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Asus RT-AC68U Guest Network configuration

Posted on 2014-10-09
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Hey Experts,

I just had this Asus RT-AC68U and told to make it work at a customer site.  They're current setup:

Sonicwall Firewall: 10.0.0.1
Server:  10.0.0.2
 -DHCP
 -DNS
ASUS RT-AC68U: 10.0.0.5
 -plugs into a LAN port on the firewall

They want a guest network configured with only Internet access and no access to the server.  I upgraded the firmware on the latest from the Asus site.  I'm not that familiar with these devices and I'm struggling to make it work.  I can get the wireless up and running, but it seems like every configuration I try (Router mode, Access Point mode) ends with the guests able to ping the server.

Any suggestions would be great appreciated.
Thanks!
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by:Davy Paridaens
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Hi,

The solution to your problem should be 2 VLAN's one for your network environment with the server and the other for your guest. When i go trough the specifications of the ASUS RT-AC68U http://www.asus.com/Networking/RTAC68U/specifications/
There is no VLAN capability mentioned on the site. Can you double check it in your configuration. Let me know if you need more info or help.
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by:xlingshot
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Hi Davy,

I've checked the online manual and I can't find an option for VLANs.  I'll keep looking, but do you have any other suggestions?

Thanks!
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Look for an Access point that can manage and configure VLAN's Linksys is not expensive for example.
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by:xlingshot
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Hi Davy,

I ended up using a second wireless access point and creating a DMZ port on our firewall.  This way all of the guest traffic is on the outside of the firewall.

Thanks for your input.
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by:Davy Paridaens
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Hi

Good job, this is a nice solution for your problem.

Sincerely,

Davy
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