Use multiple SSID on VigorAP

If you have multiple private networks or subnets, you may set up multi-SSID on VigorAP to provide access to each network separately. This document demonstrates how to set up your AP with multi-SSID. Part A is an example when AP is connecting to a router that has multiple subnets, and Part B is an example when AP is connecting to two routers.

One Router with Multiple Subnets

If the AP is connecting to a router with two LAN subnet, we can set up an SSID for each subnet, and the wireless clients will access different LAN subnet according to the SSID they connected.

1. On the router, we need to configure VLAN with different VLAN ID for each LAN subnet.

2. Connect the AP to the router's LAN port, and go to Wireless LAN (2.4GHz) >> General Setup to set up SSID:

  1. Create two SSID.
  2. For both SSID, select the Subnet connecting to the router.
  3. Specify VLAN ID for each SSID.
  4. Click OK to apply.

3. Go to Wireless LAN (2.4GHz) >> Security to set up authentication for each SSID.

With the above configuration, when wireless clients connect to SSID "DrayTek-Staff," they will become clients of Router's LAN1 and get an IP in 192.168.1.0 subnet; while the wireless clients those connect to SSID "DrayTek-Guest" will become clients of Router's LAN2 and get an IP of 192.168.2.x.

Two Routers

If there are two routers connected to the AP's LAN ports, we could set up two SSID, one for each router, and the client connected to different SSID will become different router's LAN client.

1. Connect the AP to the router's LAN port, and go to Wireless LAN (2.4GHz) >> General Setup to set up SSID:

  1. Check Enable 2 Subnet (Simulate 2 APs)
  2. Create two SSID.
  3. Specify Subnet for each SSID.
  4. Leave the VLAN ID as zero (untagged).
  5. Click OK to apply

2. Go to Wireless LAN (2.4GHz) >> Security to set up authentication for each SSID.

With the above configuration, when wireless clients connect to SSID "DrayTek-Staff," they will become Router1's LAN clients and get an IP in 192.168.1.0 subnet; while the wireless clients those connect to SSID "DrayTek-Guest" will become Router2's LAN clients and get an IP of 192.168.2.x.

Published On:2016-05-23 

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