2 networks, share internet - remain separate

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  1. albebaubles macrumors regular

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    I have two internet connections, one super fast -but dynamic IP - called 'NETA' and the other is slow - but provides static IPs - called 'NETB'

    How can I allow NETB to use NETA's internet connection without having any access to the computers on NETA?

    Thanks so much in advance.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    @albebaubles You would need a dual WAN router with virtual LAN capability.
     
  3. albebaubles thread starter macrumors regular

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    A VLAN wouldn't have worked? I'm very NOOB to VLANs...
     
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    Yes OP. Do tell. I'm really interested in this myself.
     
  7. Altemose macrumors G3

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    @PinkyMacGodess OP wants to use the speed of one connection while using the static IP of another completely different connection. VLANs will segregate the traffic amongst each connection.
     
  8. albebaubles thread starter macrumors regular

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    I bought the cheapest rack mount I could find: http://amzn.to/1QZHFQA

    Really happy, solved my problem perfectly once I figured out how to setup the dmz and forwarding. Connecting to the slow network from the internet is 10x faster and I now have native speeds across the lans.
     
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    @albebaubles Report back if you need help configuring any options or VLANs to segregate traffic.
     
  10. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 68040

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    Keep your firmware updated. Some of the cheapest routers have known vulnerabilities, but if you keep up on the firmware, it should be ok... Keep antivirus software up to date.
     
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    TP-Link makes a quality product for the price and is far from a "cheap" piece of equipment. Security vulnerabilities affect all equipment regardless of price.
     

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