WLAN Configuration

Apply Multiple WLANs to APs

We can now bulk edit WLANs together and assign them to the intended APs with just a single UI configuration change.  Previously, you had to click into each individual WLAN and select the desired APs from the configuration page. With this new function, you can select the WLANs you wish to edit together and make...

SSID Scheduling

SSID Scheduling  – Multiple Time Ranges SSID Scheduling allows you to customize your WLAN by choosing the exact days and times to broadcast the SSID.  This scheduling function was limited to setting one time period per day, but starting now you may add multiple time ranges for each day.  An example use case for this...

Not all users see everything

Mist does not expose all functionality to all users.  Newer features might be exposed to “beta” users who have asked for access or need access.  There might be firmware dependencies. Security items such as WEP and TKIP have been superseded by more secure protocols and will only be exposed if a customer has a specific...

WLAN Status

Hidden SSID is supported – but not recommended! Disable Static IP addresses – if no DHCP request seen the client is de-authenticated Radio Band – which band this SSID is published Client Inactivity Prevent unnecessary congestion of multiple clients by configuring an inactivity timer on your WLAN. Clients inactive for defined amount of time will...

GEOFENCING

To enable geofenced WLANs, navigate to Network -> WLANs to create a new WLAN.  Scroll down to find the Geofence section where you can set the allowed RSSI range in dBm for clients devices.  This is usually done to try and make sure a user is within your facility or coverage area before offering them service.   Note: This...

Data Rates

There are arguments for and against disabling low data rates but disabling lower legacy data rates will help your WLAN perform much better. 2.4GHz In 2.4GHz, the goal is to get rid of 11b client devices. Use of 11b clients necessitates use of low (non-OFDM) data rates forces the use and ripple of protection mechanisms...

WLAN Rate Limiting

WLAN Rate Limit Total for this WLAN on this AP Per Client Rate Limit Total per client on this AP Application Rate Limit Limit total bandwidth available for specific applications Multiple applications can be used More applications will be added over time In general rate limiting should be used when required as it can have...

WLAN Security

WPA-2/PSK – standard pre shared key network. Reveal shows the key. WPA-2/EAP – Radius based authentication Open Access – Un-encrypted network typically used for guest networks. WPA-2/PSK with Multiple Passphrases – hundreds of different keys can be used on the same WLAN MAC authentication – can be used in combination with others – MAC address...