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Guest User Session Timeouts

Will someone please clarify how the Session, Client User Idle, and Sleeping Client Timeouts work?

Currently, I have all 3 timers set to 10 Hours (36000sec).  I want users to have to authenticate every 10 hours.  Is this the correct way to set it up?  If not, what should I set the timers?

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VIP Purple

check it out this post about

check it out this post about timeout setting on WLC:

http://rscciew.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/timeout-setting-on-wireless-lan-controller/

 

hope it helps.

 

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Thanks Sandeep, it adds

Thanks Sandeep, it adds clarity to the issue.

Please tell me if the following statements are correct.

The sum of the client user idle and sleeping client timeouts equals the amount of time a client has to reconnect to the WLAN without having to re-authenticate.

 

If the client's session timeout expires before the sleeping client timeout expires the client will be forced to authenticate when they connect to the WLAN.

VIP Purple

If the client's session

If the client's session timeout expires before the sleeping client timeout expires the client will be forced to authenticate when they connect to the WLAN.

yes client have to reauthenticate again.

The sum of the client user idle and sleeping client timeouts equals the amount of time a client has to reconnect to the WLAN without having to re-authenticate.

yes, if your user idle timeout is not expired then client can connect without having re-auth.

when a user is idle without any communication with the LAP for the amount of time set as User Idle Timeout, the client is de-authenticated by the WLC.

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when a user is idle without

when a user is idle without any communication with the LAP for the amount of time set as User Idle Timeout, the client is de-authenticated by the WLC.

Unless you have Sleeping Client enabled, right?

Is the session timeout restarted when a sleeping client wakes up?

VIP Purple

Hi Simmon,Unless you have

Hi Simmon,

Unless you have Sleeping Client enabled, right?

Yes, Right.

Is the session timeout restarted when a sleeping client wakes up?

No, This is the maximum amount of time, after which a client is forced to reauthenticate.

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Maybe I have something set

Maybe I have something set incorrectly, but I'm not getting that result with my test iPad.  After connecting the iPad, I let it go into power save mode (screen off).  It will eventually move to the Sleeping Client list, but at what seems to be random intervals it will moves back and forth between the active and sleeping clients lists.  Each time it appears on the sleeping client list the timer is restarted.  My session timeout is 2 hours.  The iPad bounced between these two states all day yesterday and I was never prompted to re-authenticate.  

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This has GOT to be working

This has GOT to be working for someone.  Please help.  I've opened a case with Cisco and have made 0 progress on this issue.

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