Disable 2.4 on single SSID

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I feel like this should be easier, and something in the WLAN config, but I'm not seeing it.

On one SSID I need to completely disable the 2.4GHz band. I already have a WLAN group called "no 2.4" that I use to reduce the number of APs running 2.4GHz to avoid overlap (it's a dense deployment). That works fine to fully disable the band. I just add an AP to that group, and the override in that group simply disables the 2.4 radio.

How do I now globally disable 2.4 JUST FOR ONE SSID?

This is a setup using a ZD-1200 on 10.2.
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Posted 5 months ago

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Andrew Giancola

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I believe the SSID config and the radios are controlled just as you said, by using different WLan Groups per radio.

Here at work, I have a 2G and a 5G policy, with high priority SSIDs only published to the 5G WLAN group.

so you'd need to re-enable the radio, publish your SSID to a new Wlan Group, and possibly selectively publish to the APs without channel overlap.

I hope that helps!
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I've got something wrong as it seems like I'm just disabling all 2.4GHz with my attempt. I have to start over, something is off with my logic on this.
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so I have two SSID groups, each with an SSID called "Find Me", which I've added to each of the WLAN Groups below.


Now on my test AP, "BwayNoc AP1" I've got my fresh AP groups selected.




And here is how I have the adjacent (AP 4,) AP programmed.



assuming of course that AP4 would fall too close to AP1, and need its radio turned completely off.


I may be missing the point though, so don't hesitate to call me out if I'm not "getting it".

Thanks

-Andrew



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I need to screenshot everything and reply back, but basically what I had was close, but doing the opposite of what I wanted. Circling back to the thread when I've got some breathing room. :)
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Kind of a mess because I have other groupings going on here, but in the WLAN config, I have two groups of interest, the "Default" group and the "Fuze no 2.4" group. "Fuze" is the SSID where I do not want 2.4 enabled. "Default" includes the SSID where I want 2.4 disabled, and "Fuze no 2.4" does not include the Fuze SSID:





There's not much to set in these groups, just really a list of WLANs.

In the "APs" section, that's where we do things and since I already have a general "no 2.4GHz at all" group which has some APs in it to avoid overlap and such, these two groups are the only real configs of interest here:





Every AP (ignore my "guest group") is in either in the "disable 2.4GHz" group, so it wasn't enabled for the Fuze SSID in the first place, and the "Fuze Disable 2.4GHz" group contains the rest of the APs. In the config for the "Fuze Disable 2.4GHz" AP group, I have the "Fuze no 2.4" WLAN group selected, so those APs only have the SSIDs in the "Fuze no 2.4" group enabled.



Make sense? It's kind of backwards. This whole system is kind of a pain and not very intuitive.
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Hi Bway Noc! Was my answer helpful?