Networking – how to split up network into two subnets with only one router

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I have one router on my home network. This acts as the main WiFi access point for all devices, as well as being connected to a simple switch for my home lab. I would like to be able to isolate my home lab onto a different subnet, where all machines on this side of the network would have static IP addresses.

Is it possible to do this with only one router? I have been advised by a colleague that I can set up a VLAN and use this as a way to split the network up into two subnets, but I'm not sure i fully understand how this works.

Any advice on how to achieve this would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Best Answer

  • First of all check that your router is able to make VLAN;. If it is, give us a screenshot with your settings page. If it doesn't an option would be to install OpenWrt+LuCi ;) (if your router supports it), and then: http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/uci/network/switch

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