Howto Add DHCP WiFi Router and subnet to existing network
Posted on 2009-12-25
I have an existing home network with old reliable sonicwall tele3 with 4 VPNs configured. I have a Linksys WAP54G providing wifi access. The tele3 is basically a 5-IP license... and I've managed to stay at 5 connections for some time... since it only counts the IP's that route outbound thru the firewall. DHCP with short licenses has been flexible enough... but no more. With all the wifi devices in the house (Wii, DSI, laptops, etc) I need to figure out a better configuration.
What I'd like to do is replace my WAP with a wireless router... and give it a static IP on the wan side (dedicating 1 of my 5 IP's for all wifi devices) and then configure DHCP on the WAR for all my devices. It would be great if the WiFi network could still access the printers on my wired network but I'm a little foggy on that part.
I would replace my tele3 - but it just seems like there are no modern equivalents that do what it does without spending an arm and a leg. I depend on the point-to-point VPN tunnels I have but only 1 computer needs access to those remote networks.
For wireless... I'm currently using B/G. wireless devices include my wife's laptop, kids two dsi and wii, etc)
On the wired side... 3 computers, 2 network printers.
My LAN network settings are:
I think my questions boil down to:
Product suggestion for a wireless router that will NAT and DHCP. Looking for a solid B/G performer.
Subnet suggestions for the wifi network
Caveats to having the wifi network NAT thru my wired network (and NAT again thru my Sonicwall TELE3) to the outside world thru my Time Warner Broadband.
Thanks in advance