wlans in a group (aka am I being stupid)?
hardware: ZD1100, + 12 7363APs in my school (Harrowden) environment.
intention: would like to be able to select groups of laptops and enable/disable wireless access if they are being abused by teachers/pupils. Hoped to achieve this with wlans.
Initial attempt (promising until you get near the end):
15 laptops in RED cabinet are members of RED acl (contains their MACs only) and join a wlan called RED accessed by that acl.
RED wlan is a member of HARROWDEN wlan group. Fine. Works.
Add in more "colours" to HARROWDEN wlan group, GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE, etc. Fine for 6. Works.
At 7th "colour" addition a message pops up "maximum number of wlans is 6 please deselect other wlans before adding new one".
Background reading tells me 6 is because because ZD originally had mesh enabled (that's a box I'll regret ticking for rest of my life) though not needed or used, drat. Even if mesh had never been enabled max wlans is 8. Double drat.
I have 11 sets of laptops each assigned a "colour" - they all have to be able use all 12 access points so don't think AP groups is way to go (could be wrong). There are other wlans (staff, kindles, guest and more to follow probably) but thought I'd keep it a little simpler by just using the colours as the examples.
Apart from calling me stupid or just over ambitious...is there some way I can do this ie get all those colours to be seen on all my APs?
[note: APs seem to be able to join one only AP group or another so adding HARROWDEN1 to existing HARROWDEN doesn't make the situation any better.]