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Occasional Contributor I

How to disable beacon broadcast during a time window?

I know you can set a "deny time range" on a virtual AP profile to turn off wireless access at pre-determined times, and this works as expected. But the SSID beacon is still broadcast during the "deny" time. Is there a way to disable the broadcast of the beacon so that users will not be confused as to why they can't connect to a visible network?

 

Occasional Contributor I

Re: How to disable beacon broadcast during a time window?

[bump]

 

I guess another way to say this is "How can I turn off the radio on a schedule?"

 

Anyone?

 

Occasional Contributor II

Re: How to disable beacon broadcast during a time window?

On a semi-related note, can we have APs hibernate overnight when we don't want people online anyway?  I figure it would be easier to schedule it within the Aruba OS than to have our POE switch cut power to them.

Aruba Employee

Re: How to disable beacon broadcast during a time window?

Under Access Control > Time Ranges - create your range.  Then, go to the Virtual AP Profile and choose that Time Range under the "Deny Time Range" drop down.

Aruba Employee

Re: How to disable beacon broadcast during a time window?

Lol... I just read the previsous posts... I guess you already knew you could use the "Deny Time Range".... :)

 

The only way I know to actually turn off the APs during a pre-set time range is to turn the power off on the Ethernet switch port.  You can do this with Aruba switches or a scripting on other vendors (not sure if others have built in PoE management based on time ranges).

Re: How to disable beacon broadcast during a time window?

This is would have to be a feature request to disable the SSID-Profile on a time-window or disable VAP entirely.

Instant lacks this feature completely.

I am making a feature request, if you all feel it is a must (like I do), promote my feature request :)
Pasquale Monardo | Senior Network Solutions Consultant
ACDX #420 | ACMP
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Re: How to disable beacon broadcast during a time window?

nevermind, the feature request is already there, i've promoted it.

here: https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/prm/ideas/viewIdea.apexp?id=08740000000LCufAAG

Pasquale Monardo | Senior Network Solutions Consultant
ACDX #420 | ACMP
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