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apconnect

apconnect {ap-name <name>|bssid <bssid>|ip-addr <ipaddr>}

Description

This command instructs a mesh point to disconnect from its current parent and connect to a new parent.

Syntax

Parameter

Description

ap-name <name>

Specify the name of the mesh point to be connected to a new parent.

bssid <bssid>

Specify the BSSIDBasic Service Set Identifier. The BSSID identifies a particular BSS within an area. In infrastructure BSS networks, the BSSID is the MAC address of the AP. In independent BSS or ad hoc networks, the BSSID is generated randomly. of the mesh point to be connected to a new parent.

ip-addr <ipaddr>

Specify the IP address of the mesh point to be connected to a new parent.

Usage Guidelines

To maintain a mesh topology created using the apconnect command, Aruba suggests setting the mesh reselection-mode to reselect-never, otherwise the normal mesh reselection mechanisms could break up the selected topology.

Example

The following command connects the mesh point “meshpoint1” to a new parent with the specified BSSIDBasic Service Set Identifier. The BSSID identifies a particular BSS within an area. In infrastructure BSS networks, the BSSID is the MAC address of the AP. In independent BSS or ad hoc networks, the BSSID is generated randomly..

(host) [mynode] (config) #apconnect ap-name meshpoint1 parent-bssid 00:12:6d:03:1c:f1

Related Commands

Command

Description

ap mesh-radio-profilereselection-modereselect-never

Use this command to prevent the AP from re-selecting a new parent.

Command History

Release

Modification

ArubaOS 8.0.0.0

Command introduced.

Command Information

Platforms

License

Command Mode

All platforms

Base operating system.

Enable and Config mode on Mobility Master.

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