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How to Isolate network users in a shared office space

By CalgaryTech ·
I know this is a topic that's been discussed many times in various ways, but each and every case is so different that I couldn't find a solid answer...

I'm (re)networking an office where about 50-60 individual users share the internet. The users have no relation to each other (sort of like at an airport, except each user is wired). Currently the office is setup with unmanaged switches and a RV042G gateway/router (which does failover on the WAN). This setup is obviously causing issues with reliability, bandwidth, security, malware, management, and overall legal reasons; because I have no control over any of the individual workstations. They don't belong to the office, only the network does.

The goal is to isolate each user/switch-port from each other, while still allowing a single DHCP server to serve them all. Many of the users have laptops so static IP's are not an option.

I'm thinking of installing switches such as Dlink DGS-1210 and giving each port an untagged VLAN. Then setting one port on each switch tagged and that port connects to the router.

However, I DON'T want to have to setup an individual subnet and DHCP range for each vlan. Furthermore, I can't see anywhere that the DGS-1210 's have an iphelper of any sort.

How can I make this work with a limited budget?

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