unable to add MAC ID twice in WLC 2504

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Dec 30th, 2013
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I have 4 SSID on my WLC.and i am trying to add same MAC id to another ssid but m unable to add.

is there any way to add that mac id.

what i want that only few of the members should able to connect to that SSID

Suppose that A,B,C,D are the SSID, and i want that only 5 member should get access to that SSID (D) but no other user should connect to that SSIS (D).

please let me know the Solution.

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Sandeep Choudhary Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:13
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Hi Sudhir,

If you want to allow only 5 members to ssid:D then u need to create a mac filter list and also configure MAC Filtering Security for ssid:D.

  • How to enable mac security to a WLAN:


  • Create a mac address filter list for this ssid:D

  1. Click Security from the controller GUI, and then click MAC Filtering from the left side menu.
  2. Click New in order to create a local database MAC address entry on the WLC.
  3. In the MAC Filters > New window, enter the MAC address, Profile Name, Description and the Interface Name for the client.
  4. Click Apply

  • Repeat steps 2-4 in order to add more clients to the local database.


Also check this link: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008084f13b.shtml


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Sudhir Gupta Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:33
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Thanks For the Reply.

suppose A and B are the SSID.

and i want to add same mac address on both of the SSID. is it Possible.

Sandeep Choudhary Sun, 01/05/2014 - 10:49
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HI Sudhir,

You need to choose Any WLAN (from Profile Name box).Then try .

It should work.


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Scott Fella Sun, 01/05/2014 - 11:09
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Just to add...

You are only able to have unique MAC address as you can't enter the same max address more than once. So if you have more than your two SSID's, A and B, then you can't really do what you want because you either choose one ssid or all.

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Saravanan Lakshmanan Mon, 01/06/2014 - 07:29
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Adding to above comments. MAC filtering alone is not a secure way to allow/deny clients, use different different wlan profiles for ssids with local or external radius,... for unique separation.

a mac id can be allowed on one or all wlans with allow or deny only. cisco does not fix this.


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