I am in the process of taking over a hotel network where the original provider is using a custom built router that has failed. (The original company who built the router no longer exists) They wen from the router to a smc unmanged switch. From that switch they go to 5 nortel managed switches. Each port on the nortel has been assigned a unique vlan id (101-124, 201-224, 301-324, 401-424, 501-524). Normally when we setup hotels up we dont use vlans to isolate clients we configure the switches to not allow port to port traffic. Unfortunatly without passwords and no techs onsite with knowledge of nortel switches this is not feasable.
I would like to know if there is a way to use 1 dhcp server and 1 hotspot on a gateway (450g) for all the vlans. The only other way I have can figure to do this is to build a dhcp server and hotspot server for every vlan.
Any suggestions or possible solutions would be greatly appreciated.