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Q: Solved: Can I use my wireless router as wired router & wireless access point?

I recently bought a Netgear Wireless N 150 router (although I haven't set it up yet). One reason I chose it is that I was told it can be used as a wired network between our two desktop computers, and as a wireless access point for the laptop. But frankly, I don't always trust what the sales people tell me.

I've read on many sites that wired computers have some advantages over wireless, including security and speed, so I prefer a wired LAN for the main computers (they are within feet of each other and will stay that way). But I would like the convenience of going online via the wireless connection with my laptop in the other room.

I've never done this before (I always just had a wired connection between the 2 desktops and didn't bother going online with the laptop) and I need to know if this setup will cause any problems I should know about.

Please don't suggest I go wireless for the entire LAN -- I'm just too set in my ways to make that leap right now. If my planned setup won't work, I'll stick with my current one and forget the laptop.


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A: Solved: Can I use my wireless router as wired router & wireless access point?

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I currently have the Linksys BEFSX41 Broadband router that has 4 ports total and wish to add the Linksys WAP54G Wireless access point to my home network.

I'm a little unclear as to how to go about adding this wireless access point to my existing wired network since ALL 4 ports on my wired router are occupied. I have 1 port for the ethernet connection from my cable modem, and the other 3 ports are connected to 3 computers by a CAT5 cable each.

So, what kind of options do I have if I want to add wireless access so I can use my laptop that already has a wireless internet card? Note: All computers in this situation are running Windows XP Pro if that helps.

Thanks in advance!!

A:Adding a wireless access point to a wired router

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Hi,i have a wired router at home.I bought a Tp link Tl-wa701nd wireless N accesspoint device,How can i set it up as an accessppoint.

Thank you

A:Configuring an wireless access point with a wired router.

I guess first of all you take the manual/User Guide out the box and read it, if you don't have one you can get the User Guide off the TP-Link website here. It will tell you exactly what you need to do to set it up.

My guess is that it will probably create its own wireless hotspot to begin with which you can connect to (settings usually on the label on the underside of the unit) and the manual will tell you the IP address you need to type in to configure it. TP-Link also provide a simulator for that model so you can mess around with all the settings first before you do it for real on your own unit.

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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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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 need to replace my wireless access point with something a little faster. A friend of mine had a spare wireless router that he gave me for free. I don't really need another router as I have a custom gateway in place.

I was wondering if I set the router up and just plugged the rest of my network into one of the LAN ports if I could use it as a wireless access point? It should pass the wireless traffic across the LAN ports I think. Since I would have nothing plugged into the WAN side none of the firewall/routing/NAT functionality would available but that is basically what I want.

Am I missing some obvious reason why this would not work?

A:Solved: Using a wireless router as an access point

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Hello.I'm adding an old Linksys WRT54G to my home network as an access point to get a stronger signal at the end of the house. I've read about 6 other posts on how to do this so still probs.

When I change the second router ip address to (the primary router is set up with a DHCP range of to and its IP address is I can't log back into it! I've reset the Linksys and started over a couple of times. It's default IP is and I changed the settings to the

I have a Comcast router (SMCD3GNV) and have it wired to my second router - the WRT54G. All the example posts use the example home network of I want to keep the primary router network - which is using So it is set up with the Linksys IP of and the default gateway of

My questions are:

1. What are the specific, exact settings supposed to be on my screenshot attached?
2. What do I use to logon directly to the 2ndary router (AP) after all changes?

I have seen the tutorial at this link as well as others:

Under Static IP, should Internet IP address be:
Subnet mask:
Static DNS: for all of them?

Thank You!

The primary router and its wireless network work great.

A:Solved: Second router (WRT54G) as wireless access point

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Hey all, I'm running Win XP Pro on two systems, I have an old Dell TruMobile 2300 router that I'd like to turn into an access point for my upstairs computer. I have removed all encryption on my Netgear wireless router, as well as mac address filtering. I gave the Dell router a static IP, and set it to act as an AP. They are in the same subnet, and their is no IP conflict, however I can't get the upstairs computer with the Dell router to connect to the internet, or even ping my Netgear router with is also the DHCP for the network. Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: How to turn a wireless router into an Access Point

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A while back, I had trouble because my DSL modem was also a router and it wasn't communicating correctly with my Linksys wireless router:


I tried some stupid stuff like DDNS, which obviously wasn't a correct solution. On the 2nd page of that thread, you can see a description of turning my 2nd router into a wireless access point instead of a router. I succesfully did this, but now the interenet is VERY VERY slow (unbearably), even while using a wired connection.

The signal I had while using the Linksys as a router was fine when it worked, but very erratic. I figured I'd try using the Linksys as a wireless access point and then it became very slow. Should this be happening? Should I see such a decrease in performance?

Here's my ipconfig/all:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : chris
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-85-39-F9-4B
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
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A:Solved: Turning router into JUST a wireless access point

What speeds do you get when connected directly to the DSL modem/router?

What speeds do you get with the same computer connected to the Linksys via ethernet?

Use something like http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ to test.

If they are not about the same a cable is bad, a connection is bad (loose, oxidized) or the ethernet switch part of the Linksys is failing. Of course, try different ports on the Linksys.

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I live in an association that provides WiFi (802.11b/g/n). It works fine upstairs, but my PS3 is in the basement, and doesn't get a good enough connection to stream netflix.

So I see two options, and I'm wondering which is better. It seems both would cost under $80.

Option 1:
Get a Wireless Range Extender that supports 802.11b/g/n, and put in upstairs.

Option 2:
Get a Wireless Access point and plug it into a wireless router (which I already have one lying around).

Which option is the best, and would give the best connection speed to my PS3 in the basement?

A:Solved: Wireless Range Extender or Access Point with Router

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I have used for years a Link Sys wireless access point along with a Link Sys 4 port switch so my wife could access internet from upstairs. I have been given a Link non-wireless Broadband Router. Will they work together? I have been printing and reading the manuals, and even though I haven't looked yet, I think the Wireless access point and the non wireless router are both on the same IP address. Is there a way around this, or is it even a problem?

A:Solved: Will Wireless Access Point and Broadband Router Work Together?

Well yes if they have the same IP address that would be a problem as you cannot have two devices sharing the same IP address. But it is a simple matter to move one or other device to an alternative IP address (still in the same subnet).

As your existing router is likely also the DHCP-server then I'd change the IP address of the WAP; manually set it to some other IP address in the same subnet, preferably outside the issuing range of the router. e.g if the router had IP address, and issued IP address range -, you could safely make the WAP

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When I try and send emails, it gives me an error, about the server rejecting the message. I had fixed this before by opening a port or something on the router. But I had to reset the router and now have this problem again. Under "Special App" I have set 2 openings TCP 25 & UDP 25, i thought this is how i did it before but it seems not.

Does anyone know what setting I could change etc.. to get this working ??

Help will be greatly appreciated



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Bought a box on a sale and it had a Linkssys Wirelss Access Point Router in it. My question is can I use this just as I would a linksys wireless G router to setup a home network. If so, what is the difference between a router and a access point router? This is a Linksys wireless access point router 2.4 GHz Data Rate 11 Mbps, so I guess my whole question is this.

Can I use this just as I would a wireless G Linksys router which I am used to setting up. and if so can I just use the same cd that comes with the wireless G router to set this one up, on the cd it gives you a chice of what router you using. this one hasn't got the cd with it. Maybe someone could explain the difference or point me to a site that will tell me in layman terms.

says it is a Instant wireless series, model NO, befw11s4 VER.2
Supports Universal plug and play , capable of up to 128-bit WEP encryption
access your network remotely over the internet through VPN ETC

A:Solved: Linksys wireless access point router- have some questions

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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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Hope this isn't confusing but, my internet provider (my cable company) came in to set up a wireless modem/router when we upped our internet speed today. We have three desktop computers which are hard wired to our existing Linksys router which we have been using previously. Would it be in our best interest to turn off the wireless function of that router (it's hooked up to the new modem/wireless router so the hardwired computers can function since the new unit has no ports to plug in the desktop computers into). Our wireless devices are all 'connected' to the new modem/router (using its passphrase and SSID). Can the wireless capabilities of each interfere with each other? They are sitting right next to each other.

A:Solved: Internet provider wireless modem/router and my hard wired router

It's confusing to me, but can make two comments ...

a. If you are not using the wireless network of a router it's best to disable or turn off the wireless--saves electricity and should extend the life of the router.

b. Two wireless networks whose channel numbers are less than five from each other can interfere. In North America if possible use channels 1, 6 and 11 to guarantee non interference.

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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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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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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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First I would like to say hello to everyone in the community as this is my first post. I would like to set up Linksys wireless router(wrt160n) with a Dlink wired router(DLR-604),The wireless would be the host router and I would like to isolate the wired router from that network,to protect my main computer's(2computer's plus network printer) from from my children s and friend's machines I connect to the wireless or wired ports on the Linksys.Thanks in advance, any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated .Cheers

A:Solved: Connect wireless router and wired router

This should be pretty easy. Just connect the D-Link router's WAN port to one of the Linksys router's LAN ports. The computers connected to the D-Link router will be isolated from the Linksys connected computers by the D-Link router's NAT firewall.

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Hey all,

I'm trying to connect my wireless router to my wired router.

Ideally I want the following: internet--> A --> 3 PCs + B -->itouch+ps3 +laptops

A: Gnet External ADSL modem with 4-port switch bb0055 (note: this is a modem/wired router)
B: Trendnet Wireless router tew-639gr

All 3 PCs have internet, so i'm sure my wired router is working properly. Using an ethernet cable, I've connected a Lan port in my Wireless router to a Lan port in my Wired router. My itouch, ps3, and laptops can connect to my wireless but I'm not getting any internet. I've also been able to access my wireless settings and change a couple of things.

From what I've read online, In B, I need to turn off the LAN DHCP and change my LAN IP Address. I've tried a couple of things but it still isn't working. Also what should I set my WAN settings to in my wireless router?


A:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router

Nvm fixed it somehow...

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My small home network is connected to a Z100G Zone Alarm router via wires. This router has WiFi but I do not use it as it is not wireless N capable. I would like to have wireless N to stream movies to a wireless N BluRay player. I would like to keep the Z100G because of the firewall function.

Can I just connect a new wireless N router to the Z100G? If so, would it then be best to connect all the network computers to the new router either via wired or wireless?


A:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router?

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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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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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Here is my question, My roommate has a wireless network installed in the apartment we share. It is actually set up nicely, very rarely any problems getting on-line and browsing and such. The router is a Netgear WNDA 3700 and cable service is thru Comcast. I play a lot of on-line games and sometimes the connection will drop and I get a lot of lag and sometimes die (no fun). I was wondering if it is possible to run a Cat 5 cable from the back of the router straight to my computer, there is 1 connection available on the router, and If this is possible I want to make sure it won't interfere with him getting on the internet and doing whatever he does while I'm on-line. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.

A:Solved: Wireless and Wired connection thru Wireless Router

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Would it be possible to use an old router (Dlink Di624) as an access point on a wireless network, if I as to buy another router.

If a new router is connected to the modem and configured as the gateway, would the dlink be able to connect to it and keep transferring the signal, or is that out of the question?

A:Using old wireless router as access point.

You'd have to plug the (old) Dlink Di624 to the (new) router/gateway by wire; you could not use it to communicate with the (new) router/gateway wirelessly. But connected by wire to the (new) router/gateway it would still be able to operate wirelessly to all the wireless-connected PCs on your LAN.

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I have a d-link wireless router as the main router. i have netgear wirless router that i want to use as an access point. will this work and how would i go about doing this?

A:Wireless router as access point

If you can disable the routing functionality on the netgear router to make it a plain old switch (not sure that this can be done) and then can connect the netgear 'switch' to the d-link router via a cable, it might work for you. But, I am highly doubtful...

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I am having an issue with my network that started when we got a new router.

The main router is the one that was replaced, and it's a Netgear R6300v2. It's plugged directly into the modem and has a wireless network. That is what I connect to with my laptop.

The other (second) router is a Netgear R6100 which is set up to a a Wireless Access Point. In the Modem port on that router I have a wireless adapter.

To have them conencted, I use the WPS button on the main router and then press the WPS button on the adapter. This worked just fine with the old main router, but since getting the new one it will be connected for a short amount of time (half hour to one hour) and then it disconnects and I have to reconnect it. I am honestly not very good with networking so not sure if there is a better way to do this. I am trying to keep it wireless.

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I currently have a linksys router and am trying to add a wireless router to use as a wireless access point for a laptop. I got a D-Link (DI-324) wireless router and when I attempt to install it, I get to the configure router part & it goes through locating the network & restarting the network, but then bombs out on configure router.

I tried to enter the router IP address in the browser bar but it doesn;t do anything.

Any suggestions?

A:wireless router as an access point

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Hi, Ill explain the situation, i have one computer attached to a wireless linksys b router downstairs, while upstairs i have 2 computers, one with a wireless b pci card (linksys), the other with no internet right now, i just bought a wireless WGT624 netgear router with high hopes that i could easily connect my other computer upstairs, with wireless internet, however, the manuals give no info, and no explanation whatsoever to turn the router into an access point, I was also hoping to get a few more computers attached to the wireless router upstairs. So my question is, can i use my new router to connect other computers to the router downstairs, or to the computer with the wireless pci card?

A:Wireless Router as an Access Point?

Nope. Routers only work in gateway mode, and will not communicate directly with each other wirelessly.

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I have installed a new LinkSys Broadband Router on my system. One end of my house is not getting a real strong signal. I have my previous LinkSys wireless Access Point (not a router, just an access point) that I was going to pack away, but was wondering if there is any way to connect it to the router, extend an Ethernet cable down into the weak end of the house, and boost the signal strength at that end. I can find nothing about daisy chaining these devices together in the LinkSys manual. Thanks.

A:Solved: Can I Add A 2nd Wireless Acces Point to my Wireless Router?

Any access point can be hardwired into a currently wired network (just make sure its IP is unique) some Access points allow you to set it up as a repeater and it then would not even need a wire. But that is only on some of the newer access points and still sometimes does not work well with encryption.

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Ok, not sure if this is possible but I am sure someone will set me straight. Here is the setup I currently have. I have a Netgear wireless router connected to a couple of computers, no problems at all with it, next, in another room, I have a desktop computer with a wireless card installed to access my network. Is it possible to hook my extra wireless router (D-Link DI524) to this computer and configure it to act like an access point to extend my signal further through my house? If so how is this done? I need detailed instructions. Someone told me I could do it this way with a crossover cable attached to the computer and the router....is this true? Any help would be great. Thanks, Mike

A:Need help to configure wireless router as access point

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I am an *****, i was messing around with my routers settings, and i accidentally clicked"use as an access point". now the dhcp server is turned off and when i use it to connect with my laptop through wireless, i get the WAN ip instead of the LAN ip. and i do not know how to get into the settings. I have reset the router many many times, and i hjave tried entering the WAN ip into IE7 and i get a msn search error or w/e. I* have a cheap Belkin F5D7230-4. and im hoping that i do not have to buy a new router

A:Cant configure my wireless router/access point


Check out "Portforward.com" they have guides for using/accessing most routers, including forgotten passwords etc.

Regards, Ellgor.

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Hey all, I'm trying to turn my D-link wireless router into an access point. I heard that if you leave the Wan port empty, and simply plug into one of the Lan ports on the Router/Switch it can be turned into an access point. I tried doing this and disabled all security measures on my other wireless router, however have not had any luck. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Converting a wireless router to an access point

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I live in the UK and use Sky as my ISP.

The wireless router they supply is OK as far as the internet side of things is concerned, but for a good wireless connection to my wife's laptop in the next room, it sucks.

I have a spare Netgear DG834N Wireless ADSL2 modem router and was going to use this instead of my Sky router in an effort to improve the wireless range. Unfortunately, Sky's T's & C's insist that using a different router to the one they supplied could result in my internet service being withdrawn.

In an effort to prevent people using a third-party router, Sky have encrypted theirs with a username and password (not the username and password used to logon for e-mail etc) that can be retrieved with a hack, but I prefer not to go down that route.

What I would like to do is use the Sky router to handle the internet side of things, and then use my Netgear router as a wireless access point to give us better wireless coverage around the house.

Is this possible and if so, how do I go about it?

A:Setting up a second router as a wireless access point

You could use your Router as a "Repeater" However Skys router may not support it

Multi Router Network - Configure


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Some of us don't use just a wireless router, but a combination of wireless and wired routers. In such cases the configuration of the devices can be a little tricky. But this thread it will be explained in depth, each step how to set up a wireless access points for laptops

This tutorial is going to explain how to set-up wireless for people who have setups similar to this model:

Modem -> Wired Router -> Wireless Router

Modem -> Wired Router -> Switch -> Wireless Router

***Note, there are pictures at the bottom of this post, use those for reference when going through this guide***


- Wireless router / power cord
- An ethernet cable to go from the router to the computer we'll be working with
- Oh, a computer with Internet Explorer or Firefox, no chrome yet lol

Step 1: Getting everything ready

- Take the wireless router, plug in the power, and take an ethernet cable from the back of the wireless router ***NOT THE INTERNET / WAN PORT but any port labled [1,2,3,4]*** plug the other end into the computer or laptop

- Now, once the laptop is booted up make sure its connected to the router

- Open up Internet Explorer or Firefox
- in the address bar type in the default router IP address which for dlink's is for linksys products its usually and hit enter
- if prompted for a username and password:
- dlink: username: admin password: blank
- linkys: username: admin password: admin

Step 2: Wirele... Read more

A:Wireless Router Configuration as a Access Point

I'm guessing its not too useful or it needs to be revised lol

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I recently set up a Wireless Access Point (AP) in my home network and I had some questions as to how exactly an Access Point works…

I currently have the following network configuration:

- Broadband Cable Modem (in my den)
- Router (in my den)
- Computer (in my den)
- Wireless Access Point (family room)

My broadband cable modem is connected to my router via ethernet cable. I also have an Ethernet cable running from the back of my router directly into my PC. My current setup is in my den (I will explain).

In my family room (which is away from the den) I have my television and several other wireless devices (Roku box, etc). My signal strength is low in my family room due to many walls between my den and family room. I therefore installed a Wireless Access Point in my family room by running an Ethernet cable into my basement and connecting the router in the den to the Wireless Access Point in my family room.

Now here is my question: I set the SSID (or network name) of the Access Point so that it is the same as my current network name (that way I see the AP on the network). Now here is where I need to understand how a wireless Access Point works. If I have a laptop or other wireless device in my family room and search for a wireless signal, am I connecting to my router (that has a weaker wireless signal than the AP) or to my Access Point (stronger because my Access Point is a foot away from my wireless devices) since they both have the same network name? And... Read more

A:Wireless Access Point added to a Router

Did I post this in the wrong forum?

Would have thought this was an easy question

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I currently have a wired home network that utilizes a DSL modem/router that performs NAT etc. I have a couple computers plugged into a 4 port hub connected to the router.

I want to add wireless for a couple laptops, but dont want to replace any of my wired connections. I figure that this is what Access Points are for.. I can just plug the AP into a port on the hub, then let my laptops connect to the AP.

But for some reason the wireless Routers/switches are cheaper right now than plain old APs.. so my question is.. can i buy a wireless router/switch and use it just as an access point, not utilizing any of its NAT etc capabilities?

Thanks in advance!

A:Use wireless DSL router as plain old access point?

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Hi all,
Here is the situtation. I have a Linksys wireless router and a Linksys wireless access point. Can I put the router in one building and the access point in another, and have the access point connect to the network and share broadband all wirelessly? Or do I need more than the two devices to do this? If I can do it with just the router and access point (and without cables) I need to know how. I have tried every configuration of the two devices that I could find to no avail. Thanks in advance.


A:wireless router, access point problem

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A question came up before about using a router as a wireless access point, specifically the Belkin F5D7230-4. I attempted to use this router as a WAP, and was unsuccessful. It seems to configure fine, but I couldn't get a connection. OTOH, I dug out my ZyXEL P-330W and it happily configured as a WAP and allowed connections to my Actiontec router.

A nice bonus was that it appeared to make very fast connections! I did a speed test from www.speakeasy.net/speedtest using that WAP and on a laptop with a similar speed processor using a Microsoft 802.11g wireless card. The laptop managed 6mbit download speed, and the ZyXEL was able to get the full bandwidth of my FiOS connection, 15mbit as a WAP. I'm quite impressed, I had no idea it would work that well!

A:Router configured as Wireless Access Point (WAP)

Good to know. You're really talking about using it as a wireless bridge, right? That is, to extend an existing wireless network to ethernet.

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Hey Everybody,

I have a wireless router and a wireless access point that keeps freezing up on me. It seems to work for a couple of days and then drops out. It then has to be rebooted and they seem to come back up. When they are frozen, they can't even be seen from my laptop. What would cause this?

A:Wireless Access point and router keeps locking up

Brand and model?
Did you just purchase this item? If not how old is it?
What happen prior?

Make sure you have updated the firmware, before installing the update do a factory refresh then install the latest firmware.

If that doesn't solve the issue, replace the device if you just purchased it?

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So I just bought a Linksys AC1200+ router for the purpose of turning it into an access point as a range extender. I've been trying to connect it to the internet and try and set it up through but it just won't recognize the router at all even though I have it plugged in to my computer and the power outlet.

Do I have to have this router also plugged into the modem even though I already have a router and modem on the other side of my house, or am I just doing something wrong? My router that is connect to my modem is also Linksys and has bridge mode functionality.

My end goal is to have my original router and modem still sitting in my office on one corner of the house, while I have this new router set up as an access point in my bedroom on the other end of the house connected to my gaming rig (only a power cable and a cat6 plugged into my computer and the new router).

A:Need help turning a router into a wireless access point

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) 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, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

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. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers" is a computer.] Leave the WAN port unconnected! [TerryNet Note: assume that all routers made in t... Read more

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I have an odd problem - Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Win XP SP3 and a Dynamode Wireless Router.

When online using wireless, there are a few websites that I cannot access via the router. But if I connect to the same router with a network cable, then I can access those sites.

Wireless connection - Can connect to most sites, but one or two fail - for example www.disktrix.com brings up "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" Choosing Diagnose Connection Problems gives no error. Yet, plug in the ethernet cable and the same website then works.

Pinging that site when using wireless gives Cannot Find Host and tracert gives Unable to resolve target system name.

I am sure there is a broken DNS list when wireless and a different DNS list is used when wired.

In Network Connections, both the Local Area Connection and Wireless Network Connections have the same TCP/IP properties - Obtain IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.

As far as I can tell, IPCONFIG /ALL shows the correct addresses of both connections.

Any ideas? I have tried flushing the DNS on both connections but that made no difference. What is preventing the Wireless connection from forwarding the DNS request to the router?

I thought it might be the router, but the only other device I can use wirelessly is a mobile phone, which connects and brings up the same webpage, so that seems to resolve the address ok.

Thanks in advance if anyone has some clues.

A:Laptop & Router - can't access some websites with wireless but can with wired

ipconfig /all is identical (except for the device's IP address) for wireless and wired, right?

There have been a few cases where this symptom showed up with a particular (usually wireless) adapter and router. All the "solutions" I can remember were to buy a new router or adapter.

You can try updating the adapter's driver; and update the router firmware and then reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure. If you find a new fix for this you will be a trend setter.

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hi guys, my setup before was cable modem box outputs to hub. port 1 outputs to my computer. port 2 outputs to my wireless access point so i could roam my house. but to do that i have to pay brighthouse roadrunner for 2 ip addresses because i do an online sex webcam for partime work...please stop giggling...lol...anyway i know that using just a wireless router doesnt work because the website host cant see my webcam feed upload. i thought i read somewhere that i can setup my wireless router to be my hub and wireless access point. am i making apples taste like apples here? thanks...

A:i am buying a wireless router. can i also set it up to be an access point for webcast

Using just the router (and one IP address) should work just fine. You may have to configure some port forwarding and triggers - your website host should be able to help you with the details.

Some routers are clever enough to be able to use several external IP addresses too. Again, you ought to consult someone for the details and help on how to make it go.

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After a week of trying, its now time to ask for help so am hoping someone on here can give me some advice.

I'm trying to configure a Belkin F7230-4-e router to act as a wireless bridge in order to connect my LCD TV to the home network.

I've read loads of threads and tried to follow the instructions without success.

Current situation is that, by connecting the Sage to the Belkin with an ethernet cable (Lan to Lan port) I can actually access the internet via my laptop connecting to Belkin.

However, as soon as i take the ethernet cable out of the main Sage router, i lose the connection. This tells me there is no wireless connection between the 2 routers.

Current set up:

Belkin is set set up to act as an access point
Same channel (11) as Sagem
WEP activated (same as Sagem)

Belkin LAN

Sagem LAN
DHCP - 250

I saw on another thread that one of the router may need to 'poll' the other. I dont know how to do this.

Can anyone help? I know i should probably just go and buy a dedicated access point or one of the plug sets but would really like to do it via the routers if possible.

Thanks in advance

A:Wireless access point Sagem Sky Router >Belkin

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