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Aerohive How To: Create a Firewalled and NATed Separate Network

Suppose you want to create a separate wireless network for guests or so that employees may access the Internet with their personal devices. Devices on this separate network should only be able to access the Internet and not be able to access any internal resources. I have not seen this documented anywhere, so I am going to share. There are several steps, but the process is relatively painless.

Start by creating a New VLAN under Configuration > Advanced > Network Objects > VLANs. Choose a VLAN numeral that is not being used. I chose 42.

Now let’s create a New DHCP server ...

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Aerohive Networks Wireless Review

Aerohive Networks Wireless Review

Writing just a bit of potentially valuable content is better than not writing at all, right? I would like to spend tons of time writing a comprehensive review about Aerohive because… well... they rock! Unfortunately (fortunately?), I am strapped for time so this will be short and sweet.

I ran into the Aerohive booth at HIMMS 2011 and I was immediately impressed with their products. Not only do the wireless access points look cool, but their approach to wireless networking is unique and effective. Aerohive uses a controller-less architecture which helps to reduce the costs and complexities of large enterprise ...

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Write, Write, Write!

Wow, has it already been two months since I launched this site and wrote the first (and only) blog article? I ended up starting a college course several days after I wrote the previous article and it has been taking up most of my extra time. Since grad school assignments are mostly writing, I have not wanted to do a lot of extracurricular writing. I am excited that I only have one more course plus a thesis and then I will have my master’s degree.

I am not going to sweat about creating perfectly written articles or long articles ...

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Introductions Are in Order

Hello, I am Charles O'Brien. I am excited to be writing my first blog post EVER. I wonder how long it will be before I become comfortable with this whole blog writing process. While I am excited to write, I am also excited to keep working on the code for this site which is open source. Not only is this my first blog post ever, but this is also my first open source project where I am a contributor. It's about time!!

What's next?

I have been collecting ideas for posts, so now I just need to ...

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