OmniWAN with OmniBridge - Installation Tips

Schedule ahead of time

Schedule install a few days ahead:

1 hour slots available M-F from 9AM to 5PM. 
(After hours available for extra fee.  Consult your OmniNet sales rep for details)



Consider WAN network
Does the customer have a static IP? Do you have to configure the OmniBridge with a static IP? --

>>>!!Have this information ready before production cut over!!<<<

If its simply DHCP LAN network, an available LAN port is all that is needed.

Preconfigure LAN network

Bring it online before taking to customer site. Configure the LAN or LANs to match the same network scheme.  Connect a test client, make sure you get an IP in the DHCP range you expect and go online.

Multiple LAN networks are limited by subscription type. 

-> Lite = 1 Network, Standard=3 Networks, Pro=8 Networks

>>>Do not use ISP DNS servers. Check DHCP servers and DNS servers for forwarders to ISP DNS servers<<<


Check LAN for static IPs
Site survey would reveal if any devices are configured with static IPs.  As such, you need to identify this and be ready to update the DNS servers if they are relying on ISP dns servers.  This will not work.  Please be ready to switch device to use public DNS server. 

>>>Make sure any static IP device do not fall within your configured DHCP scope<<<


Port forwards

Its critical to identify any port forwarding since this will require to be setup with the new dedicated Ip address provide by OmniNET.  Make sure this subscription has a port forward IP!  Go ahead and add port forwards to the Remote Access section labeled "Port Forwarding".  Make sure to identify any public facing DNS records that need to be updated once the cutover is live, BEFORE GOING LIVE.

>>>Very important if customer has local email server or website.  This is important to prepare ahead of time since public DNS propagation can take some time.<<<


Access Points

Make sure you have access to any wireless routers and or access points that will be used to bridge wireless clients to the OmniBridge protected network. 

>>>If your leverage a former router, make sure you understand how to switch the router to access point mode to prevent secondary routers<<<



Go ahead and add your SSL-VPN users to have those accounts ready to go.  
You can test to make sure you can ping the OmniBridge gateway if you have it online.


3rd Party Tunnels

Be sure to identify any live site to site tunnels that may be configured with 3rd party vendors.  This should be planned ahead of time with the vendor.  Contact OmniNet support ahead of time to help guide you on what we will need.

>>>3rd Party Tunnels require cooperation from the vendor.  Make the proper plans prior to live cutover!!<<<



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