OK, I just got a new Flint 2 router, and I was planning to use VLANs to separate my Home Automation devices from the Computers, phones, etc on the LAN. But I haven’t seen any way to setup VLANs in the UI!
[FYI, The router gets Internet from Comcast cable gateway in Bridge mode, and I’m using a Pi-Hole instead of AdBlocker. Everything is working OK so far.]
So, the plan is to put the automation & IoT devices on the Guest Network (I haven’t actually put them on yet, I’ve only just activated the Guest-net. I’ll have to reset each device separately and reconnect it.)
Will this work? I have “AP Isolation” enabled, because I want them separated, BUT I do need to be able to have my Home Assistant server to be able to talk to the devices.
The main LAN is 192.168.1.xxx, and the Guest Network is 192.168.9.xxx.
Also, in the DHCP server, I enabled the DHCP for the Guest Network, but there was no way to add any IP reservations (I need all IP addresses reserved to ensure every device always get the same IP), so I put the reservations in the “LAN” DHCP server. (It seemed to accept them, even though they’re on a different subnet, but I suspect that doesn’t mean anything necessarily.)
So, here are my questions:
- Will I be able to access my IoT devices on the 192.168.9.0/8 subnet from the 192.168.1.0/8 subnet? ( I suspect it will require some configuring in the openwrt firewall, but I have no clue.)
- If that is NOT the correct way to do Address Reservations for DHCP on the Guest (Wifi) Network, how else can I do it?!
Sorry, gotta shut down quick, my laptop has low battery, but it’s plugged in. I need to figure out why that is before it’s totally depleted!
Thanks in advance for any help!