Is there a way to quickly disable a SSID across all Access Points?

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We have the same guest SSID across our entire organization. There are times when we like to disable guest access, during working hours. In HiveManager, I see where you can go into each individual AP and remove SSID allocation. We only have 30 across our organization, but still, clicking into each one, making the changes takes time. I think it would be handy to be able to do this 'globally' with a click or two, if it's not already there.
Possibly my approach to this is off. Any suggestions welcomed.
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TheSkymut

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Matt,
One approach would be to clone your existing network policy, then remove the Guest SSID from that clone's definition. Now, when you need to disable guest access, push the clone policy to all devices. I don't believe that any existing connections thru your employee SSID will be affected by this.
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JR

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If you have a set time when you'd like to disable your guest SSID I believe you can create a schedule object and apply that to the user profile for that SSID.
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Andrew von Nagy

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Hi Matt,
The easiest way would be to apply a different availability schedule to the SSID. The clock icon next to the SSID in your network policy is where the schedule is chosen and applied. This should be a rather quick delta configuration update to the APs.



Cheers,
Andrew
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Christian

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Hi, I try to achieve this configuration too. I have 3 different Network policies with different AP121 devices. When I configure a schedule for one network policy it applies to all network policies. Am I doing something wrong?
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Your schedules are applying to the actual SSID object.  And it sounds like the SSID object is applied to multiple Network Profiles.  You'd need to also clone the SSID object and tie unique ones (Even with the same SSID/PSK) to their respective Network Policy so that when you modify ones time schedule, you are not altering the other.
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Thank you Sir. That did the trick . Have a good day