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Set up TZ100 and SonicPoint Ni

Posted on 2012-04-11
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I've purchased a SonicWall TZ100 and a SonicPoint Ni access point and I'm having difficulty setting up the two. Basically I want to set up the system with the following features:

Two SSIDs, one for myself and one for guests
The ability to move between the two access points seamlessly depending on which one I'm closer to / whichever has the stronger signal
A guest network that will also allow connected devices to seamlessly move between access points.

Is it possible to accomplish these tasks with this equipment? If so, can anyone direct me at some resources that may aid in the setup?
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by:SuperTaco
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Did you puhcase a SonicWALL TZ100W (wireless) or standard?  if you are using just the WAP for wireless connectivity it shoudln't matter.    In this case what I would do if your space is small enough, is synchronize the SonicPoint with the SonicWALL.  the create two Virtual AP's, one guest, one internal.  

This should help you out

https://www.fuzeqna.com/sonicwallkb/consumer/kbdetail.asp?kbid=3482

You'll basically be creating two profiles.

this is more for the SonicWALL, but it should be helpful for the sonicPoints

http://www.sonicwall.com/downloads/vap_fm_for_admin_guide.pdf
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by:MassanuttenComputer
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It's a TZ100W - I'll check the resources you provided and update soon. Thanks!
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by:MassanuttenComputer
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Further clarification - I need the networks to be the same on both the sonicwall and sonicpoint.
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Sorry for the delay, I've been a bit busy with my nerd type day job.

What you are trying to do won't work with the equipment you're using.  You really needed a TZAeries without hte wireless and 2 SonicPoints to accomplish what  you need.  You can kind of make it work by doing the following

1.  bridge the WLAN to the LAN on the SonicWALL.
2.  Create the same SSID's and passphrases for the SonicWALL and the SonicPoint.
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by:MassanuttenComputer
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Thanks for the info. I've spoken with the folks at SonicWALL and it looks like I'll need a TZ200 and two (or more) sonicpoints to accomplish my goals.
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