Solved

Looking for a wap that will allow a seperate ssid for guest services.

Posted on 2013-01-09
5
308 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-17
we dont have anything that will do a vlan so i need something that will do it without it.  i tried a sonicwall wap but it wont work with iphone 4s for some reason.  i need something that everything can use.  I was really disappointed with the Sonicwall.  Everything but the iphone 4s could see and use it.  Have serveral users that had those and it wouldnt even show up on their network lists.  We have a lot of different devices that use wireless so i need something that will work for everything.  and before you ask i tried both sonicwall and Apple support but they both just kept saying it was the others problem, i gave up and need something that works with everything.  (My guess is it was a iphone issue since every other device could see and use it just fine )
0
Comment
Question by:charles18602
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:PaulNSW
ID: 38758802
We use Meraki APs, they have a built in guest SSID setting. You can even throttle the SSID so that your guests don't take all your bandwidth
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:charles18602
ID: 38759166
they seem pretty nice, boy are they expensive though.  looks like cheapest one is about 600 dollars
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
PaulNSW earned 500 total points
ID: 38761942
They are a little pricey, but if you factor in the cost of your time trying to configure other APs, maybe it would be cheaper!

All you have to do is plug the AP into a network port, connect to the management website, create and SSID for your LAN, create another SSID for the guest (check the box that blocks this SSID from accessing your LAN) then done!
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:convergint
ID: 38776090
We use HP MSM access points with a different SSID for the guest VLAN which routes to a separate ADSL connection.  All HP AP models have the ability for different SSIDs on different VLANS, even the cheap little M110 which is under $300.

It doesn't give you a guest access page like you would in a hotel however but I am not sure if you are specifically looking for that.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:charles18602
ID: 38788703
Got one installed today.  you were right was very easy to do
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
small, multi network, problem 3 112
What network switches should I use for Fiber WAN project 4 35
Cisco Supervisor upgrade to 2T 3 78
HP 2530 switch and routing 4 54
This article will step through configuring a SonicWALL appliance to utilize an internal DHCP server for Global VPN Client (GVC) hosts.  There are times when using an external (external to the SonicWALL) DHCP server, such as Windows Servers, isn’t pr…
Does your iMac really need a hardware upgrade? Will upgrading RAM speed-up your computer? If yes, then how can you proceed? Upgrading RAM in your iMac is not as simple as it may seem. This article will help you in getting and installing right RA…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question