Question about best practises when using a Balance One Core to manage a small network of four AP One Rugged in one of our warehouses. Recently, an employee accidentally damaged the physical port one AP was plugged in to. PoE was still available for the AP One, but there was no LAN available for it. Because this AP had been managed in the past, it was broadcasting the two SSIDs as it should, but there was no connectivity behind what was being broadcast.
This caused an issue because whenever an employee would enter an area which was best served by the AP with power, but no networking, their iPad would connect to a network with no connectivity.
The temporary workaround before I replaced the wall jack was to simply unplug the AP to power it off. The area it served had a weaker signal, but warehouse employees had 100% coverage again.
Is there a way to configure access points to properly drop offline in case of LAN failure instead of broadcasting a WiFi signal with no connectivity to back it up? Client devices would correctly work on other nearby access points which were properly online.