I'm an experienced computer professional but strictly amateur in networking.
At home, I have a broadband router from which I get a DHCP route to the internet via an ethernet cable.
I want to segregate my LAN network into 2 so there's a home and guest LAN. My router already provides this but guest LAN is wifi only, I want ethernet as as well as wifi for guests.
I plan on buying an Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite mostly to provide the VLAN capability. I will have:-
- eth0 as WAN
- eth1 as home LAN, unmanaged switch TP-LINK SG108 (jumbo frame compatible) connected to eth1, wireless ap, raspberry pi, printer etc
- eth2 as guest LAN, wireless ap plugged directly into eth2
I want all DHCP to come from the edge router.
My questions are:-
- I have an unmanaged switch which I intend to plug into eth1 to give me more ports to work with and will add a wifi AP amongst other things. Will this unmanaged switch break the VLAN function? Will my home LAN still be protected from the guest LAN or does the switch strip the VLAN information? Does the switch matter if all devices connected to the switch will be in the same home LAN?
- I have a Raspberry Pi which I will configure to be a VPN server. Can I port forward the EdgeRouter Lite to forward to the VPN server and have the VPN users appear on the VLAN as if they'd plugged themselves into the ethernet port? I assume this is bread and butter for the EdgeRouter Lite?
- Is it hard to get this working on the EdgeRouter Lite for a non-network professional?
Any help appreciated!