airMAX AC - VLAN Management - Bridged

 Overview


Readers will learn how to manage airMAX AC devices via VLAN (virtual interface) in both Simple and Advanced configuration mode.

Notes & Requirements
- Firmware Version Applicable: airOS 8+
- Device Models Applicable: all airMAX AC
- Requirements: Due to changes in the wireless driver, it is a requirement that     WLAN0 is a member of a bridge. 
- Prerequisites: 
   - Router/switch configured with working management VLAN
   - airMAX AC device on firmware v8+

Table of Contents


  1. Simple Mode Configuration
  2. Advanced Mode Configuration
  3. Related Articles

Steps: Simple Mode Configuration


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Note: In this example, VLAN10 is being used for management.

1. Navigate to the Network tab on the radio’s web interface.

2. Switch the Configuration Mode to Simple (default mode).

3. Click on Management VLAN and add the VLAN tag (VLAN10 in this example).

4. This will automatically create a new bridge interface, add VLAN 10 to WLAN0 + LAN0, and set the new bridge interface as the Management Interface.

5. Confirm Management IP Address configuration

6. Save Changes

The radio should now be manageable via VLAN10, assuming it is configured on this port.

 


Advanced Mode Configuration


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Note: In this example, VLAN10 is being used for management.

1. Navigate to the Network tab on the radio’s web interface.
2. Switch the Configuration Mode to Advanced.
3. Under VLAN Network click “Add” and add VLAN ID 10 on interface WLAN0. Repeat for LAN0. Note: It may be desirable to exclude LAN0 if this is a Customer facing ethernet port (CPE/Station) and you do not want to expose your Management Interface.
4. Navigate to the Bridge Network section towards the bottom. A new bridge was automatically created when VLAN10 was added.
5. Click on the pencil icon next to the newly created bridge (BRIDGE_10 in this example) and confirm that the correct ports are listed under Selected Ports.

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Station Example


 

Note: It may be desirable to disable management access on the Customer side (Station LAN0).  In order to do this, switch to Advanced configuration mode and remove (in this example) LAN0.10 from Bridge1.


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