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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎10-23-2008

Multiple SSID's

Good Morning

 

  We currently have a setup consisting of a Aruba 200 controller with 6 access points. We are usig a single SSID at present with open access and security handled by a captive portal log on account. In 1 area of our works we would like to present a 2nd ssid with PSK logon. Is it just a case of creating a 2nd ssid and ensuring the AP in this area uses that profile or will this ssid be propogated to all AP's. Been a while since i configured anything on the Aruba so am a bit rusty ! Any ideas or pointers would be appreciated...

 

   Cheers

 

       Steve

Aruba Employee
Posts: 49
Registered: ‎04-02-2007

Re: Multiple SSID's

There are two ways to do this:

 

Option 1:

* You have your original ap-group that contains vap1.

* You define a second ap-group that contains vap1 and vap2.  APs in this group will advertise two ESSID.

 

Option 2:

* You can add a second vap to the AP instance.  This is effective if you are defining it for a one or a few APs.  Any more, i would suggest option 1.

 

-michael

Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎10-23-2008

Re: Multiple SSID's

Thanks for the reply, could you explain further option 2 please. 

 

how do you mean add a second vap to the AP instance ?

 

Sorry bit rusty on Aruba configuration

 

Cheers

 

  Steve

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Posts: 20,990
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Multiple SSID's

Steve,

 

Please use the Wizard, if you are on ArubaOS 5.x:

 

Configuration> WLAN/LAN Wizard.

 



Colin Joseph
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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎10-23-2008

Re: Multiple SSID's

Thanks, will that affect the configuration we allready have on the crontroller for AP's ? We need to keep some AP's on the original configuration

 

Cheers

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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Multiple SSID's


stevegates wrote:

Thanks, will that affect the configuration we allready have on the crontroller for AP's ? We need to keep some AP's on the original configuration

 

Cheers


As long as you only ADD a Virtual AP, no.



Colin Joseph
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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎10-23-2008

Re: Multiple SSID's

Ok Thanks, So as long as I create a new group and WLAN in the wizard  then the other WLAN we have will not be affected and will still be adveretised ?. Also after going through the wizard and getting to the finish page I noticed there was no setting up of authentication, we want to use WPA-PSK for this one WLAN only, is this something you configure afterwards ?

 

 Sorry for all the questions but I am a bit of a novice on Aruba !

 

    Steve

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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Multiple SSID's

Do not create a new AP group.  Only add a WLAN to an existing ap-group (the one that your APs are already in).  the Wizard will take you through the point where you put the VLAN, and then it asks you for the encryption type.  Choose "Strong encryption with shared-key authentication", which should set WPA2-AES-PSK and ask you for a key.




Colin Joseph
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Occasional Contributor I
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Registered: ‎10-23-2008

Re: Multiple SSID's

Thanks once again, After i select the VLAN I onlt get the captive portal option for authentication. There is no option for strong encryption etc...

 

We use the Captive portal for our current WLAN

 

Thanks

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Re: Multiple SSID's

Before that, you can choose guest or internal.  Make sure you choose internal.



Colin Joseph
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