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Controller 2504 supported WLANs ?

We see can create WLANs upto 16 but as I cannot create 2 same SSID. I wants to know if we can create 17th WLAN and how we can if, yes.

As I see we can create upto 512 WLANs. One thing is we can disable the WLAN by default given in the controller and than we will get the 17th WLAN correct ?

And if, there is existing WLANs 1,2,3--6 do we have any option that we can create WLANs with same ssid ?


Thanks in advance :)

Basant Lenka

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You can create up to 512 WLAN

You can create up to 512 WLAN, 16 of which can be active on a given AP.


WLAN 1-16 will be serviced by AP by default. When you use WLAN 17 or higher, you have to create an AP group and assign the WLAN and the AP's to the group.


You can create the same SSID as two different WLAN if the Layer 2 encryptions are different.




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You can create 2 different

You can create 2 different SSIDs with the same name IF the profile names are different :)

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HI Lenka,Yes you can create

HI Lenka,

Yes you can create 512 Wlans.

1. First 1-16 wlan will be in default AP group.

2. If you will create WLAN id 17 or greater then you will not see be this wlan in beackon but if you create a new AP group and put this WLAN in created new AP group then you will see this.

How to create AP group and assign WLAN:

3. Yes you can create the 2 wlan with same name:

You can have 2 profiles with the same SSID, as long as the profile names are different. But the  security can't match exactly. This is not allowed by cisco:

When creating a WLAN with the same SSID, follow these guidelines and requirements:

You must create a unique profile name for each WLAN.
When multiple WLANs with the same SSID get assigned to the same AP radio,you must have a unique Layer 2 security policy so that clients can safely select between them.


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