Configuring a remote office under the same hive

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I am going to be setting up a remote office in Europe, our HQ is in San Francisco.   I want to use AP230s (I use them in SF) in the Europe office.  Does anyone has experience joining Aerohive APs to their Hive Manager from a different country?  I am thinking about sending 2 or 3 APs with an employee to the Europe office.  If I configure them in my office here in SF would they work properly once plugged in, assuming there is network access? 
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Grant Duval

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Technically it should work but you may run into latency issues. Please try it out and send us any feedback you have.
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Will Rhodes

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Do you use HMOL or an on premise HM?

If it's HMOL - your APs should connect without any issues. You may experience latency issues, but you can adjust the CAPWAP warning threshold.

If it's on premise - you'll need to make sure you have:
- Public IP assigned to HM (1-to1 NAT)
- Correct ports open - CAPWAP - SSH
- FQDN - DNS Name (optional, but handy)
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Hi, I have one on premise HM here in Sweden and manage AP:s, switches and BR100 in Sweden Europé, China and USA.
It works great. just the CAPWAP warnings if you don't adjust that.
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You will need to purchase World Mode AP230s so they can be configured for the regulations of the European country.  The AP230s you purchase in the United States will be "FCC locked" so you will not be able to change the country code from the United States.
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>>you will need to purchase World Mode AP230s
Very important point .

We do this the 'other way round', i.e. HM on premise in UK and APs in NY & SF. 
We run site-site VPNs, use DHCP options  e.g.
     option ah-domain "";
     option ah-ip A.B.C.D;
All you should have to do is connect the network cable .... oh, and don't forget PoE or power supply ;-)