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Disabling a specific SSID on the 2.4 radio of a specific AP-Group

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  • 1.  Disabling a specific SSID on the 2.4 radio of a specific AP-Group

    Posted 23 days ago
    Hi all, we had a customer that want to disable a SSID for the 2.4GHz radio just on an area of the campus.

    What we are doing is to create a new AP-Group where we'll include all the APs on that area of the campus. However, looking on System Profiles we are not able to locate where to disable the specific SSID on the 2.4 radio and let others SSID to be broadcasted on the same radio. We cannot turn the 2.4 radio off since there are others SSID required to be broadcasted on that specific area.

    Let me try to clarify with this table:

      Area 1 - APGroup A Area 2 - APGroup B
    2.4 GHZ 5 GHz 2.4 GHZ 5 GHz
    SSID "A"  Disable X X X
    SSID "B" X X X X

    We are using a Mobility Master, a couple of 7210 Controllers, and APs 335 running on Aruba OS 8.

    We'll appreciate your inputs.

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    Victor Rojas
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  • 2.  RE: Disabling a specific SSID on the 2.4 radio of a specific AP-Group

    Posted 23 days ago


    1.  Duplicate the Virtual AP
    2.  Set the allowed band  to a-only on the new Virtual AP.
    3.  Replace the "old" virtual AP with the "new" virtual AP in your ap-groups:

    First, ssh to the MM and CD to the proper context.


    config t
    wlan virtual-ap ACME-TLS-5ghz  (create the new virtual ap)
    clone ACME-TLS (clone the old virtual ap - yes, your name will be different)
    allowed-band a (set the new virtual AP to only broadcast on the a radio)

    ...next, replace the old virtual AP with the new virtual AP in each ap-group that you want to only broadcast on the a band.

    Now, instead of the ACME-TLS virtual AP, you can add ACME-TLS-5ghz to the ap-group that you want that same SSID broadcast, but with only 5ghz band coverage.

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    Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba Networks.
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