Powerconnect 5448's, VLANs and Sonicwall Sonicpoints

Posted on 2011-10-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Instead of finding a nice cinderbrick wall to go pound my forehead on I figured I'd see if anybody has some ideas for me here.  The scenario: I have a Sonicwall firewall and two, soon to be three Sonicpoint access points.  Currently I have the Sonicpoints on separate interfaces but I want to be able to feed them off the main LAN interface so that I can place them anywhere on my network without having to do home runs back to the data center.

I have configured the Sonicwall to provision Sonicpoints on VLAN 10 and have confirmed with Sonicwall support that the configuration is correct. The Sonicwall is connected to port g45 on the switch and the Sonicpoint to port g43.  This is the running config:

interface ethernet g3
switchport mode trunk
interface range ethernet g(41,45)
switchport mode general
vlan database
vlan 10
interface ethernet g43
switchport access vlan 10
interface ethernet g45
switchport general allowed vlan add 10
interface vlan 10
name Sonicpoint
voice vlan oui-table add 0001e3 Siemens_AG_phone________
voice vlan oui-table add 00036b Cisco_phone_____________
voice vlan oui-table add 00096e Avaya___________________
voice vlan oui-table add 000fe2 H3C_Aolynk______________
voice vlan oui-table add 0060b9 Philips_and_NEC_AG_phone
voice vlan oui-table add 00d01e Pingtel_phone___________
voice vlan oui-table add 00e075 Polycom/Veritel_phone___
voice vlan oui-table add 00e0bb 3Com_phone______________
iscsi target port 860 address
iscsi target port 3260 address
interface vlan 1
ip address
ip default-gateway
username admin password 7d02e23eb3d8c04518b9f027ea1fa26b level 15 encrypted
snmp-server community Dell_Network_Manager rw view DefaultSuper
clock timezone -5
clock summer-time recurring usa

Default settings:
Service tag: xxxxxxxxx

SW version (date  27-Jan-2009 time  18:13:34)

Gigabit Ethernet Ports
no shutdown
speed 1000
duplex full
flow-control off
mdix auto
no back-pressure

interface vlan 1
interface port-channel 1 - 8

spanning-tree mode STP

qos basic
qos trust cos
Am I missing something obvious?  The Sonicpoint does not get provisioned.
Thanks in advance for any help
Question by:jabellas
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    Accepted Solution

    interface ethernet g45
    switchport general allowed vlan add 10
    interface ethernet g45
    switchport general pvid 10

    Author Closing Comment

    I actually had to change the port connected to the firewall to trunk.  I also discovered that the Sonicpoint would NOT auto-negotiate with the PowerConnect 5448 so it never connected properly to the port.  Had to force the port wo 100BaseT and then it worked.

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