Eric at on 27 Jan 2013 07:50:21 -0800

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[PLUG] dual networking question

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I'm meeting Monday morning with an IT consultant to discuss setting up dual wireless networks in our church.  One will be staff only and will have access to the network resources (printer, shared drives, etc. as well as the Internet.)  The other will be public access and only have access to the Internet.  The consultant has said that we'll need a second connection to the Internet (currently we have Comcast.)

I think he's wrong.  I think we can have two separate networks with different ip address ranges and the server (Windows Server 2008) will only allow one of those ranges to have access to the network resources.  Everybody would have access to the Internet.  My idea is that the staff network would be 192.168.1.x and the public network would be 192.168.100.x.  The staff wireless network would be the same ip range as the Ethernet network in the office.

Am I right?  Can this be done this way?  Maybe we'll need two routers connected to the Comcast modem or configure the existing router (Linksys IIRC) to handle two network ip ranges?

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