Need guidance to correct a wireless access point setting.
Posted on 2011-02-23
Here is the scenario.
I have a car dealership that I use a SonicWall TZ200 to manage the network. All workstations have a static ip address and gateway address pointing to the SW TZ200. When technicians use a pc that has a static IP address, they are able to login to their manufacture's service website and click on a link that gives them information about a specific vehicle's history, etc..
I have a Linksys Wireless G WRT54G2 that I have configured on the network to provide wireless access to 3 laptops in the service bay.
The laptops are taken home at night and do not have static ip addresses. I assigned a static IP address to the Linksys router, disabled dhcp server and changed the setting from gateway to router. The technicians who use these laptops can login to the secure car dealer website but when they click on the vehicle history, to get these reports: a new browser window opens and the page starts to load and eventually it times out. I have tried a new access point, same settings, same result. Do I need to port forward in the linksys? I did call Linksys and the tech suggested redoing the wireless security, which I did, ( I turned off the wireless security), same result, no joy. ANy ideas?