|I am trying to setup a wired and wireless network at a new small business.|
The problem I am facing is that some of the End Users are using a local printer that is wireless capable and they want their printer setup as wireless.
The setup currently is:
ISP is providing a static IP into the building to a Sonicwall firewall device
The Sonicwall firewall is distributing IP's as dhcp to a 48 port network switch
The Sonicwall is setup to distribute as xxx.xxx.40.2 to xxx.xxx.40.254
The sonicwall is setup to have the xxx.xxx.40.1 address
We have an MFP and it is setup to a static IP of xxx.xxx.40.250
So, I think I will need a wireless access point.
I have a Netgear device, but I am not sure of some things.
I think the Netgear has to be inside the 40 subnet so that I can setup the End User to use their wireless printers (????)
Does the netgear wireless device plug into the 48 port switch or into the Sonicwall?
Do I configure the netgear with a static ip of xxx.xxx.40.xxx, like xxx.xxx.40.2??
Does the netgear then also act as a dhcp device and also give out xxx.xxx.40.xxx to xxx? (do both devices hand out IP's on the 40 subnet?)
All of the computers on the network are hard wired into the 48 port switch.
Hope this makes sense.
Hope to for some help.