I have an access point at a remote site that I need to disable/enable based on time of day. Basically, the local kids are using the GUEST network from the AP at night and are leaving a mess in the parking lot. The AP is pretty dumb and it seems that a timed enable/disable would be my easiest route. The AP does use POE from the switch, maybe that could be an option. The switch is a EX-2200-48p running 12.3R6
I half started working on a python script from my computer to login via putty to run the commands but I see a lot of room for error with that idea. Is there anything built into the switch that could do this? Or do you have any better ideas?
does the Guest network have a staic password ? could you not just put dynamic authentication on the Guest network from the controller ? Guests normally sign in at reception and can be given their access token for the day ?
give me a bit more info on the wifi controller if posible ?
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No wireless controller, its some 'business' class single AP that was there before I started. It's a small clinic up in the hills. Per the Docs I can't put a password on the Guest SSID. Basically I have been shot down all other routes and I don't want to drive all the way out there and 'hope' I find a time of day command in the unit. The management port was turned off so I will need to use a serial cable to get in.
That looks pretty much exactly like what I am trying to do. I will be testing this on a sample switch to see if I can get the code right tonight.
set groups TEST when time 1900 to 2359
set groups TEST when time 0000 to 0500
set groups TEST interfaces ge-0/0/2 disable
set apply-groups TEST
This would be pretty slick if it is really that easy.