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VLAN for Wireless network

Dear Team,

If wireless is setup in a corporate network and there is no requirement to provide guest access to outside users, is it still recommended to segregate the Wireless network? What are the advantages for segregating wireless network considering that wireless users will have complete access to corporate network. Kindly share your views if the total number of users in office is less than 50.

Reason is because, we do not have a Layer 3 switch, hence if VLAN is required for small number of users, we will have to enable it on the WAN router.

Would appreciate if you can share any documentation related to best practices. Thank you.



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Re: VLAN for Wireless network

It's best practice to separate wireless and wired data traffic. Now can you mix both, sure you can, but I always recommend to my clients that we keep things separated. Troubleshooting is another reason to separate the traffic along with maybe QoS. So it's really up to you but you have to consider the subnet size also. Adding new wireless to an existing wired subnet, and you may run out of DHCP address. I look at it as best practice.

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VLAN for Wireless network

Hi Manoj,

I agree with Scott,

If you have same subnet for wired & wireless, then devices like Laptops will get same network IP for wired & wireless, client devices may not like that & sometimes may not work.

It is always good idea to have two seperate network for wired & wireless. From scalability point of view having a L3 switch in your network is always beneficial



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