Profile Network Configuration

Setting an access point profile‘s network configuration is a large task comprised of numerous administration activities.

Before defining a profile‘s network configuration, refer to the following deployment guidelines to ensure the profile configuration is optimally effective:
  • Administrators often need to route traffic to interoperate between different VLANs. Bridging VLANs are only for non-routable traffic, like tagged VLAN frames destined to some other device which will untag it. When a data frame is received on a port, the VLAN bridge determines the associated VLAN based on the port of reception.
  • Static routes, while easy, can be overwhelming within a large or complicated network. Each time there is a change, someone must manually make changes to reflect the new route. If a link goes down, even if there is a second path, the router would ignore it and consider the link down.
  • Static routes require extensive planning and have a high management overhead. The more routers that exist in a network, the more routes need to be configured. If you have N number of routers and a route between each router is needed, then you must configure N x N routes. Thus, for a network with nine routers, you will need a minimum of 81 routes (9 x 9 = 81).

An access point profile network configuration process consists of the following: