The monkey house has several routers and they work but some people segregate there routers into work, home, wifi, and iot networks,perhaps even a guest one too.
One router is fully used and chucks out all the traffic, our internal router handles all of the above stuff however i wonder about the point of doing separate networks.
Sure i have no idea what nefarious things iot’s things could also do but they might in the future
- colllect mac’s, network addresses
- scan ports
- use dns (which they already do)
- do something evil – eg ddos another brands thing since its not theres
Since i read the logs surely i would be alerted if 2 and 4 where being done and how I provision our iot printer (my blog) home./work/ wifi when all three could use it – perhaps i should buy more printers ?.
An crap iot device we have needs to be plugged into the router direct otherwise it wont work if i connect it to a switch (my blog – not just that one, all switches)
That means my vlan for iiot needs at least two switch ports. plus a new hardware switch
The wifi is in need of an upgrade but works so does that mean two ssid’s – i am beginning to need to large port router and maybe double the hardware.
Perhaps as nefarious iot devices evolve routers will also evolve, mind you i can monitor traffic and block it with our existing router so it is not like i do not have any counter measures now.
I think two routers is enough for the time being. Vlans miight be possible but expensive for the money house.
I could but so far do not see a lot of point to do it