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"Guest" router jacks

I'd like visiting guests to be able to connect their laptops to dedicated "guest" router jacks to access the Internet through a "skinny high-walled path" out through the organization LAN, blocked off from all other LAN resources, and port-allowed only for basic Web, FTP, ssh, and mail access. Do any low-cost SOHO or small business routers provide this level of routing?
You'll need a switch with VLAN capability or a router that can perform packet filtering. Most home routers perform basic packet filtering. Just keep in mind -- you get what you pay for! Plan on spending a little more money if you really want a secure and robust network!
This was last published in December 2002

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