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Sharing dsl connection for non-profit

By bfeltus ·
What's the best way for a non-profit to share a dsl connection between staff and clients. The staff will be connected to a fileserver. The clients only need internet access. I do not want the clients to see the staff computers or get to the fileserver.

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by markp24

Hello BFeltus

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Try a netgear wireless router with a guest network

by markp24 In reply to Sharing dsl connection fo ...

Hi

the netgear (im sure others as well) 3500L, and other model routers now have two wireless signals, one is for your internal network (wired and wireless). and the other is wireless only for yoru clients and will not have more than internet access.

thats the easy way

the harderway is to use subnetting and firewall rules

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Costs

by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Try a netgear wireless ro ...

re:the netgear (im sure others as well) 3500L, and other model routers now have two wireless signals, one is for your internal network (wired and wireless).

interesting: I did not know about this.
how much for these.

if cost is an issue, you can also buy 2 normal wireless routers.
Connect the wan port of the wireless router for the clients to the lan port for the non profit organisation. the wireless router for the clients need an different ip range then the one of the non profit organisation. example
192.168.0.x and 192.168.1.x

Leopold

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That would work, albeit with some issues related to double NAT

by robo_dev In reply to Costs

Actually, you can use the same IP address range, as they are separate networks, so they cannot communicate with each other so the IP address range does not matter.

When you hook a router to a router, you are doing 'double NAT'. (two routers doing Network Address Translation).

Double NAT can work OK for simple web browsing, but things like email, VPN access, and certain SSL applications, like Yahoo mail, may not work.

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by bfeltus In reply to Costs

Thank You.

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by bfeltus In reply to Try a netgear wireless ro ...

Thank You.

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Thank You.

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Just provision a second DSL circuit for the clients

by robo_dev In reply to Sharing dsl connection fo ...

Perhaps your provider can give you a deal since you're a non-profit.

Otherwise, the best bet would be a router that allows you to create multiple vlans, such as a Cisco 800-series, or a layer 3 switch with that capability (though may get too expensive).

If you're on a strict budget, you can try something like Vyatta.

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