Configures the HESSID (Homogeneous Extended Service Set Identifier) for the hotspot. The HESSID uniquely identifies a hotspot provider within a zone. This is essential in zones (such as an airport or shopping mall) having multiple hotspot service providers with overlapping coverage.

An HESSID is a 6 (six) byte identifier that uniquely identifies a set of APs belonging to the same network and exhibiting same network behaviour. It is the BSSID of one of the devices (AP) in the zone. When not configured, the radio‘s BSSID is used as the HESSID.

Supported in the following platforms:

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


hessid <MAC


hessid <MAC
hessid <MAC>

Specify a unique 6 (six) byte identifier for this passpoint policy.


rfs4000-229D58(config-passpoint-policy-test)#hessid 00-23-68-88-0D-A7
rfs4000-229D58(config-passpoint-policy-test)#show context
hotspot2-policy test
 access-network-type chargeable-public
 connection-capability ip-protocol 2 port 10 closed
 domain-name TechPubs
 hessid 00-23-68-88-0D-A7
 3gpp mcc 310 mnc 970
 3gpp mcc 505 mnc 14

Related Commands


Removes the HESSID configured with this passpoint policy and reverts back to using the radio‘s BSSID