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Review of Previous Module

In the last module HP Wireless LAN Solutions, you learned: Compare and contrast the mobility needs of SMBs and enterprise customers Understand how WLANs solutions fit seamlessly into a converged network. Describe the mobility needs of SMBs Describe the HP E-Series wireless products

Explain how E-Series solutions meet the needs of SMBs

Introduction
This module is delivered as an approximately 20 minute recorded session. This session explores the basics of wireless LAN configuration, different types of wireless LANs, the principles governing wireless LAN communication, some of the definitions and terminology used and the configuration of a basic wireless infrastructure.

The session then outlines the self-study tasks for the students to complete before moving on to the next module. Additional information can be found in the Student Study Plan.

Learning Objectives
Define Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID), Extended Service Set Identifier (ESSID), and Service Set Identifier (SSID)

Define types of wireless devices (such as controllers, APs, thin APs, fit APs, fat APs, and wireless bridges)
Describe WLAN architecture options (such as standalone, controlled, and optimized WLAN) Compare and contrast controlled mode and autonomous mode for HP E-Series MultiService Mobility (E-MSM) Access Points (APs)

Understand the process required to configure Virtual Service Communities (VSCs) to provide access for varying user groups and to configure VLANs on autonomous E-MSM APs
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Types of wireless networks


Ad hoc mode Infrastructure mode

In-cell relay mode

Ad hoc mode
Two or more wireless stations Peer-to-peer connections

Also called an independent basic service set (IBSS)


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Infrastructure mode
AP establishes the wireless network and handles all communications from wireless stations that associate with it.

In-cell relay mode

BSS and BSSID

ESS and ESSID

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WLAN

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WLAN architectures
Standalone Centralized

Optimized WLAN

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Standalone (autonomous) and controlled APs

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Standalone WLAN architecture

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Centralized WLAN architecture

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Optimized WLAN architecture

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WLAN Configuration

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Deploying a standalone HP E-MSM AP


1. Connect the AP to a PoE enabled switch port. 2. Access the AP and complete initial configuration:
1.
2. 3.

Set the AP to standalone mode.


Assign IP settings. Secure management access.

3. Configure a VSC.
1. 2.

Create a VLAN for wireless users. Establish and secure the WLAN.

4. Add the wireless user VLAN to the infrastructure.

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Configuring PoE
By default, E-Series PoE capable ports:
Provide Allocate

PoE just as much power to the port as the connected device

draws

You must plan the power budget


(AP1

PoE demand) + (AP2 PoE demand ) < Switch total PoE power

If necessary, prioritize PoE on the APs ports:


Critical In

ports are provisioned first, then High, then Low (default).

case of a tie, ports with a lower number are provisioned first.

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Converting the HP E-MSM AP to standalone mode

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Completing the HP E-MSM AP initial configuration


1. A wizard guides you through:

Accepting a license and registering the AP Setting the APs country code Changing the APs password

2. If necessary, set a static IP address.

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Configuring VLANs
You must create the VLANs on which the AP bridges traffic:
1. Create a network profile.
Network > Network profiles > Add new profile

2. Create the VLAN.


Network > Ports > Add New VLAN

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Creating a VSC
A VSC defines: 1. WLAN settings:
SSID
Wireless

security

2. Egress VLAN

3. Filters

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Summary
In this module you learned to: Define Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID), Extended Service Set Identifier (ESSID), and Service Set Identifier (SSID) Define types of wireless devices (such as controllers, APs, thin APs, fit APs, fat APs, and wireless bridges)

Describe WLAN architecture options (such as standalone, controlled, and optimized WLAN)
Understand the process required to configure Virtual Service Communities (VSCs) to provide access for varying user groups and to configure VLANs on autonomous E-MSM APs

Self-study tasks, Learning Checks and Lab time are outlined in the Student Study Plan
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