Guest acces

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 4 years ago
  • Answered
I just finished the creation of the Guest SSID and I have 2 questions:

* When people connect over the Web Portal page is accessible only through Internet Explorer, is this normal?

* Once the people connected to this SSID, station recovers IP DHCP but our position has access to Internet. How can we give you access to the Internet without a DHCP IP from our.

I said that we do not have Hive Manager. We only AP.
To create the SSID Guest, I followed the procedure in Express Mode.

Thank you for your help

Romain
Photo of Dubois

Dubois

  • 7 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 4 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Brian Powers

Brian Powers, Champ

  • 396 Posts
  • 92 Reply Likes
* When people connect over the Web Portal page is accessible only through Internet Explorer, is this normal?

No. That CWP page should be view-able through most any web browser.

* Once the people connected to this SSID, station recovers IP DHCP but our position has access to Internet. How can we give you access to the Internet without a DHCP IP from our.

I believe you're asking how to get the guest users on the network without having them pull an IP address from your private DHCP server. This can be done a couple of ways.

You can setup the single AP to NAT the guest users and have it act as a DHCP server for a guest VLAN.

You could even setup a DHCP server on the AP, VLAN off the guest SSID and have that DHCP server on the AP dish out IPs to the new guest VLAN.

You can create another scope on your DHCP server and have the guest VLAN pull IPs from here.

You can leave it as is (if your DHCP scope is large enough to handle the increased number of requests) and setup a firewall rule from within the User Profile that would restrict the guest users from accessing any internal resources. This would in essence give them nothing but internet access.

There's a handful of ways to accomplish this, it really depends on your comfort level with making changes to certain network equipment and your company/personal preference.

If you don't have access to HiveManager to make these changes, and you are doing this all from the CLI of the AP, I'm not sure which option would be the simplest. I'd expect it to be option 3 there.

.