Re: [fw-wiz] Discretionary WiFi Access
From: Chris Byrd (cbyrd01_at_gmail.com)
To: Dave Null <email@example.com> Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 08:57:05 -0500
Many APs support 802.1x with dynamic VLAN membership. This means that
authenticated users get into a internal access VLAN (still should be
seperated from the internal network by firewall - this is the
firewalls list after all), non-authenticated users get an Internet
access VLAN. You can use queueing techniques to rate-limit the
A captive portal would allow you to make guests sign off on acceptable
use terms before giving them access.
On 7/7/05, Dave Null <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Its not firewall related, but there's some smart minds on this list.
> My company has started looking into campus-wide WiFi. I'll keep my
> personal feeling on this to myself though. One thing that keeps
> comming up is that one of the largest user communities that would take
> advantage of this would be non-employees. Vendors, Salesmen, people
> meeting with GMs/VPs/Execs are probably going to be the main users of
> this. My question is, if you currently have a similar situation in
> your work environment, how do you handle granting these people
> temp/guest WiFi access.
> Access controls for employees can be fairly stringent (i.e. only
> connect from company owned assets who's MAC is inventoried, use of 2
> factor authentication, etc), but a lot of this isnt applicable for
> temporary visitors. I know one company that would give you a WiFi card
> when you signed in that was in their database of 'allowed' MAC
> addresses (I know, dont get me started on MAC spoofing), however I
> would bet cash money that those cards walked away regularly. Similar
> thing with issuing a temporary token fob (SecureID or the like).
> I know the easy answer here is 'Dont give them WiFi access', but I
> don't think that is going to be an option. Thoughts, comments, flames?
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