Setup a public Wi-Fi

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signtech
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 16:44    Post subject: Setup a public Wi-Fi Reply with quote
Hello,
I’m new at this and I would appreciate some advice. At my place at work I would like to setup a public Wi-Fi for clients, I have a NETGEAR WNDR300 already flashed with dd-wrt successfully.
What are the steps I should follow to configure and be safe from our company network?
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ciscodlink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 23:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
This video explains how to do it step by step without the guest users hindering yourself or your family Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43rM6OI_Y4w


May i also ask what build of DD-WRT you are using or better yet what build approximately ?
signtech
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 16:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you for the reply Ciscolink, I followed the instructions to the letter on the video and the networks are separated and they connect with password. The only problem is it shows there in no internet access, I have the build 12548M.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 21:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
signtech wrote:
Thank you for the reply Ciscolink, I followed the instructions to the letter on the video and the networks are separated and they connect with password. The only problem is it shows there in no internet access, I have the build 12548M.

Did you setup a DHCP server for the other network? Have you enabled NATing or Masquarading on the other network (which allows internet access)?

I am able to see these setting on the Setup>Networking tab(s); however, I never used these settings on build 12548, so I don't know if or where these settings would be on that particular build.



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newnews
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 13:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
The video is old method. You can look at the wiki for guest network setup.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Guest_Network
signtech
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 23:50    Post subject: Setup a public Wi-Fi Reply with quote
Thank you for the advice, I tried again following the instructions and the problem is that the private network is providing an IP address but the public is not obtaining an IP address. The DHCP is disabled in the router, but I’m stumped that the private network is obtaining an IP address and connecting to the Internet. Any thoughts?
HalfBit
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:14    Post subject: Re: Setup a public Wi-Fi Reply with quote
signtech wrote:
Thank you for the advice, I tried again following the instructions and the problem is that the private network is providing an IP address but the public is not obtaining an IP address. The DHCP is disabled in the router, but I’m stumped that the private network is obtaining an IP address and connecting to the Internet. Any thoughts?

So what is acting as a DHCP server on your network? If DHCP is disabled on this router that has the public wifi, where is the private network getting it's IPs?

I'm thinking you may need to enable DHCP on the private network in order for the public network to get IPs as the service for the public network relies on the service running for the private network.

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signtech
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 22:32    Post subject: SETUP PUBLIC Wi-Fi Reply with quote
Thanks for the response, maybe you are not familiar with my setup, the router that I want for a guest Wi-Fi is connected to an ADSL router that provides Internet.
The ADSL router is providing the IP since the DHCP is enabled, the second router the DHCP is disabled. All I want is the second router is to provide a public Wi-Fi without interfering with the already setup and working Private LAN/WAN. I would welcome any advice if there is better way to accomplish my goal.
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