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ubiquiti nanostation locom2-us n150 bridged Cisco Vlan

I would like to ubiquiti nanostation locom2-us n150 bridged 2 layer 3 switches. Not to sure how I want to go about setting up the MGR Vlan and have it pass all Vlan taged traffic.

 

Do I have to create each Vlan interface or can I set it up to be treated like a Wired Connection.

 

Please advise

thank you

 

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Re: ubiquiti nanostation locom2-us n150 bridged Cisco Vlan

https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/204952204-airMAX-Management-VLAN

We've been working on condensing the previous series of articles into a one-stop article to make everything easier to understand, so let us know if you can't understand everything.

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Re: ubiquiti nanostation locom2-us n150 bridged Cisco Vlan

Josh, why not simply include all relevant material in the

manual--where people would expect to find it?   Dave


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Re: ubiquiti nanostation locom2-us n150 bridged Cisco Vlan

From a docs maintenance perspective, it's better that we have easily updated articles to cover advanced configuration that you can provide direct feedback for. Please don't hesitate to offer your advice.

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[ Edited ]

Josh--did you really sense any hesitation?  ROFL

 

And I disagree wholeheartedly with this notion. One

issue that's always plagued the manuals is that they

are seldom if ever updated--except late after a major

software version. As features get added, the critical

details are buried for months or years in the forums.

 

This is hardly what you might call a 'docs maintenance

perspective', is it? 

 

In today's electronic publication world, nothing prevents

adding new materials to the core manual. It's not like

you have to throw out the printed book--it doesn't exist.

So 'easily-updated', 'advanced configuration' content

belongs with the core.

 

I don't know what you mean by 'direct feedback'; I'd

assume all material is vetted for accuracy and

completeness, and whatever is derived from later

feedback can easily be added in updates. There

needs to be a versioning strategy and system.

 

For the same reason, instead of permitting material

that's essential to using features to languish in the

forums, that content should be compiled and included.

 

All this requires a commitment to communicate the

whole story--not a scrapbook glued together in memory

from hundreds of relevant--and not-so-relevant posts.

 

You want more advice? Don't hesistate to IM!    Dave


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Re: ubiquiti nanostation locom2-us n150 bridged Cisco Vlan

No, of course I didn't sense any hesitation Dave, not from you sir.

Our articles provide a voting system and a feedback form so that we can keep them updated and current based on any and all thoughts from the users. They are also reviewed periodically by our support team.

I use the community threads as an indirect form of feedback in order to understand where we lack in documentation or clarity in the help center.

So again, please don't hesitate to reach out to me with topics that need more coverage. I'm happy to write and update more articles so that documentation remains agile, but we can't move at the same pace with physical printouts or even the pdf user guides.

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[ Edited ]

Josh, I truly appreciate your interest in documentation and

your willingness to do the hard work it takes to do good stuff.

And there have been some definite improvements in the last

few months--although nothing like what I think is needed.

 

But the approach and strategy to do this leave me confused.

It seems fairly clear which articles are needed, because the

forums themselves shout that out. When the same questions

are asked over and over again, those are votes!

 

So, if an article covers the topic in a clear and concise manner,

and it's properly vetted for accuracy, why the need for some

separate 'feedback' mechanism? If you really want critiques

on documents, ask for all the documents--including manuals.

 

Comments could be posted in a document forum section for

anybody to contribute. Sometimes this is called a 'WIKI'.

 

There are so many holes in documentation coverage, it's

difficult to know where to begin. Here are a few:

 

> many [too many] advanced router features/functions depend on

   CLI; a reference document has never been published; there

   hasn't even been a compilation of the dozens/hundreds of

   uses and examples that are buried somewhere in the forums

 

   [Yes: you can find a handful of exceptions....]

 

> users constantly ask for comparisons between similar products:

   -- EdgeRouter includes several fairly similar models; there has
      never been a simple, clear comparison / selection chart

   -- AirMax includes a whole bunch of radios that are similar and

      are often difficult to choose for specific applications; there has

      never been a comparison chart [except the one I prepared

      years ago and was published as a user submiission]

   -- good installation techniques apply across the board for

      several product lines--most important for outdoor 'tower'

      applications; there's never been a broad installation guide

 

> there's never been a consolidated issue tracking system or

   strategy; when there's a resolution, it's extremely difficult to

   discover it or apply the remedy [yes I know it's political...]

 

Finally, I keep making the point that Ubiquiti needs to edit and

compile its docs to make them accessible--including the 'best of forum'

content..I get your comment about 'agile'--the need to produce

documents easily and quickly to meet the need. What's missing

are hot links to the core manuals and indexes and key words

within a searchable database. Don't hide your stuff--flaunt it!    Dave


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Re: ubiquiti nanostation locom2-us n150 bridged Cisco Vlan

Hey guys. I appreciate the help. However, I do not feel my thread is the right place to have a discussion about proper documentation.

 

Now. This is my first UBNT device use ever. I am a Cisco guy and well I have been wanting an excuse to use UBNT products and that day has arrived.

now. I would like to How to Pass VLAN Traffic as Tagged and Management as Untagged

 

I click the image nothing happened... and there isnt any real info that I see.

In the Cisco world I would need to create each vlan interface to go accross the bridge. Is this the same Idea with UBNT?

 

is there a step by step process to make sure I have this setup in best practice with UBNT?

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'wilis', I'm not sure either Josh or I understood your

original question; it wasn't very clear. You said, 

"I would like to ubiquiti nanostation locom2-us n150 bridged 2 layer 3 switches. Not to sure how I want to go about setting up the MGR Vlan and have it pass all Vlan taged traffic."

 

This is an odd sentence, because you first talk about a

radio [which I assume is a radio link of some kind. Then

you mention 'bridged 2 layer 3 switches'. I have no idea

what that means; do you mean two switches of some kind?

Then you mention 'MGR Vlan and have it pass..] What is

'it' that passes VLAN traffic?

 

I'll make a guess at your request, which is likely incorrect:

You have a pair of NS-M2-Loco radios that are linked

together and you want that link to handle VLAN traffic.

In that case, all you need to do is enable the Wireless option

'WDS--transparent mode'. That will make the link L3

transparent and will pass traffic--including any VLANs---as

though it were a long Ethernet cable. These radios will

continue to be managed on the base LAN subnet.

 

If this is not your question, please explain in more detail.   Dave


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Re: ubiquiti nanostation locom2-us n150 bridged Cisco Vlan

Dave, thanks for the feedback on documentation. We are working on the best way to get this information out there.
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Re: ubiquiti nanostation locom2-us n150 bridged Cisco Vlan

I don't understand completely. The image is just a visual aid to make sure you are in the right place to follow the steps listed. It doesn't do anything but point you in the right direction. The instructions are written out to follow from the screen shown in the image.

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Thanks for your kind reply, 'UBNT-SNK'! I know this isn't

the best place for all this 'stuff' on docs. But it happened

to come up in the discussion, and it was hard to resist.

 

I'll confess: one frustration I have is this never becomes

any sort of dialog. There's never a direct request for more

advice, explanation or clarification. And there's never been

a pickup of a single one of my concepts or solutions.

 

Guys, I've tried to explain why good usable docs are so

important to the Ubiquiti mission, and I've tried to show

where and how they can be improved. And this isn't

'rocket science'--it only requires commitment and resources.

But I've made identical comments for years; at this point,

I'd like an indication if my words have any value to you at all.   Dave

 


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[ Edited ]

Josh, I looked over the VLAN explanation in that link

you posted. I'm not sure if it relates to this thread or

not; that title 'N150 bridged Cisco Vlan' isn't clear to me.

 

 

But that app note sure makes the process of changing a

radio to use a VLAN to manage it seem complex. And it

doesn't seem to offer quite the same advice as the video.

 

Isn't it time to create a document about how to handle VLANs

in a Ubiquti environment? I tried to crack this for UniFi--

partly because it uses terms and configuration methods that

are very different from the ordinary industry approach. But

perhaps a cross-product document could cover this too.    Dave

 


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Re: ubiquiti nanostation locom2-us n150 bridged Cisco Vlan

Dave, let's keep this thread on topic. You can reach out to me by pm or email if you want to address the documentation. I understand your frustration, and share most of your concerns, but I'm losing track of the issue at hand here.

I have a brisk, short and to the point version of vlan configuration on airmax devices that we are debating on publishing alongside the combined series of examples.

@willis682000 I'm not sure if you have any difficulty following the example configuration steps in the article I linked. For simplicity, I will link it again anchored to the example you mentioned specifically.

https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/204952204-airMAX-Management-VLAN

Note, it's as simple as creating the VLAN interface and assigning it to the correct bridge. I've been trying to gauge this article specifically for feedback because it seems to throw off a lot of users, so I apologize for allowing your thread to veer off-topic in my quest.

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Re: ubiquiti nanostation locom2-us n150 bridged Cisco Vlan

I got it figured out. it is working as expected.

 

My config is 2 radios working as a bridge connecting 2 cisco layer 3 switchs one on each side of the bridge.

 

Im pretty impressed with UBNT so far. Everything is working awesome in the testing lab thats setup before actual install

 

Thanks for the quick respionses. I look forward to learning more with UBNT. Is there free training of anykind?

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You're welcome; what did you do, and which post

helped you with your solution?   Dave


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Re: ubiquiti nanostation locom2-us n150 bridged Cisco Vlan

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