Create a guest network

Create a guest network to allow clients to connect to the internet. A guest network is an isolated network that uses the same access point but has some traffic restrictions.

You can either use an existing SSID or create a new SSID to enable a guest network. This procedure describes how to set up a guest network with an existing SSID.

  1. Go to SSIDs and click the SSID for which you want to enable a guest network.
  2. Go to Advanced Settings > Client Connection.
  3. Choose the required connection type.
    OptionDescription

    LAN

    Bridges the client traffic into the same network the access point is connected to.

    VLAN

    Bridges the client traffic into a specific VLAN where the client traffic is isolated from the rest of the network.

  4. Click Enable Guest Network.
  5. Choose the client addressing.
    OptionDescription

    Bridge Mode

    Clients receive DHCP leases from the customer's DHCP server either on same LAN or VLAN based on the connection type, LAN or VLAN. Clients are allowed to access the internet, but not the private IP addresses. Roaming between access points works flawlessly.

    NAT Mode

    Clients receive IP addresses from the DHCP server running on Access Point. The traffic is NATed to the LAN or VLAN based on the connection type, LAN or VLAN. Clients cannot communicate with each other, but can access the internet.

    Primary DNS Server : Specify the DNS server IP address to be used by clients when connected to the guest network.

    Secondary DNS Server: Specify the secondary DNS server IP address to be used by clients when connected to the guest network.

    If primary and secondary DNS server IP addresses are not specified, then clients receive Access Point's DNS server IP address.

  6. Save your settings.
  7. Give the passphrase to guest network clients.