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Possible to put wifi on separate dhcp range than wired?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by scrupul0us, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. scrupul0us

    scrupul0us LI Guru Member

    Right now my network is configured as such:

    Modem -> Edge Router (dhcp for wired) (basement)
    -> first floor devices
    -> second floor devices
    -->office switch
    --->router (same model and tomato version, dhcp for wifi)

    now, i have this setup so that I'm broadcasting wifi from the top of my house for better coverage, but, I have it MAC and WPA2 protected so everytime someone comes over I have to get their MAC, and give them my password, etc etc etc

    I'd rather just turn the wireless on basement router, on a different subnet and leave it open, but, since its already running dhcp for my wired network I cant

    So, yeah... I basically want a secured network on the same subnet as the rest of the wired devices in my house and also have a open guest wifi network
  2. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Have a look at the article "Creating a separate Guest Network with Tomato" and see if it helps. Chances are there are similar articles in this forum but you'd have to search, unless someone can provide some links.

    Couldn't resist, so did some searches to start the ball rolling. Results follow, some reference the above link.

    "Creating a separate Guest Network with Tomato"
    "Detaching wifi from the br0 bridge - dhcp?"
    "Put Wlan in own Subnet"
    "Tomato with guest wireless using vlans"
    "Two isolated separate LAN subnets and rate limiting"
    "WIFI & LAN access + guest"
    "Wireless Client and Access Point?"
  3. scrupul0us

    scrupul0us LI Guru Member

    "Put Wlan in own Subnet" seems to fit the bill rather nicely... I'll have to read the PDF at least once and get my ducks in a row

    thanks for the assist Texas =)
  4. scrupul0us

    scrupul0us LI Guru Member

    Worked perfectly... The speed is so much faster as well being on a different subnet minus all the mutlicast I'm sure all the xbox's/XBMC are throwing
  5. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Cool, maybe I need to do that as well.
  6. scrupul0us

    scrupul0us LI Guru Member

    Would anyone be able to say why certain devices cannot connect to this network? my laptop can get to it but iphones/ipads cannot
  7. scrupul0us

    scrupul0us LI Guru Member

    Hate to dredge this up, but, everythings been working great for the past 3 years... I recently scanned my wifi range and changed the channel to get a better signal... Since doing that, I no longer see the additional wifi network... I tried changing the channel back and rebooting the router but no go... Perhaps a firmware update and another method is the way to go these days?
  8. scrupul0us

    scrupul0us LI Guru Member

    Updated to 1.28.1816 and everything is back to normal =)

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