I am getting a bit overwhelmed with information regarding the set up of guest users on the Wireless network, and have a couple questions that I was hoping the community would answer.
I'm running a WiSM on software version 4.2, as well as a WCS on the same version.
1. Is it possible to have accounts created by the users themselves after they associate to the wireless network? If so, what needs to be done to set this up?
2. Does a special VLAN need to be created for guests to use?
For the first question, if you want more than users putting in an email address for tracking purposes, Fella5 is right on.
To answer the second question, you don't technically need a special VLAN for guest users. In most cases, however, you should have one to better apply security settings in your network to guests. In our office, with 10 people, we are using the same subnet for internal data, voice, and guests. However, we are using 3 different SSIDs with different security policies and QoS policies applied to them. And, the guest SSID has an ACL applied to it to limit traffic to the Internet only. When you're given a /27 subnet to work with, you make do :)