WLAN Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3SE (Cisco WLC 5700 Series)
Setting Client Count Per WLAN
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Setting Client Count Per WLAN

Setting Client Count Per WLAN

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Restrictions for Setting Client Count for WLANs

  • When a WLAN has reached the limit on the maximum number of clients connected to it or an AP radio and a new client tries to join the WLAN, the client cannot connect to the WLAN until an existing client gets disconnected.
  • Roaming clients are considered as new clients. The new client can connect to a WLAN, which has reached the maximum limit on the number of connected clients, only when an existing client gets disconnected.

Note


For more information about the number of clients that are supported, see the product data sheet of your controller.


Information About Setting the Client Count per WLAN

You can set a limit to the number of clients that can connect to a WLAN, which is useful in scenarios where you have a limited number of clients that can connect to a controller. For example, consider a scenario where the controller can serve up to 256 clients on a WLAN and these clients can be shared between enterprise users (employees) and guest users. 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 for each WLAN depends on the platform that you are using.

How to Configure Client Count Per WLAN

Configuring Client Count per WLAN (CLI)

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    configure terminal

    2.    wlan profile-name

    3.    client association limit limit

    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 client association limit limit


    Example:
    Controller(config-wlan)# client association limit 2000
     

    Configures the maximum number of client associations per WLAN. The range is 0 to 12000. A default value is 0 (no limit).

     
    Step 4 end


    Example:
    Controller(wlan-config)# end
     

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

     

    Configuring Client Count Per AP Per WLAN (CLI)

    SUMMARY STEPS

      1.    configure terminal

      2.    wlan profile-name

      3.    client association limit ap ap-limit

      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 client association limit ap ap-limit


      Example:
      Controller(config-wlan)# client association limit ap 250
       

      Configures the maximum number of clients per AP per WLAN. The range is 1 - 400.

       
      Step 4 end


      Example:
      Controller(wlan-config)# end
       

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

       

      Configuring Client Count per AP Radio per WLAN (CLI)

      SUMMARY STEPS

        1.    configure terminal

        2.    wlan profile-name

        3.    client association limit radio max-client-connections

        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 client association limit radio max-client-connections


        Example:
        Controller(config-wlan)# client association limit radio 180
         

        Configures the maximum number of client connections per AP radio per WLAN. The range is 0 - 200 for the a, b, and g radios.

         
        Step 4 end


        Example:
        Controller(config-wlan)# end
         

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

         

        Monitoring Client Connections (CLI)

        The following commands can be used to monitor client connections on the controller:

        Command Description
        show wlan name wlan-name Displays the WLAN properties. Here is an example:
        . . . .
        Max Associated Clients per WLAN               :0
        Max Associated Clients per AP per WLAN        :0
        Max Associated Clients per AP Radio per WLAN  :0
        . . . 
        . . . 
        show wlan id wlan-id Displays the WLAN properties. here is an example:
        . . . .
        Max Associated Clients per WLAN               :0
        Max Associated Clients per AP per WLAN        :0
        Max Associated Clients per AP Radio per WLAN  :0
        . . . 
        . . . 

        Additional References for Client Connections

        Related Documents

        Related Topic Document Title
        WLAN Command References WLAN Command Reference, Cisco IOS XE Release 3SE (Cisco WLC 5700 Series)

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        Feature Information about Client Connections Per WLAN

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

        Feature Name Release Feature Information
        Client Connections Per WLAN, Per AP, and per AP Radio Cisco IOS XE 3.3SE This feature was introduced.