[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now

x
?
Solved

WIFI - Public and Private on same access point?

Posted on 2006-11-26
3
Medium Priority
?
288 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-12
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!
0
Comment
Question by:jhines2000
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 79

Accepted Solution

by:
lrmoore earned 2000 total points
ID: 18014579
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.

0
 
LVL 79

Expert Comment

by:lrmoore
ID: 18014603
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
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:jhines2000
ID: 18014635
the first answer was the exact task I was trying to accomplish!  Thanks a bunch!
0

Featured Post

Get your Disaster Recovery as a Service basics

Disaster Recovery as a Service is one go-to solution that revolutionizes DR planning. Implementing DRaaS could be an efficient process, easily accessible to non-DR experts. Learn about monitoring, testing, executing failovers and failbacks to ensure a "healthy" DR environment.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is in regards to the Cisco QSFP-4SFP10G-CU1M cables, which are designed to uplink/downlink 40GB ports to 10GB SFP ports. I recently experienced this and found very little configuration documentation on how these are supposed to be confi…
This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question