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Sun, Nov 29, 2020 8:47 PM

Blocking Client from 1 AP

Hi guys,

Running a couple of AP's unleashed and i would like to block a client from the master but allow it on a member AP.

I have blocked the MAC address on the AP concerned but in the block list it does not show which AP the client is blocked from.

Do i assume that the client is blocked from the required AP but can still join the member AP even though it doesnt show the client on the blocked ap?

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32 Points

2 months ago

Assuming you have used a L2/MAC ACL, these are done on a per WLAN basis. So if you block a client MAC it will be on all APs with the associated WLAN. If this is the only WLAN being broadcast then this client will not be able to connect at all currently. 

- Sam 

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1.6K Points

2 months ago

"Block Client" feature applies to the whole Unleashed network across ALL APs and ALL WLANs.  User guide reference below.

http://docs.ruckuswireless.com/unleashed/200.9/GUID-F62E48B8-4905-45D0-A32F-3014190E3BB0.html?hl=permanently%2Cblocking%2Cclient%2Cdevice

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2 months ago

Ok thanks all.

I guess the only way is to run both or maybe just one as a standalone and block it from the one that i want to block it from?

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2 months ago

You can choose to not serve any clients by the Master AP but not specific to just one client.

Maybe if you describe your use case I can advise what the best option to achieve what you are looking for.

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Sorry, yes.

Basically we have a static client that when woken up, always seems to favour one AP, so one could call it a sticky client and does cause throughout issues.

With the previous AP's (Ciscos), the client was blocked on the one AP so that it only ever used the one 'closest'.

Hope that makes sense!

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Gotcha.  As Unleashed is a controller-less solution with controller function built-in the AP, so once the member APs join the master AP, the block client would apply to the whole network.  To satisfy your requirement, you could create a new AP Group on Unleashed, put all the member APs to it, then create a new WLAN only for this specific client while keeping existing WLANs in both AP Groups for all other clients.  By doing this, the problematic client would only be able to associate to the member APs as the master AP will not have this WLAN broadcasting for this client.  See below for how to create AP Group.

http://docs.ruckuswireless.com/unleashed/200.9/GUID-438F4C73-96B6-4294-A8AF-A8FFBCBDD96E.html?hl=creating%2Cnew%2Cap%2Cgroup

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Thanks, i'll give that a go!