I need some advice on configuring a guest access for several remote sites on a 5508 WLC.
I set up a guest WLAN which is centrally switched and authenticated. That works fine for the main location and most of the remote sites. My problem is now, that for some ( but not all ) remote sites, this WLAN has to be locally switched because of a different law situation. The access points in the remote sites are already configured as FlexConnect access points.
Is there a way to override the central switching for some remote sites?
you can do this by configuring additional WLAN Profiles which contain the same SSIDs like your existing ones, but use local switching instead of central switching. You should use WLAN numbers > 16 so that the new profiles are not in the default group, then create a new ap group, configure your new profiles and add your APs.
The limitation to creating another WLAN with the same SSID is that you have to have a different layer 2 encryption method. Since you have guest, I'm guessing its open, so you will not be able to create another SSID that is identical.
What you should look at is create a new SSID specific for that location or country. Then use AP Groups so you can specify what APs will have which SSID.