Aruba Wireless Mesh Networks

Course Overview

This three-day instructor led course provides instruction on the technology, design, and deployment of outdoor wireless mesh networks using Aruba’s new Adaptive Wireless Routing™ (AWR™) technology. This includes products such as the MSR4000/2000 Wireless Mesh Routers and supporting devices. Class labs are designed to reinforce the learning process and offer practice with the essential skills required to successfully design and deploy an Aruba wireless mesh network.

Target Audience

This course is intended for anyone with design or deployment responsibilities for the MSR2000, MSR4000, MSR1200, and MST200 Aruba devices

Course Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with basic networking skills

  • Experience with configuring communications equipment using a CLI interface

  • A basic understanding of 802.11 wireless networking)

Course Content

This course covers the following topics:

Outdoor and Mesh Overview

  Covers the usage of an outdoor wireless mesh network, also
covers the Aruba AirMesh product family and offers example
applications and deployment typologies.

RF Concepts & Antennas and Communications

    RF Concepts explains various RF components essential for the
understanding of an outdoor mesh deployment. This defines
terms, characteristics and behaviors of wireless technologies.
Wireless concepts such as isotropic radiation, polarization,
absorption, reflection and scattering of RF waves comprise part
of this module.

Antennas and Communications describes the various

considerations of antenna selection and operation. Topics
include link budgets, understanding antenna polar plots and
radiation patterns, downtilt, Fresnel zones as well as antenna
and AP mounting.

Aruba Mesh Architecture

    The flexibility and options of a mesh topology creates many
path options in a mesh network. This chapter describes the
dynamics of mesh path selections and optimizations. How the
mesh node selects its neighbor, as well as other mesh
infrastructure settings are discussed.

Configuration and Administration

Basic administration methods are presented in this module.
Both CLI and WebUI approaches are demonstrated.


The mesh network configuration and provisiong tool is covered
in this module

Network Tuning and Troubleshooting

Many options exist for fine tuning the behavior of the mesh
network. This chapter covers some of these options such as
black-listing, preferred link designations, long-distance tuning,
as well as useful troubleshooting commands.

Designing a Wireless Mesh Network

Best design practices are explored. How to choose the best
equipment for the deployment need is discussed.

3 days (Three Days)