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Re: Wireless Access Point

Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:

Is it possible, using 1 device, to have two separate networks to connect to? We're trying to setup a network where a client can come in, connect to an open network and see a network drive to copy files into. However, that network will only allow them to do that, nothing else - they can't get onto the internet, they can't get onto the rest of the network or anything else.

At the same time, we want out employees to be able to connect, and by providing a password they CAN get to everything and have outside access to the internet.

Is this possible with just a single wireless access point, or do I need to setup two different ones? Using a Linksys WAP54G device.

Some access points support multiple ssid, and you can go further, and physically isolate traffic for each ssid into its own 802.1q vlan. I know access points from Cisco do this. Also, I own a dlink which is capable of this, but is buggy. No idea of the WAP54G supports this. Typically you also need a managed switch to accomplish this, so it can get pricey.

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