Adding wireless access point to wired network
Posted on 2006-05-07
Configuration: T1 line in to cisco router to SonicWall SOHO2/50 firewall with NAT to patch panel to servers and workstations, all cable connected and all using static IP addresses, and all servers and workstations have the servers' IP addresses as their DNS entries.
I'm confused about how to add a Linksys wireless access point to the mix, specifically, about the IP addresses.
(1) Do I assign a static IP address to the AP and enable its DHCP functionality? Subquestion to this, do I have to do anything on the AP to ensure that any wireless PCs that connect get IP addresses in my 192.168.168.nnn range and the servers' IP addresses as their DNS entries?
(2) Or do I enable DHCP on the SonicWall and let it assign addresses to the AP, while keeping static addresses on the servers and PCs? Subquestion to this: What IP and DNS addresses will workstations get that connect wirelessly to the AP?
(3) Or ... What? Do my questions even make sense?
I've poked at it a couple of times a while back without achieving any connectivity, and am reluctant to just keep shooting in the dark.