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Q: help with tp-link tl-wa701nd wireless access point

Hello, i really hope someone can help me. I just purchased this unit new, i tried calling there support and there english is so bad i could not talk with them.

I have a verizon mifi 2200 wireless interent i guess you would call it a hotspot but its only wireless.
You cannot hook up any computer to it via etherent.

This unit i bought has the ability to do it but i cannot figure out how.
I can get into the setup and there are many possibilities to configure it buy im really not even sure which one?

client mode
bridge with ap mode
repeater mode

My verizon mifi 2200
i can get into the setup here easily as well

i have the network name, mode is 802.11, security none, authenication open access
under the lan setup i can see the ip address, subnet mask, mac address, dhco range
Im quite capable of getting this setup but need a little help the the right direction

Thank You!

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A: help with tp-link tl-wa701nd wireless access point

Client mode will allow you to connect the TP-Link to the MiFi wirelessly, then plug PCs into the TP-Link access point.

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Tp-Link supply an IP address to bring up a Dialog Box to allow you to log in and configure this device online, it is But it does not work, when typed into the browser it will not connect to the site and allow configuration of the unit.
I am trying to configure it as a universal repeater from a wireless network, that I have permission to use, to my laptop to improve reception. (only have 2 bars at present)
Can this access point be configured be configured any other way, I have an Ethernet cable with it, or is there a way of sorting the problem. TP-Link have no idea. I have now spent 10-15 hrs on the problem.
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A:TP-Link TL-WA701ND Access Point configuration problem

Generally speaking, there's a limited number of ways to access a router's configuration utility. Some will have an access port on the back of the router; but with the typical home-type router, you would utilize the web-browser method. Sometimes this is with a name like 'tp-linkrouterconfig' (or something to that effect), but more often than not it's via a specific IP address as you show above. Some routers will allow configuration through the wireless connection(s), but some specifically require you to be wired directly to the router.

Either way, you will have to be connected directly through that particular router, not through a different one. (eg - You shouldn't be able to access the TP-Link config utility while you're plugged into the other one across the way, or while accessing through another router's wireless connection)

Now, if you're trying to:

... configure this device online ...Click to expand...

Unless you're simply trying to state that you'd use your Web Browser to do so, then there's NO WAY you're going to configure your home router from outside the home network.

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I have a Draytek Vigor 2820 ADSL Modem Router supplying my internet connection to my home network with both wired and wireless devices connected to it.

To extend the wireless range of my network I purchased a TP-Link TL-WA701ND.

I am using the TL-WA701ND in universal repeater mode, connected to my Draytek wirelessly and using the MAC address of the Draytek. I have also set my Draytek to operate in bridge mode using the MAC address of the

I can get internet services and email through the TL-WA701ND wirelessly without problem.

My problem is that I CANNOT access file sharing or iTunes home sharing services through the TL-WA701ND. I cannot see any of my computers connected to the draytek router. However I can see computers
connected to the TL-WA701ND from other computers connected to the Draytek Router.

I have tried switching the TL-WA701ND to Repeater mode with WDS activated on the Draytek router and I lose my network connection completely from the TL-WA701ND.

A wired option is not an option, as this is a set-up between two houses.

I have searched the internet and TP-Link site for support on this matter and have found nothing.

Any ideas.

Thanks, Max.

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Hi guys, this is my first post so be gentle and talk slow please...

I've got the BT HH4 set up as the main router in my house but because it "has" to be plugged into the Master Socket its currently tucked away in the loft upstairs and the WiFi signal downstairs is really struggling because of it... So I decided to stick my neck out and install an access point downstairs as the house is cabled up! The one I've gone for is the 'TP-Link TL-WA901ND' which I checked was pretty good and would do the job for me, however before it's arrived I found out that I COULD have just used the old HH3 instead?!

So here's my question, does anyone know which device would be better as a Wireless Access Point downstairs..? Either the BT Home Hub 3 or the TP-Link TL-WA901ND (Advanced 300Mbps Wireless N Access Point).

Any help would be appreciated, I just want to see if it's worth me sending the TP Link back if the HH3 does a better job..!

Many thanks in advance =D

A:BT HH3 or TP-Link TL-WA901ND as Wireless Access Point??

i would suggest you try the HH3 and see how it works for you.

Its difficult to advise, because the construction of the house and layout has a lot to do with how the wireless signal performs , also the interference from other wireless signals , if there are a lot in the area , can impact the quality.

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i have setup a DIR600 router as a wireless access point and configured it to take IP address automatically by contacting the DHCP server.
when it reloaded, it takes my domain controllers (My DHCP server) ip address as its address while creating IP address conflict with the server. when i check the dhcp server, sometimes its hostname comes under the address leases and sometime not comming.

my server's host name goes as "server.xxxx.com" and access points host name is mention as "dir600.server.xxxx.com" in the DHCP leases section.

can anybody help me to avoid the router taking the server address? (server address has statically configured)

A:D-link DIR600 wireless access point problem

i have setup a DIR600 router as a wireless access point ...Click to expand...

Is that a feature of the router, or you have configured it by the method that works for all routers?

... configured it to take IP address automatically by contacting the DHCP server.Click to expand...

In access point mode? That's extremely strange. And, assuming that's possible, why?

when it reloaded ...Click to expand...

Meaning of "reloaded"?

... it takes my domain controllers (My DHCP server) ip address as its address while creating IP address conflict with the server.Click to expand...

That implies a problem with the server--somehow you have it configured to have its own address in the Dhcp server's address range.

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I am running completely wireless now. I have a Linksys WRT54G router and about 5 computers connected to it wirelessly (G).

I have a printer that has a built in network card, and you can configure the IP address from the setup screen on the printer. (Xerox C2424)

I'm trying to link the printer up to the router, wirelessly. I have been told that you can use a USB Print Server, but that would not be necessary considering that I have a built-in network card already in the printer. I just purchased a DWL-G700AP D-Link Access Point to hook up to the printer, but I am unsure of how I should configure it. I am trying to link the printer wirelessly to the router, and sharing that to the people on my network.

Do you guys have any suggestions?

A:Network Capable Printer with Access Point link to Wireless Router? Is it possible?

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I am having problems, configuring tl-wa701nd in wireless repeater mode,to extend my network from a mikrotik hap lite router, the repeater does not seem to get an IP from the router, and I disabled dhcp from the repeater, please help

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hi i have just moved into a new appartment that has a free wifi connection the problem is that my apartment is in the basement at the completly opposite side of the office and i cant get a strong enough signal to connect to the internet and im not very good with computers. the first time i tride setting up the repeater i was able to connect everything and get online but it had changed the ssid and when i tride to change it bacck to its origanil name i lost my internet connection and have not been able to get access the internet again.
please help me figure this out so i can get access to online again.
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A:connecting tp-link wa901nd access point as a repeator without access to the router

my apartment is in the basement at the completly opposite side of the office and i cant get a strong enough signal to connectClick to expand...

So, where are you placing the repeater? In the hall way?

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Hopefully quite a simple question, although I may be wrong! I have a spare router, a D-Link DSL-2640R that I would like to set up as a wireless access point. The reason is, I am currently residing in student accommodation, where the only source for internet access is wired ethernet ports in the bedroom walls.

Obviously the standard setup of the router wont allow me to broadcast this connection wirelessly, as it requires a phone line, however I have been told a "Wireless Access Point" would allow me to connect with various devices (Xbox 360, Laptop, iPhone etc.) without switching ethernet cables around all the time.

I have been trying to make do with ICS on my Windows laptop, however this doesn't seem to work with Xbox Live.

I have a good knowledge of computing just fall short when it comes to networking. Any help or guides would be great.


A:[D-Link DSL-2640R] Setting up as Access Point?

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I've a Pirelli modem-router and I'd like to connect a D-Link dwl-2100ap as access point (operation mode= access point).

I connected 2100ap to Pirelli through an ethernet cable
2100ap has a dynamic ip provided by Pirelli's dhcp
Pirelli and D-Link 2100ap have same SSID, same encryption (wpa) and same pw but, probably, different channel (both on "auto channel scan").
With a notebook on the wan I can ping the 2100ap, I can access to its setting pages but if I go close to it (far away from Pirelli) I don't see any network with the notebook, in other words the D-Link doesn't work as access point.

Am I missing something ?

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We are currently upgrading our wifi technology at work. As a result I have obtained an access point that was used in the network no longer needed. I would like to install this in my home in order to boost the signal and range.

The access point is a D-Link DWL-8610AP. I have no CD-ROM or manual however I have looked at a few videos online. The problem I have at the moment is that I cannot seem to get into the Access point user interface to make any changes.

I have connected the access point my laptop using an ethernet cable. There are 2 ports on the access point: a LAN port and a console port. I have tried both.
Next I have opened a browser and typed into the address bar which I acquired from an online manual and video. However, this just returns a search list when I expected a window requesting the login details for the access point. I can't seem to get any further.

I have almost zero experience of networking so any help will be greatly appreciated.


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My home network consists of 8 PCs, a PVR, an IP Camera, a PS3, a Wii and a network printer. My sons also have iPods they want to connect wirelessly.

My internet connection is cable which connects to a Netgear WNR3500 wireless gigabit router. This is cabled to a DLink 1016D 16 port gigabit switch.

Wireless is enabled on the WNR3500 and the iPods connect fine within a 25-30 foot radius of the router. The PS3 only got a 35-45% signal from 15 feet away so I cabled it. The other end of the house is 60 feet away.

At the other end of the house I have a PC and a PVR connected to a DLINK DGS1008D 8 port gigabit switch.

I purchased a TP-LINK TL-WA601G access point from a computer store who told me this would enable me to have the wireless devices to access the network from that end of the house.

But I can't get it working. I have the same SSID on both wireless routers. I have the TP-Link set to access point mode, and plugged into the switch. The WNR3500 is and the TP-Link is When I look at connected devices on the WNR3500 I do not see the TP-LINK.

Can someone please provide guidance as to how I extend my wireless capabilities to the far end of the house. Sorry for being a noob.


A:Correct mode for TP-Link access point?

The simple answer is that the store guy gave me a bum steer.

The correct answer is that the TP-Link had to be configured as a repeater, and the MAC address of the WNR3500 added.

On the Netgear WNR3500 I had to enable the wireless repeater and set it as a repeater base station then add the MAC address of the TP-LINK.

Thanks for your assistance.

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hi guys,

had a problem in the office with my broadband router, so i replaced it
the office is working fine with a sbs2003 server domain
i have an ethernet cable running down to my house which always worked
then with the router change it didnt, my friend set it up years ago and i didnt see how he set it up
but i didnt know the password, neither does he
so i reset it and set it up from scratch
my apple ipad and desktop and another laptop connect fine
but my hp 6735s vista laptop just wont connect
it tries to connect and just says the laptop is taking an unusually long time to connect then fails

the network card is a broadcom 802.11 b/g wlan adapter and the tp-link is a TL-WA601G

i have changed channels
turned off encryption
reinstalled the network card
reset the tcp-ip stack
but cant get it working

yet it connected first time to my wimax router...strange
the weird thing is when i was trying to access the router before the reset it seemed to be using ip6 addressing...
yet in the router i cant see anything to do with ip6 addressing
the server in the office is dhcp server and the addresses are 192.168.10.x
as i said other laptops etc are working in the house

i even looked for firmware updates for this device but cant see anything
any help or ideas greatly appreciated

A:cant connect hp vista machine to tp-link access point

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Guys, I am having a hard time configuring my Access point. I have a DSL Router connected to our telephone line and it works fine wirelessly, Yesterday I purchased TP LINK Router to configure as Access Point to extend wireless signal up to the second floor. Now, I am wondering, should I do some re-configuration on my DSL Router before configuring my TP Link Router? Guys, Please share your thoughts and if you have knowledge on how to configure my 2nd Router to my Wifi Networks that will help.
NOTE: I followed the user guide manual that came with my TP LINK router but it is no USE. I just need to know if should I reconfigure my 1st Router in order to communicate with my 2nd Router.


A:How To CONFIGURE TP LINK ROUTER as ACCESS POINT in an existing network

How are you connecting the two routers together?

An access point needs to have a static IP, and it needs to be outside of the DHCP range that your router is using. For example, if your router assigns IP addresses from to, you need to have the access point IP address below 150 or above 200. I like to keep the access points close to the router, so I usually use for the first access point.

What model router did you buy? TP Link makes a few, and knowing the exact model will help us help you.

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Hi guys and gals!
Im in abit of trouble trying to setup a wireless network. Part of the problem is that I am many miles away and I've never setup a wifi-netork involving more than one device, that device being a router.

I've attached a jpg which should explain the basics of the problem. This is what I've done so far:

I connected the TL-WA901ND to the router(a Thomson tg787) located in the house, this router couldn't be used simply because the SSID and its password is locked, and we sometimes have people renting the bottom floor and we would prefer a better SSID and a changable password for the network. The first TL-WA901ND(will call this one TL1(AP) from now on, the other being TL2(RP)) is set to operate as Access Point, having a different SSID and password for the network, and it works great. However, when I try to set the other one, TL2(RP) to repeater mode, with the TL1(AP) and that SSID/MAC as "target", it doesn't seem to work. I've tried using bot the repeater mode and the universal repeater mode but none of them seem to do the job.
Is is possible to repeat the signal of an access point or does it have to be a router?
The SSID and the WPAkey of the repeater is set to the same as the access point, is that correct?
The access point is not the one handing out IP-addresses, the router is still acting as the DHCP-server, is that correct?
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A:Using a repeater to extend the signal of an Access Point, both a TP-Link TL-WA901ND

I've never set up a Repeater, so blind leading the blind may not help much.

Is is possible to repeat the signal of an access point or does it have to be a router?Click to expand...

Depends on the Repeater and Access Point. I didn't check the manual, but I would expect that two of the same device would play nice together.

The SSID and the WPAkey of the repeater is set to the same as the access point, is that correct?Click to expand...

To my surprise I learned recently that the Repeater (at least some of them) can broadcast a different SSID. But certainly you have to specify that of the Access Point in order to make the connection between them. I'd get it working w/o encryption first. In some cases you have to specify the MAC Address of the other device--again, I did not check the manual for your units.

The access point is not the one handing out IP-addresses, the router is still acting as the DHCP-server, is that correct?Click to expand...

Yes, definitely.

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I just purchased a wireless router (Linksys) to set up as a wireless access point connected via an ethernet cable to another Linksys wireless router that is connected to my DSL modem. I know I need to connect LAN port to LAN port, but do I need a "straight through" or a "switched/crossover" cable? As I have done some reading, some directions say straight, others say switched, some don't say at all. I just want to be sure I don't have a cabling issue. Thanks in advance for any information.

A:Solved: Connecting Wireless access point and wireless router

Well, a crossover cable will certainly work. If either end of the routers have auto-MDX ports, a straight patch cable will work as well.

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In a few days time I will be changing my ISP in the UK from Sky to BT.

BT are providing me with their newest wireless router free of charge as part of the deal and I'll be using that to set up my wireless network, which will consist of an HP Pavilion desktop, a Toshiba laptop, a Sony Vaio laptop, an HP wireless printer and a Samsung HDTV.

This means my Sky wireless router is surplus to requirements, so I was wondering if I could convert it to a wireless access point to improve the range of my BT wireless network.

If so, how do I go about it?

I've read a couple of supposedly easy-to-understand articles on Google and have to say they left me more confused than ever.

Is there a straightforward way of doing this?

A:How do I convert a spare wireless router to a wireless access point


See if you can follow my own Tutorial on adding an additional router to your existing one.

Please let us know how that works.

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prior to downloading the Windows 7 service pack 2 I had windows 7 basic that connected to the internet with out any issues. After istallation I no longer had the option to manually connect to a wireless network or set up a wireless router or access point
or ad hoc. It will only let me have dial up/lan/vpn there is no wlan anywhere? I can't access the internet on that computer so I have no idea how to fix it. How can I manually add a wireless network if I dont have the option?

A:Don't have the option to manually connect to a wireless network or set up a wireless router or access point or ad hoc after installing Windows 7 service pack 1

Reinstall your wireless network card driver to the latest one.
And refer to this:
Setting up a wireless network
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iam new to Wireless Router and i want to get one so i started looking for one and found Wireless Router & Wireless Access Point . now i need to know which one should i get and what brand . i don't want to get the wrong thing ang wast $$$. i have one pc & one labtop and Internet access(adsl) range to cover for the pc is 60feet from the Router & the labtop is about 80feet. can some 1 help me

A:Solved: Wireless Access Point & Wireless Router

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I encountered my first Wireless access point today. I walked away scratching my head as to exactly what the differences are in the way they are set up and the way they work. I have to go back there Monday and make another attempt.

Is there a reference on the web that explains the differences between these things and the similarities?

I asked a friend who does use one (access point) and does understand how they work (I guess) if he would explain it to me. Well, when he got done explaining, I wanted to say, "Well, I'm still waiting on the explanation of how they are different and how they are alike.".

I guess I'm just dense on this. What would be nice is one of those comparison tables; but, I can't find one. When I search at Google, I get all sorts of information about both but no comparison.

A:Wireless Router/Wireless Access Point--What's the difference?

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I have a D-Link Wireless Router in my basement office that's connected to my cable modem. I also have a D-Link 8-port gigabit switch connected to the wireless router. Over the last few years I have wired many rooms in my house that all connect into the gigaswitch. Everything works fine. I am also using WEP encryption on the wireless router.

I now have the need to extend the wireless capability to an upstairs room, but cannot seem to get a reliable signal that will stay connected. I decided to try and plug an older D-Link Wireless Access point device (DWL-1000AP) into the wired RJ-45 ethernet jack in the room. I went through the 'successful' install of the 1000AP and my wireless devices seem to recognizes it as an access point -along with the wireless router in my basement office. I used WEP encryption again on the 1000AP device - same key.

However, whenever I try to connect to that 1000AP I cannot get connected. It simply will not connect to the 1000AP device which is sitting just a few feet from my wireless device/computer.

Why won't it connect? One possible theory I've thought of is that I have one wireless point (the 1000AP) connected into another wireless point - both using the same WEP encryption and security key value. Is this the probable issue? Is what I'm trying to do, well doable? Or, am I way off base here? Is there another way to do this?

Any help would be appreciated.


BTW, I'm using WinXP Pro SP2.
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A:Wireless Access Point Connected to Wireless Router??

You should be able to connect. If you configure the access point with no security, does it connect then? That's the way to narrow this down.

Remember, you need to use the hex keys for WEP, not the passcode, since that's not always 100% reliable.

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Hi all

This is my first post and I would like some advice and for someone to tell me if what I want to do is indeed possible.
I would like to connect a wireless access point (placed upstairs) to my wireless belkin router (placed in downstairs living room). I want to place the wireless access point upstairs then connect a switch to this with an ethernet cable. I will then be connecting a blu-ray player, tv and xbox console via the switch to the wireless access point. I'm hoping this will also increase the wireless signal in the attic which would be a bonus but not hugely important. I want to connect everything upstairs wirelessly because trailing a long ethernet cable through the house isn't possible, which is why i'm thinking of this set up. I'm thinking of using either the TP-Link TL-WA801ND or the Edimax EW-7416APN because these seem reasonably priced with good reviews.

If any one can tell me if this sounds correct and if it will work before I go out and buy the gear that would be great. Many thanks for any help in advance!

A:Connecting wireless router to wireless access point

Sounds like you want a Wireless Bridge (or AP Client). If you get a decent signal in the desired location and the WAP includes Wireless Bridge mode it should work fine. I use one (now discontinued, so I won't recommend it) myself for a camera whose integrated wireless no longer works.

I'm hoping this will also increase the wireless signal in the atticClick to expand...

That requires Repeater (or Range Extender) mode. If the WAP includes Wireless Bridge mode it will (I'm pretty sure) also include this mode. I understand that some units can do both jobs (wireless bridge and repeater) at the same time.

I didn't look at the specs or manuals for the units you mentioned; just indicating what you should be looking for.

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This question may not be what you think it is. I am trying to fix an intermittent issue in my home environment. The issue is I am having to use wireless. Our Xfinity Cable/WAP modem sits on the top floor of our house. I am located in the basement. The wireless signal I get most of the time is very good, and by very good i mean at least 15+ mb/s on speedtest.com.

I am taking the Cisco Network Academy classes and am familiar with network terminology and concepts. However, what I'm trying to do is take a router/WAP (using it downstairs where I'm located) and configure it to access our xfinity modem upstairs, so that I can plug in to it downstairs using a RJ-45. Is this possible?

Let me know what yall think. By the way the router/wap i would be using is a netgear model unknown at this moment but could easily find out.


A:Can you access a Cable moden via Wireless Access Point

As long as the two devices are on the same subnet (as they should be in normal circumstances) then it should work.

You may need to designate your wireless machine, in the router, as having access privileges.

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Wireless routers (which include wireless access point functionality) seem to be significantly cheaper than wireless access points. If I do not need the WAN functions provided by a wireless router, is there any advantage to using a dedicated wireless access point over the access point function of a router? For example, would a dedicated access point be faster?

I have a 802.11g router which I am using only as an access point to an existing 10.0 Mbps network. The link quality and signal strength to the remote computer are both excellent with the connection speed either 36 or 54 Mbps. Nevertheless, the throughput on the wireless connection is much, much slower than that of the wired connections. Is it possible that the access point function of the router is inferior to that of a dedicated access point?

A:Wireless Router vs. Wireless Access Point

I always use a wireless router if it servers the purpose. A WAP isn't any faster, just more expensive. Note that most WAP's have multiple operating modes, where a router only operates in gateway mode.

Thinking back to how Kodak made all their money, I view the router as the "camera", and the other wireless equipment as the "film". They practically give away the camera to get you to buy the film.

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Hello all!!

I'm brand-spankin' new to this form, so please forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong place.

I have a question for you all and would appreciate any help you might be able to provide.
I've recently upgraded my wireless router from the NetGear MR814v2 to the WGT624v2. Unfortunately, I'm using this in both b and g modes, as one of the computers accessing the internet can only function in 802.11b ( ), but I digress.

Does any one know if I can configure the MR814 to act as a wireless access point that I can use with my Playstation 2? I haven't been able to find an inexpensive access point that people are happy with, and I'd hate to spend the $$ if I already have the equipment I need .


A:Wireless router as a wireless access point?

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I just wanted to ask if it was possible to use a wireless gateway (modem and router combined) as a wireless access point. I know that I can disable DCHP on the gateway and plug in a crossover cable from my existing wireless router to the gateway and get connection like that, but I don't want to use any cables at all. Basically, I want to use it as a wireless range expanded. Since it is confusing I have drawn a picture below (please excuse the lack of artistic ability).

1) Is the existing Wireless router (Linksys WRT54G)
2) Is the gateway I want to use as the access point (D-Link DSL-G604T)

So, again, basically I want '1' to talk to '2' wirelessly, so that a laptop far from '1' will get a stronger connection.

Thanks for any help

A:Wireless Router as a wireless access point?

While some routers include a "bridge" or "WAP" mode, it appears that the D-Link DSL-G604T does not. That being said, you can't do what you are asking about.

You could run a cable between the two routers and put them in different locations to expand your signal coverage, that's what I do.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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I have a Belkin F5d8633 -4 V1000 From a while ago. And for the last year or so i've used the Sky sagem [email protected] router. (I tried when i first got it to use the belkin as the primary router but couldnt due to the lack of username and password) At the moment I've got my desktop wired into the sky and recently connected the Belkin router to the sky to add range on the signal in my house.
However the range still isn't good enough to reach the top floor of the house which could be due to the office where its situated to be a garage and the signal having to go through outside walls, but we were assured when purchasing it would work to a third story.
I've been trying all day reading threads on this forum and others, to see if it was possible to wirelessly bridge the routers. I'm not sure of the specifications of the routers I have, and the sky router settings don't seem to like being changed, but if anyone could lend some knowledge my way, would be greatly appreciated. I think what i want is a wireless bridge but I'm not sure on how to go about setting that up.

Thanks Kurt.

A:Wireless access point / Wireless Bridge

You can probably get a user manual from Belkin's web site if you no longer have the CD.

You are correct that you want "wireless bridge" or "AP client" feature. With Belkin you'll probably find that it might work as a wireless bridge with another Belkin router, but not with other brands. Still, it's worth trying if the manual gives enough hints on how to configure it.

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I have bought a TP-LINK TL-WN322G (wireless USB) and I try to set up a WAP using it as a WAP to connect my NOKIA N95 8GB wirelessly to the PC and Internet, but I can't.
Can anyone help me how to do this?
Thanks in advance!

A:Create a Wireless Access Point using Wireless USB

the NOKIA N95 8GB is a phone, and making an encripted connection to it is
dependent upon the phone.

first try to make any connection (ie: without encryption)

btw: the typical means to use a cell phone as an internet connection is to WIRE the device to the system.

You may find that the cell phone running on 2.4 ghz will conflict with the TL-WN322G

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Is a wireless router which is a router, switch and access point combination device a complete unit needed for wireless networks? What is another device called a wireless access point, and why would it be needed if the router has tha access point installed in it????
Thanks, Jim

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Exactly... you wouldn't need an access point in that scenario.
They come in handy at times - for example: I had a wired router before going wireless. When I went wireless, it was simply cheaper for me to by just the AP since I already had a router.

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hey people,

ok, this is the thing.

I have wired broadband and i want wireless broadband.

This is my setup:

Netgear DG814 Modem/Router
Windows XP PC (wired directly into the router)
Windows XP Laptop (not currently connected to the net)

At the moment, the cable is running from downstairs to the PC upstairs.

So, I want an easy way to get both the PC and laptop on the net, wirelessly.

Would it be best to just get a Wireless Access Point, a Wireless PCMCIA card and a Wireless PCI card.....then:

1) Plug the Router into the phone jack/filter (downstairs)
2) Plug the Access Point into the Router
3) Then connect the PC and Laptop via the access point ??

If so, do you have any recommendations on which Access Point to go for?

Should I stick to Netgear stuff ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Wireless Access Point - DO I NEED ONE ?

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for best results, i would reccomend getting a wireless router. the desktop does not need to be wireless unless it is not next to router. it seemed in your description that was the case. netgear makes a good product and there range is better than anyone elses. also they have SPI as well as NAT in there routers. they sell a great little package that would get you everything you need in one box. its the 54G notebook kit. it has both a router and a PCMCIA card in one box.

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Hi guys.

I have a Belkin 802.11g Wireless Network Access Point (F5D7130) which I'm wanting to setup so I can get wifi going for my ipod touch.

Now I have a Linksys BEFSR81 Etherfast cable/dsl router which is connected to my broadband modem. When I plug the Belkin AP in it works automatically just fine and I can connect to the wireless connection with my ipod touch.

However, it's been used before so when I factory reset it, it wiped any previous security off (including the old password I couldn't remember) and so the wireless connection has no WEP security on it.

I can set WEP up if I log into the Belkin AP's web interface but I can't find the IP to connect to it. There's a few IP's mentioned in the manual but none of them work. I'm also not even sure if I can log into the web interface using a computer which is connected via cable to the Linksys router (which the Belkin AP is connected to) or whether I'd have to log into it on my ipod using the wireless connection itself.

It just seems like there's no actual node to log into. I know there is but it's a wireless AP so to me it just seems to act like an extension of a cable. when I log into my linksys router and check the DHCP table I can see that the ipod is connected to the linksys router (through the Belkin AP) and it has it's own IP etc. However I can't see any mention of the AP itself anywhere or it's IP.

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Have a Comcast Business IP Gateway modem with four ports. One port have a CISCO Small Business RVS 4000 router connect to it, two port have Linksys E3000 router connect to it, port three have a D-link DIR-655 connect to it. The CISCO Small Business RVS 4000 work great. It has a Netgear switch connect to CISCO router with about 10 devices connects to the net gear switch. However Linksys E3000 router has a Hawking access point to it. The access point keep losing internet access, but networking is good. I have to keep unplug the power from the router the internet work well. Why do I have to keep power cycle the router so often? Dlink router dose the same thing with two access point connects to it. Is there a better way to connect access point so that it will not keep losing internet access?


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I have an access point but I do not own a router. I have wireless card in my Dell laptop. Is there anyway I can get wireless set up with only an access point and not a router? Thanks

A:Wireless with only Access Point?

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I want to set up my router as a wireless access point. By router is a NetGear (wired) and the wireless router is a Linksys. I have done everything in the instructions I found on setting up a wireless access point but the computer just won't see the Linksys! I have plugged one end of an ethernet cable in the Linksys to the other end of one in the NetGear router. Any suggestions?

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I have set up several internet cafe's with open system access so customers can access the internet wirelessly. I have also set up multiple desktop stations in the cafe that are hard wired to the router. I am wondering if there is any way that patrons can access the system and can do any harm to the PC's or access any information that the PC's have stored on the HDD? I know that to be on the safe side, that it is not recommended that you try and access any personal information like bank accounts, credit accounts or any other type of information of this sort due to an intruder intercepting your information because it is an open system. If the security features on the PC's are good then should there be any problem? I just dont want any one to access any information that is stored on the main desktop HDD. Any help will work. Thank You!

A:Wireless Access Point

If the wireless is on the same network as the PC's and you have no software firewalls then yes there is a small chance this could be done. (Even less if you have file system sharing turned off.)

If the security features on the PC's are good then should there be any problem?

No problem at all as long as you have it secured enough.

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I have a small home network, wired right now. I would like to add a wireless access point for near future laptops. Can I add a second router that is wireless to my wired network with having to load router software on a second computer. Is this even possible. My network consists of my PC, HP M8300f desktop PC as home base/client and cable modem with linksys wired router, BEFSR41 connected to a dell 2400 desktop. I am wanting to add a linksys wireless router WRT54G some where in the living room for and access point. Do I have to load the software on the Dell PC or can I just plug in router to wall socket and connect wirelessly that way. Thanks for the help. Just thinking out side the box.

A:wireless access point

If i am correct,router 1 should be,and router 2 is and Disable the DHCP on router 2.

hope this helps

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I have a dell 1600n printer and several computers running Vista and XP. The printer is network ready with an eithernet connection. Can someone suggest a wireless access point (hardware) and how to configure the system such the printer would not have to be connected to any computer yet be able to print from any computers on mynetwork. Thanks

A:wireless access point

Any Linksys, Netgear or Dlink wireless router would accomplish this for you. Printer would connect via wired. Wkstations would be able to print if wired or wireless.

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Hi All

I have just decided to go wireless and have the following problem:

I have a Belkin WAP (F5D6130), A Linksys Router/Switch (BEFSR41) wired, And a USB Wireless adaptor. Running on XP Home.

All the above parts are known to be in working order. The router works allowing me internet access on my pc etc, The wireless adaptor works allowing my laptop to browse wireless networks in the vicinity, The wireless access point works as i took it into work and could connect to it with all sorts of centrinos etc.

The problem is using the above together, i cannot get my laptop to even see the wireless access point (which is plugged into the router) let alone connect to it. Althogh my laptop will quite happily point me in the direction of about 6 other networks down my road.

DHCP is enabled on the router etc.

Any help appreciated


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My job, when I was at work, was in IT. I have a great deal of experience with networks but wasn't involved with wireless at that time. My only experience of wireless networks is at home.

I have a cable modem in the "office" on the 1st floor, which is where the cable (Virgin) network cable terminates. The modem/router has gigabit networking ports and my PCs and printer are connected by gigabit ethernet cable. I use homehub devices to extend the wired network to the ground floor where, until recently, the only device was my games console. This was plugged into the second homehub device. I used homehubs because the wireless signal on the ground floor was very poor.

I have recently upgraded my "smart phone" which has Wi-Fi and also bought a tablet for use in the lounge on the ground floor. Both devices get a good signal anywhere upstairs but a poor signal anywhere downstairs. I therefore needed to extend my wireless coverage to improve downstairs reception. I tried all the usual solutions but none were satisfactory. I then decided to add a second "wireless access point" in the lounge. I already had a couple of ADSL modem/routers from when my broadband was from my phone company so decided to use one of those as a wireless access point.

My setup is now like this.

My problem is this.

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A:How to add a second wireless access point

I've just had a re-think of my setup process. I had originally given the two devices the same SSID and the reception downstairs was no better. This led me to assume that I was still connecting to the upstairs router. I then gave them different SSIDs and was able to connect to either as they were acting as two separate networks. At that point I downloaded some software that showed all the available networks and their strengths and what channels they were operating on. This allowed me to re-assign the channels to the two devices that did not interfere with each other or with my neighbours. I forgot to re-try using the same SSID again.

Just assigned them both the same SSID and now get "excellent" reception from all over the house.

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i have a proxim orinoco card in my computer and am trying to let people get access trough it.

i can put the card into ad-hoc mode and people can see my ssid however some cannot connect to it. those who do connect, get switched over to ad-hoc mode . seems when a connection is made to a normal access point, you arent switched to ad-hoc mode... rather you sty in infastructure mode...

i need to get my orinoco card to look just like a normal access point.
plz help

A:wireless access point

Your Proxim Orinoco card is not an access point. You need a real access point to do what you're trying to do. Ad-Hoc mode is a 1:1 connection, you are trying to create a 1:many connection.

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Okay, This is what happened. The other day i went inside my router's admin thing, by typing the gateway ip address of my computer. i was able to access my admin control panel thing. i was just looking around inside about the speed transfer rate. changed it to 54 mbps so i could watch videos etc on the net, logged out of it then shut my computer. then the next day i try to connect to my wireless internet but it says it connects to the wireless access point but the internet cannot be found ??? so i need to find out what the gateway ip is and how to get my internet back up...



i don't know why it connects the the wireless access point. my wirless name is there and everything, but it just says internet cannot be found?

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I have just bought a wireless-n wifi repeater which does exactly what it says on the bos. I have it plugged into a non wireless router. I cannot access the wireless wifi repeaters web admin page to set a password. I did follow all the instructions but in them I was told to configure the wirless thing and input a load of numbers for the IP address. After I did that my normal internet would not work so I went back to letting the computer do it all automatically. I now have internet on the computer, wired, and internet wifi which is cool but I need a password on the wireless thingy. HELP

A:Wireless access point

If you have a wireless repeater what signal are you repeating? Or are you actually trying to use a wireless access point (as stated in the thread title)?

Why can you not access the "repeaters" (or AP's) config pages?

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My father gave me a WAP that he mistakenly bought from Gateway Computers. He has no manual for it. I have a home wireless network and I'd like to know if it can do anything for me. The only connections to it are the AC adaptor and a USB connector. What can I use this for and how do I use it? Can it be used to extend my wireless range?

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Hello, I was wondering if you could help me with the following problem;
I have a D-Link DIR-615, and a NetGear WGR614 v9.

What I am trying to do is have the D-Link router set as my main router, connected to the modem, and have my netgear act as a access point.
I have my netbook plugged into the neatgear with an ethernet port (into one of the 4ports not the WAN one), which I have used to set the SSID, WEP key, and channel to the same as my DLink. I then disabled the SPI firewall, and SPI ALG, and DHCP server. From there I activated the wireless repeater mode setting the repeater IP address to (my dlink is, with it set to auto add computers to .100-199), and entered in the DLinks MAC address.
From here, it updates the netgear router, I go to the new IP adress i've set, but get nothing just page cannot be displayed, I have tried rebooting the netbook, and using my iPod to connect to it, but get nothing.

I hope you can help!

A:Wireless Access Point Help

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I'm kind of new to the relm of wireless access points but a friend I have is connected through a wireless access point.

The access point is connected to a linksys wireless router which I can access through but I'm not sure how to change the wireless password for the wireless access point.

Do I need to access this through an IP? Or is there some other way that I can change the wireless password? I have looked all in the routers control panel but it says nothing about changing the wireless password and I can only change the password to the router itself.

Can anyone help me please figure out how to change the wireless password.

A:Wireless Access Point

Why do you need to change the password on your friend's wireless access point?

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I am trying to set up a new WAP and the instructions are for Windows XP. Could someone please tell me how to set this up in Windows 7?

http://www.dlink.com/us/en/support/...DWL 7100AP/Manual/dwl_7100AP_manual_EN_US.pdf
It is on page 11.

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