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Mab support on wlc 2500

Hello,

I want to know does cisco wlc 2500 with code 7.4  has support for Mab?

I tried searching internet couldnt find the info.

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Re: Mab support on wlc 2500

you can config local mac filter database or point to an external radius server to do this

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk722/tk809/technologies_configuration_example09186a008084f13b.shtml

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Re: Mab support on wlc 2500

Yes MAB is supported in WLC 2500. Please see the below link

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps6302/ps8322/ps11630/data_sheet_c78-645111.html

For configuration Shaogin is already provided you a link. Just go on it.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Mab support on wlc 2500

MAB, as in 802.1x MAC Authentication Bypass?

If this is the case, no it won't. 

New Member

Mab support on wlc 2500

Yes Leo,  i meant that.  but what would be the solution then?   

is there a way to have those printers connected to network without being authenticated ?

I have few wireless printers,  i need to have them connected to the network wirelessly.  I have ISE, WLC2500 with APs. do i have to get higher series of WLC or ?

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Mab support on wlc 2500

Printers will only do PSK, if I remembered correctly.  Trying to get them to do AES is going to be a good exercise in futility.

Heck, they won't even do RADIUS.

Get your printers into wired and then you can do MAB there.  

Otherwise, I hope you're good as doing PERL script because you'll have to do that.

Bronze

Mab support on wlc 2500

Case Solution:

WLC 2500 does not support or don’t have MAB feature but you use  MAC filtering for client or administrator authorization, you need to  enable it at the WLAN level first. If you plan to use local MAC address  filtering for any WLAN, use the commands in this section to configure  MAC filtering for a WLAN.

Use these commands to enable MAC  filtering on a WLAN:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/i/templates/blank.gifEnable MAC filtering by entering  the config wlan mac-filtering enable wlan_id command.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/i/templates/blank.gifVerify that you have MAC filtering  enabled for the WLAN by entering the show wlan command.

When you enable MAC filtering,  only the MAC addresses that you add to the WLAN are allowed to join the  WLAN. MAC addresses that have not been added are not allowed to join the  WLAN.

Please check the  below link for step by step configuration:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/7.0MR1/configuration/guide/cg_wlan.html#wp1084782

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Mab support on wlc 2500

I disagree with Aqeel's recommendation because it does not address (doesn't even come remotely close) 802.1x.  MAC filtering (aka MAC-based ACL) is very different to 802.1x.

We are running 802.1x on our wireless (we have ten Dynamic VLANs per site) and the clients gets "thrown" to the correct Dynamic VLANs based on their username.  We have no printers (Ricoh, FX, HP, Brothers and Lexmark) because their support to wireless authentication weren't designed for enterprise environment (read-between-the-lines:  Only for HOME environment network).  All our printers are wired.  All wireless printers have their wireless settings turned off.

Re: Mab support on wlc 2500

You can refer the link which will be useful for mac filtering and mab on WLC 2500 - http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/7.2/configuration/guide/cg_wlan.html#wp1662450

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