I have one ISP and I want to create two different networks in two different floors. I have 2 wireless routers and the ISP modem which has an integrated router with 4 ethernet ports.
I want the two routers to use the same internet connection but they must be two separated networks (devices on network1 should not be seen on network2 and vice-versa).
Which of the following counfigurations should be better?
______________ ______________ | | | | | ISP Modem |-----| Router 1 | |______________| |______________| | ______________ | | | |-------------| Router 2 | |______________|
______________ ______________ | | | | | ISP Modem |-----| Router 1 | |______________| |______________| _______|______ | | | Router 2 | |______________|
How should I setup the routers settings to do this? (IPs, Subnets, etc.)
Parallel is the way to go. With cascade, device in the network connected to Router 2 can access everything connected to Router 1. Service discovery won’t work because it’s a different broadcast domain, but that’s it. If you know the address(es) or actively scan, everything is accessible.