Autonomous WLAN at Healthcare Facility

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Feb 23rd, 2009

Is it possible to set up a guest network on the same WLAN using a different SSID with different security settings? I can add multiple SSID's, but am unable to change the security settings. Currently using Cisco 1240's & 1130 series AP's w/WDS, WLSE solution.

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George Stefanick Mon, 02/23/2009 - 22:04

You can create a different SSID; GUEST and use security model or no security at all, since its a guest connection. One of the purposes of using a different SSID is for a different security posture per SSID.

You would then map the SSID to a VLAN to separate the traffic on the wired side. You need to make sure your wired side is ACL'd and switch config is clean, so your guest cant get onto your other subnets.

I would recommend, since this is a healthcare related implementation, you consider a DSL or cable connection for guest access and filter it through a WEBSENSE (or similar product) and firewall.


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