Wireless Access

Regular Contributor I

How to hide a WLAN (SSID)

I am very new to Aruba Wireless and I am setting up a Wirless Test Lab.  I have the devices setup and AP Groups and Managed Device Group created for basic functioanlity; but, the next step is to setup the WLANs


For our test environment we need to replicate what our current HP MSM760 setup and some of this SSIDs (in produciton) are hidden.


My question is how may I hide the new test SSID?


Will I need to create it first (broadcast on) it to the MD groups (pg. 30) and then hide it afterwards?  HO may I hide th etest SSIDs?

Regular Contributor I

Re: How to hide a WLAN (SSID)

This link may be of assitance: https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/ArubaOS-and-Controllers/Unable-to-hide-ssid/m-p/11741


I just wanted to verify if anything changed in verison  


So is that correct?  I wil nee dto creat ethe SSID and then check the "Deny Broadcast Probes" option in the advanced settings in addition to the "Hide SSID" option?

Guru Elite

Re: How to hide a WLAN (SSID)

Nothing has changed.


You will still need to do what you indicated above in the SSID profile.

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Re: How to hide a WLAN (SSID)

Make sure you go to the right hand side and then click on your login > Preferences > Click show advanced profiles

Then go to System > Profiles > Wireless LAN > SSID > and enable

* - Hide SSID:
* - Deny_Broadcast Probes:

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