Eric H. Johnson on 27 Jan 2013 09:14:32 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] dual networking question


I am not sure anyone mentioned this, or if you have anything in the way of a budget, but there are wireless access points and routers that can do this all in one box. Just look for wireless routers / access points supporting a "guest" network.

The public access would be over the guest network and internal use over the main network. You can find some starting in the $100 to $125 range. 

Here is a very nice one from Cisco, but is almost $200.

My 80 year old father wonders when the sermons will start migrating to tablet type devices for the Bible passages,  hymns, etc.

If that should happen and the church is of any significant size, the extended range and number of simultaneous connections might justify the higher cost.

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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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