New Cisco Wireless Configuration
Posted on 2012-04-10
we have just purchased a Cisco aeronet hardware setup for our multiple offices, to replace a very shaky Sonicpoint configuration (2 years with open support tickets with Sonicwall for dropping connections, and still no solutions!).
The plan is to set up across our 3 sites, with 2 3501 APs in our London and Manchester offices, and 1 3501 in our smaller Liverpool office; with the central 2504 controller in our Manchester office. We currently use separate private and public SSIDs at each site, but i am planning to make this just a single SSID for public, and another for Private network. From my understanding, I will need to configure the remote APs for H-REAP and also will need to setup VLANs for this all to work properly.
The previous configuration was a lot simpler, due to the Sonicwall NSA4500 firewalls at each site managing the VLANning and general running of the APs at each site! We are also running true-IP Mitel phones at each site, running through HP Procurve 5400 series PoE switches - very simple configuration, VLAN 1 for data (untagged), VLAN 2 for voice (tagged).
After reading through the multiple documents on Cisco's website I am (as usual with Cisco) a little bogged down in how best to set this configuration up! There are mentions of using just 1 port on the 2504 for management and trunking to the switch, and others mention using a spearate port for the data trunk. I am also unclear about how to route the public SSID out through each of the NSA4500 firewalls at each site locally.
Can anyone offer some advice please?