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Moving Router Help!!


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#1 mi32

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:01 PM

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

Edited by mi32, 20 August 2011 - 04:02 PM.


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:26 PM

It is possible, but can you take a picture of where the router is now and how its connected to the demarc point?

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:00 PM

What is a demarc?

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:20 PM

the point at which the ISP Support ends and the Customer support begins.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:39 PM

its connected by a cat 5 cable in the wan port...that then goes to the fiber box on the wall...and the lan one goes to the switch...does that help...

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:01 PM

have you considered adding a wifi access point instead of moving?

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:26 PM

yes i did I just didnt want to spend any more money...I was hoping this would be an easy task....so what else can i do to get this to work?

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:34 PM

It will be easy, all you will need to do is run a cat 5 or cat 6 cable from the WAN port on the Terminal to the new area.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:36 AM

It will be easy, all you will need to do is run a cat 5 or cat 6 cable from the WAN port on the Terminal to the new area.

thanks cryptodan....but i believe this is what i am 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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Posted 21 August 2011 - 03:01 PM

Yup, but in all honesty I would run some cables.




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