Network gurus, can you help segment LAN using router?

By kratasek ·
Folks, after many years abroad I came home and this is what I see. An antenna on the roof, ethernet cable from the antenna to a RJ-45 coupling, plugged into an electrical outlet, ethernet cable from the coupling to a 8-port switch. I'm guessing I have a microwave connection to my ISP, the "powered" coupling is a home made PoE injector powering the antenna and the whole setup is part of my ISP's local network. Like my house was just another room in their building. All of my equipment is getting IP after plugging into the switch. I have a lot of personal stuff on my network, several NAS device and so on and I assume the ISP can easily see all of it..
I want to completely separate my home network from my ISP's and add wireless. I have a Linksys WRT610N router. Can this be done? Can someone please advise me as to how?

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WISP and you

by will_smith In reply to Network gurus, can you he ...

IMO, its weak that your wireless internet provider is NATing a private address to you. These steps above are great. I have worked for a wireless internet provider, and i would be embarrassed to host a service where i could not promise each customer their own unique public address. IF one person within that WISP company gets black-listed and blocks the ip address, everyone behind this provider will no longer have access to the internet. I would suggest your contact your provider and make them give you a public ip address.

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Shame on me, lost my manners :-)

by kratasek In reply to Network gurus, can you he ...

It's been forever and I forgot to tell you guys the resolution to this. Everybody involved, thank you one last time for all the good replies. So this is what I did:
I ended up talking to my ISP about what I wanna do anyway, just to make sure there's no surprises. I was told, that there is an actual router inside the antenna with a DHCP server, hence the 192.168.1.x addresses I was getting. He told me just like some of you did to take the switch out and plug the ethernet cable feeding it to a WAN port of my router and change the router IP to a so there's no conflicts. Everything else stays the same, just like I had it when I was on cable in the US.

will_smith - that's a legit concern, do you think that with the fact, thant there's a router inside the antenna itself, I actually have my own public address? I checked the iplookup on and got 217.66.183.xx So it looks fine, right?

Everybody, thanks once more, it's good to be part of a community that helps you..

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