For Cisco-Aironet access points, the first step in incorporating a VLAN into your wireless network is to activate a VLAN using the Administrator. After you activate the VLAN, you must then configure an SSID to allow wireless devices on the VLAN to communicate with each other. To activate a VLAN:
1. Select the access point from the Display window.
2. Select AP Properties from the Options menu.
The Properties dialog box appears.
3. Click Advanced. The Advanced Properties dialog box appears. This dialog box is divided into three sections: · The Properties section, which contains a list of all available properties for that access point in an expandable, tree-view format. · The Details section, which contains the controls (such as checkboxes or radio buttons) for a specific property. · The Description section, which contains a brief description of what the property does.
4. Open the VLAN folder from the Properties section of the Advanced Properties dialog box. This folder allows you to access the VLAN Setup and SSID Setup folders. These folders contain the configurable options for each VLAN you want to create.
5. Open the VLAN Setup folder. This folder contains overall VLAN configuration options that affect all VLANs for the access point, and additional folders that contain options relevant only to a specific VLAN.
6. Select the Allow Encrypted property. This property activates the VLAN capabilities for the access point or profile. In the Details section of the dialog box, a VLAN Any Enabled checkbox appears.
7. Enable the Allow Encrypted checkbox.
8. Select a VLAN folder. In the Details section of the Advanced Properties dialog box, an Enable VLAN x checkbox appears, where x denotes the ID number of the VLAN. This checkbox allows you to activate or deactivate the user interface of the VLAN as needed. Note: You can only access VLAN configuration options when the Enable VLAN checkbox for that VLAN is enabled.
9. Enable the Enable VLAN x checkbox.
10. Open the VLAN folder to access specific VLAN properties.
11. Configure the VLAN as needed. See your hardware documentation for a complete list of available VLAN options. For your reference, a list of available VLAN options is available in Appendix A: Access Point Properties and Statistics within the Wavelink Mobile Manager on-line documentation. Examples of Cisco VLANs are also available in Sample Cisco-Aironet VLANs. Note: At least one VLAN on Cisco-Aironet access points must be configured as a "native" VLAN. To assign a VLAN as a native VLAN, select the Native VLAN ID property located in the VLAN Setup folder and type the appropriate VLAN ID in the Native VLAN ID text box. After you configure the VLAN options, you must establish an auxiliary SSID. This SSID must be shared among a group of wireless devices to distinguish them from any other group on the network. Wireless devices on a VLAN can only communicate with other devices that share the same SSID.