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Two routers on one modem at business

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#1 tingtongdingdong


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:30 AM

We want to have two routers connected to our business modem. One router we want to be accessible by public computers and the other router will be locked down and for business use only via wired and wireless connection.

We have Comcast cable internet and 5 static IP's.

How would we set this up?

Modem >
Router 1 (public)
Router 2 (private and connected to Router 1 via ethernet)

Router 2 (private) will be connected to our point of sales system, company computers, camera system, etc...

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:43 AM

second router would be connected to first and be setup as an access point ,how to should be in one of these links in a google search


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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:59 PM


We have Comcast cable internet and 5 static IP's.

First why the 5 static Ip's and only 2 routers are 4 dedicated to servers?

If you have 5 static Ip's assign one to the public access router and the other 4 to your business. You don't need to combine routers or networks at all. Your business will be on a completely different WAN address then the public WIFI.
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:57 PM

Most comcast business accounts are given router/modem combos. If there is more than one LAN port on the back it is a combo. If that is the case then you can contact comcast and they will twll you how to put the combo in bridge mode. Then connect each router WAN port to its own LAN port on the combo. Give each router a seperate Static IP. The business router set a hidden SSID and WPA2 password security. For the general public leave it unsecured and name something like yourbusinessnamefreeWIFI so guests know what they are signing into.

I'm not sure what you really need the other three static IP's for unless your are serving some kind of internet service but that could be accomplished without the static IP's as well.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:23 PM


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