1.    01 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 27
    Windows 10 x64

    Wanting a second home network

    Hello all,
    I am pretty new to networking yet extremely motivated in learning all I can (which isn't much so far....lol). I live in a large home that's divided into separate living spaces, meaning a shared house. There is a router/WAP that we all share in the home. I, however, want my own network to support my 4 devices. I have access/permission to configure the house router (Belkin AC1750) any way I view fit. I presently use a CAT5e that runs into my living space (as well as the sharedwlan).

    What I have in addition is a unmanaged switch w/ a uplink port, a hub w/ a uplink port (that I'm sure I won't need), and my own WAP. What I am unsure of are a few different concerns:

    1) From the shared router, do I continue using the existing line and put my switch in after the router (in my space) or switch between modem and router which would require another switch in my living space.
    2) The shared router has a default IP of of and a sub of I am able to change only the first and third Octets of the IP. Am I to understand that the sub configured that way only allows for one network and if so do I need to change it and if so, to what?
    3) How do I ensure that my network will be a totally separate entity? Do I need another machine as a server to accomplish that security?

    Anything else I'm not thinking of?

    Thx in advance!!
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  2.    02 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 2,580
    EL Capitan

    Just get a router that allows for VLAN's, Access Points like the Engenius ECB350 that allow for VLAN's and a Smart Switch. The A/P's allow you to use POE Injectors. Sometimes you can find a deal where Engenius is offering the POE Injector with the A/P.
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