SSID Time Resrictions

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We have a client who wants the open Wifi for Public Use to only be enabled during business hours so 9-5 but not effect any of the other SSID's since they are used for after-hours staff, this is to keep people from sitting outside the office to leech on the net.
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Jonathan Fitzgerald

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Brian Ambler

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Hello Jonathan.

If you pull up your network policy and take a look at your SSIDs, you should see a little icon of a clock to the left of the SSID listings.


If you click this icon, you will be taken to the "Choose Schedule" page, but as you likely have not configured any schedules, click "New"


There are a number of ways to configure an SSID schedule, but from you description you would want to give the object a name, select "Start Time 1" and configure it for 9am to 5pm, select "From" and choose Monday through Friday, then click Save.


You will now be back on the network policy configuration page and should notice that the icon of the clock is now blue. Go ahead and click Save and push the change out to your APs.


Now that your schedule is in place, if you SSH into an AP you can check whether the schedule is working
Galatea#sho clock
2014-06-27 20:28:10 Friday
Galatea#sho ssid-schedule
No. SSID Schedule SSID Status
--- ------------------------------- ----------------------- -------------------
1 This Station is Non-operational No Active
2 Guest Network Yes Inactive
Hope this helps
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Jonathan Fitzgerald

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I take it this is having hive-manager in Enterprise mode, since the client site is currently in Express
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Yes Jonathan, these instructions were for a HiveManager in Enterprise mode, as it is the preferred configuration mode. If you must operate the HiveManager in Express mode, you can still configure SSID scheduling, it is just found in a different location.

Select your Guest SSID in Express mode, then expand the "SSID Availability Schedules" drop down under Optional Settings and click the plus ("+") sign


Create a new SSID Schedule just as in the instructions above (9-5, mon-fri), then click save


Once your Schedule is saved, select it under "Available Schedules", then click the ">" button to move it over to "Selected Schedules"


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Great thanks for the help on this