I am looking to extend a wireless network from 2 access points to 8 access points.
The current access points have separate SSID so that they can connect to two separate networks
The requirement is to now replicate the functionality with 6 access points each capable of supprting mutiple SSID. Each SSID will be associated with a VLAN so that I get the effective separation of the two networks.
The current arrangement works by the fact that one network is relatively open and just has a pre-shared key that the students know so that they can access their email etc. The other network has a preshared key and MAC address filtering so that staff can gain access to the office network
I am trying to figure out how to do network address information using microsoft DHCP so that if I reserve an address based on MAC address that device will end up on the secure network otherwise they will end up on the student 'open' network.
I know there are systems to control acess points that provide a mangement interface from teh likes of Cisco and Aruba. The school can't afford these and wishes to use a lower cost device such as the tp-link equipment.