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Setting up a hotspot with an RV042

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by wageslave, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. wageslave

    wageslave Guest

    Hi everyone, I've got a bit of a conundrum here and I need help.

    My boss wants to set up a public hotspot for visitors when we have business meetings at our office. He doesn't want the visitors to have ANY access to our internal network.

    Our current router is an RV042 with the latest firmware (1.3.12 or something like that). I currently have a WAP54G set up internally and I have a spare WAP54G for backup that I can use to set this all up.

    From what I have been told, I can just plug the AP into the DMZ plug and activate the DMZ and away I go. Unfortunately things are never that easy.

    When I hook up the AP to the DMZ, I can see the AP, (GREAT!) but I can't see anything past it. No net access. (NOT SO GREAT!)

    Thinking that maybe it was something wrong with the AP, I took a NetGear WG302v2 AP to try, but I get the same results.

    If I connect the AP to one of the standard lan ports, then I can surf the net. (GREAT!) Unfortunately my internal network is also exposed. (NOT GOOD!)

    I have been researching on the internet, but all the messages I have found says that I need a publishable IP address from my ISP to get the connection working (not likely to happen). But all the people I have talked to tell me that it should be possible using the DMZ port. (Really confused now)

    Does anyone know how I could set it up so I can get this to work? Assume that I just opened the box for the RV042 (it wouldn't be far from the truth at this point since I will have to blank all the settings again).

    - Have an RV042 router
    - Need to isolate one port (ie: DMZ) so that the access point connected to it cannot access the LAN, but can access the web.

    HELP! And Thanks in advance!

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