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different SSID (network) for each 2.4 GHz and 5Ghz

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  • 1.  different SSID (network) for each 2.4 GHz and 5Ghz

    Posted Sep 19, 2022 11:06 PM
    Despite the fact that I have Force 5GHz enabled, my newly created network broadcasts on 2.4GHz. How can I make a new network (SSID) just for the 5GHz band? Or how do I enable 5GHz in Aruba 555?

    I appreciate any help you may give in advance.


    Maloni


  • 2.  RE: different SSID (network) for each 2.4 GHz and 5Ghz

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Sep 19, 2022 11:21 PM
    Is this an Instant (IAP) AP or a controller-based AP?  If it is instant, you would use the RF band parameter:  https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/CLI-Bank/Content/instant/rf-band.htm

    Also, what is your regulatory domain and what version of code is this running?

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  • 3.  RE: different SSID (network) for each 2.4 GHz and 5Ghz

    Posted Sep 20, 2022 12:25 AM
    Thanks, joseph for the prompt reply. I'm using an Instant and I am using it for my testbed in a school lab here in Auckland in New Zealand. 

    I already ordered a console cable for the Instant to be able to configure through the command line but for now, I can't do it on the AP GUI.  


    Thanks

    Maloni 





  • 4.  RE: different SSID (network) for each 2.4 GHz and 5Ghz

    Posted Sep 20, 2022 12:25 AM
    Thanks, joseph for the prompt reply. I'm using an Instant and I am using it for my testbed in a school lab here in Auckland in New Zealand.

    I already ordered a console cable for the Instant to be able to configure through the command line but for now, I can't do it on the AP GUI.  
    Thanks
    Maloni 



  • 5.  RE: different SSID (network) for each 2.4 GHz and 5Ghz

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Sep 20, 2022 07:52 AM
    For IAPs, you should be able to enable a WLAN for a specific band.
    if you want to broadcast a SSID only on 5GHz then choose it from here.



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  • 6.  RE: different SSID (network) for each 2.4 GHz and 5Ghz

    Posted Sep 20, 2022 10:44 AM
    Force 5GHz doesn't "turn off" 2.4GHz - it just pushes supported clients over to 5GHz when it can.

    You can SSH to the virtual controller - you don't need a console cable for accessing the CLI.

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  • 7.  RE: different SSID (network) for each 2.4 GHz and 5Ghz

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Sep 20, 2022 06:47 PM
    if you want to turn off 2.4GHz radio altogether then you can go it from the WebUI too.
    followed by a reboot.



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  • 8.  RE: different SSID (network) for each 2.4 GHz and 5Ghz

    Posted Sep 20, 2022 08:49 PM
    Thanks for the assistance 

    I will have a look at it follow the instructions you provided and will get back to you after.

    Thanks
    Loni