Moving router help!!

August 20, 2011 at 13:55:55
Specs: Windows 7
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
Ehunt


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#1
August 20, 2011 at 16:44:34
The provider's line has to be moved to the new spot first. If there is a patch panel, that has to be moved as well. Someone with telephone skills would be needed to do that.

Once all that is in place, you can move your equipment. Make sure that there are enough wall outlets to run everything.

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#2
August 20, 2011 at 16:54:27
Thanks for your help...not sure about a few things

done fiber is run through out the whole bldg with cat 5 jacks everywhere..so its just moving the router...right now not sure how to unplug it from the swtich and then plug in to new area and get to work?


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#3
August 20, 2011 at 18:54:49
I explained that. I'll try it again. It's not just moving the router. Forget about the jack locations for a minute. They have to terminate at the patch panel. That's probably is where the equipment is now & it's also probably where the provider's feed is.

It doesn't matter where you want to move it. The feed line & the patch panel have to be moved to the new location first. Then you can move the router & switches after that is done.

If that's not clear, hire someone to help you locally.

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#4
August 21, 2011 at 09:34:53
thanks guapo but i believe this is the answer to what iam looking for....

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.


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