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Secure office network + public access to wi-fi

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#1 per123


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 05:01 PM

I am setting up an office network between two computers running Windows 10. The network is needed to share files between these two computers, and it needs to be secure. Right now, both computers are connected to the office wi-fi network, but not to each other. 


In addition, we need visitors to be able to (continue) to access the existing wi-fi network. These visitors must not be able to access the office computers and the file sharing. 


I am new at this, and I am sure this is a pretty basic question, but any pointers are greatly appreciated. I know it's possible to set up a wi-fi network between the two computers, but don't know how safe it will be if visitors are able to access the same wi-fi network. I also know that using an ethernet cable may be an option. (Perhaps more secure.) For instance, if we go with the ethernet cable option for file sharing, I assume we can still run the wi-fi network for visitors? 



Edited by per123, 13 August 2015 - 05:04 PM.

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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 09:10 PM

What are you using to supply the WiFi?


The visitor WiFi should either be on its own device or on a device that provides multiple wireless networks.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 12:03 PM

may want to consider installing a managed switch with vlan support which will allow you to vlan the pc connection to each other and the internet while securing the pc to pc communication.

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