Some question for the HREAP local authentication with mac filtering

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Jan 31st, 2012

Dear all,

I am using the WLC with version 7.0.116.0 and found that there are foot note mention that "

MAC Filtering is not supported with HREAP Local authentication" in WLAN configuration page,

Does it mean that MAC filtering does not support in HREAP local authentication?



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Correct Answer by Scott Fella about 2 years 2 months ago

That is correct... when the h-reap ap is in local authentication or stand alone mode, the mac filteing is bypassed, since the wlc has the mac filter list.

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Scott Fella Tue, 01/31/2012 - 05:00

That is correct... when the h-reap ap is in local authentication or stand alone mode, the mac filteing is bypassed, since the wlc has the mac filter list.

billytsang Tue, 01/31/2012 - 18:49

Thanks Scott,

Is there any documents to record the issue, thanks?

Scott Fella Tue, 01/31/2012 - 18:56

The documents on h-reap just state the same thing. The reason Mac filter works is because traffic flows to the wlc. So when you loose the connection to the wlc and the h-reap ap goes into standalone, there is no way to perform Mac filtering because the ap does not know of the Mac address. Makes sense?

Thanks,

Scott Fella

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joshmorris1@gma... Wed, 10/24/2012 - 08:27

Can you confirm that you mean when the AP is in "AP mode: local" that MAC filtering will not work? Or does the "AP mode" need to be H-REAP for mac filtering to not work?

saravlak Sun, 10/28/2012 - 14:05

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10315/products_tech_note09186a0080b3690b.shtml

FlexConnect Feature Matrix

Legacy and New Features in 7.0.116.0 and Above

Security - Client

Depending on the modes and states, security support on the FlexConnect varies. This table summarizes the security features supported.


WAN Up (Central switching)WAN Up (Local Switching)WAN Down (Standalone)
Open/Static WEPYesYesYes
WPA-PSKYesYesYes
802.1x (WPA/WPA2)YesYesYes
MAC AuthenticationYesYesNo
CCKM Fast RoamingYesYesYes, for connected clients. No, for new clients.

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