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SSID Permited Characters



I need to create some new SSIDs on our Aruba7210 based controller with ArubaOS version 6.4.37 and would like the new SSID names to be as descriptive as is possible.


My question then is what characters are permitted in an SSID name. On top of the alphanumeric characters I was thinking of using space, underscore, and or hyphen in the new SSID names.


Thanks in anticipation.


Regards PM.




MVP Guru

Re: SSID Permited Characters



They are all supported in an SSID name. I would recommend always steer clear of spaces though..


EDIT: I'll be specific: space, hyphen and underscore are all supported but I'd recommend steering clear of spaces.

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Contributor I

Re: SSID Permited Characters

Thank you James.


regards PM

Regular Contributor II

Re: SSID Permited Characters

I know this was an old post, but as it was the first hit on a search result, thought Id ask the question...


Why is it advised to avoid the use of the "space" in an ssid name?


Ive always avoided it, just never liked them in an SSID, but wondered if there was any technical reason?

Guru Elite

Re: SSID Permited Characters

Because a space is a delimiter.

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