Two WRT routers, different networks

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by tim_chase01, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. tim_chase01

    tim_chase01 Addicted to LI Member

    I am working to setup a wireless network in a doctor's office. The catch is to have two different networks since there are internal users (nurses with laptops) and there will be public users (patients waiting to see doc). The internal users will be sharing files that are critical and can not be shared with the outside.

    I was thinking of doing the following:

    DSL-> WRT-54GL(1) -> WRT-54GL(2)

    WRT-54GL(1) will be used internally with WPA2 enabled.

    WRT-54GL(2) will be used for the public. Since I want a different network, I was going to attached it through its WAN port to one of the ETH ports on the first router. Then I would have to do the followign:

    make sure I change its IP to;
    leave DHCP on?

    What else do I have to do?

    Is this a good setup? what would you recommend?

  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Could work. Assuming your "secure net" is, make sure you do a firewall on WRT(1) that would allow traffic coming through WRT(2)'s "secure" IP only where the destination is NOT
  3. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    I would recommend a different approach. Use WRT54GL(2) internally and allow WRT54GL(1) to be used by patients. Connect the WAN port of WRT54GL(2) to a LAN port on WRT54GL(1) and have them on different networks (eg. 192.168.1.X and 192.168.2.X).

    This way, your internal network is protected by the firewall of WRT54GL(2) from the patient network without having to special-case your firewall.
  4. tim_chase01

    tim_chase01 Addicted to LI Member

    So the routing settings don't need to be changed on either routers?
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