Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide, Release 7.5
Configuring the Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy
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Configuring the Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy

Information About the Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy

Devices that are Wi-Fi Direct capable can connect directly to each other quickly and conveniently to do tasks such as printing, synchronization, and sharing of data. Wi-Fi Direct devices may associate with multiple peer-to-peer (P2P) devices and with infrastructure wireless LANs (WLANs) concurrently. You can use the controller to configure the Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy, on a per WLAN basis, where you can allow or disallow association of Wi-Fi devices with infrastructure WLANs, or disable Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy altogether for WLANs.

Restrictions for the Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy

Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy is applicable to WLANs that have APs in local mode only.

Configuring the Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy (GUI)


    Step 1   Choose WLANs to open the WLANs page.
    Step 2   Click the WLAN ID of the WLAN for which you want to configure the Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy. The WLANs > Edit page appears.
    Step 3   Click the Advanced tab.
    Step 4   From the Wi-Fi Direct Clients Policy drop-down list, choose one of the following options:
    • Disabled—Ignores the Wi-Fi Direct status of clients thereby allowing Wi-Fi Direct clients to associate
    • Allow—Allows Wi-Fi Direct clients to associate with the WLAN
    • Not-Allow—Disallows the Wi-Fi Direct clients from associating with the WLAN
    Step 5   Click Apply.

    Configuring the Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy (CLI)


      Step 1   Configure the Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy on WLANs by entering this command:

      config wlan wifidirect { allow | disable | not-allow} wlan-id

      The syntax of the command is as follows:

      • allow—Allows Wi-Fi Direct clients to associate with the WLAN

      • disable—Disables the Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy for the WLAN and deauthenticates all Wi-Fi Direct clients

      • not-allow—Disallows the Wi-Fi Direct clients from associating with the WLAN

      • wlan-id—WLAN identifier

      Step 2   Save your configuration by entering this command:

      save config


      Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy (CLI)

      • Monitor and troubleshoot the Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy by entering theses commands:

        • show wlan wifidirect wlan-id—Displays status of the Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy on the WLAN.

        • show client wifiDirect-stats—Displays the total number of clients associated and the number of clients rejected if the Wi-Fi Direct Client Policy is enabled.