On the Jan 26th show Steve discussed the issue of isolating IoT devices.
- The simplest way to do this is a Guest WiFi network. Every router should be able to create one, some will create one on each frequency band. I have seen a number of Asus routers that let you create 4 Guest networks.
- Another option is to use two routers. I blogged about hiding the most important (work from home) devices behind their own router here, the big reason is to benefit from the firewall in the second router
- The most sophisticated way to do this is with VLANs, but consumer routers do not support VLANs. Steve uses pfSense which, I am sure does. So, too OPNSense should. I like Peplink routers and they all do VLANs. For more on the concept of VLANs see