VLAN Conflict?

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We have a two floor high school with VLAN 30 on the first and VLAN 40 on the second. We install Aerohives over the summer. Will we have roaming problems? On each floor are printers that students access, so separate Vlans are helpful. Is there some setting we should use to help this? Our consultant recommends putting all hives on VLAN 50, but I'd prefer not to if we can solve any roaming problems. Please give me any advice you have. Thank you

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John Faunce

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Posted 4 years ago

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Carsten Buchenau, Champ

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You want to enable Layer 3 roaming then.

If a client moves from VLAN 30 to 40, a GRE tunnel is automatically established back into VLAN 30, and the client keeps his IP address while his session is still recognized as being active.

See here for a starting point on how to configure this (to be activated inside the user profile):
http://www.aerohive.com/330000/docs/help/english/6.1r5/hm/full/help.htm#config/com/tunPol.htm

This topic might be of interest, too:
https://community.aerohive.com/aerohive/topics/layer_3_roaming_issues
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Nick Lowe, Official Rep

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You would be best introducing a new VLAN with a consistent, single subnet being offered within it if you can even though layer 3 roaming is definitely possible and usable.

Where layer 3 roaming occurred, you would still have the issue with printer availability.
There are other, better methods of configuring geographic printer availability.