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What functionality do I need to shut off in order to use a Netgear wireless router as only an access point?

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I currently have a Linksys router that is connected to the internet with a static IP.  I have several machines hooked up to this router, however I would like to create a wireless access point using a Netgear MR814 v2.  All of the instructions revolve around who my ISP is and crap like that.  I just want to know how to use the router as basically a wireless switch, passing packets onto the wired gateway.  Any help?
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by:emuldong
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MR814 v2 is not an Access Point.  You need the Netgear WG602. You can Use the MR816, however your wireless network would be on a different subnet.
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You can also consider this:

if you can use your Linksys Router as a switch, You can use the MR816 as your Router and connect the Linksys to the MR816 as a switch.
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  You can check this link out to see if it helps.
  http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/N101236.asp

  Good Luck
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by:BenderBender
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Basically, I had the right idea to disable the DHCP, but the kicker was that I was using the WAN port and the "feed" from the Linksys had to be plugged into one of the other ports.  If anyone wants to know, I think that Netgear sucks.  :-)   Thanks for the help.
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