Isolate LAN

I am not sure if this has been requested or not, but I may be looking at the wrong keywords.  I have the EERO at my home and love it. 


I am now looking for a solution for my mom's small business.  She cannot afford an IT person, hence me.  I am a software engineer, but not a networking expert.  It would be preferable if the main wifi network could also be isolated from the lan network as the guest network can be.  She has financial documents on her pc that do not need to be accessed by anyone on the wireless network. Yes, it's just her and her employees that get on the wifi currently, but it would be ideal if the lan can be isolated.

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  • Hi, turnerje – thanks for taking the time to share your question, and welcome to the Community! At this time, there's not a way to isolate portions of the network like you're requesting, but there are few potential workarounds here that may be applicable. 

    1. The Guest Network – since the Guest Network automatically isolates guest devices from the main network, by having her employees as "guests," they would be prevented from accessing devices or files on the main network. One thing to keep in mind is that guest devices are isolated from each other as well, so if the employees do often transfer files or do different functions on the LAN, this wouldn't be the best solution.
    2. Double NAT – Similar to the guest network, having the eero set up behind another router will allow your mom to have two different LANs in the office. By having her computer connected to one router and the employees connected to another, she'll be able to keep her computers on an isolated subnet as necessary. 
    3. PC Networking Setting – This will depend in particular on the operating system and business applications of your mom's PC, but it simply might be possible to make it so that her hard drive or computer is not discoverable by other network devices without a password, which will allow her to simply be on the same network as her employees without making her local files accessible. 

    Hope this information is helpful for you, but if you have any other questions or concerns, let me know and I'd be happy to help out!

    Drew, eero Community Team

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