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Combining 2 different subnets

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January 26, 2012 11:34:04 PM

Hi, i've stumbled upon a thought that leads to this question that may sound impossible, but just wanna give it a shot. so for the IT wizz out there, please enlighten me.

If I'm running a company, and I have this network im already using that connects through the server network and to the internet. Lets just call the server 192.1.xxx.xxx. On the other hand, I will have guest visiting my company for meetings and they need to connect to the internet for business purposes as well. I don't want them to infect my server with viruses they have within their laptops. So, i created another subnet just for them for their internet access, 192.168.xxx.xxx.

I know it's not possible for them to view what i have in my server since its under a different subnet. The question is here, is there a way for the 192.168 subnet to connect to 192.1. , but setting a firewall between them so the virus doesnt trespass into my server?

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January 27, 2012 5:06:48 AM

you could add a second router and assign it a IP 192.1.xxx.253 on the WAN side and 192.168.xxx.1 on the LAN side
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January 27, 2012 11:23:58 AM

Enterprise routers can have more than one lan port and a different address assigned to each. I used to have a cisco router that had 6 lan ports.
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January 30, 2012 1:23:16 AM

Emerald said:
you could add a second router and assign it a IP 192.1.xxx.253 on the WAN side and 192.168.xxx.1 on the LAN side


By the way, i already have a second wireless router, which is used for the subnet 192.168.xxx.xxx.
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