How do I set up a guest wifi network?

pwarren

My company would like to set up a wifi network just for visitors to use which should be segmented off our local network for security purposes. How do I do this?

Topic: Networking
Answer this Question

Answers

2 total
lsmall
Vote Up (16)

I would recommend the Cisco Aironet 1231 with which we've had great success. Details on setting up dual SSID's for a guest network can be found here:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/12.3_7_JA/configuration/guide/s37ssid.html

 

You will find that Netgear, D-Link, and other vendors have far less detailed explanations of what's going on under the hood, and far fewer configuration options for corporations because their cheaper products are geared towards the consumer, not the corporation. Their product offerings are therefore less complete and not optimized for security and overreaching policy goals.

lbloom
Vote Up (15)

It depends on which wifi router you have - some of the cheaper ones don't support that. But if you're running a device like the Netgear WNDR3700 or the Linksys WRT600N, you can run dual SSID's - one for the corporate network, and the other for Private - which will be broadcast over the 2 different frequencies(2.4ghz and 5ghz). 

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
When not busy helping to find new treatments for cancer, IBM Watson is helping to cook up a few new dishes as well.
Facebook is testing a way to let users of its mobile app search for posts shared with them in the past.
Thanks to the cloud, the “as a service” trend is getting a little out of control
Baidu and Tencent are teaming up with a Chinese shopping mall operator in a joint venture that could steal business away from local e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.
For two years, Google has quietly been developing autonomous flying vehicles that can be used to deliver packages for disaster relief or for commerce purposes, the company revealed Thursday.
It seems like poaching drivers is par for the course in the ride-sharing industry.
IBM continues to make the case for the nascent field of cognitive computing, showing off some Watson prototypes Thursday that could help speed scientific discovery in the medical field, by scanning large volumes of literature and data far more quickly then humans can, and suggesting possible leads.
NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship NASA.gov website to the cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the cloud.
Is it crazy to pay $1300 for a Chromebook? Some reflections after a year and a half of living with Google's luxurious Pixel.
After several years of Internet infrastructure investment, with increased local content generation and Internet users, Africa seems to be getting the attention of major global network operators and content distribution networks.