Guest wifi using rv082 DMV port

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Is it possible to use the dmz port on a rv082 linksys router for guest access to the Internet and protect business network.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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I don't think that is what the DMZ function in an RV082 is for. Here is an excerpt from the manual:

The DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Host feature allows one local user to be exposed to the Internet for use of a special-purpose service such as Internet gaming or videoconferencing. Although Port Range Forwarding can only forward ten ranges of ports maximum, DMZ hosting
forwards all the ports to one computer at the same time.

That is different than providing guest wireless. For guest access, you would have to set up a VLAN. I think the RV082 is capable of that, but I have not set up a VLAN.

I have the DMZ function on my own RV042 but no VLAN, and my DMZ works as per the description above.

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Would I use the same subnet on vlan2 that is on vlan1?
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I think VLAN's have different subnets. You certainly do not want your guest on the same subnet as your office. They need to be separate. ... Thinkpads_User
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I solved this on my own by installing a HUB, obtaining second IP address from ISP and then configuring another router with new IP addresses and setting up different network for Guest router.

This method gave me the secruity I needed for the internal network.
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Thanks. I always use a separate router myself because it is separate and is easier to configure. I did not know you were planning on new (additional) IP. However my remarks about the one IP / RV082 above were generally correct. .... Thinkpads_User

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After doing additional research I realized that a HUB will not route traffic like a switch will.

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