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ADSL router - securely partition WIFI from wired

I have a small office with a standard ISP supplied ADSL router (Thomson TG585).

The office computers run Windows XP and Windows 7 Home Premium and are connected to the router by wire.

We want to provide a WIFI internet service to office visitors.

Is anyone aware of an ADSL router that allows you to securely partition the WIFI traffic from the wired traffic? Or does my Thomson TG585 do this already?

We want both the wired office computers and the WIFI visitors to be able to access the internet. However we don't want the office visitors to be able to access any of the office resources. We would like to enforce this in the router if possible.
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Hi

Thomson TG585 has two version 8.2 and 7.4 , I am not sure which one is yours?

The thing is in these ADSL routers one can only define one IP DHCP POOL , hence even if you want to try i.e. what you intend to achieve would not completely possible unless you are able to separate your LAN into two subnets.

Then it would be fairly easy to give one subnet Internet access only and other Internet and LOCAL resources access.
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The ONLY way to securely separate two networks, either wired or wireless is by using VLANs on the router, and VLANs on the switch, or by using separate switches or by connecting wireless Router/AP directly to a port in the router, and a wired switch in the other  ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_LAN
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