Is this possible?...

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by ESCal, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. ESCal

    ESCal Network Guru Member

    I have the GS. My desktop computer is connected directly to the router. I have a laptop that connects wirelessly and a PDA that connects wirelessly as well. This setup works as expected and I have no problems.

    Occasionally I work on other people's computer and need to plug them into the router. Generally these computers are infected with spyware, etc. To avoid infecting my other computers, I have to disable their network connections or turn the computers off.

    Is there a way to make it so that any computer (other than my original three) that connects to the router can not see any of the other original computers and still use the internet connection?
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    You can add another wired router to one of your WRT54GS and place it on a different subnet. If your IP addresses are in the 168.192.1.X range, you can put other computer in the 168.192.2.X range.
  3. yoster

    yoster Network Guru Member

    you could enable AP isolation... that would protect your clients connected wirelessly at least.
  4. none

    none Network Guru Member

    How does that work?

  5. ESCal

    ESCal Network Guru Member

    Thanks! I should have thought of that. :oops:

  6. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Do nou use AP isolation. It will not allow any of your wireless computers to access your router wirelessly.
  7. yoster

    yoster Network Guru Member

    Um yeah.. he wants those pc's to be able to access the internet. AP isolation allows wirless pc's to use the internet but blocks them from seeing other pc's because they are on their own vitrual network.

    Besides... he can mac filter to allow only select pc's to get in if he is concerned with anyone using his internet. Or he can use encryption.. but Having AP isolation on makes NO difference about who can access the router and who cant.... it just deals with not allowing it to see the other computers on the network.. to my understanding. How exactly does it allow them to access the router any more so than if it was off?
  8. mottie

    mottie Network Guru Member


    Create a seperate VLAN for infected machines, and set aside a port for guest use..

    I've never done this on a WRT54G, but they do support VLANs and so it should be possible??
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