Connect a second Router to an existing Sonicwall Router

April 5, 2012 at 18:13:18
Specs: Windows XP
We need to connect a second Router to an existing Sonicwall Router and have the second Router (Linksys wireless) act as a Router for a separate network. That is, it needs to be configured to give out IP addresses to the computers attached to the separate network and connect to the Internet using the IP address assigned by the Sonicwall. This is necessary as we are a non profit that has been given free Internet access by a neighboring entity that supports our project. We only use the connection once a week for about 3 hours in the evening for our teenage members to access a site containing academic related course material and knowledge tests. There is currently no funding available for direct Internet access monthly fees and the cost of installing same. The neighbor is doing us a favour but their home office is not aware of the "sharing" and would probably prohibit our connecting to their network so we cannot ask them to make more IP addresses available through their Sonicwall. Before the Sonicwall was installed by their home office techs we had our 12 computers accessing the Internet through the neighbor's previous Linksys Router. Currently we can only get 3 IP addresses which apparently was programmed into the Sonicwall. I have read some of the suggestions posted on this and other sites but they don't seem to pertain to our exact situation.

Thanks for any help in solving this problem for us.


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#1
April 6, 2012 at 09:09:02
Not trying to lecture but taking advantage of your neigbhors generosity is not a moral thing to do. You are stealing from the hand that feeds you.

if you have any regard for your neighbor you should talk to them about your issue.

What do you think is going to happen when this neighbor finds out what you are doing? Sonicwalls have logging.

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#2
April 6, 2012 at 18:12:28
Thanks for your help. I will try your suggestions next week and will let you know how it goes.

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#3
April 6, 2012 at 18:16:02
The "neighbor" supports our need for the connection as we are a non profit community disaster preparedness entity. As with most communities, there is just very limited funding these days. The Corporate home office IT folks could care less and will automatically respond negatively to any request for a connection to the network. Yes, there is a danger that they will review the logs one day but the activity will reflect access to secure sites with a valid community purpose. Thanks for your comments.

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#4
April 7, 2012 at 09:45:25
Great. You will talk to the neighbor and ask them for more ip addresses.
No need to add a router and steal their bandwidth. Good job.

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#5
April 12, 2012 at 19:03:32
Connected the Router per the other person's suggestion and it works just fine.

Sorry you never seemed to understand that we are not stealing bandwith or IP addresses. Our neighbor is fully supportive of our connection but doesn't want to deal with a tunnel visioned negative IT department in their home office.


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