, monitor it manually and also troubleshoot things manually.

Make your life as easy as possible and buy one of the compatible AP's mentioned in the list below.
Preferably one with the Autonomous function, or else it will involve some extra configuration.

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04851688

Hth!

 

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 09:20 AM

Hello

 

You could buy any access point, but this would defeat the purpose of the controller, which is to provide a properly configured wifi environment for your company.

The controller can only function with a compatible AP so buying something else would mean you would have to set it up manually, monitor it manually and also troubleshoot things manually.

Make your life as easy as possible and buy one of the compatible AP's mentioned in the list below.
Preferably one with the Autonomous function, or else it will involve some extra configuration.

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04851688

Hth!

 

tfn
 

Thanks for your help, Does the access point need to be plugged into the controller or can the access points  go back to the a switch in the server cabinet, I have only set up the Ubiquiti access points before, so it the Ubiquiti ones only need the software on a computer connect to the network and all the access points then connect to the network via a switch, are these HP one like this?  



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:30 PM

Hello again

My apologies. After reading up in this document I have discovered that you might use third party access points.
It doesnt list which ones though, so you would probably have to talk to a HPE wireless specialist to determine which ones.

http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c03522633-1.pdf

Is there any way to get in touch with the one who did the install?


On a general note I can say that if you are connecting the AP through a switch you probably need to configure it to pass the traffic between the controller and the AP.
Also, a PoE capable switch would be a good idea. That way it will supply power to the AP through the network cable.

 

tfn
 






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