I need to configure a WAP4410N for use on a small, very simple business network. There should be a corporate WLAN and a guest WLAN. The corporate WLAN should allow anyone connectd to it to access resources on the domain.
In front of the WAP is a cable modem/router and a basic Level 2 (web managed) switch. What do i have to do to segregate the corporate and guest networks.
I thought I would add the corporate WLAN to VLAN1 (assuming the default VLAN in the switch is VLAN1). Then I figured I could create the guest WLAN and assign it to VLAN2 which which will be controlled entirely by the 4410N (DHCP, DNS, etc.) Does this sound like the right way of going about things?
If not, can you please point me in th right direction?
That's right.If you are going to create a guest wireless network, or any additional SSIDs for that matter, you'll also need to create an additional vlan for the guest network. I've pasted below the 4 steps from the WAP4410N manual, and then as a final step you'll also need to configure vlans on your switch so that traffic on the guest wlan will be allowed a path on your network.
Click Wireless > VLAN & QoS.
To configure VLAN settings:
NOTE You can enable this feature only if the hubs/switches on your network
support the VLAN standard.
a. To enable VLAN, click Enabled.
b. Provide the following information:
• Default VLAN ID—Enter the default VLAN ID.
• VLAN Tag—Select Tagged to determine the associated VLAN from the
VLAN tag. The default is Untagged.
• AP Management VLAN—Specify the VLAN ID used for management.
• VLAN Tag over WDS—Select Enabled or Disabled as required.
To configure the QoS settings, enter the following information:
• VLAN ID—Enter the ID to assign to the VLAN.
• Priority—Select a priority from the list.
• WMM—To enable WMM, check the corresponding check box.
Wi-Fi Multimedia is a QoS feature defined by WiFi Alliance before IEEE
802.11e was finalized. Now it is part of IEEE 802.11e. When it is enabled, it
provides four priority queues for different types of traffic. It automatically
maps the incoming packets to the appropriate queues based on QoS
settings (in IP or layer 2 header). WMM provides the capability to prioritize
traffic in your environment. The default is Enabled.
Configuration on a Switch running IOS
apply the following to the interface that the WAP4410N is connected to:
switchport mode trunk
switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
switchport trunk native vlan 1
switchport trunk allowed vlan 1,
*you'll also need to configure any interfaces that packets from the guest wlan will traverse, if you intend to permit guest traffic over them.
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