Open wireless internet access without granting access to corporate network.

I have two locations with Cisco routers at each site and your typical Linksys wireless routers serving out wireless access for a few of our own people.  I would like to grant wireless access to the internet for visitors but not allow them to get access to our network resources.  I do not maintain the Cisco routers but can have someone do what is necessary, should that be where the solution lies.

Thanks,

Craig
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ccarriganCommented:
What I would do is purchase a secondary wireless router for the purpose of wireless guest access.  You can purchase one that does that automatically and then setup firewall rules denying access to LAN IPs (except the gateway) from the wireless network.  I don't believe you can make the Linksys perform both functions.
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CraigNorthcuttAuthor Commented:
Our gateway is also VPN'd to our corporate office.  By opening that router to that gateway will I be granting them access to our corporate network on the other side of the VPN tunnel?  Would it work by restricting the traffic from this additional router to port 80 only?  

Let's say the local IP scheme is 192.168.3.1-100.  The Gateway is 192.168.3.1.  What should I set the "OPEN Access" router's address pool to be?  192.168.4.1-10?
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