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    Red face EAP330 Controller Software

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    Greetings

    I have an EAP330. Installed controller on PC and adopted the EAP330.

    Which features can run without controller software running ??

    For instance I am using the Rate Limiting feature. I shut off the computer running the controller and rate limiting still worked fine.

    Is there a list somewhere that outlines which features require the controller running and which do not ??

    Any suggestions or pointers welcome.

    Again Thanks in advance.

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    Features supported on the Controller are not exactly the same as the features on EAP in Standalone mode. Some advanced features only available on EAP Controller would work abnormally, for example, some advanced portal features( Hotspot,External Portal Server,SMS Portal,Facebook Portal,Local User). See FAQ: http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-1041.html

    As far as I know, Rate limit is available both on the Controller and EAP in standalone mode. So that's the reason why it still worked fine even when you shut off the Controller.
    Last edited by Carat1; 01-09-2018 at 09:24.

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    Hi dstp,

    We list the following features which are available and can be configured both on Controller and EAPs in Standalone mode. When these features are configured on the Controller with EAP adopted, Controller issues the configuration to the connected EAPs. When the EAP Controller is offline, configuration keeps working because it has been saved on EAPs.

    Portal: No Authentication, Simple Password, External Radius Server
    Mac Filter
    Scheduler (Wi-Fi)
    LED
    SSH
    Management VLAN
    Load Balance
    SSID Isolation
    SSID broadcast
    Airtime Fairness (only available on EAP330, EAP320, EAP225-Outdoor)
    Band Steering
    Access Control
    Rate Limit


    The following features needs the Controller to keep running all the time. For more details about portal features, please refer to FAQ http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-1041.html
    Portal: Voucher, External Portal Server, SMS Portal, Facebook Portal, Local User, Reboot Schedule
    Last edited by tplink_smb; 01-10-2018 at 00:54.

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    Red face

    Thank You for the Above. I include the response I received from tp-link email support for others who may be wondering

    We are so sorry there is no list about this question. The controller will send the configurations to the EAP, if you have portal authentication settings or reboot schedule settings on the controller, you need make sure the controller always running.

    If you want to use the controller to count traffic or monitor the working state of the entire network EAP, you also need to run it.
    So when you use the Band steering, you know need to keep the controller running.

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    Maybe this needs further clarification. If I did understand tplink_smb's posting correctly:

    To use band-steering you need to configure it using the EAP Controller. If you then shut down EAP Controller, band steering still works.

    However, there is no way to configure band steering in stand-alone mode through the web UI, at least not on my EAP225.

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    Hi R1D2,

    Thank you for pointing that out. You are right about there is no way to configure band steering in stand-alone mode through the web UI. I will clarify it here:

    For some features, they are supported both on Controller and EAPs in Standalone mode, but can only be configured on Controller. Features include:
    Band Steering
    Access Control
    Rate Limit

    There is no place for configuring this kind of features in Standalone mode on WEB UI even they are available on EAP itself. When these features are configured on the Controller with EAP adopted, Controller issues the configuration to the adopted EAPs. When the EAP Controller is offline, configuration keeps working because it has been saved on EAPs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tplink_smb View Post
    Hi R1D2,

    Thank you for pointing that out. You are right about there is no way to configure band steering in stand-alone mode through the web UI. I will clarify it here:

    For some features, they are supported both on Controller and EAPs in Standalone mode, but can only be configured on Controller. Features include:
    Band Steering
    Access Control
    Rate Limit

    There is no place for configuring this kind of features in Standalone mode on WEB UI even they are available on EAP itself. When these features are configured on the Controller with EAP adopted, Controller issues the configuration to the adopted EAPs. When the EAP Controller is offline, configuration keeps working because it has been saved on EAPs.

    Does this apply for RSSI threshold value and the VLAN ID?
    Last edited by johnsnow; 01-10-2018 at 01:39.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by dstp View Post
    Thank You for the Above. I include the response I received from tp-link email support for others who may be wondering

    We are so sorry there is no list about this question. The controller will send the configurations to the EAP, if you have portal authentication settings or reboot schedule settings on the controller, you need make sure the controller always running.

    If you want to use the controller to count traffic or monitor the working state of the entire network EAP, you also need to run it.
    So when you use the Band steering, you know need to keep the controller running.
    We just conducted a test and wrote a FAQ in accordance with this request yesterday, now available at http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-2051.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsnow View Post
    Does this apply for RSSI threshold value and the VLAN ID?
    Yes, RSSI can only be configured in Controller but not in EAP's web UI. When Controller is offline, RSSI still takes effect.
    When Controller is offline, the VLAN ID of SSID won't change.


 

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