Four (4) subnets for an EdgeRouter 6p

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cpuguru

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I'm looking for a walk-thru for creating (4) distinct subnets on an EdgeRouter 6p.

The wizard allows you to create (2) LAN subnets - one on port (1) and another on ports (2-4).

I'd like to have each of the ports serve up DHCP & provide isolation for (4) subnets to segment my home network traffic.

The goal being setting up (4) separated subnets - 1 for each port.

1 - 192.168.1.x
2 - 192.168.2.x
3 - 192.168.3.x
4 - 192.168.4.x
 
Unfortunately I'm not blessed with the funding for a Ubiquity network, so the best I can offer is this link to a YouTube video which doesn't really do what you want and no doubt you've probably already seen. It might provide enough detail to allow you to repeat the steps to add additional subnets.
 
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For $129 the pcWRT router can put each of its 4 LAN ports into a different VLAN. However, you do not get to pick the subnet, it does that for you. And, you do not get to name the VLANs either. Each VLAN uses the common subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, so 255 devices per VLAN. Likewise, SSIDs can also be assigned to VLANs.
 
I'm looking for a walk-thru for creating (4) distinct subnets on an EdgeRouter 6p.

The wizard allows you to create (2) LAN subnets - one on port (1) and another on ports (2-4).

I'd like to have each of the ports serve up DHCP & provide isolation for (4) subnets to segment my home network traffic.

The goal being setting up (4) separated subnets - 1 for each port.

1 - 192.168.1.x
2 - 192.168.2.x
3 - 192.168.3.x
4 - 192.168.4.x
Something to keep in mind is that the ER has a switch built-in. For your purpose, you need to disable it and do all the routing without using it, which can break the router. Recall many factory resets when I started configuring one. The ubnt (now ui) forum has a lot of info on what others have done before.

While there, look for the emerging threats thread, by watershed(?). It blocks connections from known miscreant ips