Device Config Commands

Configures WLAN‘s RF Domain level overrides

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505i, AP510i/e, AP560i/h
  • Service Platforms — NX5500, NX7500, NX9500, NX9600, VX9000


override-wlan <WLAN> [shutdown|ssid|vlan-pool|wep128|wpa-wpa2-psk]
override-wlan <WLAN> [shutdown|ssid <SSID>|vlan-pool <1-4094> {limit <0-8192>}| wpa-wpa2-psk <WORD>]
override-wlan <WLAN> wep128 [key <1-4> hex [0<WORD>|2 <WORD>]|transmit-key <1-4>]


override-wlan <WLAN> [shutdown|ssid <SSID>|vlan-pool <1-4094> {limit <0-8192>}|
wpa-wpa2-psk <WORD>]
<WLAN> Specify the WLAN name.

Configure the following WLAN parameters: SSID, VLAN pool, and WPA-WPA2 key.

shutdown Shuts down the WLAN‘s (identified by the <WLAN> keyword) operations on all mapped radios
SSID <SSID> Configures the WLAN‘s Service Set Identifier (SSID)
  • <SSID> – Specify an SSID ID.
vlan-pool <1-4094> {limit <0-8192>} Configures a pool of VLANs for the selected WLAN
  • <1-4094> – Specifies a VLAN pool ID from 1 - 4094.
    • limit – Optional. Limits the number of users on this VLAN pool
      • <0-8192> – Specify the user limit from 0 - 8192.
        Note: The VLAN pool configuration overrides the VLAN configuration.
wpa-wpa2-psk <WORD> Configures the WLAN WPA-WPA2 key or passphrase for the selected WLAN
  • <WORD> – Specify a WPA-WPA2 key or passphrase.
override-wlan <WLAN> wep128 [key <1-4> hex [0<WORD>|2 <WORD>]|transmit-key <1-4>]
<WLAN> Specify the WLAN name.
wep128 [key <1-4> hex [0<WORD>| 2 <WORD>]| transmit-key <1-4> Configures the WEP128 key for this WLAN, and also enables key transmission

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a security protocol specified in the IEEE Wireless Fidelity (Wi -Fi) standard. WEP 128 uses a 104 bit key, which is concatenated with a 24-bit initialization vector (IV) to form the RC4 traffic key. This results in a level of security and privacy comparable to that of a wired LAN.

  • key <1-4> hex – Configures a hexadecimal key (clear text or encrypted) and specifies the key‘s index.
    • 0 <WORD> – Configures a clear text key. Specify a 4 - 32 character pass key.
    • 2 <WORD> – Configures an encrypted key. Specify a 4 - 32 character pass key.
  • transmit-key <1-4> – Enables transmission of key index. Specify the key index.

Wireless devices and their connected clients use the algorithm to convert an ASCII string to the same hexadecimal number. Clients without the required adapters need to use WEP keys manually configured as hexadecimal numbers.


nx9500-6C8809(config-device-94-9B-2C-13-3E-1C)#override-wlan test vlan-pool 8

nx9500-6C8809(config-device-94-9B-2C-13-3E-1C)#show context
ap505 94-9B-2C-13-3E-1C
 use profile default-ap505
 use rf-domain default
 hostname TechPubAP505
 floor 5thfloor
 layout-coordinates 1.0 2.0
 license AP aplicenseley@1234 aplicensekey@123
 location SanJose
 no contact
 country-code us
 channel-list 2.4GHz 1,2
 override-wlan test vlan-pool 8
 mac-name 94-9B-2C-13-3E-1C 5.8TestAP
 neighbor-info-interval 50

Related Commands

no Removes RF Domain level WLAN overrides