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Setup a guest network with WAP371

September 10, 2015

OK this is going to be a bit of a long one. When I looked around the internet for a guide there was $#@& all so here is how you do it;

  • First you need VLANs. This might be obvious to some but not for all.
  • The default VLAN guest on Cisco stuff is 25, so you may as well just stay with that.
  • First off you need to setup a VLAN on the WAP371.
    • Click on Wireless.
    • Click on Networks.
    • Either choose a Radio for your guest network or setup a new SSID on both/one.
      • For that just click the Add button and name the guest network.
      • Strangely you will then need to tag the network and choose edit. Why it doesn’t go straight into an edit mode I don’t know…
      • Change VLAN from 1 (default) to 25. Give it a name… like Guest, choose your security, blah blah.
      • Click Save
    • So that’s it for your WAP371… now on to your switch/router.
  • I used an SG 200-08P
    • Login to that puppy – default username password is cisco/cisco in case you hadn’t worked that out by now.
    • Click on VLAN Management.
    • It should bring you to a page where there is only 1 VLAN – namely VLAN1 aka Default.
    • Click the Add button.
    • It will popup (turn off your popup blocker if you have one) a page. VLAN ID wants to be…. you guessed it….25.
    • VLAN Name can be anything but let’s stick with Guest for sake of consistency.
    • Now here’s a part that often trips people up. You need to click on Port VLAN Membership.
    • So we want the port that the WAP is connected to but ALSO the router.
      • Say we have the WAP connected to port 2 and the router connected to port 1.
      • Tag the g1 port.
      • Click Edit.
      • Yet another popup.
      • Click on the available 25 but also don’t forget to check the Membership box below.
      • Then you can click on the arrow to add it to the membership.
      • Click Apply.
      • Once it brings you back to the page of ports you should see Membership on port1 now reads 1U and 25T. (the U means untagged and the T means Tagged)
      • Do the same for the g2 port.
    • So that’s that then for the switch. The final part is the router!
  • My router is the RV325. A pretty widely used router for small businesses and one that ticks all the boxes for reliability and function. So far I have no complaints.
    • Again, login to the device.
    • Go to Port Management.
    • Click on VLAN Membership.
    • Now it should have 25 on there already but what you need to do is click Enable right at the top.
    • Click Save.
  • That should be it!
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