03-21-2008 10:06 AM
I have set up quite a few Linksys routers, but not in this configuration. This problem has me scratching my head. The problem is this: I have a Sonic Wall TZ170 Firewall as our router, and gateway to the internet. That is connected to a standard Embarq DSL modem that is bridged to our Firewall/Router. Our IP Scheme is 10.132.230.xx to all our pc's, so I really need to stick with that same scheme to connect to network printers, our domain controller, a VPN to another state, etc. When I set up the Linksys Wireless router for a few laptops here, it changes the IP's to 192.168.X.X, which no longer can print to network printers, or connect to our server for Exchange Server etc.
I have set up Linksys Wireless Access points with no problem at all. Is there a way to make this Router act like a Access Point? With a access point, all I had to do was put a free IP address in, subnet mask, and our gateway IP and it works great! Our Sonic Wall Router still hands our IP's through its dhcp setting that way.
I know that changing the routers IP address to the same 10.132.230.xx in the network setup will allow the rest of the pc's to have that same scheme, but when I do, I can’t connect to the internet. What IP settings should I use for the Internet Setting? I thought I should turn off the DHCP, so it could pull a IP from our Sonic Wall Router, and just use the WRT54G as a access point, but it doesn’t want to do that.
I guess I basically would like to have our Sonic Wall router to still hand out all the IP's, and still use the Linksys Router for our Laptop users is all I really need.
Any help would greatly be appreciated! Thank you in advance!!
03-21-2008 10:47 AM
03-21-2008 11:11 AM