Enabling Aironet IE worth it?

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Dec 22nd, 2009
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Is it good practice anymore to enable "Aironet IE" on the WLAN? I'm wondering if the additional information that that is beaconed out (AP hostname, etc) is worth it.


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George Stefanick Tue, 12/22/2009 - 21:53
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Since most new clients are CCX compliant I don't know if there is much value unless of course there is older clients in your environment. I would like to hear others input on this subject. Recent deployment documents don't state it as a requirement unless you deploy WG bridges.

Steven Bryant Mon, 09/09/2013 - 08:11
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I know this is an old post but i actually ran into an problem where having it checked on a WLAN caused an issue.

I had a Doctor who's IPAD seemed to be dropping off the guest wireless, So i created a test SSID with "aironet" IE turned off and he seems to be working fine.

Scott Fella Mon, 09/09/2013 - 09:50
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I never enable it... back in the autonomous days I did though:_


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Steven Bryant Mon, 09/09/2013 - 12:16
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Thanks for the insight Scott,

I believe the only item left in our hospital that would be considered old is an ekg cart with a very old wireless bridge.

So no real benefits having it on it would seem.

Scott Fella Mon, 09/09/2013 - 12:17
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No not really unless that breaks the connection to that bridge.


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Scott Fella Mon, 09/09/2013 - 12:38
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You can, but its best to just open a new post so it doesn't get too confusing with older post, especially if its a different topic.


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Scott Fella Mon, 09/09/2013 - 12:24
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Oh don't worry... its just in my signature:)  Thanks for rating though:)


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