Cisco 2960 Switch Automatic Timed Shut No Shut On Port
Posted on 2010-03-31
Hello and thanks in advance for the help.
We have new Cisco 2960 Switches throughout our location. We have set up our ports to pull a sticky mac and then shut themselves down when another mac uses that port. This works great except for with our Wireless Access Points (Linksys WAP54G). We have to turn port security off on these so that, for example, my MAC for my laptop doesn't get stickied to one WAP, because then it won't let me connect when I go to another WAP.
So, our solution was to turn port security off on the port the WAP is plugged into. Instead we'd like to have these ports on or off based on our hours of operation. This is especially important for the WAPs that we have outside. We don't want 1. someone trying to hack our wireless during off-hours or 2. someone just unplugging our WAP and plugging in their laptop instead.
So, what we are needing to know is if there is a way to shut a specific port down and then turn it back on based on a schedule. If not within the Cisco switch, is there third party software that does this? So when our location closes down at 8:30pm, the port shuts itself off -- no wireless and nothing can be plugged into the port. At 7:00am the next day, it turns itself back on.
Furthermore, if someone does try to plug something into that port other than our WAP, I'd like it to be logged and I want to be alerted via email.
Please help. Thanks.