Load balancing multiple AP1242

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Apr 30th, 2008
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Hi,


I just deployed a few AP1242 in my office environment.


I've set them to use the same SSID and encryption (WPA2).


I would like to know can I set load balancing on the APs? E.g. there are 30 users at the office and I installed 2 APs in the area, is there anyway the AP will auto loan balance between themselves, taking 15 users each?


Thanks.

Correct Answer by Rob Huffman about 8 years 12 months ago

Hi Patrick


There really is no load balancing feature with Autonomous AP's. But you can use this;


To allow only so many users to associate to an AP at one time you can use the max-Associations command.



This example shows how to:


Name an SSID


Configure the SSID for RADIUS accounting


Set the maximum number of client devices that can associate using this SSID to 15


Assign the SSID to a VLAN


AP# configure terminal


AP(config)# interface dot11radio 0


AP(config-if)# ssid batman


AP(config-ssid)# accounting accounting-method-list


AP(config-ssid)# max-associations 15


AP(config-ssid)# vlan 3762


AP(config-ssid)# end


From this doc;


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00802085c4.html





To find out how many users are associated to an AP, this example shows how to display all client devices associated with the access point:


AP# show dot11 associations client


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/12.3_4_JA/command/reference/cr34main.html#wpxref81339



Hope this helps!

Rob



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Hi Patrick


There really is no load balancing feature with Autonomous AP's. But you can use this;


To allow only so many users to associate to an AP at one time you can use the max-Associations command.



This example shows how to:


Name an SSID


Configure the SSID for RADIUS accounting


Set the maximum number of client devices that can associate using this SSID to 15


Assign the SSID to a VLAN


AP# configure terminal


AP(config)# interface dot11radio 0


AP(config-if)# ssid batman


AP(config-ssid)# accounting accounting-method-list


AP(config-ssid)# max-associations 15


AP(config-ssid)# vlan 3762


AP(config-ssid)# end


From this doc;


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00802085c4.html





To find out how many users are associated to an AP, this example shows how to display all client devices associated with the access point:


AP# show dot11 associations client


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/12.3_4_JA/command/reference/cr34main.html#wpxref81339



Hope this helps!

Rob



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