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Assigning specific SSID's to specific AP's

Is there any way to assign an SSID to a handful of specific AP's, and NOT broadcast it on all AP's located on one controller?

Or does every AP on the controller get every WLAN configured on the controller no matter what?

The lack of WiSM documentation is frustrating.

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Re: Assigning specific SSID's to specific AP's

Hi Mark,

Have a look at this info;

Enabling WLAN Override

By default, access points transmit all defined WLANs on the controller. However, you can use the WLAN Override option to select which WLANs are transmitted and which ones are not on a per access point basis. For example, you can use WLAN override to control where in the network the guest WLAN is transmitted or you can use it to disable a specific WLAN in a certain area of the network.

From this doc;

Once you create a new WLAN, the WLAN > Edit page for the new WLAN appears. In this page you can define various parameters specific to this WLAN including General Policies, RADIUS Servers, Security Policies, and 802.1x Parameters.

**Check Admin Status under General Policies to enable the WLAN. If you want the AP to broadcast the SSID in its beacon frames, check Broadcast SSID.

Note: You can configure up to sixteen WLANs on the controller. The Cisco WLAN Solution can control up to sixteen WLANs for Lightweight APs. Each WLAN has a separate WLAN ID (1 through 16), a separate WLAN SSID (WLAN name), and can be assigned unique security policies. Lightweight APs broadcast all active Cisco WLAN Solution WLAN SSIDs and enforce the policies that you define for each WLAN.

From this good doc;

Hope this helps!


Re: Assigning specific SSID's to specific AP's

As always, Rob, you provide very helpful info!

This post is worthy of a five rating

Hall of Fame Super Red

Re: Assigning specific SSID's to specific AP's

Hey Eric,

Thanks man! I'm just trying to keep up with the quality of answers that you and others provide here :)

Have a great day!


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Re: Assigning specific SSID's to specific AP's

Very cool - Thanks!

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