Is there a way to disable wireless unless you explicitly allow it via a schedule?

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We rarely have our wireless on for perceived security reasons, so we would like to have all SSIDs not broadcasting unless we explicitly allow them via a SSID schedule. Is this something that can be accomplished?
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Crowdie, Champ

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On the network policy screen you will see a gray clock icon to the left of each SSID. If you click on the clock icon you can create a unique availability schedule for each SSID.
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Anjanesh Babu

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came here looking for this answer  - thank you.
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Correct, but if the schedule is not applied the default behavior is to have the network broadcasting. Is there a way to reverse that behavior so that it is only available when a schedule is applied?
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You could create a no-broadcast schedule with dates/times that can never be valid, say 12:00 to 12:01 on the 1st of January 1980, and apply it to all the SSIDs. When you want to allow access to the SSID you just remove the schedule from the SSID.

I don't believe there is a default no-broadcast option for SSIDs.
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Ok. That is what I was afraid of. I was hoping there was another way. Thank you.