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Old 01-22-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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Question Question regarding diff between Wireless Access Pt and Wireless Routers

Hi all,

I have the following problem (read opportunity )

Our corporate LAN is protected using MAC address VLANS

In our group we have several old notebooks with registered MACs.

It is our branch managers desire to have some wireless access available but it is not possible to put the requests to have it implemented through head office (interstate) because they are incapable of handling the support issues and security implications of making policy for wireless at this time. Too Hard Basket.

I am wanting to put in a wireless access point and set it's mac address to that of one of the defunct notebooks so it is a registered node on the VLAN. Then use it to connect other (valid MAC address) notebooks from meeting rooms etc.

I have purchased a DLINK 108G MIMO Wireless Router because it is able to have its mac address assigned.

Problem is that when I have tried to get it working at home it does not want to be a hub unless there is a broadband modem connected - I wonder if I can do this with a wireless router or if I need a simple wireless accesspoint that allows mac address reassignment.

Can this be done with a router?

I would appreciate any ideas on this. nb I will be controlling the access to this device with WEP and MAC filtering so I have spent some time with the branch manager mitigating the risks of doing this on the lan. (not that that is your problem )

Old 01-22-2006, 08:58 PM   #2
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I have managed to get this configured by using a valid mac on the WAN side of the router and wap dhcp for the wireless clients. all border security is working fine.


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