Different DHCP for WiFi and LAN

Ladies and gents.

I am wondering if it is possible to setup a separate DHCP network for my WiFi and my LAN.

One example,

I have a small business they have internal network traffic on the LAN all is well.
However they want to offer WiFi their clients that is essentially on a separate network.
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JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
To do it with strong security, you should use VLAN's.

To do it simply, hook the wireless router into your LAN (LAN port on the router to a port on your LAN). Give it a static IP on the LAN.  Now leave DHCP ON for the wireless router and give it a different subnet than your LAN.

This should work in most cases, but it is not terrifically secure.

.... Thinkpads_User
AlwayslearningmoreAuthor Commented:
ok cool.

Thank you!
Jackie ManConnect With a Mentor Commented:

If you have not yet purchased the wireless router, get one with built-in guest network and the guest has to sign on on a web portal and will be given a IP address with different sub-net from your internal LAN.

Most mid-range wireless router has such feature and we are using a Linksys E2500 which has such feature.


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Craig BeckConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Easiest way - do it with 3 routers...

You have one router connected to the ISP.

Connect one dedicated wired router for the LAN (http://uk.asus.com/Networks/Wired_Routers_Switches/RX3081/ for example) to the ISP router.  All LAN clients connect to the LAN side of this router.

Connect another dedicated wireless router (http://uk.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Routers/RTN56U for example) to the ISP router.  All Wireless clients connect to the wireless.

This keeps everything separate and no security issues.

Job done!
icuadminConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I'd have a look at the Draytek Vigor series, especially the 2830 series:

AlwayslearningmoreAuthor Commented:
Thanks great ideas!
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@Alwayslearningmore - Thanks, and I was happy to help.

.... Thinkpads_User
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