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Looking for Access Point with Guest Feature

Discussion in 'Wireless Buying Advice' started by Green_Goblin, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Green_Goblin

    Green_Goblin New Around Here

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  2. abailey

    abailey Very Senior Member

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    The Ubiquiti is a good choice. It is one of the few that have built in filters that allow it to have guest access without using VLANs. It works pretty well. Of course it can also do separation with VLANs if you end up going that route, too.
     
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    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Many AP's can bind SSID's to VLAN's - Airport for example, binds the Guest SSID to VLAN1003, which is how they can do Guest Network support over their pseudo-mesh extended AP's...
     
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    abailey Very Senior Member

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    Yes the Ubiquiti has a guest feature. Even without Vlans you can have the guest separated from the rest of your network, and separated from each other.
     
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    abailey Very Senior Member

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    Yes the Ubiquiti requires controller software to set it up. This can be run on a PC as you have discovered, or you can purchase their Cloudkey device that runs the controller software. But purchasing that device will add to your overall cost.

    As for the others, I do not know. If you are going to run VLANs for your quest access that opens up more possibilities. Very few AP's have a separate Guest feature without using VLANs.