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How do create a public hotspot isolated from my network?

by igmarg / September 21, 2013 5:42 AM PDT

Hi. I want to set-up a hotspot for guests/customers to use for internet access only. What equipment do I need to achieve this end result while keeping my network secure?

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Did you try a router with a guest zone?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 21, 2013 5:50 AM PDT

As there are so many today, I'll stop here.

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Yes - but too restricted.
by igmarg / September 21, 2013 6:17 AM PDT

Yes, I have a router with a guest SSID, but it requires a login which I'd prefer to avoid. I'd like to make the public access as simple as possible. Thanks for responding!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 22, 2013 1:05 AM PDT

But putting out a little sign about the network name and password is simple.

I prefer such because of what we can do with a rogue hotspot. Here's some reading.

Such an open network is a bad idea. I can't guess why anyone does this unless they didn't know.

Let's say you do put up an open WiFi spot and it's called (SSID) freewifi. Let's say I get near your office with my pineapple and do what the article portends. Now will the folk that use your free wifi be upset with you over what I did?

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Link to reviews.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 21, 2013 6:04 AM PDT
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