I can see a new release is out 1.4. Just wanted to confirm that do we have the capability now to only allow certain mac addresses to connect to the SSID while block all others? this feature is very common among other brands. Just wondering when(if not yet) it will be available in Instanton?
You have the ability to block (Blacklist) clients on the network. We currently do not have an allowed (Whitelist) for clients.
@Ibeme We do have a newer feature within the SSID called Network Access that gives you the ability to allow internet access and block all local traffic with the exception and that is done via an IP address.
@Ibeme Correct we do not have today MAC address filtering as an option. If we do it will be updated via firmware at not additional cost.
I had an discussion with a customer today, who needs this feature.He currently has Ubiquiti Stuff and would go away from Ubiquiti and buy Aruba Instant On if there would be a possibility to allow only specific Clients on a SSID.
There is no feature built-in today, you could use an external captive portal and user accounts to limit specific users.
I know that it is not build in today and I know that WPA Enterprise could be used.
WPA Enterprise adds overhead to those customers. Most don't even have an infrastructure for that but only want to use MAC Filtering for the time beeing.
I just wanted to point out that often projects can't be realized with Aruba Instant On only because this feature is missing and I would like ot see it implemented as soon as possible. :)
It's not possible atm.
You could use the accesspoints in bridged mode, and let a router/dhcp server with this option do the whitelist stuff.
The accesspoints themselves are solid stuff. But then, it just would not be a 100% Aruba Instant On hardware or managed site.