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Open and Secured Wirless network config help for small office

Open and Secured Wirless network config help for small office

Open and Secured Wirless network config help for small office

I am making some changes to a small biz network and I am a bit lost, seeking some help. The company wants a secured wireless network, with the ability to browse the LAN, access server files, etc. They also want a wireless network that is open out to the public WAN, but no access to the local network, for guest use mainly.

I'm okay with the secured network, as well as wifi-security. Just not sure how to configure the 3 wifi-open routers in regards to both LAN/WAN address.

The company has 3 wireless routers (2 X Linksys WRT-54G and 1 X Netgear n600) and 2 X Linksys AP.

I was able to configure the AP with a ssid "company-secure". Clients login and are able to browse the internal network, etc.

I have the Netgear n600 configured with a ssid "company-open" and a STATIC WAN ip of, I am also using their ISP DNS address. I configured the LAN address as and have DHCP set to dish off from .2.50 to .2.200. Also set WPA2-Personal with channel of 11. I am able to connect to this wifi-router and browse the internet, but no access to internal IP network (192.168.X.X).

*Note: all wifi routers will be connected to a different switch (office is split between two floors). I have a VLAN for wireless traffic and the proper port that the wifi-router plugs into is able to pass traffic).

So I started to configure the 2nd wifi router. Same ssid "company-open" and a STATIC WAN ip of, same DNS as router1. I configured the LAN address as and have DHCP enabled. Also set WPA2-Personal with channel of 6.

I plan on configuring the 3rd router with the WAN ip and LAN, same security and channel of 1.

Am i on the right track?
Do I need to enable DHCP on all wifi-routers or can I disable on router 2 & 3 and just have the Netgear N600 handle LAN addressing?

any help you can direct my way is much appreciated.

Mark C.

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