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Problem setting up guest network wap321

Hi, i am setting up the wap321 with the latest firmware revision. I have a vid 1 set up for my main network and works fine. I want a seperate network for guests, setting up a second network with anything other than vid 1 does not let me connect. When I assign vid 1, it works, but it's not a seperate network as i can still access pc's here. Please advise, not sure what i am missing.                  

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Problem setting up guest network wap321

While what I am fixing to share is not in any way a great solution, It can be utilized as a workaround.

With the WAP321, after trying a few different scenarios that didn’t work. I simply set with two vlans, attached Guest vlan to the Guest SSID and changed the Management VLAN to match the Guest vlan ( In my case 2). This allowed me to authenticate to my guest SSID portal and get an IP and get out to the internet. The Main SSID still worked normally.

Now for some caveats:

Problem: If a wireless client knows the IP of the WAP and the username and password they could get into the WAP.

Solution: Setup Management Access Control to an IP outside the DHCP scope for that VLAN and have a Strong Password.

Problem: Management of the WAP321 can only be from an IP on the Management VLAN. (In my case 2)

Solution: Setup Management Access Control to an IP outside the DHCP scope for that VLAN and have a Strong Password.

Not the very best solution, but the only workaround I can come up with for now.

Thanks

Eric Moyers    .:|:.:|:.

Cisco Small Business US STAC Advanced Support Engineer

Wireless Subject Matter Expert

CCNA, CCNA-Wireless

866-606-1866

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Problem setting up guest network wap321

Does this go for the WAP 551 as we'll?

Problem setting up guest network wap321

Yes this works with the WAP100, 300 and 500 Series Access Points. However it does not pertain to the AP541N.

Eric Moyers

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Problem setting up guest network wap321

Is there any idea from Cisco that there may be a fix in the works for this?  I can't see how such a "secure" company and a $300+ unit can have such a flaw.  I am considering a competitor such as Rukus. 

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Problem setting up guest network wap321

Jose,

Our software develpoment team is working to resolve this issue. At this time we do not have an ETA for a firmware release.

- Marty

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Problem setting up guest network wap321

Thank you Marty,

I assume this will come in way of a firmware update?

Jose

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Problem setting up guest network wap321

Yes, a firmware release should resolve that issue. Keep an eye on the downloads page for your device.

- Marty

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