I wonder if someone out there can help with probably a basic question.
I have looked on the site for the hardware issues I have but to no avail
Here's the situation........
I have a bar with three floors, two lower ones for the customers and one at the stop for the staff.
Cabling in the building is limited and it's difficult to add more as it's an old and very solid building.
I have one broadband line terminating on the top floor with a DLINK dsl2640B router attached to it. This is wireless capable but I don't necessarily need it to be active, as I have bought (from advice on the internet), two DLINK DWL-3200AP access points, which I was thinking might be able to be the devices that all occupants could attach to as the access point blurb on the net claims they can support multiple wireless SSIDs
I have a couple of cat5 cables I managed to get in that run down from the top floor to the mid floor and the ground floor
I wanted to have two wireless networks so that the customers can get access to one of them and surf the net but not see the staff computers or access the server. I want the staff to have access to all the staff computers and the server and printer and the internet. I do not mind if they can see the customers, but would prefer them not to be able to so that if the customers have unprotected machines with viruses, they won't spread them to my staff devices. Both networks must have passwords so that only customers and staff can gain access and not my neighbours or people in the street. It is my intention to change the passwords now and again to limit the number of freeloaders who hear what the password is.
I have attached one of the DWL 3200APs on the mid floor and one on the lower floor and they are connected by the cables I mentioned earlier. The cables from them terminate on the top floor and attach to a Netgear PoE unmanaged switch which in turn is linked to the back of the DLINK dsl2640B router.
I have read the instructions in the DLINK guides and also used the AP manager2 software that comes with the AP's but it refuses to connect properly and I can only change IP address and very minor things. I keep getting SNMP errors
I can get to use win explorer to directly browse the APs and change their settings and this seems reasonably easy to use, just difficult to figure out how to get what I desire. I can also telnet and use the CLI but there is a limit on what you can do this way
At the moment I have managed to get two networks running (sort of).
One is via the wireless part of the router and has a password and can see everything plus the internet. The other is via one of the AP's and this has a password, but can also see everything on the netwok and the internet. As I mentioned, I am happy to turn off wireless on the router and use the APs for both networks. I would ideally like the APs to share the broadcast of both networks (and be sort of virtually bonded together) so anyone anywhere can see both networks and get to what they should. Surprisingly, the APs are pushing out a really strong signal and can be accessed from all parts of the building which is why I feel that the router can be wirelessly disabled. However, if it's easier to keep it active, feel free to suggest.
My lan shema is set up as follows
Netmask is 255.255.255.0
Gateway is 192.168.10.1
router is 192.168.10.1
AP on mid floor is 192.168.10.2
AP on lower floor is 192.168.10.3
Printer on top floor is 192.168.10.10
Video surveillance DVR is 192.168.10.9
Server (soon to be installed) will be 192.168.10.5
Till points on the various floors are from 192.168.10.100 to 105
Access to the manuals and various info on this can be found at
For the router
For the access points
For the dlink FTP site with other extra docs
The AP manager software on the DLINK site seems to be older than the cd in the box and the one in the box seems CRAP as it always times out with SNMP issues. The older one does sort of work.
Thanks for looking and any help greatly appreciated