Re: Help with VLAN
If I were you I'd change a few things around...
First, use the crappy router to provide guest access and keep the dedicated WAP for yourself. (if the virgin hub supports adding guest networks, then you can share the guest network fro the router, and your person network from the router, and increase converge with your other WAP.
Second, As the virgin router doesn't understand VLANs, you'll want to keep your VLAN, (and the gateway for your VLAN off the virgin router.) because it wants to treat everything as VLAN 1, and be untagged.
use VLAN1 for the guest stuff that you don't want, and a different VLAN for your own stuff. - the reason for this is that every device out the box will be on VLAN 1. anythig that doesn't understand VLANs basically uses VLAN1, all default out the box use VLAN 1 as the native VLAN on trunks.
what is the managed switch that you have (the one that does understand VLANs)?
Does your switch have layer 3 capabilities?
and where is it in location to the router? (if your downstairs switch is your "managed switch" and it is layer 3 capable, and positioned near to the router, then you can probably get a decent "secure" network setup so that you can have "guest" wired or wireless downstairs, and secured wired upstairs...
(are both your 8 port switches shown in the example managed switches?)
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