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How to split lan with Wifi

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Partizan, May 6, 2008.

  1. Partizan

    Partizan Network Guru Member


    Perhaps a little bit dumb question. I have a WRT54GL with 4 computers connected via 4 ethernet ports and they're all in the lan and visible to each other with shared folders and access.

    I would like to enable internet access for wireless clients, but only the internet access, so the 4 computers connected via ethernet aren't visible to wireless clients.

    Wthat's the easiest way to accomplish this?
  2. Mercjoe

    Mercjoe Network Guru Member

    In Advanced--> Wireless there is a setting (2nd from the top) called AP isolation. Enable that and it isolates the Wlan from the LAN enabling Internet access from the Wlan without showing any computers on the LAN
  3. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    Are you sure about that? I was always under the impression that it provided separation only between wireless clients.
  4. Partizan

    Partizan Network Guru Member

    Mercjoe I owe you one. Thanks alot. Going to try out now. :)

    Yup, it works. Thanks again.
  5. Mercjoe

    Mercjoe Network Guru Member

    I like to tinker with the firmware. I found that feature back in.. oh ver .7 of the Tomato Firmware.

    I have used it here from time to time to allow someone to access the internet wirelessly without having to ensure that their computers were up to my security standards.

    No problem.
  6. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

  7. bigclaw

    bigclaw Network Guru Member

    Just remember to document your use of that setting somewhere so that months down the load you don't pull all your hair out trying to figure out why your "trusted" wireless clients don't see one another. :)
  8. Partizan

    Partizan Network Guru Member

    Not a bad idea Bigclaw. :)
  9. kzrssk

    kzrssk LI Guru Member

    AP Isolation only blocks wireless clients from seeing each other. I tried this option myself, and my wireless laptop could still see my ethernet-connected computers.

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