Hi everyone I am Chris L. and am new to Cisco. I hope to learn a lot and possibly take some of the exams. I work for a k-8 school district in Arizona. Look forward to meeting many of you. I could use as much assistance as possible. My first goal is to create and configure a wireless guest network for our school district. Can anyone point me at the lessons that would help me achieve my goal?
What wireless equipment do you currently use? Cisco has standalone access points and Wireless LAN controllers.
We have 20+ sites most with Cisco 2504 Wireless Controllers. The multiple Access points at these locations are Product No: Cisco AIR-CAP 3502/AK9-RF
Should the guest network be available to anyone (similar to McDonalds / Starbucks)?
With web authentication, the WLC blocks all IP traffic except DHCP/DNS until the user enters a username/password on the portal page. On the portal page you can add a disclaimer that all traffic is unencrypted.
On the wired side, you create a separate VLAN for this guest network so that the guest traffic is separated from any other traffic.
You also need to create an access-list that restricts the traffic from the guest network. You can do this with an ACL on the WLC: