The typical Corp setup for wi-fi isnt a complex one.... it has to be off the main network because if it isnt unless you are WEP encypted you will have people stealing it and using it to access unapproved items. you can do i free open wireless but you need to look at security from the main network. or if anything at least a passworded entry point to the main network
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Re: What is d typical setup for wi-fi in corporate environment?
13 years 1 month ago #21609
Cisco has a good solution, particularly for a large corporation. It's somewhat of a PITA to setup, but it's worth is in the long run.
It incorporates 802.1x authentication, a wide variety of encryption protocols from no encryption, WEP to WPA,TKIP, etc), dynamic network placement by SSID.
Basically you connect to an SSID and pass the user authentication, then the access point will place you on the appropriate network via vlans. So you don't have to put those pesky consultants on your internal network. Put them on a DMZ and only give them port 80.