Mobile Concierge is a solution that enables 802.1X capable clients to interwork with external networks. The Mobile Concierge feature provides service availability information to clients and can help them to associate available networks.
The services offered by the network can be broadly classified into two protocols:
MSAP (Mobility Services Advertisement Protocol) is designed to be used primarily by mobile devices that are configured with a set of policies for establishing network services. These services are available for devices that offer higher-layer services, or network services that are enabled through service providers.
Service advertisements use MSAP to provide services to mobile devices prior to association to a Wi-Fi access network. This information is conveyed in a service advertisement. A single-mode or dual-mode mobile device queries the network for service advertisements before association. The device's network discovery and the selection function may use the service advertisements in its decision to join the network.
Configuring 802.11u MSAP (GUI)
Choose WLAN to open the WLANs page.
Hover your mouse over the blue drop-down arrow for the desired WLAN on which you want to configure the MSAP parameters and select Service Advertisements. The Service Advertisement page appears.
Enable the service advertisements.
Enter the server index for this WLAN. The server index field uniquely identifies an MSAP server instance serving a venue that is reachable through the BSSID.
Configuring MSAP (CLI)
To enable or disable MSAP on a WLAN, enter this command:
This feature, which enables IEEE 802.11 devices to interwork with external networks, is typically found in hotspots or other public networks irrespective of whether the service is subscription based or free.
The interworking service aids network discovery and selection, enabling information transfer from external networks. It provides information to the stations about the networks prior to association. Interworking not only helps users within the home, enterprise, and public access, but also assists manufacturers and operators to provide common components and services for IEEE 802.11 customers. These services are configured on a per WLAN basis on the controller.
Configuring 802.11u HotSpot (GUI)
WLAN to open the WLANs page.
Hover your mouse over the blue
drop-down arrow for the desired WLAN on which you want to configure the HotSpot
parameters and choose
HotSpot. The WLAN > HotSpot 2.0 page appears.
On the WLAN > HotSpot 2.0
page, enable HotSpot2.
To set the WAN
link parameters, do the following:
From the WAN
Link Status drop-down list, choose the status. The default is the Not
From the WAN
Symmetric Link Status drop-down list, choose the status as either
Enter the WAN
Downlink and Uplink speeds. The maximum value is 4,294,967,295 kbps.
In the Operator Name List area,
do the following:
Operator Name text box, enter the name of the 802.11 operator.
Operator index drop-down list, choose an index value between 1 and 32 for the
Language Code text box, enter an ISO-14962-1997 encoded string defining the
language. This string is a three-character language code.
Add to add the operator details. The operator
details are displayed in a tabular form. To remove an operator, hover your
mouse pointer over the blue drop-down arrow and choose
In the Port Config
List area, do the following:
From the IP
Protocol drop-down list, choose the IP protocol that you want to enable.
From the Port
No drop-down list, choose the port number that is enabled on the WLAN.
Status drop-down list, choose the status of the port.
From the Index
drop-down list, choose an index value for the port configuration.
Add to add the port configuration parameters. To
remove a port configuration list, hover your mouse pointer over the blue
drop-down arrow and choose
Configuring HotSpot 2.0 (CLI)
The character '?' is not supported in the value part of the
To enable or
disable HotSpot2 on a WLAN, enter this command:
config wlan hotspot hs2
To configure the
operator name on a WLAN, enter this command:
wlan-id—The WLAN ID on which you want to configure
index—The operator index of the operator. The
range is 1 to 32.
operator-name—The name of the 802.11an operator.
lang-code—The language used. An ISO-14962-1997
encoded string defining the language. This string is a three character language
code. Enter the first three letters of the language in English (For example:
eng for English).
tab key after entering a keyword or argument to get
a list of valid values for the command.
To delete the
operator name, enter this command:
config wlan hotspot hs2 operator-name deletewlan-id
To configure the
port configuration parameters, enter this command:
When HotSpot2 is configured, the access points that are part of the network must be configured to support HotSpot2.
Click Wireless > All APs to open the All APs page.
Click the AP Name link to configure the HotSpot parameters on the desired access point. The AP Details page appears.
Under the General Tab, configure the following parameters:
Venue Group—The venue category that this access point belongs to. The following options are available:
Factory and Industrial
Utility and Misc
Venue Type—Depending on the venue category selected above, the venue type drop-down list displays options for the venue type.
Venue Name—Venue name that you can provide to the access point. This name is associated with the BSS. This is used in cases where the SSID does not provide enough information about the venue.
Language—The language used. An ISO-14962-1997 encoded string defining the language. This is a three character language code. Enter the first three letters of the language in English (For example, eng for English).
Configuring Access Points for HotSpot2 (CLI)
config ap venue addvenue-name venue-group venue-type lang-code ap-name–Adds the venue details to the access point indicating support for HotSpot2.
The values are as follows:
venue-name—Name of the venue where this access point is located.
venue-group—Category of the venue. See the following table.
venue-type—Type of the venue. Depending on the venue-group chosen, select the venue type. See the following table.
lang-code—The language used. An ISO-14962-1997 encoded string defining the language. This is a three character language code. Enter the first three letters of the language in English (For example: eng for English)
ap-name—Access point name.
Press the tab key after entering a keyword or argument to get a list of valid values for the command.
config ap venue deleteap-name—Deletes the venue related information from the access point.
2—LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY (E.G., NURSING HOME, HOSPICE, ETC.)
3—ALCOHOL AND DRUG RE-HABILITATION CENTER
5—PRISON OR JAIL
3—AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE STATION
2—HOTEL OR MOTEL
0—UNSPECIFIED UTILITY AND MISCELLANEOUS
1—AUTOMOBILE OR TRUCK
5—SHIP OR BOAT
Downloading the Icon
You can configure unique icons of the service providers to be
displayed on the client devices. You can download these icon files to the Cisco
WLC for the icon files to be sent through a gas message and displayed on the
client devices. This feature enhances the user interface on the client devices
wherein users can differentiate between service providers based on the icons
Save the icon file on an
TFTP or an FTP server.
Download the icon file to the Cisco WLC by entering these