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SSID on FlexConnect versus Local mode APs???

Hello!

A collegue of mine and  I discussed the different ways we could deliver a SSID on a customers APs on their geographically different sites ...... 

  • The customer have a WLC5508 (r7.6) and (mostly) AP1142.
  • All of the APs are in FlexConnect mode
  • Two SSIDs are centrally switched
  • One SSID are FlexConnect on all the sites with a local VLAN

Now we would like to deploy a new SSID which should be centrally switched on all the sites, except for one site ...  So the problem is that the SSID need support for FlexConnect for one site but should be centrally switched on all the other sites. And on these sites the APs are also in FlexConnect mode...

Is there a way to do this??? We have been looking around the settings for WLAN, APs, FlexConnect groups etc and cannot figure this out! :-)

 

Best Regards

Göran Blomqvist

TDC

Sweden

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Please see the below

Please see the below link

https://supportforums.cisco.com/discussion/11615876/multiple-sites-using-same-ssid-different-wlans

Use an WLAN ID starting at 16

Use an WLAN ID starting at 16...and it works for me..

 

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How about creating two SSID

How about creating two SSID profiles for the same SSID Name. One with WLAN-ID > 16 & configured it for FlexConnect local switching. Then create an AP group for the particular branch & map that SSID (the one with local switching) to that.

For other SSID  (without local switching) you can map to all other branch AP (if you have specific group). If you have ap in default-apgroup then as long as you choose WLAN ID < 16, it should be available in all other branches

Give it a try & see.

HTH

Rasika

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I would do the same like we

I would do the same like we do in our enviroment in the past..

 

create two SSID use the same config expect the flexconnect option u want to enable one time and one time not..

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Hi,I have try this

Hi,

I have try this configuration for a similar need but I get the following error when enabling the second SSID :

"WLAN with duplicate SSID and L2 security policy found"

 

Do you have a solution?

Regards,

Julien

Please see the below

Please see the below link

https://supportforums.cisco.com/discussion/11615876/multiple-sites-using-same-ssid-different-wlans

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Hi all!Sorry for the (very)

Hi all!

Sorry for the (very) late response. Thanks for your replies, using a higher index worked. We have tested in lab and applied IRL.

BR

Göran

 

Use an WLAN ID starting at 16

Use an WLAN ID starting at 16...and it works for me..

 

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New Member

I have still the same problem

I have still the same problem.

I am using a WLC2504 version 8.0.110.0.

My need is to have the same SSID with the same L2 security on two sites : in FlexConnect mode on one site, in local mode on another.

When I create the second SSID in local mode, the higher index available is 16.

So I choose 16 and I get at the end of the config:

"WLAN with duplicate SSID and L2 security policy found"

Any idea?

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The 2504 is limited to 16

The 2504 is limited to 16 WLAN's and of course WLAN ID 1-16.  There are only some specific reasons why you would need to run a duplicate SSID.  Are you running into an issue when you are trying to enable local switching on the WLAN that the controller is showing you an error that FlexConnect can't be enabled due to a something you need enabled?

-Scott

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New Member

Thank you for your answer but

Thank you for your answer but I did not understand your last sentense.

The reason why I want to use duplicate SSID :

- in the headquarter : we use APs in local mode (e.g. for guests access)

- in subsidiaries : we use APs in FlexConnect mode (local swithing, no guest access)

 

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