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Are there cheap access points which only have a guest network?


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#1 MarkusDigger

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:39 PM

Or are there any that the main wifi can be disabled while the wireless for the guest network are still functional?

I need many of them. Inmy house they used spray insulation that kills wireless signals so bad that it almost acts like a Faraday cage. I need one in nearly every room.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 03:33 PM

You might be able to do it with using a DD-WRT flashed router and access point. Take a look at this if you are savy enough. I never tried it myself but it something close to what you want perhaps.

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/153827/how-to-enable-a-guest-access-point-on-your-wireless-network/

 

If you have the money, then the expensive one would be getting meraki's access points where you can buy a bunch of and setup it own SSIDs for private and guest. It what we use for clients offices that require them.



#3 MarkusDigger

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 03:59 PM

I havetried it with asus and merlin but once I change the router into an AP there is no way to log in and do what I need to do I will look at that, thanks. I want to totally disable the private wifi and just have the limited guest network.



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 11:52 PM

Any router based access point with a firewall should get you there. Just use a unique IP range for your guest network, then firewall any access from that range to your private range. Poke a one address hole to your gateway router if you need to, but no more. That's pretty well what every guest WiFi does under the covers. 






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