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Linksys WRT54G subneted.

Hi Experts,
I have a customer who has a small network. Some machines cabled and others connected wirelessly.
The topology is very simple:
Cabled PCs
            >>              WRT54g Router           >>            ISP      
Wireless PCs

WRT54G parameters:
Local IP Address: 192.168.10. 1
Subnet Mask:      255.255.255. 0
Local DHCP server: Enabled
Start IP Address:
Number of Address:  [10]

I need to create a new wireless LAN absolutely isolated from the old one but using the same ISP services.
Which is the correct Linksys product for this requirement?
How do I configure that product?

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8/22/2022 - Mon

I am not aware of any Linksys that allows you to assign a secondary scope to it....

Easiest thing to do is to pick up another router, and uplink it to a switch port, and assign a secondary scope to that one....

Are you trying to isolate both networks? There is a setting in the WIFI Advanced menu on that model, called AP Isolation. Might wanna review the help on it to see if it might fit your needs....

Thanks johnb6767.
Uplinking to a switch port is the easiest solution. That is right.
But the problem is that I cannot do that.
I am looking for a wireless solution. The new device must be connected to the WRT54G via wireless.

You can put a second router behind it, with a secondary IP Scope, and use the LAN port on the second router, plugged into a LAN port on the first one....

If you create a route though, from XP on the nsecond subnet to the first one, you can still see the PC's......

In a perfect world, you would have two public IP's to work with, and they can both be seperate....
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I am sorry johnb6767, perhaps I did not explain so much my needing.
Please remember that:
1 - I need a new wireless LAN. This LAN will use the ISP service configured on the old Router.
2- It is very difficult to plug a wire due to distance.
So the new device (WRouter / WGateway  /WAP / etc.) must be linked wirelessly to the old WRT54G.

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