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Having a safe(er) open network

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by roadkill101, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. roadkill101

    roadkill101 LI Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G in an appartment. Right now it is open access. I would like to leave it open, but disallow all outsiders from accesing my families computers on the network. I see AP isolation would isolate all wireless clients, which is good. But I still need to have open communication between my computers on the network, for printer sharing and such. I have one wired and two wireless computers of my own on the network.

    Thank you!
  2. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Wireless filter.

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  3. roadkill101

    roadkill101 LI Guru Member

    Thanks for your quick reply, but I dont think I explained correctly. I still want outsiders to be able to freely join the network and browse the web, but I dont want them to be able to access any of my computers on the same network.
  4. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    That is a bit of a challenge seeing as you want to allow access to your wireless network but at the same time separate your own computers. A dedicated wLAN would work for "open" access that would not be associated with you local vLAN. You'll first have to determine what firmware you will be trying to use on your AP.
  5. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    just set the wireless DHCP as a different subnet than your network and enable wireless isolation. This should work.

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