Wanted to know if the 4402 would fit our envirment till we move to a different means of authentication at our school. I already have the 4402 for the new method but we are not ready to deploy that as yet.
Currenly the wireless network we use has a VPN concentrator at the head of the network. We use standalone APs that broadcast an open SSID. Users attach the the SSID and get a private IP. They authenticate with a VPN client. Once authenticated they are given a public IP address.
I would like to be able to place the 4402 and its 1131 APs on this network and have it with with the VPN method we use know. What I don't know. Will I be able to config the 4402 to handle the private then public exchange of IP addresses that the client phase through as they authenticate? I have no control over the VPN and the DHCP servers. Everything is untagged on this network and there are no VLANs. Would I need to create interfaces for the private and public subnets that the client use? 4402 is on another subnet along with the AP. Since the network is untagged I might need a separate port for the private and public subnets. The 4402 would then not have enough ports for this to work or am I'm not thinking correctly.