Public & Staff Intergrated Wireless Network
Posted on 2008-10-01
Is it possible to deploy a wireless network throughout a building with the following conditions:
1. Public should be able to access the wireless network without encryption
2. Only allow the public to access the gateway (to the Internet)
3. Allow the staff to connect using encryption
4. Allow the staff to access the Internal network
Our facility covers a city block and has two floors. Deploying to seperate wireless networks would be a waste of money, a headache to configure and possibly impossible with the limited number of channels. I would hope there's an access point that can handle a dual mode setup like this and either routing trafficing using a VLAN or even routing traffic through seperate RJ45 connectors on the access point.
PoE (Power over Ethernet) would be a hugh plus as well. If I can find an access point that allows for this dual connections, PoE, and VLAN channeling I think I can make this project work. Otherwise I'm not sure exactly what to do. We need to allow the public the Internet while protecting our internal servers.