I am setting up a small office set up for a Charity and have almost finished but have come across an issue with adding a wireless access point.
The Curent Set-Up
The internet ---> Cable Modem -------> Netgear RP11 Websafe Router ---------> Ethernet card 1 on a SBS2003 Server ||| Ethernet Card 2 on the SBS2003 Server -------> the rest of the office.
This set up works well. Router has an internal address of 192.168.0.1 . Server has 192.168.0.2 and is the DHCP server for the offfice. The router passes all request for ports 0 to 1000 through to 10.168.0.2
To add a wireless access point so laptop users can get access to the internet but not the office network. To do this I added a LinkSys WAP 11 by a cable to the Netgear router. Now the issue is I don't know what DHCP setting I need to make on the Wireless access point to make it all work. I can plug my laptop via an ethernet cable to the Netgear router, give my laptop a static IP and it will get out to the internet. If i give the WAP 11 a static IP and then my laptop a different static IP and try to connect my laptop wirelessly through the WAP 11 then it won't work. The laptop is connecting to the WAP 11 ok. I have tried getting the WAP 11 to be the DHCp sever but that doesn't work either. I do not want to make the netgear router the DHCP sever as that will break the SBS2003 server.
What setting should I be using for the Wireless Acess point. Should I bin the WAp11 and try a different model.
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