Win 2003 SMB, wireless access point

Posted on 2005-04-07
Last Modified: 2010-03-18

I have  a question on how to set this up

SMB 2003, 2 NICs (one for LAN, the other for Internet)

I have a router(wired) that handles the internet.

I would like to setup a wireless access point so that workers could use their laptops without plugging in and still have access to the internal network (files etc)

Do I need another NIC?

The IPs are as follows

NIC 1 :DNS from IPS

NIC 2: Static IP (

16 port switch

Is there a way to do this? I was looking at a Netgear access point.

Any help would be appreciated


Question by:ctmtnbkr
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    Just plug the Wireless Access Point into your 16 port switch (Run a cable from a port in your switch to a port on the LAN side of your wireless Access Point).  Ensure you turn off DHCP on the Access Point.

    Author Comment

    What Ip Should I assign the access point? I assume for example

    What gateway would the clients be assigned?

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    The Access Point should have an IP Address similar to what you have on your LAN.  If your Lan is configured for type addresses assign it a static address like just make sure it wont conflict with an address that will be given out by your dhcp server.

    Clients Gateways should all be the same as they currently are.  All Clients Existing IP Address/Gateway/DNS should all stay the same.

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