I was able to add a Netgear WI-FI router to an existing network today.
I plugged my laptop into the existing networks switch/ VPN firewall I was issued an IP on my laptop IP became 192.168.2.7, since I had no access to the VPN appliance as far as loggin in I simply copied the assigned IP, subnet (255.255.255.0) and the DFG (192.168.2.1) to the new Netgear WI-FI router. Once I was able to login to the Netgear WI-FI router with that IP I was able to configure wireless access.
My challenge is how can I configure the WI-FI router to pull its IP's from the VPN Firewall? I noticed that when I got a desktop computer connected and ran ipconfig it showed me on a 192.168.1.x network?
What is the best course of action to resolving this?
My end goal is that I need all wireless computers to be able to share on a WORKGROUP ( wish it was a domain), in order for this to work or for my windows 7 computers to see the XP shares I need to be onthe same subnet, correct?
Any help would be greatly appreaciated.