Very quick Q about the Aironet 1200 series APs

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Sep 23rd, 2010

Hi all,


I have a network of about 20 Aironet 1200's that i need to make a couple of changes on (for all of them).


I need to add a SSID and set that SSID to not be broadcasted.


My questions are: 1) Can i add the SSID in without having to bring the AP down in any way?


2) Where is the command to not broadcast the SSID? (from the GUI and CLi interface)

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Surendra BG Sun, 09/26/2010 - 09:06

1) Can i add the SSID in without having to bring the AP down in any way?


ANS -


Yes you can add the SSID without bringing down the AP...


how ==


from the GUI --


SSID manager >> enter the SSID >> map it to the vlan >> use the corresponding authentication.


Encryption manager >> Selec tthe desired encryption


Network Interfaces  >> Enable the radio.


the above will do it..


2) Where is the command to not broadcast the SSID? (from the GUI and CLi interface)


ANS ==


From the GUI..


Express security >> SSID >> next to SSID (uncheck BROADCAST SSID).


From CLI -


en

config t

dot11 ssid

no guest-mode

end

wr


this will do it.. Let me know how this works out fot you!!


Regards

Surendra

Headley01 Sun, 09/26/2010 - 18:21

Hi,


Thank you for the reply, however there are two more things i would like to ask..


1) It appears the express security part of your answer will instead create a new SSID entry, and not mask the new SSID from being broadcasting?


2) Is a restart of the Aironet AP required for the new SSID to work?

Surendra BG Sun, 09/26/2010 - 20:38

1) It appears the express security part of your answer will instead  create a new SSID entry, and not mask the new SSID from being  broadcasting?


I guess you did not see the GUI correctly.. next to the SSID you will see the box where we enter the SSID name and then followed by a small check box. where we need to check that if we need to broadcast or not if we dont.. check the below link..


https://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/bridge/1400/12.3_8_JA/configuration/guide/p38frst.html#wp1050022



2) Is a restart of the Aironet AP required for the new SSID to work?


Restarting is not required.. the SSID will work if its is configured correctly...


Regards

Surendra

Headley01 Mon, 09/27/2010 - 18:34

If i just wanted to keep one SSID, but not broadcast it, what must i do to make that happen?

Surendra BG Mon, 09/27/2010 - 19:18

ok.. Gotcha!!!


Then in that case....


SSID Manager >> Select the SSID >> Scrool down oto the bottom of the screen >> We can see Broadcast SSID >> In the drop down make it as NONE >> APPLY.



From the CLI..



en

config t

dot11 ssid

no guest-mode

end

wr




The above will do it..


Regards

Surendra

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