I am having problems getting my network set up with my new SonicWall TZ270 firewall. I set up multiple zones, including one I have called Wifi for an Orbi Router plus 1 satellite. No matter what I try the Orbi router is unable to reach the internet. I think it is a case of having two layers of NAT - the firewall uses NAT and the Orbi router uses NAT. I tried putting the Orbi router in Access Point mode (turn off router function) and still had problems. The Orbi AP kept wanting to default to its 192.168.1.1 address which conflicts with one of my private networks. Even if I got the Orbi AP to work, I am pretty sure my Orbi Sateliite would no longer link with it and create a mesh. I need the satellite to work or wifi is horrible in the house.
I just purchased a Netgear 5-Port Managed Gigabit Ethernet Plus Switch (GS105Ev2) that will be delivered this evening. I was wondering if I could place this in between my NetGear C1100 cable modem and my SonicWall TZ270 firewall? I would configure one of the switch ports to be a fixed IP, say 10.10.99.99 and have the Orbi Router connect to it. The other switch port would be plugged into the firewall's internet port and could be fixed IP on a different network, say 192.168.12.12 or be set to DHCP. Would this work? I am fine having the Orbi wifi outside my firewall, btw.
I need to resolve this today if at all possible. Let me know if you need any other info. THANK YOU!!!
Are zones networks with or without vlan?