How to extend Network using SonicPoint/SonicWave
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The setup demonstrates how a SonicPoint can be used to extend LAN Network. In this setup we have used a SonicWall, a SonicPoint and a Laptop.
Connect a SonicPoint to any port of the SonicWall configured under WLAN zone (X2 in this scenario) and connect a Laptop to the LAN-2 port of the SonicPoint.
Create a DHCP scope for X2-WLAN interface for SonicPoint/Wireless-Clients.
After creating the DHCP scope, check the status of the SonicPoint under ACCESS POINT|BASE SETTINGS.
After the SonicPoint comes to OPERATIONAL state, check the ARP table for the Laptop's ARP-entry.
In our scenario, the Laptop is obtaining: 10.10.10.136 and SonicPoint is obtaining: 10.10.10.239.
In the packet capture, the Laptop is sending a PING request to Google's DNS-184.108.40.206 and the packtes are getting NATed via X1-WAN IP-10.195.53.31.
This scenario can be extended by connecting a Switch instead of the Laptop to the LAN-2 port of the SonicPoint as well.