Guest access certain APs in WLC

Unanswered Question
Dec 10th, 2008
User Badges:

I have setup a second WLAN (SSID) and wanted to limited it to certain APs on our wireless network. Is this possible? Any any direction on how this is done would be excellent. I currently have both Wlans working throughout the entire network.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Overall Rating: 0 (0 ratings)
Loading.
Rob Huffman Wed, 12/10/2008 - 07:07
User Badges:
  • Super Blue, 32500 points or more
  • Hall of Fame,

    Founding Member

  • Cisco Designated VIP,

    2017 IP Telephony, Unified Communications

Hi Paul,


The feature you are looking for is called WLAN Override if you are using a WLC version prior to 5.2.x.x if you are using this new version I believe you have to use AP Groups to determine what AP's relate to what WLAN's :)


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



The most popular way to mitigate the problem of having to access each AP individually (when using WLAN Override) is to use WCS Templates for common requirement AP's. This way the WLAN Override function can be applied at the Template level and then pushed out to the various groups.



http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/wcs/4.0/configuration/guide/wcstemp.html#wp1072198



Hope this helps!

Rob


preilly78 Wed, 12/10/2008 - 07:19
User Badges:

I think that is what I am looking for. I am on version 5.1.151. I thought I could do it with AP groups but it didnt seperate them. I will try what you sug which seems like it will work. Thank you for all your help!

Scott Fella Wed, 12/10/2008 - 10:16
User Badges:
  • Super Silver, 17500 points or more
  • Hall of Fame,

    The Hall of Fame designation is a lifetime achievement award based on significant overall achievements in the community. 

  • Cisco Designated VIP,

    2017 Wireless

Rob is correct... WLAN override is what you need to configure. AP Groups is used to map an ssid to different interfaces.

Actions

This Discussion

 

 

Trending Topics: Other Wireless Mobility

client could not be authenticated
Network Analysis Module (NAM) Products
Cisco 6500 nam
reason 440 driver failure
Cisco password cracker
Cisco Wireless mode