Load balancing multiple AP1242

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Apr 30th, 2008

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.

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Correct Answer by rob.huffman about 8 years 7 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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rob.huffman Thu, 05/01/2008 - 06:22

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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