Troubleshooting inactive RED access points

After RED access points in a VLAN restart, XG Firewall shows them as Inactive.

Condition

You can configure SD-RED 20, SD-RED 60, and RED 15w as access points. When a RED access point is located in a VLAN, and you restart it, XG Firewall may show it as Inactive. After 30 retries, the RED gets a LAN IP address from the DHCP server. The RED access point now shows as Active again.

Cause

DHCP option 234 isn't configured for the VLAN interface of the RED. After the RED restarts, it doesn't get an IP address on its VLAN interface.

Remedy

  1. Click Console in the list in the upper-right corner and type 4 for Device Console.
  2. Attach the DHCP option as follows:
    console> system dhcp dhcp-options binding add dhcpname <dhcp server name> optionname dhcp_magic_ip(234) value <interface ip address>

    Replace <dhcp server name> with your DHCP server's name in the RED access point VLAN. Replace <interface IP address> with the IP address you configured for the RED access point interface connected to the VLAN.

    Within a short amount of time, the RED access point receives an IP address on the VLAN interface.
  3. Optional To check your settings, use the following command:
    console> system dhcp dhcp-options binding show dhcpname <dhcp server name>

    Replace <dhcp server name> with your DHCP server's name in the RED access point VLAN.