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Dlink Router

We have a Dlink router connected to our lan. Question if we have a WatchGuard firewall on our local network. Do I need to keep the firewall on the dlink too? Or is that over kill?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Yes, I understand about the routing aspect but I still need the wireless portion. So, then if I disable the firewall on the dlink router we will still be secure right... by the watchguard firewall?
Tony Giangreco

Yes, if you are tryinh to use the wireless portion of the Dlink tied into the Watchguard, that should work. If you try using VPN or other connection technologies it may cause a problem with two routers. Staying basic should work though.
Tony Giangreco

Make sure you activate wireless security on the Dlink.
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Yes you should, just make sure the Dlink doesn't hand out IP's, and your Watchguard LAN IP is your gateway on whatever DHCP server you have.
hypercube

Here's a way to do what you want.
Wireless-Router-as-a-Simple-Swit.pdf
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Yes, makes sense but when I try to put the Dlink on the same network so  they can access the server-it says you cannot put it on the same subnet?
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hypercube

Ah!  The paper I provided you needs a bit of improvement.  I had just assumed.......

The wireless router has to have an IP address on the LAN side that is *different* from the LAN IP address of anything else, including the modem/router.  Still on the same subnet but different.
So, the modem / router may have 192.168.0.1
and the wireless router may have 192.168.0.2

And .. it does say that DHCP on the wireless router needs to be NOT ENABLED i.e. DISABLED or OFF.
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Tony Giangreco

Ok, so if you make those changes, is it resolved now?
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This is a mistake, I need to award points to the experts
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Ok Guys Looks good!