A couple of questions regarding our Aruba Controller 3400 Managed Wireless system with 24 AP-105's.
1. We have been quoted for a 16 AP license upgrade to enable us to get one of the blocks on the Aruba system (Its currently on a 3COM system). Part of the quote has "Policy Enforcement Firewall" and "Wireless Intrusion Protection Module". These have added a considerable amount to the quote. My question is, are they required for the APs to work or can they be removed?
2. Does the 3400 controller support NAT? I only ask as our LEA provided Network Addresses are 10.208.208.0/21 so that only gives us 2,046 IP addresses. Therefore, to allow us the flexibility of providing BYOD capabilities, it would be good to be able to use another range of addresses, such as, 192.168.x.x. Would this be a feasible solution/idea?
Any help and advice on these above points would be gratefully received.
Thanks in advance.
I've used the 3200s recently but it *should* be the same
2) Yes, and it can even do *useful* things if you buy 1)
Edit: I'm not sure what the intrusion protection gets you. Aruba essentially feels like a firewall, with wireless attached.