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R G Sep 28, 2012, 08:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hi Guy

I urgently need to set up a Billion 7300 NRE Router/AP in a coffee shop to only give the clients internet access.I dont want them to be able to go onto the internal network.The problem is all the internal network hosts are connected to the same router via Cable.

Ive tried quite allot of things bud I have no idea where I am going wrong.

Thanks and regards
RG


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Dr. Peaceful Sep 28, 2012, 09:49am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Configuring wireless to restrict access to network but still give internet.
First, in order to have true isolation of guest network, you need to have multiple routers OR at least a router with advance firmware that allows multiple vLANs. I have not heard of the model of router you mentioned, but a quick search in the net shows it's just a basic DSL wire & wireless router. I highly doubt it has the capability for setting up isolated guest network by itself.

R G Sep 28, 2012, 10:10am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Configuring wireless to restrict access to network but still give internet.
Ahh Ghez thats unfortunate.
Well ok how do I set permission then for all the computers on the network so that they cant be accessed accept for the ones that have permission? That would be the best logical step to take right?

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Dr. Peaceful Sep 28, 2012, 12:50pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Configuring wireless to restrict access to network but still give internet.
R G said:
...Well ok how do I set permission then for all the computers on the network so that they cant be accessed accept for the ones that have permission?

You probably need a domain server to do something like that, so every computer joins the network must join the server. But that is impractical for a guest network in something like a coffee shop, where you have client computers (not to mention cell phones) joining the network that you know nothing about their configurations.

The quick and dirty way to do this, is to get another router. Doesn't need to be something expensive, a basic router will do. Even just a wired router, if all internal computers are wire only. Connect the WAN port of the new router to one of the LAN ports of the existing DSL router. Setup the new router with a different subnet, for example if DSL router is 192.168.1.x, set the new one with 192.168.2.x. Connect all the internal computers to the new router. Use the wifi of the DSL router as the guest network. It's not totally secure, but at least a basic network separation.


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