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# 251026 5-Jun-2019 13:28
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Hi guys,


I'm a bit of a newbie to WIFI setups but have a bit of a unique situation coming up in a few months.


I'm renovating my house so it changes from one large house to two individual units. We will be renting out the unit on the other side of the dividing wall.


Stage one of the renovation means both units will be sharing power, gas and water connections (not ideal, I know, but splitting them is part two of the renovation).


So the house will have 1 Spark connection, and both units will be using the WIFI from this connection.


My questions are:


  • What hardware do I need to give both units their own username and password? Or is this a pretty standard feature these days? I don't want us to be able to access their files and printers, and vice versa
  • Which hardware is a good choice to be able to give a strong WIFI connection through the dividing wall, and across two stories of a reasonably large house? Or do I need to consider something like Google Wifi and place a few units around the house in both units?




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  # 2252153 5-Jun-2019 15:51
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Is it a fibre connection? if so, the second port on the ONT could be provisioned for for another account so you and your tenants would have separate connections.


If not, you'd be looking at Ubiquiti (or similar) equipment which could handle the network separation with ease.




I'm sure someone will pop along shortly with a more detailed explanation.

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  # 2252197 5-Jun-2019 16:10
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They way i've done it for my own requirements (sharing my connection via Ubiquti link) is to use a Mikrotik router and two VLAN's, both are fire walled off from each other.  Traffic can only get out to the internet.  I also went the extra step of enabling a PPPoE server on the second VLAN and setting up accounts for each of the users connected via the Ubiquiti link, the users have their own TP-Link routers with their credentials loaded into the PPPoE client on the router - this is also good for managing individual users, i.e. if someone doesn't pay their bill. You can also integrate the Mikrotik PPPoE server with a radius server for keeping track of data usage

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