I am not sure about this hence the question.
A friend (who works from home) has been told by his employer that they will no longer provide a business phone line / broadband connection.
His only option now is to use his own Virgin cable phone and braodband with a contribution from his employer. He is happy enough with this setup as it does not leave him out of pocket.
However his business laptop is so old it does not support WPA only WEP so his employers IT guts have told him his only options are to downgrade the security on his current router in order to connect the compnay laptop or gert another ISP only for business use and pay for it himself! not the best option as he would need another BT line.
So I wondered if it possible to have more than one access point of the same router - i.e. the build in WiFi access point in the router running WPA for all other computers in the house and a second access point connected to the router running WEP on another SSID. Obviously the DHCP would need some setting up - or have the one business laptop on a fixed IP address with WEP outside of the main SSID/ routers DHCP range.
Does this make sense? Would it work?
Or is there a router that would allow WEP and WPA connections? Not sure about this idea!
any help gratefully received