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WLC - remove MAC addresses in bulk

Hi All

We have a WLAN interface located on a WLC 4400 series device.

The WLAN interface that we have in place is configured with MAC address filtering; all is good at this point -  This has been in production for a while now.

Now, we would like to get rid of the interface and associated mac addresses.

We have perhaps 200 mac address entries configured to authenticate.

I can see that it is possible to remove the mac addresses one by one - and via command line  using the following command

> config macfilter delete <mac address>

I can also remove the mac addresses one by one via GUI - this is all good - but very laborious and long winded - can you guys please advise on how I can remove the MAC addresses in Bulk?

I dont know - perhaps I can click a select all button somewhere - or maybe somehow export that list to csv and then tell the WLC to delete all mac address entries in that file?

Thanks for all your help guys.

All the best.


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Re: WLC - remove MAC addresses in bulk

You should be able to list all your Mac filters from the CLI. From there you can paste that into excel and then have a formula generate the command that includes the Mac address. That is usually how I generate commands for the CLI.


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WLC - remove MAC addresses in bulk

If I have 1 SSID applied to multiple interfaces, when doing mac-address filtering on WLC, can I simply choose interface as NONE to only add one time for each MAC address to join this SSID?

Or i need to add this MAC address multiple times for each interfaces?


WLC - remove MAC addresses in bulk

Export the config file to notepad, delete(copy/paste to new notepad and paste on required WLC) all the mac addresses, import back to WLC.