You could also set up pfSense or OPNsense on relatively inexpensive hardware, both should support VLANs. There are a bunch of fanless chassis out there with a range of ethernet ports available.

It's a great opportunity to build skills in the networking realm.

-Brian R. Thomas

From: PcTech <pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Gary Kuznitz <docfxit@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2021 12:26 AM
To: PC Technical Discussion for IBM i AAS/400 and iSeries Users <pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Create a hardwired isolated network


Hi David,

It's easy to do with the right equipment.
With a Sonicwall router (yes it's expensive) you can
assign a different network address to any of the LAN
ports. If you would like more detail let me know.

Gary Kuznitz

On 28 May 2021 at 13:41, David (David Gibbs via PcTech
<pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>) commented about
[PCTECH] Create a hardwired isolated network:


I've been trying to figure out how to do this for months, but have had
no luck.

Since I'm now working from home (as many of us are), I want to isolate
my work laptop from my home network.

The work laptop needs full access to the internet, and I don't want to
use WiFi, but I don't want it to be able to access my home network.

I know I can put it on a guest WiFi network with isolation, but I want
to keep it on hardwire.

I do have a switch that supports VLAN's, but I'm not sure how I can use

Any suggestions?




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