HLK WLAN Roaming test with Aruba AP (515)

Braghadees Jun 1 Reputation point

We have updated the WLAN HLK setup to use Aruba AP from the older Asus AP.
We had initial glitches during test in configuring Aruba AP( resolve after several cycle of install-reinstall HLK client
on entire setup).
Once the setup was ready for test, We could run WLAN Association based tests.
However when it comes to WLAN Roaming test, the test fails. There test usually fails at early stage.
However if the test proceeds towards AP Connection, We could see the TCP echo happen with first AP.
During test when it roams to Second AP it fails( Not getting IP, If IP is obtained fail to ECHO, etc).

According to the test documentation, https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/test/hlk/testref/wireless-lan--80211--testing-prerequisites:
Here are the steps we see to setup Aruba AP:

  1. Change firmware to ArubaOS Instant
  2. Assign the AP a static IP using the Bootloader via Serial terminal (Skipped for now, is it really important?)
  3. Convert to standalone mode.
  4. Assign a static IP in the range of 192.168.100.x, similar to the AP Controller Switch-2 interface.*
  5. Enable Telnet
  6. There are no info about the connection as specific to Asus. We believe, Switch-2 to directly link all the AP and APC.
    As for this, Aruba AP E0 switch was used(As E1 switch could not be accessed via LAN).

With these configuration, as said above the Association tests Passes.
Whereas, Roaming tests fails with TCP ECHO, while DuT roams to the Second AP.
Even if the L3 connectivity is maintained i.e. (could run iperf(DUT <-> APC) and ping AP) the test
somehow fails with TCP ECHO.

Are there any additional configuration changes needed apart from the documentation?
Has anyone successfully run the Roaming test with Aruba AP 515 and Windows 10, version 2004 HLK?

*We believe the APC and other setup are complete, as we could use the Asus AP and certified several devices.
Also with Aruba AP we could complete Association tests.

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,501 Reputation points

    Hi there,

    You can perform the OPEN NONE test first as it validates that the WLAN adapter roams correctly.

    WLAN Roaming Tests - OPEN NONE https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/test/hlk/testref/050fd9c2-6dfd-411f-a6ea-888e0402adf4

    It is advised to have a check with the Windows HLK Setup for WLAN Device Testing to make sure that the setup is done right.

    Wireless LAN (802.11) Testing Prerequisites https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/test/hlk/testref/wireless-lan--80211--testing-prerequisites

    If you have done the checking and if the environment seems right the only option we have is to jump to the troubleshooting steps and apply them and see if that helps.

    Troubleshooting Wireless LAN (802.11) Tests https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/test/hlk/testref/troubleshooting-wireless-lan--80211--tests


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