Advantages of using a seperate controller for guest access?

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Jan 10th, 2008
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Can someone give me a good reason to use a seperate controller in a DMZ for guest users versus just trunking a DMZ VLAN to the controller. Certainly it makes sense to have a guest controller when you DMZ is not accessable to the controller locations (or you have a bunch of remote locations, but only one internet connection), but in the event that the controllers are located in a place that it can hit the DMZ is there a good reason to use a guest controller.

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SHANNON WYATT Thu, 01/10/2008 - 14:55
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I'm not even sure if that is a good reason. You can alway trunk to another non-routed VLAN and stick a cable modem and firewall to give guest user access. I'm working with someone now that thinks this is the way to go, but I've got to add a 4402-12, a switch (need GB connectivity for the controller) at a minimum. Again, it would make perfect sense if the location of the internet was not in the same building.


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