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    CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide: Exam PW0-204
    by David D. Coleman, David A. Westcott, Bryan E. Harkins, Shawn M. Jackman

    Shawn Jackman (Jack) CWNE#54 is a personal friend and has been a mentor to me for many years.  I've had the pleasure and opportunity to work with Jack for 4 years. Jack is a great teacher who takes complex 802.11 standards and breaks them down so almost anyone can understand the concept at hand. I'm excited for you brother. Great job and job well done! Put another notch in the belt!

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Enable / Disable LEDs on Cisco LWAPP APs

Working as a consultant for many years you see it and hear it all! I had a situation one time where we deployed a new Cisco WLC solution. I was asked by the management of the hospital if we could turn off the LEDs on the access points in the "crazy ward" as the access points caused a lot of extra attention.

This is real easy to accomplish. In fact you can disable all the AP LEDs or specific ones. If you choose to select specific access points you will need to know the name of the ap. First drop down into the Controller CLI.

'config ap led-state enable/disable <Cisco AP name | all>'

CLI disable specific access point LED named lab1131

(Cisco Controller) config>ap led-state disable lab1131


CLI disable all access points LEDs

(Cisco Controller) config>ap led-state disable all



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Reader Comments (3)

I work for an IT department where one of my colleagues would unplug the AP because he could see all the EMF radiation that was pouring out when the LED was enabled. Crazy thing was that he'd happily talk on his mobile phone without issue but thought he'd get poisoned by the wireless signal from our AP. So we're working on turning the LED off so that he's none the wiser. Thanks for your tip!

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBen

Ben, thats a great one to add to the list !

August 5, 2010 | Registered CommenterGeorge

We just put some wireless APs in a movie theater. Apparently when all of the lights are off the little blue LEDs are too bright.

Thanks for the tip!

September 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBig Dave

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