Does anyone know how i can make my sonicwall device as the second device
behind another router? i will be testing this to try and make a linksys
WRT54GS as the first router to use its parental controls and have the my
sonicwall TZ150 as the second router. So each computer will connect to a
hub, then to the sonicwall and then to the linksys. So do i connect from
the hub to sonicwall wan port then to linksys lan port? what i will be
doing is using the IPS and Gateway AV protection etc from the sonicwall
to protect the network, but using the parental control from the linksys.
I also would try enabling CFS in the sonicwall since both can be
combined to work even better i would guess.
Thanks for the message. What the problem is here is that I'm not sure
about connect from hub to wan porn on sonicwall then lan from sonicwall
to lan on linksys. then making the ip in sonicwall 192.168.1.something
since the sonicwall default ip is 168.168. so i am not sure if that will
work. also i am not sure if the sonicwall IPS and Gateway AV and CFS
would still work or not. I know in the past I connected my belkin
wireless router which has parental control, i connected it to the
network and didn't have to change anything, it just worked fine. so i
was hoping all i have to do is just connect hub to wan on sonic then lan
on sonic to lan on linksys and everything just work. only thing is i
dunno how to connect ot the sonicwall unless i changed the ip of it
first before unhooking it now.
i have this link already printed out for me. umm, i also connected the
linksys to the sonicwall, but got no parental control or anything from
the linksys. so that was weird cus with my belkin all i had to do was
plug it in, everything worked. wan from belkin to hub then hub to
sonicwall. i connected linksys same way and nothing worked. linksys said
cus the linksys has no double natting whatever that is.
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You can connect the routers together based on the info in the link. It
doesn't matter what kind of router and what brand as the principle is the
same for connecting the routers using this method, making the second router
a switch. That's one way to do it. I turned my BEFW11S4 into a
wire/wireless AP switch and plugged into my WatchGuard. All the machines
could access the internet through the WG and all machines wire or wireless
could share resources no matter what router it was plugged into.
There may be some other ways to connect the two routers like using the
UPlINK port on the router, but I have never used that method.
I don't know what double NAT-ing is either. If Linksys indicates that what
you're trying to do is not going to work
If you followed the link above, then the second router is only going to be a
switch and all the features may be out the window at that point. And if you
did it to the Linksys, then it's a wire/wireless switch AP.
This is just my take on it. I don't understand how people get themselves
into trying to combine features from two routers into a single solution.
Maybe, your best solution is to get a gateway FW/router that has all the
features you're looking for and turn that Linksys router into a switch and
for get about it.
Double NAT'ing is the same as two NAT routers in series - as long as they
both have different LAN IP segments it works fine. The second routers WAN
IP address should be a fixed IP in the first routers LAN segment.
Typically this also means that you can only forward one public IP to the
second routers LAN since they typically only support one public IP on the
One time I was running my belkin 802.11g router as the only router in my
network and it was default dhcp etc. 192.168.2.1 was the ip of belkin
routers. i disconnected it, connected my sonicwall, plugged back in my
belkin without making any changes and the belkin worked fine. i went
from wan port on belkin to hub, then pc to lan port on belkin. hub to
sonicwall lan port of course. everything worked behind the belkin fine
and even the parental control worked. i didn't have to do anything.
then i connected the linksys WRTG54s in the same way and nothing worked.
the linksys was second router behind the sonicwall. i wanted to use the
linksys parental control.
now what i want to do as a *test* so i can learn and see if it works is
have the linksys one as first router and sonicwall as second. the
linksys parental control will be used and the services on the sonicwall
would be used too. i can try just connecting it and see and then
changing the sonicwall ip to the same subnet as the linksys i know, i
just wanted to ask in here and see if anyone knows if the sonicwall
gateway av and so on would cover everything going through it, i say yes
because they cover lan and wan traffic. i also am curious of the
log/report information would be tracked still as well and my guess is
probably because everything is going through the wan port still etc.