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How to create a copy of a WLAN?


Is there a single copy command to copy the details on one WLAN to another (new one)?

Currently we have a use case to create multiple WLANs using the same SSID.

In such cases, the command to show details for a specific WLAN is  :  show WLAN <ID> . This shows about 120 properties associated with a WLAN.
So to configure the same properties for the new WLAN except for the ID and profile name, we will have to issue about 120 config commands.  So wanted to know, whether there is a possibility to copy the parameters associated with a WLAN to another using a single command?

Can that be done using WLC or Cisco Prime?

Any help and pointers are appreciated


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How to create a copy of a WLAN?

There is no copy command as such, however you can export the WLC config file and copy the command structure from that. To perform an export, you will require a FTP or TFTP server running on a laptop/PC.

1. SSH onto WLC and execute the following commands:

transfer upload username cisco

transfer upoad password cisco

transfer upload mode ftp

transfer upload filename WLC-BACKUP

transfer upload serverip XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

transfer upload datatype config

transfer upload path ./

transfer download port 21

Once you have the configuration file, you can open it with notepad or any other text editor and look for the commands that begin with config wlan. Copy and manipulate the commands as required.

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