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How can I divide a network in two segments?

by HelpTech007 / November 2, 2014 10:03 PM PST

I have one cable modem and two routers from different manufacturers; Netgear and Linksys. My main router is the one from Netgear which is fine the way it is but I would like to add a second router from Linksys to be into another network separated from the main one for my lab. How can I add this second router in a way they won't be seen each other?

Thanks for your help!

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I'd like to see this as well.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2014 10:39 PM PST

Unless you get a second IP from the ISP, well, any connection you see today means one may see the other.

To me this is one odd request as network shares and such can be access controlled. Access control this way can be done (get the second IP) but I wonder if you'll balk at the cost.

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divide network
by AllenConnell001 / November 13, 2014 4:02 PM PST

A cheaper solution would be to consider one of the Sonciwalls. The Sonciwall PRO 2040 gives you three interfaces to use, and you can upgrade to 4 interfaces with the enhanced firmware upgrade. Two or three of these interfaces (depending on if you use the enhanced firmware) can be configured with their own ruleset to do the same thing that the Pix can do. The price for the Sonicwall PRO 2040 is $2000 plus $600 for the upgrade. Depending on what you want the PIX 515E to do, you can get it for $2500 - >$5000. You could also purchase an ASA 5510 for about the same price range (recommended over the PIX). Either way, however, you're only going to get three interfaces for the lower end price and will have to buy a restricted bundle (max of 3 interfaces and 56bit encryption). However, I'm not an expert with the PIX's, so you'll have to talk to a Cisco rep to get more details about it. SF

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