Subnetting some PC's to keep them out of Main Network

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  1. 1BadC4

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    Quick question - I've got 4 computers on a network, that I want to CHEAPLY subnet from the rest of the network, so that they still share the internet connection, but are unable to interact with the main network. These are computers used by elderly people in a retirement building and they crash them daily with all kinds of stuff. Got any ideas? Key being not too expensive, their budget is tiny. THANKS!
     
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    actually now that i reread my own post, might i have to create a new domain and get a new router to route a whole new network config to the internet gateway?
     
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    use a switch and use static ips :dunno:
     
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    I have a switch, for these computers, but Static Ip's for a new subnet won't work unless i route that to the DSL router to get to the internet. the gateway is unreachable from any subnet i would make up.
     
  5. SLED

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    use a managed switch, and just run vlan's. You should be able to have your DHCP server still hand out ip's for both networks. Then just dual-home your router with an ip for both networks. pretty standard stuff :dunno:
     
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    I'm sure it's simple, just one of those things i'd never run across before...so i wasn't sure of the easiest way...thanks though.
     

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