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#1 David Ashcroft

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:27 PM

Hi, i have an internal network that stores all of our account information and everything that we need to keep private. However, we have decided we want to start offering Wifi access to anyone coming for meetings who may need access to the internet etc. If i was to purchase a separate Wifi access point and plugged it into the network, is there any way i can seperate that from the rest of the internal network so that only the actual internet can be accessed?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:51 PM

Some routers have a feature for a guest network that would theoretically be separate from the main network. If yours has this feature, you shouldn't need a separate access point. Can you provide more info on how your network is setup?
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#3 David Ashcroft

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:45 PM

I have a BT Business router, one port connects to a switch that connects all the hard wire devices in the office together. The wireless is also used for wireless laptops on the network.

If i could buy another wireless access point and plug it into the second port on the router, is there any way i can stop the bt business router from allowing ports one and two to communicate with each other, if that makes sense.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:40 PM

The wireless is also used for wireless laptops on the network

A wireless range extender could be the solution instead of adding another access point.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

But that wouldnt help split the network up so noone can access the main business network would it?

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