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Contributor II

Schedule the SSID broadcast

Hi,

our customer is asking to broadcast the wireless network only in some times of the day. 

Is it possible to do this kind of configuration on the Aruba Controller with the latest OS version?

 

Thanks!

Kind regards.

Guru Elite

Re: Schedule the SSID broadcast

You can deny associations during certain times.

If you want to actually disable the SSID, you would need to schedule configuration changes using AirWave.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Contributor II

Re: Schedule the SSID broadcast

Thanks Cappalli for your reply.

We don't have Airwave, so we have to find a solution on the controller.

How do you deny association during certain time?

I'm mainly searching a solution to disassociate the connected clients at certain times.

Kind regards.

Michele

Occasional Contributor I

Re: Schedule the SSID broadcast

And how is this achieved?  

Re: Schedule the SSID broadcast

SimonJR, there is (currently?) nothing formal for this, you need to write a script, use an API etc., below is a thread discussing it for release 8. For release 6.x you would only (more or less) have the script option.

 

https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Wireless-Access/Enable-Disable-SSID-Programmatically-via-Aruba-OS8-API/td-p/314800

 

You can also find some projects in github where people have already put some wrappers around the Aruba 8.x API, search "aruba 8.x api github" in Google.

 

Guru Elite

Re: Schedule the SSID broadcast


@SimonJR wrote:

And how is this achieved?  


SimonJR,

 

You can use the deny time-range parameter in the Virtual AP to decide when users can and cannot connect to an SSID. 

https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/ArubaOS_64x_WebHelp/Web_Help_Index.htm#ArubaFrameStyles/VirtualAPs/Virtual_AP_Profiles.htm?Highlight=virtual-ap%20deny%20time%20range

The SSID will continue to be broadcast, however.

 

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Contributor II

RE: Schedule the SSID broadcast

You can not hide the SSID, but you can set a time-specific limit.

 

If you are using 6.x OS, you can set it in security -> access control -> time range.

 

I hope it will be of help.

 

Thank you.

Occasional Contributor I

RE: Schedule the SSID broadcast

i have looked at the time range settings as mentioned and this appears to be a generic time setting for all progiles and not individual SSID, unless im missing something...........

Guru Elite

RE: Schedule the SSID broadcast

You can create user defined time profiles.
They are assigned per virtual AP.
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