?
Solved

Set up TZ100 and SonicPoint Ni

Posted on 2012-04-11
6
Medium Priority
?
1,958 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-19
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?
0
Comment
Question by:MassanuttenComputer
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:SuperTaco
ID: 37835569
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:MassanuttenComputer
ID: 37835606
It's a TZ100W - I'll check the resources you provided and update soon. Thanks!
0
 

Author Comment

by:MassanuttenComputer
ID: 37837520
Further clarification - I need the networks to be the same on both the sonicwall and sonicpoint.
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
SuperTaco earned 2000 total points
ID: 37848357
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.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:MassanuttenComputer
ID: 37866744
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.
0

Featured Post

WatchGuard's M Series Appliances - Miecom Approved

WatchGuard's newest M series appliances were put to the test by Miercom.  We had great results and outperformed all of our competitors in both stateless and stateful traffic throghput scenarios! Ready to see how your UTM appliance stacked up? Download the Miercom Report!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For Sennheiser, comfort, quality and security are high priority areas. This paper addresses the security of Bluetooth technology and the supplementary security that Sennheiser’s Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets provide.  
The Summer 2017 Scholarship Winners have been announced!
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month13 days, 13 hours left to enroll

800 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question