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looking for a router that has 2 SSIDs where 1 can be put on a time schedule

gworley
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looking for a router that has 2 SSIDs where 1 can be put on a time schedule

I have used Netgear routers and networking equipment for the past 15 years. I work at a homeless shelter and want to limit the time that they can sing in while allowing the staff and volunteers to have access 24 by 7 the ability to sign in. Also need to be ability to for parental control. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks I'm advance.
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clithes
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Re: looking for a router that has 2 SSIDs where 1 can be put on a time schedule

You could set up a time schedule for a certain range of IP addresses (say 192.168.0.100 - 192.168.0.254) and assign specific IP address for the staff and volunteers in the range 192.168.0.2 - 192.168.0.99.  Set the DHCP to only issue new IP addresses in the higher range (192.168.0.100 - 192.168.0.254)

 

Its a fair bit of work, but would provide the result you need.  You would have 150 odd 'guest' wifi connections that you could control access for, whilst everyone else would have internet access 24/7

 

Most of the newer Netgear routers have guest wifi incorporated as well, which can then be isolated from the rest of your network devices.  Parental Control is also available

 

Hope this helps


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TheEther
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Re: looking for a router that has 2 SSIDs where 1 can be put on a time schedule

One caveat is that Netgear routers will only allow a maximum of 32 Wi-Fi clients.

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clithes
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Re: looking for a router that has 2 SSIDs where 1 can be put on a time schedule

64 if its dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz).


Modem: Bipac 8800NL | Routers: R7800, R8500 & R9000
Powerline: PLP1200x4 PL1200x6 | WiFi Extenders: PLW1000 & XWN5001
Switches: GS105Ex2, GS105Ev2, GS108Ev2, GS305
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