Can the bonjour gateway service run in tandem with an actively used AP

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Can the bonjour gateway service run in tandem with an actively used AP or should it be ran on an AP that isn't in production? Also, if we have Apple TVs at two different buildings that have 141 APs, should we setup a bonjour gateway at each building?

Note: This topic was created from a reply on the Looking for a quick guide for setting up a bonjour gateway on an AP topic.
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New conversation separate from the original and deserves it's own thread. Please reference the new topic here: Can the bonjour gateway service run in tandem with an actively used AP
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I would recommend a quiet AP as the Bonjour Gateway.
If you have an Aerohive switch you can use that. Memory may become an issue for sites with large amounts of bonjour devices

by default I believe the lowest mac address becomes the Bonjour Gateway
but you can change the the priority on the AP you want to become the Bonjour Gateway.

monitor>select AP you want to be BDG>modify>under optional settings>Bonjour Gateway Configuration

values closer to 255 have higher priority.



you could create 2 network policies and have different bonjour realms

It depends if you want building 1 to see the AppleTVs in building 2 and visa versa

http://blogs.aerohive.com/blog/the-wireless-lan-training-blog/bonjour-gateways-galore

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"Once you have determined the IP address of the DA on each subnet you can then configure a static cooperative control route between Bonjour Gateways.  As shown in Figure 10, simply designate each AP as a neighbor under Optional Settings/Roaming Configuration within the AP specific settings of each AP that you have determined functions as the Bonjour Gateway."

http://blogs.aerohive.com/blog/the-wireless-lan-training-blog/bonjour-gateways-cross-subnet-communic...