Seperate a single WLAN into sections for guests and members

Posted on 2007-08-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-24
Hi all,

Okay I have a netgear DG834G connected to 3 WG302 APs'.

I want to allow workers in the company to connect wirelessly and to be able to share files between each other.

However (this is the tricky part) I also want to allow guests to connect wirelessly so that they can access the Internet but cannot access the rest of the network.

I know that Dynamode routers allow me to create different sections with certain IP ranges given full access and other IP ranges being given Internet only access.

Any idea how I can go about this with the netgear kit??

Thanks in advance
Question by:wsc80b
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    Accepted Solution

    You want Vlan or similar capability, and I am not sure that what you have supports this.

    It may require a new , more capable router.

    Did you check the firewall abilities. maybe it can be done through there.

    I hope this helps !
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    Assisted Solution

    are you running a domain?  if so, you can control network access based on domain membership...  guests do not join the domain, and therefore do not have access to network shares... make sure all network shares have "Everyone" removed, and all sharing is based on AD groups/users.

    however, file sharing between domain and non-domain members suggests some level of network access to the guests.  for this case, just make the share "Everyone" for security and permissions.

    another idea is to have employees with static IP addresses within a certain range.  you can then create rules in your firewall/router appliance and apply them based on the IP range.  guests will get dynamic IP and so you will know what ranges should have access and which ones should not.

    Author Comment

    Hi again,

    Sorry for the delay (holiday time), I am not on a domain and the router doesn't appear to support VLAN.

    Can anyone suggest a good quality ADSL Router that will offer VLAN?
    LVL 63

    Expert Comment

    If you already have a router for ADSL, you would not need aother one for ADSL. but a cheaper Router that does VLAN, could be put behind your present router if an ADSL version is too expensive.

    I would start with a google search, Look for brand names, Cisco, Netgear etc.

    I hope this helps !

    Author Comment

    Many apologies for the delay. Thanks for the replies I am going to look into splitting with IP ranges as the router wont allow VLAN.

    I am going to split the points equally

    Hope the is okay

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