Ok, lots of good stuff...  IPCop may be out just because of only having 3
networks available, and I need 4.    Or at least it will be in place before
everything else as we will want certain things blocked as at least the
wireless portion will be set up as an internet cafe type of deal (it would
not be good for little Johnny to be trying to find out what pr0n means).I
think there is a mod to add more interfaces to IPCop, but I'm trying to keep
it simple.

>If security is your concern, you want to take the switch out of the
equation (unless it's a smart/managed switch) and add more interfaces
to the IPCop router (one for each of the 4 places that need to be kept
separated).  You will then assign different subnets to each of these,
and set up rules in the firewall about what can happen between them.

Security is a major concern.  Glad I wasn't too far off with thinking it
could be done with the subnets.

> I agree with this setup using a managed switch.

I am thinking this may be the way to go.

> You know, super super cheap solution is a WRT54GS running

I like that idea and I have WRT54G2 that I am using here at
home,unfortunately I forgot the password so I'll have to wait until I have
more time to look at that.
This would be ideal but there are only 3 wired ports after the uplink is
used and the place we will want the wireless is probably too far away to be
used this way.

Thanks, I'm sure I'll have more questions later.

"These are the times that try men's souls.  The summer soldier and the
sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their
country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and
woman."    -Thomas Paine

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