SonicWall Wireless Best Practices Setup
Posted on 2011-02-18
Here is my setup.
A sonicwall TZ200 Wireless with Total Secure
A sonicpoint Ne Wireless AP
My issues are two fold. I seem to have signal issues with my wireless even though i'm in an open warehouse and the tz and ap are mounted in open areas that are a minimum of 15 feet up for the tz and mounted on the ceiling for the AP. I am using the stock antennas. Any recommendations for high gain antennas?
Second, what is the best practice setup for integrating a SonicPoint into my SonicWall? Originally, I had the SonicWall TZ with the default setup that puts the wireless on a separate subnet from the LAN. For this example the lan is 192.168.1.x and the wireless is 172.33.18.x.
When I installed the new AP I wanted to utilize the SonicPoint feature in the firewall to manage the device. I also only wanted one wireless network. I couldn't get the AP on the same subnet with the wireless from the firewall. So with firmware 5.6 I was able to bridge the wireless to the LAN on the firewall. I then setup the AP in stand a-lone mode. I setup the SSID and security to match on the firewall and AP but put them on different channels.
Is there a better way to handle the setup?
FYI...the SonicPoint has firmware 6.0.