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Old 06-02-2005, 09:46 PM   #1
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Setting up Free Wireless safely


I have a friend who wants to setup free wireless access in her coffee shop. She currently has DSL.

She also wants to have her two work computers use the same internet conection, but not exposed to the public.

I was going to buy two wireless routers and have the first one as the gateway and the private network with encrpytion. Then I was going to have the second router get an IP from the first (Gateway) router and serve the free wireless from the second.

Will her work computers be moderately safe? Do others have suggestions?
 
Old 06-03-2005, 05:37 AM   #2
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My advice (you can use whatever IP addresses you want)

#1. Run the public access using 192.168.2.0 and put her work stuff on 129.168.1.0.
#2 Write small firewalls for each work PC that drop anything coming from 192.168.2.x to no one with the public wireless can access her PCs.
#3 This will not stop someone using a packet sniffer, so use encryption on work related PCs.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 01:02 PM   #3
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Should I set up the routers like this:

Internet > DSL Modem > Router1 Private (192.168.1.*) > Router2 Public (192.168.2.*) ?
 
Old 06-03-2005, 09:15 PM   #4
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why even use two routers. Set manual IPs for the 'work' computers and use one router for the gateway.

But if you want to, yes set it up the way you said.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 09:33 PM   #5
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Well, I was going to use two routers so that her computers are on a separate network from the free wifi. Otherwise they could be vulnerable, right?
 
Old 01-17-2006, 08:37 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Echo Kilo
Well, I was going to use two routers so that her computers are on a separate network from the free wifi. Otherwise they could be vulnerable, right?
Hi Echo Kilo,

I believe you can just use 1 router to suit your current situation.

You can route between 2 different LAN subnet with 1 router. Of course, another one is going to WAN based (internet) site.

You know how to setup, right?
 
  


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