Wireless During Operation Hours

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Dec 3rd, 2008

Hey all,

Is there a way on teh Aironet 1200 to disable the Radio during times when no one is using it, such as at night time and weekends? I have not found any such options in the menus.

Thanks!

Rblack

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Correct Answer by Jason Aarons about 8 years 1 week ago

The Scheduling Radio Status was added in WCS 5.1. If you have 3705Es with Cisco Enhanced Power APs (1250s running 2x3) you could use up to 20W for each AP.

Cisco Green Mobility http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns340/ns394/ns348/ns767/brochure_c22-498730.pdf

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/wcs/5.2/configuration/guide/5_2apcfg.html#wp1059086

Scheduling Radio Status

To schedule a radio status change (enable or disable), follow these steps:

Step 1 Choose Configure > Access Points.

Step 2 Choose the check box for the applicable access point(s).

Step 3 From the Select a command drop-down menu, choose Schedule Radio status.

Step 4 Click GO.

Step 5 Choose Enable or Disable from the Admin Status drop-down menu.

Step 6 Use the Hours and Minutes drop-down menus to determine the scheduled time.

Step 7 Click the calendar icon to select the scheduled date for the status change.

Step 8 If the scheduled task is recurring, choose Daily or Weekly, as applicable. If the scheduled task is a one-time event, choose No Recurrence.

Step 9 Choose Submit to confirm the scheduled task.

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jeff.kish Wed, 12/03/2008 - 10:52

Well, you can always manually disable the radios at night, which would save a lot of power. You could probably use an SNMP manager or scripting server to do it automatically. You can't have it disable the radio when no clients are around, though, because then no one could associate to it.

gamccall Wed, 12/03/2008 - 13:42

I believe this feature is built into the new 5.2 UW code, if you're running LWAPP.

If you're running IOS, a script, or a product like Kiwi CatTools, is probably your best bet. Or possibly a WLSE - I know you can set a batch template to fire at a scheduled time in WLSE, although I'm not sure if you can set it to recur.

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Jason Aarons Wed, 12/03/2008 - 17:32

The Scheduling Radio Status was added in WCS 5.1. If you have 3705Es with Cisco Enhanced Power APs (1250s running 2x3) you could use up to 20W for each AP.

Cisco Green Mobility http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns340/ns394/ns348/ns767/brochure_c22-498730.pdf

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/wcs/5.2/configuration/guide/5_2apcfg.html#wp1059086

Scheduling Radio Status

To schedule a radio status change (enable or disable), follow these steps:

Step 1 Choose Configure > Access Points.

Step 2 Choose the check box for the applicable access point(s).

Step 3 From the Select a command drop-down menu, choose Schedule Radio status.

Step 4 Click GO.

Step 5 Choose Enable or Disable from the Admin Status drop-down menu.

Step 6 Use the Hours and Minutes drop-down menus to determine the scheduled time.

Step 7 Click the calendar icon to select the scheduled date for the status change.

Step 8 If the scheduled task is recurring, choose Daily or Weekly, as applicable. If the scheduled task is a one-time event, choose No Recurrence.

Step 9 Choose Submit to confirm the scheduled task.

pirateoftheairwaves Thu, 12/04/2008 - 03:18

hello experts!!!

wow this is a neat feature... can this be done with autonomous ap's even if wlse is not around?

let me go and check Kiwi CatTools... thanks for the helpful tips!!!

- pirate (argh!)

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