Wifi in existing corporate network

We have a network on w2003 server with 2 DC's. 1 of them with dhcp already.
just got a HP MSM422 Procurve AP. the question is. is it possible to have the wifi give out a range of ip's  on our current subnet 10.1.1.x and will it conflict with the existing DHCP or will we need to do a sub-subnet that will go into the 192.168.x.x range that the AP provides. what steps should i perform to implement this router in either case.
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
if these are just access points then you do not need to set them up with DHCP as the clients will get DHCP from your server.  If these are routers then they will need their own DHCP setup and it should not affect your network.

Let me see if I got it right. You want the AP to act as DHCP and release a pool of IP Addresses that are already within the DC's DHCP scope, right?
It's not the best e most secure way to implement WiFi access but if you need the "fast & dirty" way you can do so by escluding from the DHCP scop the range of IP Addresses that the AP will release.
mbresitAuthor Commented:
ebjers: you were right, now one more question. when i connect my droid and coworker his iphone to this AP we cannot receive email. is this a port issue or?
Put Your Flow Data to Work

SolarWinds® Flow Tool Bundle combines three easy-to-download, easy-to-use flow analysis tools that can help you quickly distribute, test, and configure your flow traffic.

Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
how is the WiFi setup now?
what IP info do you get and from where?
is this internal or external email you are having issues with?

a simple diagram would help

mbresitAuthor Commented:
its a regular AP, static ip. gets the IP from DHCP on one of our DC's. internal corporate email via exchange 2003.
mbresitAuthor Commented:
sorry .. static ip, scratch what i said about dhcp
Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
the AP has static IP?
how about the wireless clients
connect a laptop wireless and try pinging your server.

mbresitAuthor Commented:
yes AP has static ip.
laptop can ping mail server. however our phones are using webmail on https (443) to get in.
where do we open this up?
mbresitAuthor Commented:
if this helps, its using secure connection to access (SSL)
Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
can you send a diagram of how everything is setup including where wireless clients are getting IPs, what IP is on each side of the WiFi and so forth?


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
mbresitAuthor Commented:
good enough.
Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:

Before assigning a B grade you should give the expert(s) helping you an opportunity to solve your remaining issues.  I asked multiple times for a diagram so I could try and figure out why you are unable to access email on handhelds from the WiFi but you never gave me a chance to resolve the rest of your issue.

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.