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WIFI - Public and Private on same access point?

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Hello experts- I am looking to offer a client both a public, open, WLAN internet connection that is QOS'd to not use up all of this DSL line.  I am also looking to have a private, encrypted WLAN that accesses both the local area network as well as the internet.

Currently, the setup is:

DSL Line ---> DSL Modem --> Netgear WGT624 < this is the wireless AP, and router > --> Cisco/Linksys Switch.

There is one WLAN setup on the WGT624 that only the private company can use- encrypted with MAC Filtering, and a 63 key length WPA-PSK.

The customers wish to use this location for a type of hotspot, but I am hesitant to open up access to this WLAN, due to the fact that any one could possibly see the servers, etc...

I would like suggestions of a hardware setup that would accomodate the 2 WLANS, ways to have two routes on the network to route the internet wlan to only see the DSL modem, and the private WLAN see the local area network, as well as have the route to see the internet.

Is this possible without buying two access points?  I know we need to get this place a decent router, so I am looking for suggestions to this as well...

I assigned 500 points- its huge, and I would like to get any suggestions soon!
thanks!
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Check out D-Links's hotspot gateway
http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=402

Since it supports both secure private wireless and public unsecured at the same time, there is no reason why you can keep the setup that already exists and just put it on the "private" side of the gateway appliance.

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More good links to surf:
http://www.whotspot.com/p_whotGateway.htm

http://www.versatek.com/products/vx-hg11g.html

Linksys WRV54G also has capabilities to become a Boingo hotspot and simultaneously support secured internal network "hotspot ready".
http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1118334818934&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper
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the first answer was the exact task I was trying to accomplish!  Thanks a bunch!
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