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Multiple SSIDS with different WEP Keys on Aironet 1200 12.3(7)JA -1230

All, I currently have multiple ssids with the same wep key which seams stupid. How can I have still have multiple SSID, but specifiy different WEP keys per each ssid?

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Re: Multiple SSIDS with different WEP Keys on Aironet 1200 12.3(

Hi Rob,

This is quite possible, have a look at the following docs;

This section describes the authentication types that you can configure on the access point. The authentication types are tied to the SSIDs that you configure for the access point. If you want to serve different types of client devices with the same access point, you can configure multiple SSIDs.

From this doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a0080341c8a.html

Understanding Multiple SSIDs

The SSID is a unique identifier that wireless networking devices use to establish and maintain wireless connectivity. Multiple access points on a network or sub-network can use the same SSIDs. SSIDs are case sensitive and can contain up to 32 alphanumeric characters. Do not include spaces in your SSIDs.

You can configure up to 16 SSIDs on your 1200 series access point and assign different configuration settings to each SSID. All the SSIDs are active at the same time; that is, client devices can associate to the access point using any of the SSIDs. These are the settings you can assign to each SSID:

VLAN

Client authentication method ***(ie:WEP)***

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Note For detailed information on client authentication types, see "Configuring Authentication Types."

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Maximum number of client associations using the SSID

RADIUS accounting for traffic using the SSID

Guest mode

Repeater mode, including authentication username and password

Redirection of packets received from client devices

From this doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a0080341d5f.html

Hope this helps!

Rob

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