C25 Identifi Wlan schedules possible?


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I'm currently tasked with managing a wireless network with 2 C25 EWCs and 50 odd APS for a small school district.

I've gotten a request to set up a scheduled public guest network that's only available during certain parts of the day (particularly after school hours). The guest networks runs like a charm but I can't seem to find any settings that allow for schedules in any of the config pages or documentation except for a tutorial in OneCloud, which I currently do not have set up (I doubt I'm eligible).

Is there a way to set up WLAN availability schedules from identiFi? I can schedule a traffic block on the firewall, but I'd rather the wireless broadcast be unavailable altogether so folks who try to connect anyway don't complain.

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Not within the controller but it could be done with a Expect script.
If you've EMC/Netsight you'd run it on this machine.

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-disable-enable-wireless-services-du...
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Hello yes this can be done. See https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-disable-enable-wireless-services-du...
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I do have Netsight up and running, but it runs on a Windows VM.
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I believe the script can be run on any Linux server. It doesn't have to be a Netsight server.
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This seems more like something that ought to be possible to do with the wireless controller natively through identiFi, Console or Policy Manager. Setting up and managing a separate linux VM to run a single cron script is not a long term solution for this feature. Can the EWC not run the script?

I changed the splash page to indicate operating times for now.
Diederik Kuijper wrote:

This seems more like something that ought to be possible to do with the wireless controller natively through identiFi, Console or Policy Manager. Setting up and managing a separate linux VM to run a single cron script is not a long term solution for this feature. Can the EWC not run the script?

I changed the splash page to indicate operating times for now.

Expect can run on Windows. Or you can use snmpset as I explain here.
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Hello Diederik I agree but unfortunately the controller itself can not do it at this time.

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