Category Archives: Unified Wireless

Unified Wireless console logging filtering

Once wireless is configured, the console of the Unified controller can get lots of messages about wlan events or portsec login failures. You can use the undo terminal monitor to get rid of all messages, or you can just disable … Continue reading

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HP Unified Wireless: Whitepapers published by HP

The HP Unified Wireless manuals are quite extensive, but it can be challenging to get a complete picture of a certain feature. HP has now published a series of whitepapers covering specific use cases and technologies, they can be found … Continue reading

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HP Unified Wireless: Portal free user-url

On the Unified wireless solution, guest users can be authenticated through the captive web-portal feature of the portal server. The network admin could allow some guest traffic to pass without guest authentication to provide a “walled-garden” solution. This was already … Continue reading

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Unified wireless: AP template rename

On the Unified Wireless controllers, it is common to enable the auto-ap and auto-persistent features to make it easy to adopt new Access Points. The new APs will be discovered and auto-registered as AP template based on the AP MAC … Continue reading

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Unified wireless : AP console/telnet access

With the Unified controllers, the APs which come online will dynamically get their configuration from the controller when they establish the LWAPP tunnel. When AP based feature are configured, such as AP provisioning or AP-based user authentication (de-central authentication), it … Continue reading

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HP Unified Wireless: R3507P22 includes Apple Bonjour gateway

HP has released firmware R3507P22 for the Unified wireless controller portfolio (830/850/870 appliance controllers and 20G module). Sample of the 870 controller: Several new features have been included, 2 interesting new features are: Support for vlan-pool at the AP-group configuration … Continue reading

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HP Unified Wireless: AP Based (decentral) 802.1x authentication

This is a follow-up on the post which shows the basic 802.1x authentication. Make sure to read that post first before continuing with the this local authentication article: https://abouthpnetworking.com/2014/06/03/hp-unified-wireless-central-802-1x-configuration/ This post configuration will result in: Decentral (local AP) authentication: AP … Continue reading

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HP Unified Wireless: Central 802.1x configuration

This post is a sample configuration of an 802.1x WPA2/AES WLAN service on the HP Unified Wireless platform. This configuration assumes: Central authentication: AP forwards all 802.1x over the LWAPP tunnel to the Access Controller (AC). The AC is the … Continue reading

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HP Unified Wireless: Free access option on guest portal

This post covers a simple portal web interface customization, which will provide a “Free Access” option for guest users. Some organizations do not want to administer guest accounts, but simply want to display a legal disclaimer which should be accepted … Continue reading

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HP Unified Wireless: Guest central authentication with data local breakout

In this post a quick configuration overview of a new feature of the Unified controllers: Central (guest) portal authentication with local (AP) data breakout after passing authentication. This is very convenient for customers with remote sites, where the remote site … Continue reading

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HP Unified Wireless: Portal authentication for extended Layer2 guest subnet

This post covers the HP Unified Wireless controller (AC) portal configuration in a scenario of an extended L2 guest subnet configuration. There are 2 scenario’s to handle guest IP subnets: A new IP subnet, where the AC is the default … Continue reading

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HP Unified Wireless : New features for R3507/R2607

The HP Unified Wireless portfolio has received a serious firmware update, the 830 and 870 series  have been updated with release R3507P14 (830) and R2607P14(870) now.

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HP Unified Wireless controller : 870 released

New high-end controller appliance Busy day today it seems for HP Networking product launches. Next to the 5900CP datacenter switch, HP has also released the 870 Unified Wireless controller today.

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HP Unified Wireless controller : Scheduled SSID enable and disable

Introduction I recently saw a question on the HP support forums if it is possible to schedule a WLAN to be online/offline using the controller:

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HP Unified Wireless controller : Basic local guest management

Next to the MSM wireless controllers, HP has the Comware based wireless controllers, which are branded “Unified Controllers” in the portfolio. There can be wireless deployments of all sizes, but any deployment will probably require some kind of Guest SSID. … Continue reading

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