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Posted on 2012-09-20
Last Modified: 2012-10-11
Hello,  I need some advice.

In my network environment I have a wireless linksys router, which I only have configured as a wireless access point. I use another router with my network (which has a domain.. so I got a server that runs dhcp, dns, etc.)
The wireless router that I use as an access point does have a guest wireless option. If I enable that feature it provides users that connect to it with a different IP. A completely different subnet from my current network, but I obviously need to enable some sort of dns.
How do I do this.... do I need to add the new sub-net to my router or switch? or do I just configure another wireless router and enable dhcp on it?  any suggestions/thoughts?

please & thank you
Question by:MrMay
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    The guest wireless should have DHCP and should have the option to specify DNS and gateway for the guest network.   I would suggest you use google's DNS of
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    How exactly do you have it configured as an access point?

    Do you have NAT disabled on the WAN port in Advanced Routing options, or did you just connect it to the network via a LAN port and leave the WAN port unused?

    I guess it might help also to know which Linksys model/version it is.
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    by:Craig Beck
    If you configure it as a Guest portal it will need to do routing, so it will also act as a DHCP server I assume.

    You don't want that on the same subnet as your server or people won't be able to get to the server if they are assigned an IP address from the Guest router.

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