Connecting Wireless Access Point To Sonicwall TZ-170

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Hi,

I recently bought a DLink DI-784 wireless router and use it as an
wireless access point (WAP).  Currently I have it working by connecting
one of its ports to a port on my ethernet switch which is not secure.
I want to connect the WAP to the OPT port on the TZ-170.  What type of
cable should be used; straight through or cross-over?

Thanks.


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What are you talking about? What is the switch connected to?

You do know you can convert the Dlink to be a wire/wireless AP switch and
use a straight through cable and connect it LAN port to LAN port from the
Dlink to the TZ-170?

Duane :)



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My switch is connected to the LAN port and the DSL router is connected
to the WAN port on the TZ-170. If I put the WAP on the OPT port I can
be sure that no one can reach the LAN port via the WAP.  I could
configure no OPT to LAN traffic.


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That is correct and is what you will want to do.

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But the problem I'm having is that it's not working.  I've tried
connecting the WAN port on the WAP to the TZ-170 OPT port and nothing
seems to be getting through.  I tried connecting one of the LAN ports
on the WAP to the OPT port.  Still nothing.  The only thing that works
is WAP LAN to a free port on my switch which is what I don't want to do.


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HugeBob wrote:

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Do you get a link light on both ports? If no, bad/wrong cable.

If yes, did you configure static IP addressing on both ports and assign
different addresses on the same subnet? That may not be the only way to
configure it, but is probably the most straightforward.

Triffid

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Hi,

Yup, I get OPT link lights when I connect the WAP to the TZ-170 either
WAP-WAN to OPT or WAP-LAN to OPT.  So, I guess I have to do some OPT
configuration.  I'll check this and report back.

Thanks.


Re: Connecting Wireless Access Point To Sonicwall TZ-170
Ok.  Everything's working now.  I recorded the IP addresses that will
be used on the OPT port in the TZ170 and made sure the WAP is acting as
an access point.

Thanks for all your replies!!!


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It sounds like you should try a cable other than the type you are currently
trying to use.

Also note and assuming you can do so, ensure that it's configured to act as
a wireless access point and not as a router.  If it's configured as a WAP
then it should be configured to assign IP's from a DHCP range that the OPT
port on the TZ-170 has been configured to expect to see on the OPT port.

In summary I know you can connect a WAP to the OPT port on the TZ-170
because I currently have a Linksys WAP54G connected and it works perfectly.

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Why not?

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Why?

Yours,
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Though I use a straight-through, the TZ-170 uses an Auto-MDIX switch which
means you can use either Ethernet cable (straight-through or cross-over) and
the TZ-170 will make the appropriate adjustment.

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Best regards, from Don Kelloway of Commodon Communications
Visit http://www.commodon.com to learn about the "Threats to Your Security
on the Internet".



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