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    TP-Link WiFi controllers concepts - working mode

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    Hi Fellows,

    What I want to understand is the way the TP-Link controller-based wireless system handles the data plane: wether all user traffic between the AP and the controller is backhauled in some IP based (or other) tunnel to the controller and gets there in/out to/from the wired Ethernet, or wireless user traffic enters and exits directly at the access point wired connection to and from the wired Ethernet LAN? For your reference what I mean, the first is called CAP/WAP Tunnel mode and the second is called Flex-connect (formerly called H-REAP mode) mode at Cisco wireless solution.

    Explanations are welcome.

    Thanks, Jeno

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    Wireless user traffic enters and exits directly at the access point wired connection, it is not going through the controller.

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    Hi Jeno,

    AFAIK, EAP Controller and EAPs use their proprietary protocol to establish management tunnel. AC Controller and CAP use CAPWAP protocol to establish management tunnel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carat1 View Post
    Hi Jeno,

    AFAIK, EAP Controller and EAPs use their proprietary protocol to establish management tunnel. AC Controller and CAP use CAPWAP protocol to establish management tunnel.
    EAP uses CAPWAP, too.


 

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