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Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-10-2017

Turn off WLAN at night using Aruba Central

Hi all,

 

how do I turn off WLAN transmission at night (defined time window) using Aruba Central managment system.

It is not about blocking the access only and keeping - but turning off the RF transmissions.

 

Thanks

Thomas

Aruba Employee
Posts: 240
Registered: ‎03-26-2013

Re: Turn off WLAN at night using Aruba Central

Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-10-2017

Re: Turn off WLAN at night using Aruba Central

Hi Nitesh,

 

thanks for poiting out the solution.

 

When all SSIDs are turned off that way - will this turn off the radio completely or will it only stop propagating the SSIDs.

 

The requirement is to turn off radio transmission at night for health protection reasons.

 

Thanks

Thomas

Aruba Employee
Posts: 240
Registered: ‎03-26-2013

Re: Turn off WLAN at night using Aruba Central

Hi Thomas,

 

As per my understanding, this applies to the SSID.

 

I think the best option is to have this controlled via switches in case your switches support some kind of POE based time-range.

 

Switches can turn off the POE on the ports where AP's are connected based off the time range profile that you configure on the switch itself.

 

Without POE, AP will be compleltely down.

 

I will also try to check in parallel if the time-range on IAP can help in stopping RF transmission completely.

Aruba Employee
Posts: 240
Registered: ‎03-26-2013

Re: Turn off WLAN at night using Aruba Central

Hi Thomas,

 

Time based policy on IAP will only turn off the SSID's & not the radio itself.

 

The best option is to check if your switches support time range based POE allocation.

Aruba Employee
Posts: 240
Registered: ‎03-26-2013

Re: Turn off WLAN at night using Aruba Central

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Hi Thomas,

 

Are you using IAP's in mesh mode ?

 

Please share the model number of IAP's being used as well.

Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-10-2017

Re: Turn off WLAN at night using Aruba Central

Hi Nitesh

In this case it is a single IAP.

Does this make a difference?

Regards
Thomas

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Aruba Employee
Posts: 240
Registered: ‎03-26-2013

Re: Turn off WLAN at night using Aruba Central

Hi Thomas,

 

If it is single IAP on the network, there won't be mesh involved as it will require another IAP to set up mesh.

 

Please share the model number for the IAP

Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎05-10-2017

Re: Turn off WLAN at night using Aruba Central

Hi Nitesh

I'm using a 303H (RW).

Thanks!
Aruba Employee
Posts: 240
Registered: ‎03-26-2013

Re: Turn off WLAN at night using Aruba Central

Hi Thomas,

 

In we are not using mesh ,

 

Radio will be turned off once all SSIDs are disabled on 1xx and 3xx platforms.

 

As you are using 303H, radio will be off as soon as SSID's are disabled due to time range getting kicked in.

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