I have setup a new VLAN on my corporate network for use for guests only. I am trying to setup a guest WiFi service and keep all of the traffic separate from the business traffic.
So far I have created a 172.16.0.0/24 subnet using VLAN 172 for guests. This is separate from my 10.11.0.0 network but still is travelling through the same Cisco hardware to get from the Cisco Aironet out to the internet.
The aim is to get the traffic from the guests device to travel through multiple hops as follows:
Guest device > Cisco Aironet 1600 > Cisco WLC 2504 > Cisco Catalyst 3560 - All on 10.11.23.0 subnet in one physical location, then it passes to the 10.11.1.0 subnet and uses a Cisco WS-C2960G > Cisco 1941 router > Internet, which is in another physical location.
My switches on the 10.11.23.0 subnet can all see all of the route hops on the 172 VLAN but not outside of its physical location, e.g they cannot see the next hops that reside in the other physical location and the same for the 10.11.1.0 subnet. So there is a big gap in the middle where VLAN 172 is missing the connection which joins the two physical locations together.
I am pretty sure that the switchports that are responsible for joining these two locations together are not trunked. I think this is the answer but the rest of my live network relies on these ports. If I enable trunk mode to test this, am I likely to disconnect everything else that is currently working?