[windows2000] Re: Keeping two wireless networks separate

  • From: "Greg Reese" <GReese@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 08:37:03 -0400

You may have to get creative.
My internet connection came with a 4 port router and five IP addresses.  I use 
one for my main network and it goes into the firewall.  Then I use the other 
for my access point.  The access point has one of the remaining IP addresses 
and the Access point acts as a remaining DHCP server for the remaining ones.  
That keeps them completely off my network and on the outside of my firewall.
I use MAC address filtering to make sure that only the wireless cards I give 
them work so nobody else tries using it.  So far, it's worked well.  I use the 
D-Link DWL-900AP+ access point because D-Link wireless equipment rocks and it 
is less than $100.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Alexander [mailto:kalexander@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 8:26 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Keeping two wireless networks separate

Apologies if this is slightly OT.


At one site, we have a wireless (802.11b) bridge connecting two buildings, 
sharing an internet connection.  We have been asked to also provide wireless 
internet access to delegates who attend conferences.  Obviously we can do this 
fairly easily (and cheaply) with something like the Network ME102 Access Point 
and MA111 USB adaptors.


The problem is this - how do we ensure that delegates cannot browse to any of 
the computers on the network?  There is no Win2k server at this location, just 
10 Win2k & XP PCs connected to a Workgroup.  Workgroup security is bad, so I 
really want to find a path to the broadband connection that blocks the office 


The only idea I have at the moment is to split the RJ45 that goes into the 
broadband connection into two - one for the office and one for the delegates.  
Would this stop each segment seeing each other?


Thanks in advance



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