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how to hide SSID from broadcasting on Aruba7210 mobility controller

Hello,

 

I'm new to Aruba. 

We have 4 SSIDs through Aruba 7210 controller and I am tasked to hide one of the guest SSID because we are phasing out the the old guest to new guest SSID

 

My question is I found the option of hiding SSID under SSID.

but looks like all the SSID even the ones that are broadcasting has this option checked. 

So just checking the option does not seem to hide SSID.

 

Do I also have to select option to Deny_Broadcast Probes?

 

Or this is not the right way to disable the broadcast of SSID? I still need that SSID to be enabled but disable broadcast of the SSID. 

 

Thank you in advance.

 

MVP
Posts: 4,271
Registered: ‎07-20-2011

Re: how to hide SSID from broadcasting on Aruba7210 mobility controller

Under SSID Profile > Advanced >

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Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Engineer @ Integration Partners
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Registered: ‎12-01-2014

Re: how to hide SSID from broadcasting on Aruba7210 mobility controller

Hi,

 

When you hide any SSID, still one can connect to that by knowing the SSID, if you configure a client with SSID, client will send a probe request with that SSID, and AP will send back Probe response and then association process can be completed, this is called Active scanning.

 

In order to prevent this, we need to configure the AP to send back the probe response hence we need to check "Deny_Broadcast Probe" along with "Hide SSID"

Or if you don't want to use that SSID temporarily you can disable by unchecking "SSID enable"

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