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I am setting a WAP around the Office, but would like to put it on a separate network

Is that possible?
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by:kaskhedikar_tushar
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Hello,

It is possible but this wireless network is totally different.

- Buy a new wireless router & 1 internet connection.

- Configure wireless router with security like password or authentication key.

- Set the difficult password to wireless.

Regards,
Tushar Kaskhedikar


 
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Do you mean you're connecting it to your wired network? If it is so, then yes you can if it can act as a router.
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by:defrey
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yes, i will connect the WAP to the main switch.

I was worrying that if the main switch on 192.168.0.x network, & the WAP on 192.168.1.x i won't be able to have internet access.

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by:defrey
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i want to use my existing internet connection
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by:naykam
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With a wireless router you can, are you using a router or wireless access point?
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by:yasserd
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If you want it like this "192.168.0.x network, & the WAP on 192.168.1.x", it won't be possible (as these are different networks) unless the WAP has a router capability.
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by:6006645
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If you have any Managed Switches around, you can plug the Access Points into a port, then on the maangement console, create a VLAN directly connected to your company router/gateway

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by:defrey
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don't have any managed switches, but the WAP has router capabilities

I will look into it
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by:naykam
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you just need to setup the WAP/router to have a ethernet IP of your current network, and include all settings such as default gateway and DNS to match your current network.

Then under DHCP on your wireless router you can set the new IP range.
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by:naykam
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*sorry, make sure you configure the WAN port to connect to your current network
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by:yasserd
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If you could mention the WAP model and name we can help further.
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by:defrey
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Linksys WRT54G series
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by:6006645
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Is your WRT554G flashed with custom firmware or anything? If you load DD-WRT onto it you will have alot more options etc

I have DD-WRT on my WRT54GL which I used during my OSWP course

I think you should plug the WAN port into your network, and set the default gateway to your main router/gateway and have the Linksys offer DHCP so the wireless clients can't get into your network

DD-WRT turns a cheap router and gives it loads and loads of enterprise features, check it out
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by:defrey
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Thanks, will have a look
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