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I am about to start a work at home position using a mac. I will be using my own personal internet to connect to their servers through their VPN.

I want to isolate my work PC from accessing my home PC internet use; is there an easy way to acheive this? From what I understand I can isolate my work PC from the network which will effectively hide my home PC's history, what would be the easiest way to do this?

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    You can effectively create two VLANs, but what makes you think that your work PC can access your home PCs browsing history? – MechMK1 Jul 8 at 17:25
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    What's your threat model? Your work spying on your personal internet usage through the PC? Something on your home PC compromising your work PC? – Nic Hartley Jul 8 at 19:02
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  1. Buy a small OpenWRT router with a WAN ethernet port and LAN wifi and/or LAN ethernet port.

  2. Plug the WAN port of your OpenWRT router on your home network.

  3. Plug your work computer on the LAN port of your small OpenWRT router.

  4. Configure OpenWRT router's firewall with a strict ruleset allowing only internet access and denying every access to your LAN.

And that's it. This is basically the cheapest and simplest solution for a poor-man network isolation ;-) A manageable switch with VLAN support would be the ultimate solution, but the price isn't the same (a small OpenWRT router with dual ethernet and wifi will cost you about 20$).

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You may find your home router/access point has this functionality built-in in the form of a Guest Wi-Fi network which is isolated from the rest of your LAN. Take a look at your router's documentation etc.

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