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How do I broadcast all SSID's from my Cisco 1231G access point?

Posted on 2008-10-03
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I would like to broadcast both SSIDs configured on my 1231G.  However, whenever I add the guest-mode command to an SSID, the other SSID loses their "guest-mode".

Is there a way to configure the AP so that all SSIDs are broadcast?
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by:DewFreak
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To make both SSIDs public you have to work with the command "mbssid"

like the following:

dot11 ssid TEST1
mbssid guest-mode

dot11 ssid TEST2
mbssid guest-mode

and then you have to enable mbssid globally on your radio-interface:

interface Dot11Radio0
mbssid
ssid TEST1
ssid TEST2
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by:UmpquaIT
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Thank you so much for the speedy response.  However, the solution posted is not working for me but I believe it might be related to my Cisco IOS version on this device.  It's only 12.2(13)JA4 and I don't seem to have the mbssid command available to me.
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by:DewFreak
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ok, not sure you will be able to do it then. Per the folowing document is says you must run Cisco IOS Release 12.3(4)JA or later.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/access/mar_3200/mar_wbrg/o13ssid.htm
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by:Pugglewuggle
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Can you please upgrade the device to the latest version?
Also, you don't need the mbssid command at all. Just specify guest-mode to broadcast that SSID. Please note that you can only broadcast one SSID per radio interface.
Here is the Cisco reference to what you're trying to do:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/12.3_2_JA/configuration/guide/s32ssid.html 
Cheers! Let me know if that helps!
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Pugglewuggle earned 125 total points
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Yes that's right. The whitepaper I included is also from 12.3(4)JA. Please upgrade to this if you want to use the MBSSID commands.
Cheers!
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