Hi This was the bit I was not sure about,
Yes, I separated my WiFi subnet from my LAN.
As I said using my ISP router for both would allow WiFi traffic out without passing the Nethserver.
So one port of my ISP router switch is currently connected to a Netgear switch and everything else that has an ethernet cable is also on that switch, so currently, the Nethserver is bypassed.
I want to set the Nethserver between the Netgear switch and the ISP router, turn off the FW on the router and switch over to all the goodness that the Nethserver can give me.
Then I want to get the WiFi traffic working as well but I am not sure this router has an AP mode.
It seems very insistent that the gateway address of the WAN has to be on the same subnet and the LAN subnet it has to be a different subnet, OK this is normal, but you cannot give it a gateway address it will only go via the WAN and I can see nothing about an AP mode only.
It has been running as described with the WAN port of the router connected back to my switch and on the same subnet as the rest of it 192.168 1.x with it’s gateway set to the IP of the ISP router, and the WiFi subnet set as 192.168.0.x.
This work OK, but of course, the two networks are completely distinct and one cannot get to the other.
So my plan was,
Configure the GREEN LAN connection to the Switch and the RED LAN connect to the ISP router so the Nethserver was in the middle. Set all nodes to use the Nethserver as the gateway address. This would make all Ethernet LAN traffic pass through the Nethserver.
Connect the WAN from the second WiFi Router to another port on the Nethserver NIC with the gateway set as the Nethserver IP, then the router bit of Nethserver would make all WiFi traffic pass through the Nethserver and out to the ISP.
This still leaves the WiFi and the Ethernet as two separate LAN’s but was hoping that I could configure the Nethserver to allow two-way communications between the two
If this will not work I may have to end up buying just a AP device and replacing the TP-Link router.