Layer 2 security with WLAN auto-anchor mobility

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Sep 4th, 2008
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Hello,

I was wondering if Layer 2 security can be used with auto-anchored WLANs.


I need to deploy two new isolated WLANs which will terminate in two DMZ environments.


I was hoping to use the existing WCS-managed infrastructure with 4404 and 4402 WLCs and just throw on a couple more WLANs.


However, I've built a little test environment and while I can get the new VLAN traffic tunneled and origininating from the correct anchor controller with no layer 2 security - as soon as I turn on WEP or WPA security options it stops working. I can't find anything in documents or this forum to show auto-anchor mobility with anyhing other than unsecured guest WLANs.


Am I trying to do somethng unsupported or is it just an error on my part?

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Aaron.Koves Thu, 09/04/2008 - 01:19
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Never mind.


It appears I was just impatient :(


Waiting a few minutes after changing the layer 2 security settings resulted in successful tests.


D'oh.

grzegorz.ciolek Fri, 09/05/2008 - 00:27
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Hi Aaron,

I have similar problem with one of my clients. But they need Layer 2 security with Guest access L3 security. Are you using L3 sec in your scenario?

Regards

Greg

Aaron.Koves Fri, 09/05/2008 - 00:37
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Hi Greg,


no, the users are internal so I only want to use L2 security. I can't see that L3 should be a problem to add on though. I'm using 3.2.x of the WLC code - so there is no "Guest LAN" mode - I was playing with the new versions and it looks like L2 security is disabled in that mode?


If you want to see how I got my bit working I would be happy to share my doco when I'm done.


regards,


Aaron

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