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adding Smart TV.. WiFi to Guest Network configuration

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by db9, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. db9

    db9 Occasional Visitor

    Mar 30, 2009
    I have added a Smart TV (Samsung) to my multitude of devices and I'll use WiFI to connect (I don't have a ethernet cable to this particular room)
    My current setup is as follows..
    modem in bridge mode connected to Asus 16 running Merlin (this is my DHCP server - WiFi is turned off) connected as a AP is an Archer C7 - 2.4 & 5 WiFi with Guest WiFi turned off, DHCP is also turned off.

    I had thought I could turn the AP guest network on and have it isolated from my LAN. But by doing so the TV does not get a IP address from the 'main' router (Asus which is the DHCP server). To get an IP I need to let the TV see the LAN.
    What would be the recommendation for a LAN layout that has my NAS & workstation (ethernet) - laptop(s) on WiFi (with access to the NAS for backups and file access ) BUT with the TV isolated (via WiFi)?
    Could I create 2 VLAN's (virtual) with the Asus (Merlin) one secure for the NAS etc and a second isolated with a AP connected?

    Thanks for reading

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