[Cialug] public/private wifi
thiessenstuart at aol.com
Thu Dec 31 18:38:16 CST 2009
I noticed that one of the newer DLink routers came ready for a "guest" wireless network and your actual wireless network. I never needed that feature so I never explored it. FYI.
On Dec 31, 2009, at 11:42 , L. V. Lammert wrote:
> At 03:58 PM 12/30/2009 -0600, you wrote:
>> What's the ideal way to set up a public/private wifi network? Picture this
>> You have a network that you want to allow people to access publicly. There
>> is a shared wep key that you can tell people to use when they're connected
>> to your network. Devices may be a PC or could be a phone, an iPod, a wii
>> or whatever. However you don't want these people to use your printer or
>> access your network shares. Being able to limit the bandwidth used by
>> these devices is nice.
>> Don't use WEP, .. for a public AP no encryption needed. Connect the
> public AP to your main router on the outbound connection, ..
>> Use a 2nd AP/Router for your internal machines; as this would be a
> separate subnet, there's no way for someone on the public AP to access
> machines on the LAN side of AP2 unless you create specific port forwards.
> For the private side, don't broadcast SSID & use WPA2.
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