Configuring 2 SSID on ZoneDirector 1100

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Hi everybody !
I have a ZoneDirector 1100 and 3 AP which are normally detected by the ZoneDirector.
Before I had one SSID which was connected to a captive portal and the users used that easily.
Now, I want to have 2 SSID on all my AP but both are treat differently.
The first one will
be called "Users"
have specific IP network number (ex 192.168.0.0/25)
have a specific DHCP
have a captive portal
VLAN 11

The second will
be called "Guest"
have specific IP network number (ex 192.168.0.128/25)
have a specific DHCP
Firewall restrictions
VLAN 12

My firewall Pfsense (DHCP) is connected to the ZoneDirector which is connected to the APs.

I have tried to use VLANs for each SSID but when it is in use, the communication between the ZoneDirector and the firewall don't works.

How can I create my two SSID ?
Can you help me please ?

Thank you in advance
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Dear Gwendal PRAUD,

What you are trying to achieve is VERY standard and easy to do. What kind of issues you are seeing and which ZD firmware is in use?
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I configure the SSIDs on the ZoneDirector, I tag all the path (Switches) between ZoneDirector and APs and the path between the firewall and the ZoneDirector.

I configure both sub-interfaces and DHCP server and allow all trafic on the firewall.

When it's done, I can't communicate with the ZoneDirector and when I connect my PC to any SSID I can't have IP address.

I'm not at work today but I think the firmware version is 9.6.0.15.

Thanks for helping me
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And after moment the APs don't emit any more, I think they can't talk with the ZoneDirector.

To set up the SSIDs, I do the same thing than before (when I had one SSID) but I set the VLAN ID in advanced settings for both WLANs.

Pfsense firewall is on a VMware machine does it change anything ?
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Excuse me the version of ZD is 9.6.1.0 build 15
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Gwendal PRAUD

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My problem was that I hadn't understood VLANs are not tagged on the frames. So, now I understand my error and cannot make the difference between both SSID with Pfsense. I will make my flow control on the ZoneDirector.

Thanks again for your help