AP390 4G support

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The company I work at has an upcoming contract to deploy wireless on buses. Since we already deployed Aerohive at the terminals, it seems the logical choice to integrate the buses into the mesh as well.

From what I can see the AP390 is the only (802.11ac) access point that supports a 4G modem uplink. But it has to be put into BR mode. I haven't used BR mode before and don't have a 3xx AP to test this with; does turning on BR mode disable the wifi capabilites of the AP?

It would be best to have a single device (AP + modem) for this type of deployment.
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Justin Griffin

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Posted 2 years ago

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Andrew Garcia, Official Rep

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The only APs that can be converted to BR mode are the AP 330 and AP350. 

But the WiFi still works with an AP330/350 in BR mode.
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Justin Griffin

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Really? The datasheet for the 390 says it's USB port is for 3G/4G while operating as a BR.
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BJ, Champ

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I confirmed our 390s only have AP in the device function menu.

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Keith McIntyre, Employee

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Hi Justin,

I'll look into the datasheet error as I can see it specifies the AP390 can be put in BR mode: http://media.aerohive.com/documents/Aerohive_Datasheet_AP390.pdf

It's only the AP330 and AP350 that could be put in BR mode. Putting any AP in BR mode will not compromise the WiFi access.