Disable the SSID broadcast on a Cisco 1811W

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Dec 3rd, 2007

What is the command line entry to disable the SSID broadcasting on an 1811W.

On the Aironets we use "no ssid acmewidgets" but this is not an option on the 1811W.

We do not use the GUI configuration....CLI only.

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rob.huffman Mon, 12/03/2007 - 08:37

Hi Anthony,

This is the related CLI info;

The command that controls the "Broadcast" of the SSID is "guest mode". Have a look;

guest-mode (SSID configuration mode)

Use the guest-mode SSID configuration mode command to configure the radio interface (for the specified SSID) to support guest mode. Use the no form of the command to disable the guest mode.

[no] guest-mode

The access point can have one guest-mode SSID or none at all. The guest-mode SSID is used in beacon frames and response frames to probe requests that specify the empty or wildcard SSID. If no guest-mode SSID exists, the beacon contains no SSID and probe requests with the wildcard SSID are ignored. Disabling the guest mode makes the networks slightly more secure. Enabling the guest mode helps clients that passively scan (do not transmit) associate with the access point. It also allows clients configured without a SSID to associate.

Examples

This example shows how to set the wireless LAN for the specified SSID into guest mode:

(config-if-ssid)# guest-mode

This example shows how to reset the guest-mode parameter to default values (no broadcast SSID):

(config-if-ssid)# no guest-mode

From this IOS Command doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps272/products_technical_reference_chapter09186a008022e0e3.html#wp2641711

Hope this helps!

Rob

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