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Setting up wireless router behind a pix firewall

I have recently installed a PIX 501 firewall and a wired switch attached to one of the PIX LAN ports. The PIX is configured to assign DHCP addresses to network users. I now have a Linksys wireless router ( WRV54G) that I need to connect to provide wireless access. The wired and wireless will be part of the same network and subnet.  

My questions are:

1. Where do I attach the wireless router, i.e. from the Linksys WAN port to one of the PIX LAN ports?
2. Do I still need to fill out the WAN details in the Linksys config?
3. Will the PIX still assign DHCP addresses to wireless users or do I confiure the Linksys to assign addresses to wireless users?

I hope this all makes sense. Thanks in advance.
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bchanady
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publicCommented:
What you need is an access point. You can use the Linksys as an AP by leaving the wan port open, disabling dhcp, and assigning the lan port a static ip. Connect a crossover cable from a switch to one ot the linksys lan ports. It will then work as a ethernet to wireless bridge.
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lrmooreCommented:
Agree with public...

You can use the WRV54G as a pure access-point no problem.
Plug the LAN Uplink port from the WRV54G into the switch. Don't do anything or plug anything into the WAN port of the Linksys. Assign the Linksys a LAN IP address in the same subnet as the PIX inside, and disable the Linksys' DHCP server.

Done.
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bchanadyAuthor Commented:
That did the trick! Thanks for your all of your help.
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lrmooreCommented:
Good news! Don't forget to return here and close out this question by accepting the comment(s) that helped you the most.

- Cheers!
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