Autonomous AP: Security

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Jan 3rd, 2010

Customer has purchased several auto APs and wish to deploy two WLANs for staff and public. What is the best practice for deploying security for both WLANs. No exteral radius server will be used.

Do the below APs provide a web login page for customers?

AIR-AP1141N-E-K9 x 4



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George Stefanick Sun, 01/03/2010 - 19:04

Wait, i dont think 1141, autonomous access points are out yet ?!?

Regardless, for the staff you would want to apply whatever means you can as supported by the clients. WPA2 PSK / AES would be the best, outside of not using a radius server.

For public, open authenication with a guest appliance, since you mentioned some type of guest screen.

Leo Laohoo Sun, 01/03/2010 - 20:03

Hi George,

The autonomous IOS for 1140 has been out since 25 September 2009. 

George Stefanick Sun, 01/03/2010 - 20:25

lol... oh gezzz... where have i been the last 3 months and missed that memo!

thanks for pointing that out ... 5 stars for my education ...

colmgrier Mon, 01/04/2010 - 12:34

For public, open authenication with a guest appliance, since you mentioned some type of guest screen

Do autonomous AP provide a web login?

Thanks all for the previous posts.

colmgrier Mon, 01/04/2010 - 12:40

Sorry I meant do autonomous AP provide a web login splash page for guests? The 4400 WLC provides this feature.

colmgrier Mon, 01/04/2010 - 12:44

Do autonomous APs provide a login page for guests for authenication?

Leo Laohoo Mon, 01/04/2010 - 13:15

You can re-direct guest to go to a specific website for splash page and/or authentication but unless you know what you are doing it just ain't easy.  Sounds like this is a job for a WLC.  


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