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Offline quattro

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Two WLANs, same VLAN
« on: September 11, 2013, 02:40:09 PM »
Hello everyone,

does anyone know, if configuration with two WLANs (one switched locally, second tunelled via RFS) will work using same VLAN? I have customer that asked me to create additional WLAN with Captive Portal for testing, if it will be working we will probably disable this WLAN which is locally switched. Such configuration for testing would save me lot of work, as their network is quite complex and creating additional VLAN just for testing will require lot of work. Any comments appreciated :)


Offline noobie

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Re: Two WLANs, same VLAN
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 02:56:55 PM »
Hi,

having both tunneled and locally bridged WLAN on the same VLAN is not supported, check the Release Notes, I believe that on latest firmwares you cannot even commit changes when you have that kind of config.

Good luck with testing:)

Offline Fido

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Re: Two WLANs, same VLAN
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 05:48:59 AM »
Have you considered using an extended-VLAN? This means you create the new VLAN on the AP and on the RFS only. Traffic is tunneled across the customer network, so no need to configure a new VLAN on all of their switches.

Also, there is no reason (that I can see) why the Captive Portal cannot work on a Locally switched VLAN.

You should also be careful of changing from local to bridged WLANs, with regards to RFS adoption capacity. When using tunneled WLANs the adoption capacity of the RFS is greatly reduced. (see documentation for more details)

Offline quattro

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Re: Two WLANs, same VLAN
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013, 09:13:49 AM »
Thanks for replys. I have made Captive Portal configuration, but login page is very strange: I have only one field on it :) Page attached. Does anyone know what is the reason ? I'm running cluster of RFS6000 version 5.4.2.0-030R.

Offline Fido

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Re: Two WLANs, same VLAN
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013, 04:22:21 AM »
The number of fields and their titles change depending on your selections in the Captive Portal config, which type of captive portal authentication are you trying to use, and did you select the correct option?

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Re: Two WLANs, same VLAN
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2013, 05:03:13 AM »
Thanks, you are right. I was doing configuration using cli, and it seems that by default it does not use access type "Radius authentication", so I changed it using GUI. Do you know what is corresponding CLI configuration for it? Because after GUI change, I can't find any change in my txt config file. Strange...

It seems that this command is shown only in include-factory mode, even then when chage is done.

rfs6000-1(config-captive-portal-novol-guest)#access-type ?
  custom-auth-radius  Custom user information for authentication (Radius
                      lookup with given information. Ex:- Name, E-mail
                      Address, Telephone)
  email               Email credentials
  logging             Generate logging record of user access and allow access
  no-auth             No authentication for guest (redirected to welcome
                      message)
  radius              Radius authentication

« Last Edit: October 08, 2013, 05:58:57 AM by quattro »