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Configure a Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) and a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) on the Cisco FindIT Network Probe

Objective

Cisco FindIT Network Probe equips a network administrator with indispensable tools that help securely monitor and manage Cisco devices from a web browser.

A Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) and a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) are switched networks that are logically segmented by function, area, or application without regard to the physical locations of the users. VLANs and WLANs are a group of hosts or ports that can be located anywhere in a network but communicate as if they are on the same physical segment. VLANs and WLANs help simplify network management by letting you move a device to a new VLAN or WLAN without changing any physical connections.

The document aims to show you how to configure and manage VLANs and WLANs on the Cisco FindIT Network Probe.

Configure a VLAN

Create a VLAN

Step 1. Log in to the FindIT Network Probe and choose Network > Virtual LAN.

Note: VLANs discovered in the Network will have a table of its own.

Step 2. Click the + icon to add a new VLAN.

Step 3. Specify an ID for the VLAN in the VLAN ID field. The VLAN ID should be a number between 1 to 4095 and should not already be in use on the network.

Note: For this example, 20 is used.

Step 4. In the Name field, create a name or description of the VLAN.

Note: For this example, Accounting is used.

Step 5. From the Groups drop-down list, select a group of devices to apply the configuration. When a configuration is applied to a device group, that configuration will apply to those devices in the group that support that feature. To learn more about device groups, click here.

Note: For this example, the Default group is used.

Step 6. When a notification will appear informing you that the configuration applied to the Default Group will automatically be applied when devices have been newly discovered, click Ok to continue.

Step 7. Click the Save icon to apply the configuration.

Note: A notification below the Task icon will appear to inform you that the configuration has been applied to the device group.

You should now have successfully created a VLAN.

Modify a VLAN

Step 1. Check the check box of the VLAN you want to modify.

Note: For this example, VLAN 20 is used.

Step 2. Click the Edit icon and modify the entries in the fields.

Step 3. Click the Save icon.

Note: A notification will appear below the Task icon informing you that the modification is complete.

You should now have successfully modified a VLAN.

Delete a VLAN

Step 1. Check the check box of the VLAN you want to delete.

Note: For this example, 20 is chosen.

Step 2. Click the Delete icon.

Note: A notification appears below the Task icon informing you that the chosen VLAN has been deleted.

You should now have successfully deleted a VLAN.

Configure a WLAN

Create a WLAN

Step 1. Log in to the FindIT Network Probe and choose Network > Wireless LAN.

Note: Existing WLANs discovered in the network will have its own table.

Step 2. Click the + icon to add a new WLAN.

Step 3. In the Name field, create a name or description of the WLAN. This is also the SSID.

Note: For this example, Lobby is used.

Step 4. Specify an ID for the VLAN in the VLAN ID field. The VLAN ID should be a number between 1 to 4095 and should not already be in use on the network.

Note: For this example, 30 is used as the VLAN ID.

Step 5. Toggle the button to ON to enable the WLAN. This is enabled by default.

Step 6. Toggle the button to ON to enable the WLAN broadcast. This allows devices to discover the network. This feature is enabled by default.

Step 7. Choose an encryption method to secure your network from the Security drop-down list. The options are:

  • None — No encryption is used. Choose this if you are not concerned with security or have devices that do not support WPA.
  • WPA-WPA2 Personal — Each user on the network authenticates with a key granted from the password. WPA uses a pre-shared key to authenticate. Choose this if devices on the network support both WPA and WPA2 Personal.
  • WPA-WPA2 Enterprise — Enter a Server IP address and a key for user authentication. This is typically a Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) server IP address. Choose this if devices on the network support WPA and WPA2 enterprise and have a RADIUS server configured.
  • WPA2 Personal — Choose this if all your devices support WPA2. WPA uses a pre-shared key.
  • WPA2 Enterprise — Enter a Server IP address and a key for user authentication. This is typically a RADIUS server IP address. Choose this if all devices support WPA2 enterprise.

Note: For this example, WPA-WPA2 Enterprise is used.

Enter a Server IP address and Key in the Server IP and Key fields. For this example, 192.168.3.133 is used as the Server IP address.

Step 8. Choose a Radio band to broadcast the WLAN.

The options are:

  • Both — Applies configuration to wireless devices with both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio frequencies or dual-band devices.
  • 2.4 GHz — Applies configuration to 2.4 GHz radio frequencies only.
  • 5 GHz — Applies configuration to 5 GHz radio frequencies only.

Note: For this example, Both is chosen.

Step 9. Choose a device group to apply the configuration.

Note: For this example, the Default group is chosen.

Step 10. When a notification will appear informing you that the configuration applied to the Default Group will automatically be applied when devices have been newly discovered, click Ok to continue.

Step 11. Click the Save icon.

Note: A notification will appear below the Task icon to inform you that the changes have been applied.

You should now have successfully configured a WLAN.

Modify a WLAN

Step 1. Check the check box of the WLAN you want to modify.

Note: For this example, WLAN 30 is used.

Step 2. Click the Edit icon and modify the entries in the fields.

Step 3. Click the Save icon.

Note: A notification will appear below the Task icon informing you that the modification is complete.

You should now have successfully modified a WLAN.

Delete a WLAN

Step 1. Check the check box of the WLAN you want to delete.

Step 2. Click the Delete icon.

Note: A notification will appear below the Task icon informing you that the delete task is complete.

You should now have successfully deleted a WLAN.

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