How to Bridge a Sonicwall TZ210W and a SonicPoint WAP

Posted on 2011-10-11
Last Modified: 2012-07-26
I have a Sonicwall TZ210W and a SonicPoint. I would like to be able to assign the same SSID to the two devices as well as the same DHCP scope.

I hope that I will be able to cover the entire house with these two devices as well as provide access to data stored on our local server.
Question by:Shurafa
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    by:Craig Beck
    Configure the same SSID, security and encryption settings on both devices, and connect the SonicPoint to the SonicWall directly or via a switch.  Set different wireless channels on each device.

    Job done :-)
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    Unfortunaly uou cannot bridge a sonicpoint with the internal wireless and have them work cohesive. They will be two seperate wireless networks. This came up a number if time while i worked for SonicWALL TAC.


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    I have confirmed this with the Sonicwall engineers. This is a real shame as it is a major limitation for the device.

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    another question to this issue...SonicPoint Interface is X6, LAN is X0, internal WLAN is W0. Want to bridge the W0 to X6 but i only can bridge it to the X0 interface (PullDown only shows X0).

    any idea?

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    For the internal WLAN, I think that is your only option.
    If you have another WLAN with SonicPoints or other WAP on an interface, you can bridge that with any other.

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