Different subnet for guest network?

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Granny

Occasional Visitor
Hello,

I just got an ASUS RT-AC68U B router, and I'm trying to create a few guest networks (with different subnets on them) to separate my home network
I find it weird that I have currently 2 guest networks (NET1 and NET2), and their configuration is the same, but NET1 gets its own subnet, but NET2 does not.
the AC68U DHCP is on 192.168.1.1 with 255.255.255.0

Both networks are disabled on "Access Intranet" so I would assume also NET2 should get it's own subnet... but it does not.

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If I check BRCTL via ssh, I see that there are 2 bridges (and checking the MACs shows that br1 has the MACs from NET1)
But I don't understand why setting up NET2 like that doesn't create a new br2...?
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rx2

Occasional Visitor
interesting - I didn't think the Guest networks created subnets. I have an ac68u and all my guest networks use the same subnet as the main router subnet.
 

Granny

Occasional Visitor
interesting - I didn't think the Guest networks created subnets. I have an ac68u and all my guest networks use the same subnet as the main router subnet.
If you enable "Access intranet" it uses the same subnet as the main interface, if you disable it it creates a new one (at least ONLY for Guest network 1) but I don't understand why not for Guest network 2...
 

bennor

Regular Contributor
interesting - I didn't think the Guest networks created subnets. I have an ac68u and all my guest networks use the same subnet as the main router subnet.
Yeah on the 68u the guest networks will use the same subnet as the main router's subnet. But if one uses the YazFi script they can use different subnets (and other guest network settings) for the guest networks on the 68u (and other supported routers).
 

bbunge

Part of the Furniture
On the 386 code base with AiMesh 2 the first guest wifi will have a different subnet in 2.4 and 5 GHZ. This to enable the first guest to be used on mesh nodes.
 

Granny

Occasional Visitor
On the 386 code base with AiMesh 2 the first guest wifi will have a different subnet in 2.4 and 5 GHZ. This to enable the first guest to be used on mesh nodes.
So that's ONLY for guest network 1? it is possible to extend it to to guest network 2 somehow? (without scripts)
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Unless you wait for Asus to add G2, G3 to work like G1, no.

YazFi is what has been working for 'wants' like this for a long time now. :)
 

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