Background As a follow on from a previous post I discussed how I locked down VLAN’s from a IoT VLAN to my core data VLAN. In that post I described how I got my Sonos speakers and Sonos controller to work over locked down VLAN’s. I recently hooked up an old Apple Airport Express and music wouldn’t flow when I was on the data VLAN to the IoT VLAN where the Airport Express resided.
Background At home I run the 4 port USG router on my Unifi’ed network. I have a couple different VLAN’s, Data, Management, Security, IoT, and Guest. Each of these networks already has some policies that prevent some of the VLAN’s talking to each other. For example I have some firewall rules that prevent my security cameras from talking to the IoT network and talking out to the public Internet. For the past couple months I haven’t been running a locked down IoT network.
Background Ever since I have switched over to Ubiquiti’s Unifi setup for my home I have been searching for a way to eliminate AT&T’s residential gateway from my setup. I have AT&T Fiber and I detest AT&T’s residential gateway. I won’t go into the reasons now but just know the list is almost endless. It would be great if AT&T just allowed you not to use that if you have a router of your own.