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Offline jay226

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Quad NIC and Separate Interfaces Guest Network
« on: February 10, 2018, 05:06:35 pm »
I've been googling the crap out of this and cant find the answer.

I have a quad intel NIC in my pfsense box. Configured now as one WAN and one LAN. I have 2 extra ports. Id like to connect a AP for guests and setup one of the extra NIC ports as a guest network. Will this separate those two networks? Will they be unable to see each other and will it be secure (secure being a relative term in computers)? Its the same hardware so that's my concern.

Thanks.

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Re: Quad NIC and Separate Interfaces Guest Network
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 07:38:55 pm »
Its the same hardware so that's my concern.

You can configure additional interfaces for guest and use firewall rules to avoid traffic among LAN - AP - Guest, while allowing all of them to access internet.

Regarding being on the same hardware, unless you work at a spy agency you should be fine... just limit access to admin features on your box to LAN network.
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Re: Quad NIC and Separate Interfaces Guest Network
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 11:35:23 pm »
Thank you for the response. I'll move forward with that solution. I'm sure I'll learn something in the process.

Cheers.