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Update:11-30Source: network consolidation
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I want to set up a secure wireless network in our small office that will also allow clients to access the internet while in our waiting area. I also want to maintain our current wired network, which is connected to the internet through a Nortel router, connected to a DSL modem. Where would the Airport extreme be installed? - i.e., upstream or downstream from the router? Also, looking over Apple's network documentation, it appears that the Airport Extreme would be in Bridge mode when configured on an existing ethernet network with router, but the documentation is clear on the issue of setting up guest access in this kind of configuration.
In case you have not guessed, I am not an IT guy, so will be grateful for any helpful suggestions

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Blind Lemon wrote:
I want to set up a secure wireless network in our small office that will also allow clients to access the internet while in our waiting area. I also want to maintain our current wired network, which is connected to the internet through a Nortel router, connected to a DSL modem. Where would the Airport extreme be installed? - i.e., upstream or downstream from the router? Also, looking over Apple's network documentation, it appears that the Airport Extreme would be in Bridge mode when configured on an existing ethernet network with router, but the documentation is clear on the issue of setting up guest access in this kind of configuration.
Guest access and bridge mode are incompatible on AirPort base stations. I'd connect an AirPort Extreme to your DSL modem, connect your wired network connections to the Ethernet ports of the AirPort Extreme, and take the Nortel router out of service. Depending on how many wired connections you need, you may also need an Ethernet switch. Besides the WAN port, an AirPort Extreme only has three available Ethernet ports.
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