Shuts down a WLAN. The shutdown mechanism helps regulate the availability of a WLAN based on an administrator defined access period. Use this feature to shut down a WLAN on specific days and hours and restrict periods when the WLAN traffic is either not desired or cannot be properly administrated. The normal practice is to shut down WLANs when there are no users on the network, such as after hours, weekends or holidays. This allows administrators more time to manage mission critical tasks since the WLAN's availability is automated.

Supported in the following platforms:

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


shutdown {on-critical-resource <CR-NAME>|on-meshpoint-loss|on-primary-port-link-loss|on-unadoption}


shutdown {on-critical-resource <CR-NAME>|on-meshpoint-loss|on-primary-port-link-loss|on-unadoption}


Shuts down the WLAN when specified events occur. Disabled by default.
on-critical-resource <CR-NAME> Optional. Shuts down the WLAN when critical resource failure occurs. Disabled by default.
  • <CR-NAME> – Specifies the name of the critical resource being monitored for this WLAN.


Optional. Shuts down the WLAN when the root meshpoint link fails (is unreachable). Disabled by default.


Optional. Shuts down the WLAN when a device losses its primary Ethernet port (ge1/up1) link. Disabled by default.


Optional. Shuts down the WLAN when an adopted device becomes unadopted. Disabled by default.

Usage Guidelines

If the shutdown on-meshpoint-loss feature is enabled, the WLAN status changes only if the meshpoint and the WLAN are mapped to the same VLAN. If the meshpoint is mapped to VLAN 1 and the WLAN is mapped to VLAN 2, then the WLAN status does not change on loss of the meshpoint.


nx9500-6C8809(config-wlan-test)#shutdown on-unadoption
nx9500-6C8809(config-wlan-test)#show context
wlan test
 ssid test
 bridging-mode local
 encryption-type none
 authentication-type none
 protected-mgmt-frames mandatory
 radius vlan-assignment
 wing-extensions wmm-load-information
 client-load-balancing probe-req-intvl 5ghz 5
 client-load-balancing band-discovery-intvl 2
 acl exceed-rate wireless-client-denied-traffic 20 disassociate
 proxy-arp-mode strict
 broadcast-dhcp validate-offer
 shutdown on-unadoption
 http-analyze controller

Related Commands

no (wlan-config-mode) Disables auto shut down WLAN. Use the optional keywords provided to disable auto shut down of the WLAN upon critical resource failure, when meshpoint links fail, when the primary Ethernet port (e1/up1) loses link, or when the WLAN gets unadopted.