| | Re: Replacing DSL with Pt-to-Pt wireless link to FiOS
Jeff Liebermann wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Jul 2011 15:25:26 -0400, News <News@Group.Name> wrote:
>> Actiontec presently does DHCP on the 192.168.1.X subnet, which I will
>> adopt as gateway when the switchover from DSL is assured.
>> Can I fix the LOCOM2 IP? Or does this matter?
> Yes you can, yes you should, and yes you should read the PDF that I
> pointed you to that explains how to setup fixed IP addresses on the
> radios. It will still work if you use whatever random IP address you
> find convenient, but you won't be able to configure the radios on your
> LAN unless you select IP addresses that are in the range 192.168.1.x.
> This is especially true of you leave the IP address at the stock IP
> addresses, where both radios are on the same IP address.
>> There are presently (and will be) two ethernet switches cascaded behind
>> the SOHO2, on a fixed IP = 192.168.168.1, as gateway to a 192.168.168.X
> You do not need a 2nd router. You do not need double NAT. Just buy a
> cheap switch and be done with it. Wired and wireless bridging is
> about MAC addresses, not IP addresses.
>> To the best of my knowledge the SOHO3 operates only as a wired firewall
>> and to do NAT for up to 50 (license limit) devices attached to the
>> switches. Would you consider that to be a router?
>> I want to retain the firewall function. Any reason I must remove it?
> The firewall function in the Actiontec router is all you need. If you
> want a better firewall (the SOHO3 is a very good firewall), then
> replace the Actiontec with the Sonicwall SOHO3, configure the
> Actiontec as a wireless access point, and install an ethernet switch
> at the other end of the wireless link.
>> (BTW, I got the LOCOM2s set up and associated across the intended
>> wireless span with top of scale signal strength, so that part seems to
>> be a success. Now just have to get traffic to flow.)
> Cool. I'm really surprised it works that well through 4 walls.
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