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How to configure to hide the SSID from the GUI on the Cisco IOS-based access point

 

 

Introduction

 

How to configure to hide the SSID from the GUI on the Cisco IOS-based access point

 

 

Resolution

In order to hide the service set identifier (SSID), the access point ideally does not broadcast the SSID. Complete these steps in order to stop the broadcast of the SSID:


  1. Choose Security > SSID Manager.

  2. At the bottom of the page, find the Guest Mode/Infrastructure SSID Settings.

  3. Remove the SSID from the Guest Mode in order to stop the broadcast of the SSID.

 

cisco disable ssid broadcast mode

 

 


Note:

Some wireless cards do not work properly if the SSID is not broadcasted, since the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and WI-FI standards state that the SSID should be broadcast.

 

Problem Type

 

Configure / Configuration issues

Release notes / product  overview / data sheet / FAQ

 

Products

 

Access point

 

Reference

 

 

Configuring SSIDs

 

Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide for Cisco Aironet Access Points, Cisco IOS Release 12.3(8)JA

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Last update:
‎08-23-2017 09:10 PM
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New Member

This was helpful for the customers that have legacy equipment

and for the support folks tired of telling them this ssid is not open to guests. now its hidden and a non issue.

Happy Holidays

Charlie