2 Router Configuration with WD Cloud Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by upontheridge, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. upontheridge


    Dec 22, 2013
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    I have a sonicwall TZ100 connected to cable modem in my upstairs office. It is connected via hardwire to 2 PC's, Printer and Cisco/Linksys EA4500 wireless AP which is located downstairs. All of the ports are being used on the SonicWall. The sonicwall delivers DHCP to upstairs devices on a network. The Cisco/Linksys located downstairs has hardwired PC connected to it as well as wireless devices it deliver DHCP on a network. I recently purchased a WD Cloud Backup device and connected it to the Cisco/Linksys device. I can access it from the internet and can backup the PC connected to the Cisco/Linksys AP but can not connect to the PC's connected to the Sonicwall.

    From my reading it seems that the Cisco/Linksys AP should be set to be a switch but if I recall I need it to act as a router to deliver DHCP to the various wireless devices, unless I set everything to a static IP which is a pain for wireless devices.

    I am out of ports on the Sonicwall. Should I buy a small switch and plug that in upstairs off the Sonicwall and then plug the WD Cloud Device into that switch. If I do will I be able to access my downstairs computer on the network.

    Thanks for your help and advice.

    upontheridge, Dec 22, 2013
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