WLC - hide/remove ssid from AP's

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Jul 31st, 2008

Hello,


I'm looking for a function on the WLC to disable a SSID on a specific group of Access Points.


For Example I have a ssid called “logistic” which is used at the Access Points in the Logistic Area.

But I don't want this ssid “logistic” on the access points in the financial department.


Is there a way to do this? I thought I can do this with the AP Group VLAN feature but this is not the thing.


Regards Christian


Correct Answer by Rob Huffman about 8 years 6 months ago

Hi Christian,


The feature you are looking for is called WLAN Override :)


Enabling WLAN Override


By default, access points transmit all defined WLANs on the controller. However, you can use the WLAN Override option to select which WLANs are transmitted and which ones are not on a per access point basis. For example, you can use WLAN override to control where in the network the guest WLAN is transmitted or you can use it to disable a specific WLAN in a certain area of the network.


From this doc;


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/4.0/configuration/guide/c40wlan.html#wp1114777


Once you create a new WLAN, the WLAN > Edit page for the new WLAN appears. In this page you can define various parameters specific to this WLAN including General Policies, RADIUS Servers, Security Policies, and 802.1x Parameters.


**Check Admin Status under General Policies to enable the WLAN. If you want the AP to broadcast the SSID in its beacon frames, check Broadcast SSID.


Note: You can configure up to sixteen WLANs on the controller. The Cisco WLAN Solution can control up to sixteen WLANs for Lightweight APs. Each WLAN has a separate WLAN ID (1 through 16), a separate WLAN SSID (WLAN name), and can be assigned unique security policies. Lightweight APs broadcast all active Cisco WLAN Solution WLAN SSIDs and enforce the policies that you define for each WLAN.


From this good doc;


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a0080665d18.shtml#c3



Hope this helps!

Rob



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Rob Huffman Thu, 07/31/2008 - 06:02

Hi Christian,


The feature you are looking for is called WLAN Override :)


Enabling WLAN Override


By default, access points transmit all defined WLANs on the controller. However, you can use the WLAN Override option to select which WLANs are transmitted and which ones are not on a per access point basis. For example, you can use WLAN override to control where in the network the guest WLAN is transmitted or you can use it to disable a specific WLAN in a certain area of the network.


From this doc;


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/4.0/configuration/guide/c40wlan.html#wp1114777


Once you create a new WLAN, the WLAN > Edit page for the new WLAN appears. In this page you can define various parameters specific to this WLAN including General Policies, RADIUS Servers, Security Policies, and 802.1x Parameters.


**Check Admin Status under General Policies to enable the WLAN. If you want the AP to broadcast the SSID in its beacon frames, check Broadcast SSID.


Note: You can configure up to sixteen WLANs on the controller. The Cisco WLAN Solution can control up to sixteen WLANs for Lightweight APs. Each WLAN has a separate WLAN ID (1 through 16), a separate WLAN SSID (WLAN name), and can be assigned unique security policies. Lightweight APs broadcast all active Cisco WLAN Solution WLAN SSIDs and enforce the policies that you define for each WLAN.


From this good doc;


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a0080665d18.shtml#c3



Hope this helps!

Rob



christian.hofba... Thu, 07/31/2008 - 06:18

Hello Rob,


WLAN Override is the feature I need.


Thanks for your help!!


A better solution would be to do this on a per Group Level but it ok so.



best regards Christian



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