Connect to LAN wirelessly with static IP addresses
Posted on 2006-11-27
Hello all! My boss has recently wanted to get wireless access to our LAN, so I purchased a LinkSys WRT54G wireless router. Our network has a total of 15 workstations plus a print server, a Dell PowerEdge server, three switches and a SonicWall node that has an active VPN. We have static IP addresses for every workstation and server iun the building. All I want to do is set up the wireless router to access our network so that my boss can can move anywhere in the building and access files on the server and access the internet.
I spent a few hours trying to set the router up and could only access the utility if I changed the static ip of the server to dynamic, and then I could begin to configure the router, but when I went to change the server back to a static IP there was no access to the internet. When the server had a dynamic IP, the workstations could access the internet, but not the server. I really just need to know what the settings need to be in the setup utility so that I can get this done. I was going to connect the router to the Dell server. The router would connect to the internet through the SonicWall node and then the Dell server would connect to the router. All the other workstations are connected to the network via the SonicWall node. I contacted LinkSys support and they could not help me. I think that the solution has to do with opening ports, but I could be wrong. Please help!