sharing wrt54gx4 in apartment complex

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by adambcohen, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. adambcohen

    adambcohen Network Guru Member

    I would like to share a wrt54gx4 both wirless and hard wire in an ampartment complex. The truth of the matter is I have no idea on how to do this. If there is anyone out there that knows how to do this, any help would be great.
    Adam Cohen
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    wow, you have not asked for too much:)

    How many want access in an apartment block.

    what speed is the ISP connection?

    will users have full access to the net inc p2p file sharing etc.

    The WRT series only has 4 wired ports so if you needed more users to access the net you will need either switches or hubs.

    are they all on one floor?
  3. adambcohen

    adambcohen Network Guru Member

    They are all in different rooms. There are a total of 4 different living quarters. Also, they are all on different floors. No, I do not want file sharing between the people. I would like to make them all their on network if possible. Comcast is the ISP and it is about 8mb.
    Thanks Adam Cohen
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    4 Floors. is this 1 person each floor? or several. how many people could possibly be accessing the net at the same time (maximum)

    If its just 4 they then wireless my have a problem on the last two floors since each floor will add interference. if possible you should hard wired the connections. you wont need anymore hardware that way. if the floors need wireless then this can add more expense. (depending on interference)

    I take it you dont want to add any more wirless access points to the equation? is expense a problem?

    you might be able to get away with a WAP on the 3rd or 4th floor so all floors could be accessed wirlessly.

    best bet is setup the router at the minute. Then see check the signal level on each floor, this will give you an insight to what hardware you need (if any) you'll need a laptop or wireless desktop on each floor to check the signal level. netstumbler is a good choise for checking signal strength.
  5. acuna

    acuna LI Guru Member

    The WRT54GX4 does not have AP Isolation as an option in its firmware. Everybody will see each others computer.
  6. adambcohen

    adambcohen Network Guru Member

    Ok, What I am trying to do is keep tenants on there own network. Allowing them to use Comcast as their ISP, but not see each other on the router. So I quess I am looking for AP Isolation.
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  8. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    There is an AP isolation function on most Buffalo routers and access points as standard (even on their old 802.11b routers). You might want to confirm with Buffalo to see if their Wireless-G MIMO240 Broadband Router comes with AP isolation (or "Privacy Separator") function.

    Note if your computer is wired to the router, they can still see you even if they can't see each other.
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