Wireless AP Guest Network setup from 2 routers

#1

Probably a newbie question.

I’ve created a guest network on my Surf SoHo following the steps hereGuest Network setup. Lets call the SSID SSIDGuest

It works. Now I want to use my netgear N300 (in the bedroom to extend my wireless coverage) for the same SSIDGuest network.

My peplink LAN address is lets say 192.168.1.1
DHCP is set for 192.168.1.100 to .250
my VLAN is lets say 10.10.10.10 with DHCP from .100 to .250

My netgear N300 IP address is 192.168.1.2 with DHCP off. and Wireless SSID = SSIDGuest.
The N300 also has a 4 port switch which i need for the TV/DVD/STB etc in the bedroom.

Currently I cannot roam between the 2 APs. Because the N300 is actually on the 192.168.1.x subnet

I’d like the switch from the N300 to be on the 192.168.1.x subnet, and the N300 AP on the 10.10.10.x subnet.

I’m not sure thats possible.

Will setting the N300 IP address to 10.10.10.11 allow me to roam between the 2 IP’s? and still prevent the wireless dvices from seeing the 192.168.1.x subnet?

AS

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#2

Hey I have had to set up certain networks myself in very specific scenarios with Netgear stuff and had to turn the Netgears into a dedicated AP (Not Recommended) but will work.

What you could do:

  1. Turn the N300 in the bedroom into a dedicated access point and just let the Soho deliver DHCP. Then buy for example a Netgear WNCE3001 Wireless Bridge and hook it up to your Guest Wifi network (which the Pepwave is still delivering DHCP).
  2. Buy a small say 4-5 port Netgear switch and once you have hooked up your WNCE3001 to the network, plug it into your new 4-5 port Netgear switch which you are dedicating to TV/DVD/STB etc.

This is rigging in my opinion but it will work especially on a budget as your can get the Netgear WNCE3001 and a small 4-5 port Netgear switch from Staples or something. All for around $100.00.

You are limited in what you can do with the Netgears as they are obviously low end consumer grade gear.

Cheers,

TJ

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#3

ok i figured it out

I assigned the VLAN to ports on the peplink router to the N300. Configured the N300 in AP mode and accept a DHCP IP address.

works

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