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Is it possible to configure 2 SSIDs without using multiple VLANs?

I am trying to set up a 1231G to allow normal users to connect using WEP and visitors to connect with no encryption in guest mode. Using one SSID, I can get one or the other to work using the guest-mode command on the SSID, but have the problem that WEP mandatory or optional on the radio interface disables either the normal user or the guest. If I set up 2 separate SSIDs for each of these user groups is it necessary to assign a separate VLAN for each to make this work? The AP is on a network that is not trunked.

Thanks for any help or direction you can give me.

--Sara

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Re: Is it possible to configure 2 SSIDs without using multiple V

Hi Sara,

Hopefully the attached docs will answer your question:

Cisco Aironet 1200 Series

Using VLANs with Cisco Aironet Wireless Equipment

Deprecated versions of Cisco Aironet software permit binding multiple SSIDs to one VLAN. Current versions do not.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_example09186a00801d0815.shtml#

Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide for Cisco Aironet Access Points, 12.2(15)JA

Configuring Multiple SSIDs

vlan vlan-id

(Optional) Assign the SSID to a VLAN on your network. Client devices that associate using the SSID are grouped into this VLAN. You can assign only one SSID to a VLAN.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00802085c4.html

Also this answer from Cisco Aironet 1200 Series FAQ;

Q. How many service set identifiers (SSIDs) can you have per VLAN?

A. You can have only one SSID per VLAN. The use of multiple SSIDs over a single VLAN is not supported with Aironet APs.

Hope this helps! (sorry to be the bearer of bad news)

Rob

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Re: Is it possible to configure 2 SSIDs without using multiple V

Thanks for the link. It looks like it is exactly what I need. Never ran across this document in my search. I didn't realize the change in the software versions.

Thanks!

Sara

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