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Sonicwall/Netgear Vlan wiring/config questions

Posted on 2013-01-21
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Two questions about configuring a vlan:
1. Am I setting is up correctly?
2. Can it be done without an additional vertical run?  There is a single vertical run connecting the two switches.

Current Topology-
The server, Sonicwall Router, and Netgear switch 1 are located in the MDF on floor 1.  A vertical run from Netgear switch 1 runs to Netgear switch 2 on the second floor.  There is a cat5e cable from Netgear switch 2 running to the Sonicpoint.
A Sonicpoint requires that it be on a separate vlan.  The current topology of the network is a Sonicwall router, with port x2 configured for the Sonicpoint and x0 port configured for the rest of the network.  The uplink port on the Sonicwall goes to the SBS2003 server which acts as the DHCP server.

Sonicwall-
x0 port connects to a Netgear switch 1
x2 port on the Sonicwall has been configured on a separate Vlan (10), and tested with the Sonicpoint.  Now the connection needs to be made from Sonicwall -->Netgear switch1 --> netgear switch2 --> to Sonicpoint AP.

Netgear switches,-
Both switches are Netgear model FS726TP.
Switch1  provides network connections on floor1.  It also has one port that connects the vertical run to Netgear switch 2 on floor2.
Switch2 provides network connections on floor2.

Sonicpoint and Vlan 10 setup-
These are the steps I would take to configure the connection between the Sonicpoint and the Sonicwall, through the netgear switches, so clients connecting to the Sonicpoint can access the internet.

1.  Create a vlan trunk on the ports 25 on switch 1 and port 25 on switch 2, which connect the two switches.
2.  Configure the port 14 on switch 1, using IEEE 802.1Q, for vlan 10.  This port connects to Sonicwall x2 port.
3.  Configure port 2 on switch 2, using IEEE 802.1Q, for vlan 10.  This port provides POE and connection to Sonicpoint AP.

Current port configurations on Sonicwall-
x0:  192.168.168.168/255.255.255.0
x2: 192.168.1.1/255.255.255.0
Sonicpoint:  192.168.1.239/255.255.255.0

Forgive my lack of experience in this area,  your feedback and recommendations are appreciated.
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You've got the right idea, just make sure that your clients are configured for the right VLAN after you trunk the switches. Should be default and it should work, but just test it.

Here's the manual in case you need it.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7262547/Fs726tp-User-Manual#outer_page_23
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