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Guest Ambassadors: Providing Simple and Secure Guest Access

Guest ambassador accounts give organizations an easy way to restrict guest access to a wireless network.

Many of our customers use Cisco Meraki wireless to offer guest-wifi at their locations. The MR wireless access points sport a ton of features making it easy to offer guest access to your network without compromising security. The dashboard offers quite a few options for controlling access to your network including device-based policies, integration with a RADIUS or Active Directory server, SMS authentication, paid access, or requiring enrollment in Systems Manager, our free MDM solution. For organizations that want a more hands-on and individualized approach to guest access, Cisco Meraki wireless also includes the guest ambassador feature.

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Provide temporary usernames and passwords for access to your guest network

Guest ambassadors can see a single page of the dashboard for your network, allowing them to create temporary login credentials for your guest network. Now access to the wireless network can be tightly controlled, but a receptionist or office manager can quickly grant network access to a visitor without danger of changing any network settings.

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Guest ambassadors see only this menu when logged into dashboard. 

Create guest ambassador accounts in dashboard on the Alerts and administration menu of your wireless network:

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Guest ambassador accounts have even more limited access to dashboard than Read-only accounts

You can grant access to your guest WiFi on an individual basis for increased security without increased complexity. The guest ambassador feature is standard on all Cisco Meraki wireless networks—try it today!