I want to provide GUEST access to the internet on my existing DSL wired/wireless network that has this configuration:
DSL line comes into an Actiontec M1000 wired router (configured as my DHCP server).
Cable goes to a hub 2 floors above and in another room.
A LINKSYS WRT54GL configured as a WAP is cabled into the hub and provides wireless service at one end of building as well as cable connections to a couple of computers and a network printer.
Another hub cable goes to a WRT54GS at the other end of the building also configured as a WAP providing wireless at the other end of the building. Both WAP's have the same SSID.
1). Should I just add another LINKSYS WRT54GS with a different SSID at one end of the building and a LINKSYS WRT160N at the other end giving them the same SSID (but different from my original SSID?
2). Would it make more sense to load "other" firmware on the modems I already have and configure dual SSID's on the same modems?
3). Does using separate SSID's totally isolate anyone on SSID-2 from my secured SSID-1 network?
4). Should I assign wpa and a generic pwd for the "guest' network?
All routers have been donated so no cost is involved.
I'm an old mainframe/mid-tier/pc programmer an am volunteering to do this support to keep learning. Thanks for any info