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Watchguard, DHCP, and now Wireless?

Watchguard, DHCP, and now Wireless?

Watchguard, DHCP, and now Wireless?

A customer has a peer to peer XP environment. Using Watchguard SOHO3 box for firewall and to deploy DHCP. They want the laptops they just purchased to be wireless. They purhased netgear wireless routers that have 4 wired ports a WAN port and then the wireless signal. In the setup it tells me I need to use the netgear and replace the existing router which would be the portion on the sonicwall. But I can't since it is also the firewall. Also I need to have a fairly stong signal b/c this place is lots of concrete block and concrete firewalls built into it. What sort of setup should I look at? Can I use what they have or do I need to get a different piece of hardware for the wireless network?

RE: Watchguard, DHCP, and now Wireless?

Sounds like they should go back to the shop and change the Netgear for one or two standard wireless AP's

Connect the AP's into the wired network at various points around the building and set them to different channels (in your case 1,5,9 if you get three) usually adjacent APs should be 3 channels apart for techie reasons.

  The laptops will then pick the strongest signal, this is generally the nearest AP and do DHCP off the wired network. I'd also suggest using good wireless encryption (WPA or better).

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