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Deploying Multicast Services

The Instant On Solution supports a variety of multicast services, which are typically performing streaming of content from a phone, tablet or laptop to a connected TV or speakers.

The devices and multicast services can be discovered and accessed by wireless clients when they are located on the same or different networks. For more information, see Aruba Instant On Help Center.

The devices and multicast services can be discovered and accessed by wireless clients when they are located on the same network or different networks. For more information, see Shared Services.

Multicast services are configured with Instant On in:

Private Network Mode

To configure multicast services with Instant On in private network mode:

  • The Network must be configured as an Employee network. For more information on employee network, see Configuring Networks.
  • The Network must be configured as an Employee network. For more information on employee network, see Modifying the Employee Network Name and Password.
  • The IP and network assignment settings must be set to Same as local network (default). For information on IP and VLAN settings, see IP and Network Assignment
  • The IP and network assignment settings must be set to Same as local network (default). For information on IP and VLAN settings, see IP and Network Assignment

 

Multicast services on Guest networks or Employee networks configured with the option Specific to this network are not supported.

Router Mode

To configure multicast services with Instant On in router mode:

  • The Network must be configured as an Employee network. For more information on employee network, see Configuring Networks.
  • The Network must be configured as an Employee network. For more information on employee network, see Modifying the Employee Network Name and Password.
  • The IP and network assignment settings must be set to Same as local network (default). For information on IP and network assignment, see IP and Network Assignment.
  • The IP and network assignment settings must be set to Same as local network (default). For information on IP and network assignment, see IP and Network Assignment
  • Alternatively, if an AP11D is used as the primary Wi-Fi router, the clients and services connected to ports E1, E2, E3 are also supported.

 

Multicast services on Guest Networks or located on the WAN uplink are not supported.

Examples

Following are some of the examples for deploying multicast services:

  • Private network mode with a combination of wired and wireless clients and services.
  • Router mode with clients and services on same or different wireless network.
  • Router mode with clients and services on same or different wired network.
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