[windows2000] Re: Keeping two wireless networks separate

  • From: "Greg Reese" <GReese@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 09:19:41 -0400

the other channel would still be connected to the regular lan.  The other 
computers are connected to the regular lan too.  You have to look at it like 
you would a hub.  How would you put two groups of people on hubs and have one 
group be blind to the other.  You really can't, you have to put them on a 
different network.

-----Original Message-----
From: Corey S [mailto:yahoogroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 9:12 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Keeping two wireless networks separate

I haven't got much experience with wireless networks, but could you use 
seperate channels? Perhaps have the office running on channel 1, and the 
delegates on channel 11?
This should effectively block them from seeing each other - and it leaves 
plenty of room between the channels to try and eliminate overlap.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Alexander [mailto:kalexander@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, 25 September 2003 10:26 PM
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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