Consolidated Platform Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3.3SE (Cisco WLC 5700 Series)
Configuring WLANs
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Configuring WLANs

Contents

Configuring WLANs

Finding Feature Information

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Prerequisites for WLANs

  • You can associate up to 16 WLANs with each access point group and assign specific access points to each group. Each access point advertises only the enabled WLANs that belong to its access point group. The access point (AP) does not advertise disabled WLANs in its access point group or WLANs that belong to another group.
  • We recommend that you assign one set of VLANs for WLANs and a different set of VLANs for management interfaces to ensure that controllers properly route VLAN traffic.
  • The controller uses different attributes to differentiate between WLANs with the same Service Set Identifier (SSID).
    • WLANs with the same SSID and same Layer 2 policy cannot be created if the WLAN ID is lower than 17.
    • Two WLANs with IDs that are greater than 17 and that have the same SSID and same Layer 2 policy is allowed if WLANs are added in different AP groups.

      Note


      This requirement ensures that clients never detect the SSID present on the same access point radio.


Restrictions for WLANs

  • Peer-to-peer blocking does not apply to multicast traffic.
  • You can configure a maximum of up to 12000 clients.
  • The WLAN name and SSID can have up to 32 characters. Spaces are not allowed in the WLAN profile name and SSID.
  • You cannot map a WLAN to VLAN0, and you cannot map VLANs 1002 to 1006.
  • Dual stack clients with a static-IPv4 address is not supported.
  • When creating a WLAN with the same SSID, you must create a unique profile name for each WLAN.
  • When multiple WLANs with the same SSID get assigned to the same AP radio, you must have a unique Layer 2 security policy so that clients can safely select between them.

Caution


Some clients might not be able to connect to WLANs properly if they detect the same SSID with multiple security policies. Use this feature with care.


Information About WLANs

This feature enables you to control up to 512 WLANs for lightweight access points. Each WLAN has a separate WLAN ID, a separate profile name, and a WLAN SSID. All controllers publish up to 16 WLANs to each connected access point, but you can create up to the maximum number of WLANs supported and then selectively publish these WLANs (using access point groups) to different access points to better manage your wireless network.

You can configure WLANs with different SSIDs or with the same SSID. An SSID identifies the specific wireless network that you want the controller to access.

Band Selection

Band selection enables client radios that are capable of dual-band (2.4- and 5-GHz) operation to move to a less congested 5-GHz access point. The 2.4-GHz band is often congested. Clients on this band typically experience interference from Bluetooth devices, microwave ovens, and cordless phones as well as co-channel interference from other access points because of the 802.11b/g limit of three nonoverlapping channels. To prevent these sources of interference and improve overall network performance, you can configure band selection on the controller.

Band selection works by regulating probe responses to clients. It makes 5-GHz channels more attractive to clients by delaying probe responses to clients on 2.4-GHz channels.

Off-Channel Scanning Defer

In deployments with certain power-save clients, you sometimes need to defer the Radio Resource Management's (RRM) normal off-channel scanning to avoid missing critical information from low-volume clients (for example, medical devices that use power-save mode and periodically send telemetry information). This feature improves the way that Quality of Service (QoS) interacts with the RRM scan defer feature.

You can use a client's Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) UP marking to configure the access point to defer off-channel scanning for a configurable period of time if it receives a packet marked UP.

Off-Channel Scanning Defer is essential to the operation of RRM, which gathers information about alternate channel choices such as noise and interference. Additionally, Off-Channel Scanning Defer is responsible for rogue detection. Devices that need to defer Off-Channel Scanning Defer should use the same WLAN as often as possible. If there are many of these devices (and the possibility exists that Off-Channel Defer scanning could be completely disabled by the use of this feature), you should implement an alternative to local AP Off-Channel Scanning Defer, such as monitoring access points, or other access points in the same location that do not have this WLAN assigned.

You can assign a QoS policy (bronze, silver, gold, and platinum) to a WLAN to affect how packets are marked on the downlink connection from the access point regardless of how they were received on the uplink from the client. UP=1,2 is the lowest priority, and UP=0,3 is the next higher priority. The marking results of each QoS policy are as follows:

  • Bronze marks all downlink traffic to UP= 1.
  • Silver marks all downlink traffic to UP= 0.
  • Gold marks all downlink traffic to UP=4.
  • Platinum marks all downlink traffic to UP=6.

DTIM Period

In the 802.11 networks, lightweight access points broadcast a beacon at regular intervals, which coincides with the Delivery Traffic Indication Map (DTIM). After the access point broadcasts the beacon, it transmits any buffered broadcast and multicast frames based on the value set for the DTIM period. This feature allows power-saving clients to wake up at the appropriate time if they are expecting broadcast or multicast data.

Typically, the DTIM value is set to 1 (to transmit broadcast and multicast frames after every beacon) or 2 (to transmit after every other beacon). For instance, if the beacon period of the 802.11 network is 100 ms and the DTIM value is set to 1, the access point transmits buffered broadcast and multicast frames 10 times per second. If the beacon period is 100 ms and the DTIM value is set to 2, the access point transmits buffered broadcast and multicast frames 5 times per second. Either of these settings are suitable for applications, including Voice Over IP (VoIP), that expect frequent broadcast and multicast frames.

However, the DTIM value can be set as high as 255 (to transmit broadcast and multicast frames after every 255th beacon) if all 802.11 clients have power save enabled. Because the clients have to listen only when the DTIM period is reached, they can be set to listen for broadcasts and multicasts less frequently which results in a longer battery life. For example, if the beacon period is 100 ms and you set the DTIM value to 100, the access point transmits buffered broadcast and multicast frames once every 10 seconds. This rate allows the power-saving clients to sleep longer before they have to wake up and listen for broadcasts and multicasts, which results in a longer battery life.


Note


A beacon period, which is specified in milliseconds on the controller, is converted internally by the software to 802.11 Time Units (TUs), where 1 TU = 1.024 milliseconds. On Cisco’s 802.11n access points, this value is rounded to the nearest multiple of 17 TUs. For example, a configured beacon period of 100 ms results in an actual beacon period of 104 ms.


Many applications cannot tolerate a long time between broadcast and multicast messages, which results in poor protocol and application performance. We recommend that you set a low DTIM value for 802.11 networks that support such clients.

Session Timeouts

You can configure a WLAN with a session timeout. The session timeout is the maximum time for a client session to remain active before requiring reauthorization.

Cisco Client Extensions

The Cisco Client Extensions (CCX) software is licensed to manufacturers and vendors of third-party client devices. The CCX code resident on these clients enables them to communicate wirelessly with Cisco access points and to support Cisco features that other client devices do not, including those features that are related to increased security, enhanced performance, fast roaming, and power management.

  • The software supports CCX versions 1 through 5, which enables controllers and their access points to communicate wirelessly with third-party client devices that support CCX. CCX support is enabled automatically for every WLAN on the controller and cannot be disabled. However, you can configure Aironet information elements (IEs).
  • If Aironet IE support is enabled, the access point sends an Aironet IE 0x85 (which contains the access point name, load, number of associated clients, and so on) in the beacon and probe responses of this WLAN, and the controller sends Aironet IEs 0x85 and 0x95 (which contains the management IP address of the controller and the IP address of the access point) in the reassociation response if it receives Aironet IE 0x85 in the reassociation request.

Peer-to-Peer Blocking

Peer-to-peer blocking is applied to individual WLANs, and each client inherits the peer-to-peer blocking setting of the WLAN to which it is associated. Peer-to-Peer enables you to have more control over how traffic is directed. For example, you can choose to have traffic bridged locally within the controller, dropped by the controller, or forwarded to the upstream VLAN.

Peer-to-peer blocking is supported for clients that are associated with the local switching WLAN.

Diagnostic Channel

You can choose a diagnostic channel to troubleshoot why the client is having communication problems with a WLAN. You can test the client and access points to identify the difficulties that the client is experiencing and allow corrective measures to be taken to make the client operational on the network. You can use the controller GUI or CLI to enable the diagnostic channel, and you can use the controller CLI to run the diagnostic tests.

Note


We recommend that you enable the diagnostic channel feature only for nonanchored SSIDs that use the management interface.


Per-WLAN Radius Source Support

By default, the controller sources all RADIUS traffic from the IP address on its management interface, which means that even if a WLAN has specific RADIUS servers configured instead of the global list, the identity used is the management interface IP address.

If you want to filter WLANs, you can use the callStationID that is set by RFC 3580 to be in the APMAC:SSID format. You can also extend the filtering on the authentication server to be on a per-WLAN source interface by using the NAS-IP-Address attribute.

When you enable the per-WLAN RADIUS source support, the controller sources all RADIUS traffic for a particular WLAN by using the dynamic interface that is configured. Also, RADIUS attributes are modified accordingly to match the identity. This feature virtualizes the controller on the per-WLAN RADIUS traffic, where each WLAN can have a separate layer 3 identity. This feature is useful in deployments that integrate with ACS Network Access Restrictions and Network Access Profiles.

You can combine per-WLAN RADIUS source support with the normal RADIUS traffic source and some WLANs that use the management interface and others using the per-WLAN dynamic interface as the address source.

How to Configure WLANs

Creating WLANs (CLI)

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    configure terminal

    2.    wlan profile-name wlan-id [ssid]

    3.    end


DETAILED STEPS
      Command or Action Purpose
    Step 1 configure terminal


    Example:
    Controller# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 2 wlan profile-name wlan-id [ssid]


    Example:
    Controller(config)# wlan mywlan 34 mywlan-ssid
     

    Specifies the WLAN name and ID:

    • For the profile-name, enter the profile name. The range is from 1 to 32 alphanumeric characters.
    • For the wlan-id, enter the WLAN ID. The range is from 1 to 512.
    • For the ssid, enter the Service Set Identifier (SSID) for this WLAN. If the SSID is not specified, the WLAN profile name is set as the SSID.
    Note   

    By default, the WLAN is disabled.

     
    Step 3 end


    Example:
    Controller(config)# end
     

    Returns to privileged EXEC mode. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl-Z to exit global configuration mode.

     

    Creating WLANs (GUI)


      Step 1   Click Configuration > Wireless.

      The WLANs page is displayed.

      Step 2   Click New to create a WLAN.

      The WLANs > Create New page is displayed.

      Step 3   Enter the following parameters:
      Parameter Description

      WLAN ID

      WLAN identifier. The value ranges from 1 to 512.

      SSID

      Broadcast name of the WLAN.

      Profile

      WLAN profile name.

      Step 4   Click Apply.

      Deleting WLANs (CLI)

      SUMMARY STEPS

        1.    configure terminal

        2.    no wlan wlan-name wlan-id ssid

        3.    end


      DETAILED STEPS
          Command or Action Purpose
        Step 1 configure terminal


        Example:
        Controller# configure terminal
         

        Enters global configuration mode.

         
        Step 2 no wlan wlan-name wlan-id ssid


        Example:
        Controller(config)# no wlan test2
         
        Deletes the WLAN. The arguments are as follows:
        • The wlan-name is the WLAN profile name.
        • The wlan-id is the WLAN ID.
        • The ssid is the WLAN SSID name configured for the WLAN.
        Note   

        If you delete a WLAN that is part of an AP group, the WLAN is removed from the AP group and from the AP's radio.

         
        Step 3 end


        Example:
        Controller(config)# end
         

        Returns to privileged EXEC mode. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl-Z to exit global configuration mode.

         

        Deleting WLANs (GUI)


          Step 1   Click Configuration > Wireless.

          The WLANs page is displayed.

          Step 2   Select the checkbox corresponding to the WLAN you want to delete.
          Note   

          If you delete a WLAN that is part of an AP group, the WLAN is removed from the AP group and from the AP's radio.

          Step 3   Click Remove.

          Searching WLANs (CLI)

          SUMMARY STEPS

            1.    show wlan summary


          DETAILED STEPS
              Command or Action Purpose
            Step 1 show wlan summary


            Example:
            Controller# show wlan summary
             

            Displays the list of all WLANs configured on the device. You can search for the WLAN in the output.

             
            Controller# show wlan summary
            Number of WLANs: 4
            
            WLAN Profile Name                     SSID                           VLAN Status
            --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            1    test1                             test1-ssid                     137  UP
            3    test2                             test2-ssid                     136  UP
            2    test3                             test3-ssid                     1    UP
            45   test4                             test4-ssid                     1    DOWN
            

            You can also use wild cards to search WLANs. For example show wlan summary include | variable. Where variable is any search string in the output.

            Controller# show wlan summary | include test-wlan-ssid
            1    test-wlan                       test-wlan-ssid                     137   UP
            

            Searching WLANs (GUI)


              Step 1   Click Configuration > Wireless.

              The WLANs page is displayed.

              Step 2   Type the first few characters in the text box above the column you are searching. Fo For example, to search the WLAN based on the Profile, type the first few characters of the profile name.

              You can search a WLAN based on the following criteria:

              • Profile
              • ID
              • SSID
              • VLAN
              • Status

              If a WLAN exists, it would appear based on the accuracy of the match.


              Enabling WLANs (CLI)

              SUMMARY STEPS

                1.    configure terminal

                2.    wlan profile-name

                3.    no shutdown

                4.    end


              DETAILED STEPS
                  Command or Action Purpose
                Step 1 configure terminal


                Example:
                Controller# configure terminal
                 

                Enters global configuration mode.

                 
                Step 2 wlan profile-name


                Example:
                Controller# wlan test4
                 

                Enters the WLAN configuration submode. The profile-name is the profile name of the configured WLAN.

                 
                Step 3 no shutdown


                Example:
                Controller(config-wlan)# no shutdown
                 

                Enables the WLAN.

                 
                Step 4 end


                Example:
                Controller(config)# end
                 

                Returns to privileged EXEC mode. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl-Z to exit global configuration mode.

                 

                Disabling WLANs (CLI)

                SUMMARY STEPS

                  1.    configure terminal

                  2.    wlan profile-name

                  3.    shutdown

                  4.    end

                  5.    show wlan summary


                DETAILED STEPS
                    Command or Action Purpose
                  Step 1 configure terminal


                  Example:
                  Controller# configure terminal
                   

                  Enters global configuration mode.

                   
                  Step 2 wlan profile-name


                  Example:
                  Controller# wlan test4
                   

                  Enters the WLAN configuration submode. The profile-name is the profile name of the configured WLAN.

                   
                  Step 3 shutdown


                  Example:
                  Controller(config-wlan)# shutdown
                   

                  Disables the WLAN.

                   
                  Step 4 end


                  Example:
                  Controller(config)# end
                   

                  Returns to privileged EXEC mode. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl-Z to exit global configuration mode.

                   
                  Step 5 show wlan summary


                  Example:
                  Controller# show wlan summary
                   

                  Displays the list of all WLANs configured on the device. You can search for the WLAN in the output.

                   

                  Configuring General WLAN Properties (CLI)

                  You can configure the following properties:

                  • Media stream
                  • Broadcast SSID
                  • Call Snooping
                  • Radio
                  • Interface
                  • Status
                  SUMMARY STEPS

                    1.    configure terminal

                    2.    wlan profile-name

                    3.    shutdown

                    4.    broadcast-ssid

                    5.    radio {all | dot11a | dot11ag | dot11bg | dot11g}

                    6.    client vlan vlan-identifier

                    7.    ip multicast vlan vlan-name

                    8.    media-stream multicast-direct

                    9.    call-snoop

                    10.    no shutdown

                    11.    end


                  DETAILED STEPS
                      Command or Action Purpose
                    Step 1 configure terminal


                    Example:
                    Controller# configure terminal
                     

                    Enters global configuration mode.

                     
                    Step 2 wlan profile-name


                    Example:
                    Controller# wlan test4
                     

                    Enters the WLAN configuration submode. The profile-name is the profile name of the configured WLAN.

                     
                    Step 3 shutdown


                    Example:
                    Controller# shutdown
                     

                    Disables the WLAN before configuring the parameters.

                     
                    Step 4 broadcast-ssid


                    Example:
                    Controller(config-wlan)# broadcast-ssid
                     
                    Broadcasts the SSID for this WLAN. This field is enabled by default. 
                    Step 5 radio {all | dot11a | dot11ag | dot11bg | dot11g}


                    Example:
                    Controller# radio all
                     
                    Enables radios on the WLAN. The keywords are as follows:
                    • all—Configures the WLAN on all radio bands.
                    • dot1a—Configures the WLAN on only 802.11a radio bands.
                    • dot11g—Configures the WLAN on 802.11ag radio bands.
                    • dot11bg—Configures the WLAN on only 802.11b/g radio bands (only 802.11b if 802.11g is disabled).
                    • dot11ag— Configures the wireless LAN on 802.11g radio bands only.
                     
                    Step 6 client vlan vlan-identifier


                    Example:
                    Controller# client vlan test-vlan
                     
                    Enables an interface group on the WLAN.

                    vlan-identifier—Specifies the VLAN identifier. This can be the VLAN name, VLAN ID, or VLAN group name.

                     
                    Step 7 ip multicast vlan vlan-name


                    Example:
                    Controller(config-wlan)# ip multicast vlan test
                     
                    Enables IP multicast on a WLAN. The keywords are as follows:
                    • vlan—Specifies the VLAN ID.
                    • vlan-name—Specifies the VLAN name.
                     
                    Step 8 media-stream multicast-direct


                    Example:
                    Controller(config-wlan)# media-stream multicast-direct
                     

                    Enables multicast VLANs on this WLAN.

                     
                    Step 9 call-snoop


                    Example:
                    Controller(config-wlan)# call-snoop
                     

                    Enables call-snooping support.

                     
                    Step 10 no shutdown


                    Example:
                    Controller(config-wlan)# no shutdown
                     

                    Enables the WLAN.

                     
                    Step 11 end


                    Example:
                    Controller(config)# end
                     

                    Returns to privileged EXEC mode. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl-Z to exit global configuration mode.

                     

                    Configuring General WLAN Properties (GUI)

                    Use this procedure to perform the following actions on a WLAN:
                    • Set WLAN Status
                    • Configure Radio Policies
                    • Assign Interface/Interface Groups
                    • Enable or Disable Multicast VLAN Feature
                    • Enable or Disable Broadcast SSID Feature
                    Before You Begin

                      Step 1   Click Configuration > Wireless.

                      The WLANs page is displayed.

                      Step 2   Locate the WLAN you want to configure by using the search mechanisms on the page.
                      Step 3   Click on the WLAN Profile of the WLAN.

                      The WLAN > Edit page is displayed.

                      Step 4   Click the General tab. This tab is displayed by default.
                      Step 5   Configure the General parameters.
                      Parameter Description

                      Profile Name

                      Displays the configured profile name of the WLAN.

                      Type

                      Displays the configured LAN type.

                      SSID

                      Displays the configured SSID of the WLAN.

                      Status

                      Check box to enable the WLAN. The default value is enabled.

                      Security Policies

                      WLAN security policies set using the Security tab.

                      Radio Policy

                      WLAN radio policy to enable radios on the WLAN. Values are the following:

                      • All
                      • 802.11a only
                      • 802.11g only
                      • 802.11a/g only
                      • 802.11b/g only

                      Interface/Interface Group

                      Interface or interface group that you want this WLAN to be mapped. Displays the non-service port and non-virtual interface names configured on the Interfaces page.

                      Note    This field displays a drop down box only when the VLAN for a WLAN is mapped using a existing VLAN name on the controller.

                      Broadcast SSID

                      Check box to broadcast this SSID. The default is enabled.

                      Multicast VLAN Feature

                      Check box to enable the multicast VLAN. The default is disabled.

                      Note    The Multicast Interface field appears only after you enable the Multicast VLAN feature text box.
                      Note    You have to configure the multicast VLAN feature only once if you want to use the multicast feature.
                      Step 6   Click Apply.

                      What to Do Next

                      Proceed to configure the Security, QoS, and Advanced Properties.

                      Configuring Advanced WLAN Properties (CLI)

                      You can configure the following advanced properties:

                      • AAA Override
                      • Coverage Hole Detection
                      • Session Timeout
                      • Cisco Client Extensions
                      • Diagnostic Channels
                      • Interface Override ACLs
                      • P2P Blocking
                      • Client Exclusion
                      • Maximum Clients Per WLAN
                      • Off Channel Scan Defer
                      SUMMARY STEPS

                        1.    configure terminal

                        2.    wlan profile-name

                        3.    aaa-override

                        4.    chd

                        5.    session-timeout time-in-seconds

                        6.    ccx aironet-iesupport

                        7.    diag-channel

                        8.    ip access-group [web] acl-name

                        9.    peer-blocking [drop | forward-upstream]

                        10.    exclusionlist time-in-seconds

                        11.    client association limit max-number-of-clients

                        12.    channel-scan defer-priority {defer-priority {0-7} | defer-time {0 - 6000}}

                        13.    end


                      DETAILED STEPS
                          Command or Action Purpose
                        Step 1 configure terminal


                        Example:
                        Controller# configure terminal
                         

                        Enters global configuration mode.

                         
                        Step 2 wlan profile-name


                        Example:
                        Controller# wlan test4
                         

                        Enters the WLAN configuration submode. The profile-name is the profile name of the configured WLAN.

                         
                        Step 3 aaa-override


                        Example:
                        Controller(config-wlan)# aaa-override
                         

                        Enables AAA override.

                         
                        Step 4 chd


                        Example:
                        Controller(config-wlan)# chd
                         

                        Enables coverage hole detection for this WLAN. This field is enabled by default.

                         
                        Step 5 session-timeout time-in-seconds


                        Example:
                        Controller(config-wlan)# session-timeout 450
                         

                        Sets the session timeout in seconds. The range and default values vary according to the security configuration. If the WLAN security is configured to dot1x, the range is 300 to 86400 seconds and the default value is 1800 seconds. For all other WLAN security configurations, the range is 1 to 65535 seconds and the default value is 0 seconds. A value of 0 indicates no session timeout.

                         
                        Step 6 ccx aironet-iesupport


                        Example:
                        Controller(config-wlan)# ccx aironet-iesupport
                         

                        Enables support for Aironet IEs for this WLAN. This field is enabled by default.

                         
                        Step 7 diag-channel


                        Example:
                        Controller(config-wlan)# diag-channel
                         

                        Enables diagnostic channel support to troubleshoot client communication issues on a WLAN.

                         
                        Step 8 ip access-group [web] acl-name


                        Example:
                        Controller(config)# ip access-group test-acl-name
                         

                        Configures the WLAN ACL group. The variable acl-name specifies the user-defined IPv4 ACL name. The keyword web specifies the IPv4 web ACL.

                         
                        Step 9 peer-blocking [drop | forward-upstream]


                        Example:
                        Controller(config)# peer-blocking drop
                         

                        Configures peer to peer blocking parameters. The keywords are as follows:

                        • drop—Enables peer-to-peer blocking on the drop action.
                        • forward-upstream—Enables peer-to-peer blocking on the forward upstream action.
                         
                        Step 10 exclusionlist time-in-seconds


                        Example:
                        Controller(config)# exclusionlist 10
                         

                        Specifies the timeout in seconds. The valid range is from 0 to 2147483647. Enter 0 for no timeout. A zero (0) timeout indicates that the client is permanently added to the exclusion list.

                         
                        Step 11 client association limit max-number-of-clients


                        Example:
                        Controller(config)# client association limit 200
                         

                        Sets the maximum number of clients that can be configured on a WLAN.

                         
                        Step 12 channel-scan defer-priority {defer-priority {0-7} | defer-time {0 - 6000}}


                        Example:
                        Controller(config)# channel-scan defer-priority 6
                         
                        Sets the channel scan defer priority and defer time. The arguments are as follows:
                        • defer-priority—Specifies the priority markings for packets that can defer off-channel scanning. The range is from 0 to 7. The default is 3.
                        • defer-time—Deferral time in milliseconds. The range is from 0 to 6000. The default is 100.
                         
                        Step 13 end


                        Example:
                        Controller(config)# end
                         

                        Returns to privileged EXEC mode. Alternatively, you can also press Ctrl-Z to exit global configuration mode.

                         

                        Configuring Advanced WLAN Properties (GUI)

                        Before You Begin

                          Step 1   Click Configuration > Wireless.

                          The WLANs page is displayed.

                          Step 2   Locate the WLAN you want to configure by using the search mechanisms on the page.
                          Step 3   Click on the WLAN Profile of the WLAN.

                          The WLAN > Edit page is displayed.

                          Step 4   Click on the Advanced Properties tab.
                          Step 5   Configure the Advanced properties.
                          Parameter Description

                          Allow AAA Override

                          AAA override for global WLAN parameters that you can enable or disable.

                          When AAA Override is enabled, and a client has conflicting AAA and controllers WLAN authentication parameters, client authentication is performed by the AAA server. As part of this authentication, the operating system moves clients from the default Cisco WLAN Solution WLAN VLAN to a VLAN returned by the AAA server and predefined in the controllers interface configuration. In all cases, the operating system also uses QoS, DSCP, 802.1p priority tag values, and ACLs provided by the AAA server, if they are predefined in the controllers interface configuration. (This VLAN switching by AAA Override is also referred to as Identity Networking.)

                          If the Corporate WLAN primarily uses a Management Interface assigned to VLAN 2, and if AAA Override returns a redirect to VLAN 100, the operating system redirects all client transmissions to VLAN 100, regardless of the physical port to which VLAN 100 is assigned.

                          When AAA Override is disabled, all client authentication defaults to the controllers authentication parameter settings, and authentication is performed only by the AAA server if the controllers WLAN does not contain any client-specific authentication parameters.

                          The AAA override values might come from a RADIUS server, for example.

                          Coverage Hole Detection

                          Coverage hole detection (CHD) on this WLAN that you can enable or disable.

                          By default, CHD is enabled on all WLANs on the controllers. You can disable CHD on a WLAN.

                          When you disable CHD on a WLAN, a coverage hole alert is still sent to the Controller, but no other processing is done to mitigate the coverage hole. This feature is useful for guest WLANs where guests are connected to your network for short periods of time and are likely to be highly mobile.

                          Session Timeout

                          Configure a WLAN with a session timeout in seconds. The session timeout is the maximum time for a client session to remain active before requiring reauthorization. Entering zero denotes the session will never expire.

                          Aironet IE

                          Support of Aironet IEs per WLAN that you can enable or disable. The default is disabled.

                          Diagnostic Channel

                          Diagnostic channel support on the WLAN that you can enable or disable. The default is disabled.

                          P2P Blocking Action

                          Peer-to-peer blocking settings that you can choose from the following:

                          • Disabled—(Default) Disables peer-to-peer blocking and bridges traffic locally within the controller whenever possible.
                          • Drop—Causes the controllers to discard the packets.
                          • Forward-UpStream—Causes the packets to be forwarded on the upstream VLAN. The device above the controllers decides what action to take regarding the packets.

                          Client Exclusion

                          Timeout in seconds for disabled client machines that you can enable or disable. Client machines are disabled by their MAC address and their status can be observed on the Clients > Details page. A timeout setting of 0 indicates that the client is disabled permanently. Administrative control is required to reenable the client. The default is enabled and the timeout setting is configured as 60 seconds.

                          Timeout Value (secs)  

                          Max Allowed Client

                          Maximum clients allowed per Controller.

                          You can set a limit to the number of clients that can connect to a WLAN. This feature is useful in scenarios where you have a limited number of clients that can connect to a Controller. You can set a limit on the number of guest clients that can access a given WLAN. The number of clients that you can configure per WLAN depends on the platform that you are using. A maximum of up to 12000 clients are supported.

                          Note   

                          The maximum number of clients per WLAN feature is supported only for access points that are in connected mode.

                          DHCP
                          DHCP Server IP Address Enter the DHCP server on the WLAN that overrides the DHCP server address on the interface assigned to the WLAN.
                          DHCP Address Assignment Required

                          Enables the DHCP address assignment and makes it mandatory for clients to get their IP address from the DHCP server.

                          DHCP Option 82 Enables the DHCP82 payload on the WLAN.
                          DHCP option 82 Format Specifies the DHCP option 82 format. Valus are as follows:
                          • add-ssid— Set RemoteID format that is the AP radio MAC address and SSID.
                          • ap-ethmac—Set RemoteID format that is the AP Ethernet MAC address.
                          Note    If the format option is not configured, only the AP radio MAC address is used.
                          DHCP Option ASCII Mode

                          Configures ASCII for DHCP Option 82. If this is not configured, the option 82 format is set to ASCII format.

                          DHCP Option 82 RID Mode Adds the Cisco 2 byte RID for DHCP option 82.
                          NAC
                          NAC State Enables the NAC on the WLAN.
                          Off Channel Scanning Defer

                          Scan Differ Priority

                          Defer priority for the channel scan that you can assign by clicking on the priority argument. The valid range for the priority is 0 to 7. The priority is 0 to 7 (this value should be set to 6 on the client and on the WLAN).

                          Multiple values can be set. The default values are 4, 5 and 6.

                          Scan Differ Time

                          Channel scan defer time in milliseconds that you can assign. The valid range is 100 (default) to 60000 (60 seconds). This setting should match the requirements of the equipment on your wireless LAN.

                          Override Interface ACL

                          IPv4 ACL The WLANs IPv4 ACL group. Values are as follow:
                          • Un-configured
                          • Pre-auth_ipv4_acl
                          IPv6 ACL The WLANs IPv6 ACL group. Values are as follow:
                          • Un-configured
                          • Pre-auth_ipv6_acl
                          Step 6   Click Apply.

                          Related Information

                          Applying a QoS Policy on a WLAN (GUI)


                            Step 1   Choose Configuration > Wireless.
                            Step 2   Expand the WLAN node by clicking on the left pane and choose WLANs.

                            The WLANs page is displayed.

                            Step 3   Select the WLAN for which you want to configure the QoS policies by clicking on the WLAN Profile.
                            Step 4   Click the QoS tab to configure the QoS policies on the WLAN.

                            The following options are available:

                            Parameter Description
                            QoS SSID Policy

                            Downstream QoS Policy

                            QoS downstream policy configuration.

                            The Existing Policy column displays the current applied policy. To change the existing policy, select the policy from the drop-down list in the Assign Policy column.

                            Upstream QoS Policy

                            QoS upstream policy configuration.

                            The Existing Policy column displays the current applied policy. To change the existing policy, select the policy from the drop-down list in the Assign Policy column.

                            QoS Client Policy

                            Downstream QoS Policy

                            QoS downstream policy configuration.

                            The Existing Policy column displays the current applied policy. To change the existing policy, select the policy from the drop-down list in the Assign Policy column.

                            Upstream QoS Policy

                            QoS upstream policy configuration.

                            The Existing Policy column displays the current applied policy. To change the existing policy, select the policy from the drop-down list in the Assign Policy column.

                            WMM

                            WMM Policy

                            WMM Policy. Values are the following:
                            • Disabled—Disables this WMM policy.
                            • Allowed—Allows the clients to communicate with the WLAN.
                            • Required—Ensures that it is mandatory for the clients to have WMM features enabled on them to communicate with the WLAN.
                            Step 5   Click Apply.

                            Monitoring WLAN Properties (CLI)

                            Command Description
                            show wlan id wlan-id

                            Displays WLAN properties based on the WLAN ID.

                            show wlan name wlan-name

                            Displays WLAN properties based on the WLAN name.

                            show wlan all

                            Displays WLAN properties of all configured WLANs.

                            show wlan summary

                            Displays a summary of all WLANs. The summary details includes the following information:

                            • WLAN ID
                            • Profile name
                            • SSID
                            • VLAN
                            • Status
                            show running-config wlan wlan-name

                            Displays the running configuration of a WLAN based on the WLAN name.

                            show running-config wlan

                            Displays the running configuration of all WLANs.

                            Viewing WLAN Properties (GUI)

                            Before You Begin

                            • You must have administrator privileges.

                              Step 1   Select Configuration > WLAN

                              The WLANs page is displayed.

                              Step 2   Click the WLAN Profile link.
                              The WLANs > Edit page is displayed. The WLANs page contains the following tabs:
                              • General : Displays the WLAN general properties.
                              • Security: Displays the security properties. The properties include Layer 2, Layer 3, and AAA properties.
                              • QoS: Displays the QoS configuration properties.
                              • Advanced: Displays the advanced properties.

                              Where to Go Next

                              Proceed to configure DHCP for WLANs.

                              Additional References

                              Related Documents

                              Related Topic Document Title
                              WLAN command reference WLAN Command Reference, Cisco IOS XE Release 3SE (Cisco WLC 5700 Series)
                              Mobility Anchor configuration Mobility Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3SE (Cisco WLC 5700 Series)
                              WebAuth Configuration Security Configuration Guide (Cisco WLC 5700 Series)

                              Error Message Decoder

                              Description Link

                              To help you research and resolve system error messages in this release, use the Error Message Decoder tool.

                              https:/​/​www.cisco.com/​cgi-bin/​Support/​Errordecoder/​index.cgi

                              MIBs

                              MIB MIBs Link
                              All supported MIBs for this release.

                              To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco IOS releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL:

                              http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​go/​mibs

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                              Feature Information for WLANs

                              This table lists the features in this module and provides links to specific configuration information:

                              Feature

                              Release

                              Modification

                              WLAN Functionality

                              Cisco IOS XE 3.2SE

                              This feature was introduced.