Create 2 SEPARATE networks from 1 isp/modem.

Posted on 2013-10-08
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I want to create 2 separate and hidden networks (that is, hidden from each other).
I have 1 ISP/Modem. 1 24-port switch.
I want 2 Windows 7 and 1 Vista computer on one network.
And I want 7 Windows 7 Computers on the second network.
The 2 networks CANNOT be able to see each other.
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Is the switch a managed switch?  You can create two separate VLAN's on the switch.
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This can be done a multitude of ways:

You could subnet your network:

If you create multiple subnets then network 1 will not be able to talk to network 2 or

This will give you 2 subnets with 126 hosts available per subnet. - with 127 being your broadcast and - with 255 bring your broadcast.
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the switch is an unmanaged cicso-linksys

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Thanks ITGUY565. Subnetting was in the back of my mind, I'm dealing with a multitude of issues right now.
I walked into a makeshift network at a nonprofit, and am trying to fix it up, while getting rid of antiquated hardware/software and fix security issues.

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