I have a WNR2000v2 Netgear router that I want to put on our company's network. My boss wanted me to set up two SSIDs, one is for guests and the other is for employees. He wanted the guest wireless account configured for internet access ONLY, which means that any guests connected to this SSID should not be able to see any company computers.
I've never configured a router this way so I did some research and found out that since my company's network already has a DHCP server and a gateway that I have to disable DHCP on the router and plug the ethernet cable connected to my gateway into one of the LAN ports, NOT the WAN port. I did this and entered the IP addresses of my company's gateway, DHCP servers, and DNS servers. Then I setup the two SSIDs and I restarted the router. First, I connected to the Non-Guest SSID, it connected without a problem and gave my computer a company IP address (10...132, not a 192.168.1.** address) and I had internet access. I took this as a good sign because it tells me that my companies DHCP server is assigning the IP address, not the router. Then I tried connecting to the Guest SSID. I was able to connect to the SSID and it gave me a company IP address, but I was not able to get internet access.
Since I've never set up a guest wifi SSID like this before I'm not sure where to go from here. Is what I'm trying to do possible with this router? I would like to set it up so that computers connected to the guest SSID can access the internet. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.