Wireless Routers with Static DHCP settings?

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We have an internal wired network that DOESN'T use DHCP. Client machines have their IPs set uniquely & their gateway & DNS settings pointing at a proxy server that gives internet access. I need to add wireless capability to this network. So the access point has to be able to have a hardwired IP, gateway & DNS setting on it's wired side in the same way as all the existing clients and ideally it will have its own DHCP server on its wireless side. Is this possible, is there a name for this particular function & if so are there any recommendations for a box that will do such. The boss has already wasted money on a wnr2000 Netgear router that, presumably because it's a router doesn't seem to do the trick - once you set its IP address for the internal network it just seems to disappear. I've tried googling for W access point comparisons but the only info that features in the results is speed, good looks & not obscure configuration abilities.

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wireless router can do what you want, I’ve also experience configuring netgear.
Try to do this sir:

1. On your netgear WAN port, configure an IP address which is on the same subnet as your wired network.

2. On you netgear LAN side, configure your wireless LAN subnet range <your NETGEAR will serve as your DHCP server> so that all wireless client will obtain an IP address which is or should be on different subnet as your wired network.

3. Wireless Routers use NAT to translate its wireless network to your wired network but in your case, proxy is not configured to your wireless clients, if it is possible for you to configure it on your NETGEAR, much better, if not, you have to manually set it just like on your wired network.

**For testing purposes, try ping tests from your wireless to your wired network before adding proxy settings.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    This is actually pretty simple as Yeahboy suggests...you may even be able to enable DHCP passthrough so you can use an internal server to dole out DHCP addresses if you'd like.
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  • Sixball
    To answer "Is this possible, is there a name for this particular function" Yes, and it's called NAT (network address Translation). You just need to add a static IP/SNM/GW/DNS info to the "Internet / WAN" port of the wireless router, make sure its DHCP range does NOT match the one you use now, and configure wireless settings as needed. One you start associating wireless clients you should see the routers DHCP info reflected in the host IP configurations...
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