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Aruba Wireless Access Points

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The College provides wireless network in a large portion of the campus. The wireless coverage depends on the wireles routers that are being installed. The College uses Aruba wireless routers, they are white in color and have a large gray number on the front, indicating the model. Usually they are setup to obtain electricity, configuration, and network connection, all through the wired ethernet port (so you won't see a power cable). When reporting a problem with an Aruba router, please let the Helpdesk know:

  • where the device is location (building and room)
  • what color is it
  • what's the model number
  • which lights are on, if any, and are any of the lights solid on, or blinking.


Here are some diagnostic notes:

  • The first (leftmost) LED light is the power indicator (PWR). The second LED light is the ethernet indicator (ENET ). The last (rightmost) LED light is the wireless signal indicator (WLAN).
  • If all lights are off, then the router is recieving no power, nor ethernet, and is therefore not broadcasting wireless signal.
  • If the PWR light is on, it means the unit is receiveing power. If the PWR light is blinking, there's a power problem (check the power cable, if there is one, else check the ethernet cable -- these units can receive power AND ethernet through the ethernet cable).
  • If the ENET light is on or blinking, it means the unit is receiving ethernet signal. If the ENET light is off, there's a problem with the network connection (check the ethernet cable).
  • If the WLAN light is on it means that the unit is broadcasting wireless. If the WLAN light is blinking or off, there may be a problem with the configuration. Report this to the Helpdesk and they will arrange for service.


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