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Enable traffic only during office hours

hi,

 

is there a way to allow traffic on wireless network only during network hours ? i did not seen this feature in our controllers, is there any other way to disable the wireless network after office hours and schedule to get it enable next day before office hour.

 

thanks,

anvar 

 

 

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Hi there,It depends which

Hi there,

It depends which version of code your WLC is running - if you are running 7.5 , then you have the option of configuring a wireless policy which includes a time-based element.

Have a look at the following link.

 

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/technotes/7-5/NativeProfiling75.html#wp43214

 

Failing that you could always enable time-based ACLs somewhere on the DS; although this may frustrate clients in that they would connect wirelessly but wouldn't be able to access anything.

 

HTH

 

Mike

 

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is there a way to allow

is there a way to allow traffic on wireless network only during network hours

Yes there are five (5) popular methods.  And it will depend on what equipment you've got and/or how technically confident you are.  The methods are:

 

  1. You can enable time-based access on your Windows AD; 
  2. You can use time-based ACL and apply the ACL on the VLAN interface of your wireless network; 
  3. If you have WCS/NCS/PI, you can enable time-and-date to enable/disable the radios of the AP; 
  4. If you have WCS/NCS/PI, you can enable time-and-date to enable/disable the SSID; and finally
  5. If your switch is Cisco then you can let the APs power down using EnergyWise.

 

Method 2 is popular and easy if you don't have Cisco WCS/NCS/PI.  Option 4 is the most "destructive" because there's a chance your AP won't be powering up.  This holds true of your AP is listed among the "Cisco Memory Component Issue".  

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Bronze

Hi there,It depends which

Hi there,

It depends which version of code your WLC is running - if you are running 7.5 , then you have the option of configuring a wireless policy which includes a time-based element.

Have a look at the following link.

 

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/technotes/7-5/NativeProfiling75.html#wp43214

 

Failing that you could always enable time-based ACLs somewhere on the DS; although this may frustrate clients in that they would connect wirelessly but wouldn't be able to access anything.

 

HTH

 

Mike

 

New Member

 thanks mike,its a new

 

thanks mike,

its a new information fro me and in coming software releases we can expect more advanced features like this with WLC.

 

 

thanks,

Anvar

 

Hall of Fame Super Gold

is there a way to allow

is there a way to allow traffic on wireless network only during network hours

Yes there are five (5) popular methods.  And it will depend on what equipment you've got and/or how technically confident you are.  The methods are:

 

  1. You can enable time-based access on your Windows AD; 
  2. You can use time-based ACL and apply the ACL on the VLAN interface of your wireless network; 
  3. If you have WCS/NCS/PI, you can enable time-and-date to enable/disable the radios of the AP; 
  4. If you have WCS/NCS/PI, you can enable time-and-date to enable/disable the SSID; and finally
  5. If your switch is Cisco then you can let the APs power down using EnergyWise.

 

Method 2 is popular and easy if you don't have Cisco WCS/NCS/PI.  Option 4 is the most "destructive" because there's a chance your AP won't be powering up.  This holds true of your AP is listed among the "Cisco Memory Component Issue".  

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