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Moving Router Help!!

Moving Router Help!!

Moving Router Help!!

I have a sonic wall tz200 wireless router/firewall hooked to our switchs and fiber. One line in the wan port and one in the lan port.  We don't know who installed this we inherited it when we bought the building . We were told all works when we move in....and it has but not good .....I have some technical skills. But not sure what to do  so I am asking the pro's for advice and help.  
 We run off the wirless n signal  it keeps dropping a lot I have tried changing the channel and frequency...still not working. The setup is in the back of the building I want to move it to a central location which I have found in the bldg that has 2 cat 5 data ports close to each other  so I can do this.
 Question is how do I do this I cant just unplug the wan and lan cables and move the sonicwall to the new place an plug one into one jack and the other into the other jack and get it to work....what do I do with the cables I unplug from the router at the switch???   So how do I do this relocate and get it to work in the new spot?

Thanks a lot for any help in advance

RE: Moving Router Help!!

  well, hopefully someone labeled the ports on the wall, and the ports at the rack. If they did, then great, just match the port you want to use for the wan port on the patch panel to the port on the wall at the other location. plug the cable from the wan port into the patch panel port, plug the router wan port into the other side of the cable at the cat 5 port from wall with the same label. Do the same with the LAN cable.

RE: Moving Router Help!!


    Thanks so much I think you are  the only one I ve run into that understands what I am trying to do....I new this wouldnt be that hard....So your saying....the router at the switch that i am moving I unplug the wan cable then i plug that cable into the port on the switch that matches the #on the cat5 outlet I found in the central area. Same with the lan cable correct?  If this is it then great...Just buy chance if the 2 jacks are not marked then how do i figure that out with out network mapping software???

Thanks again for you time and help

RE: Moving Router Help!!

  A cheap cable tester could do it, just have to tone out the cable. And no don't plug the wan cable into the switch, it has to plug into the patch panel, the cat 5 outlets usually above the switch and router where the bundle of wires that run throughout the rest of the building go to. The patch panel should be numbered, the wall plates should have matching numbers, just plug the wan cable into the patch panel port that matches the wall plug and then run a cable to the back of the wan port from the wall plate. You are basically just making long extension cords, just don't go over 100 meters.

RE: Moving Router Help!!

A cheap cable tester could do it, just have to tone out the cable.

okay rclarke250...you will have to explain where to get one of these and how to tone out a cable... the rest of it sounds easy no that youve explained it to me...:)

RE: Moving Router Help!!

Wow a big 7bucks....thanks...i have googled how to do this one of the links took me back to this site with a long answer i am confused how do i tone out the cable to find the right ones??

Thanks again for your time and help

RE: Moving Router Help!!

just means to test it, in the old days this was done with a tone generator and an amplified speaker. Now it's all digital with little cute lights.

RE: Moving Router Help!!


    It worked a friend had a toner and we toned the lines found the write ones and its moving and grovin...

thanks again for your time and help

RE: Moving Router Help!!

glad to hear it worked out for you.

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