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Wlan number

Hello everyone,

I have a Cisco Wireless Lan Controller in version 4.2.176.0, and AP's Cisco AP1010 .
I created 5 WLANs for different services in my corporate network.
I need to create more 3 WLANs for other services, and i am in doubt about the ability of the controller and Ap's to support this load.
There any best practices or some maximum number of WLANs by AP or Controller?

Thanks.

Rafael

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Re: Wlan number

Good question....

Each SSID you add to your WLAN you use medium for managment frames. No big deal right?

When you only have 1 or 2 APs no bid deal. But when you have 10+ access points that your client can see and you have lower data rates enabled you will have higher channel utilization.

Do this ... take 1 AP put 1 ssid and then add another and another ... Run an analyzer and check out your utilization. I've had customers who have 40%+ channel untilization with no  traffic, just managment frames.

I try to keep my SSIDs to 5 and disable the lower data rates.

__________________________________________________________________________________________ "Satisfaction does not come from knowing the solution, it comes from knowing why." - Rosalind Franklin ___________________________________________________________
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Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Wlan number

You can configure up to 512 SSIDs but only 24 will be "work" ... so to speak.

Re: Wlan number

Good question....

Each SSID you add to your WLAN you use medium for managment frames. No big deal right?

When you only have 1 or 2 APs no bid deal. But when you have 10+ access points that your client can see and you have lower data rates enabled you will have higher channel utilization.

Do this ... take 1 AP put 1 ssid and then add another and another ... Run an analyzer and check out your utilization. I've had customers who have 40%+ channel untilization with no  traffic, just managment frames.

I try to keep my SSIDs to 5 and disable the lower data rates.

__________________________________________________________________________________________ "Satisfaction does not come from knowing the solution, it comes from knowing why." - Rosalind Franklin ___________________________________________________________
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Re: Wlan number

Well...

Thanks for response.

So, i have 400 AP's and 4 controllers, into the my network.

My question is, AP's have a maximum number of SSID's? I can create more 3 wlans/ssids?

Second answer above, I have 512 SSIDs configured, only 24 more will radiate the signal to customers, is it?

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Wlan number

That's what I said in my first post.

Re: Wlan number

Wait a minute he said 1010 access points. If memory serves me right these dusty puppys can only do 8 ssids ... Right Leo !?

__________________________________________________________________________________________ "Satisfaction does not come from knowing the solution, it comes from knowing why." - Rosalind Franklin ___________________________________________________________

Re: Wlan number

found it ,... 16 per

Note:

Cisco Aironet 1000 Series APs support 16 BSSIDs per radio and 16 WLANs

per AP.

__________________________________________________________________________________________ "Satisfaction does not come from knowing the solution, it comes from knowing why." - Rosalind Franklin ___________________________________________________________
Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Wlan number

You got that one right George.

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