Creating guest network with DHCP

Jan 23, 2017 7:35AM PST

Hello! I'm a first-time poster and I'm here for some tips.

First what we want to achieve:

We want a network with a windows server that gives DHCP, attached to that we have a switch and then the Tp-link archer d7 router that we want to use as an access point. We want the access point to give two SSID's. A guest network and a 'private' network. The guest network has to be able to reach internet, but nothing else.

The private network has to be able to see all the other devices. The problem here is that if the guest network is not allowed to see the server, it won't get to the DHCP server.

My question is simple; how would you solve a problem like this? I read some things about firewalls of VLAN's. But I'm quite new to this so I'm not sure what it means or how to configure it on this router.

I hope someone is so kind to help me with this issue, thank you in advance!

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Re: guest network
Jan 23, 2017 8:14AM PST
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I don't have anything new to add to this old question.
Jan 23, 2017 9:25AM PST

Priors are at

As you are using the router as a WAP, then most of the router settings do not apply. In fact, you may be getting confused since you have a router and it does a lot more than a WAP. Forget all the router features and think of it as a WAP. All the priors seem fine to me.

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