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    adding WiFi to office LAN


    by techserf ·

    A smaller office client of mine would like to add wireless to their LAN. They have about 15 desktops and a 2000 DController. They would like to be able to have wireless for their staff (only a few people), but also have it open for roaming people that come in, such as presenters, sales reps from outside etc, to have web access.

    My obvious concern is making this access secure as possible, and preventing anyone on the street from accessing their business data and internet connection.

    Do any of you have suggestions on access points and how to best set this up? I’ve seen some promising things from Sonic Wall, where it will let you force VPN access from the staff and then allow guest ‘web only’ service, but if there’s something better out there, please post a link, or whatever you’ve got.


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    • #3312030

      Reply To: adding WiFi to office LAN

      by bfilmfan ·

      In reply to adding WiFi to office LAN

      I’ve seen the Sonic Wall demo and it is impressive. Frankly anytime you have a WAP running connected to your network, you’re going to have some risk.

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      Reply To: adding WiFi to office LAN

      by rindi1 ·

      In reply to adding WiFi to office LAN

      Set up a DMZ with an appliance that can provide DMZ and VPN functionality. Put the Wifi in the DMZ. This will allow those users on the wifi to connect to the internet as well as to any devices standing in that DMZ. If they have to connect to the LAN, those users who have connected to the DMZ will have to launch a VPN client software on their PC with which they will get a secure connection to the LAN. Now they should be able logon to the domain and use those resources.

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