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Using Linksys WRT54GS Wireless Router as an Access Point with Wired RouterStep by Step for Newbie

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I have an 8-port wired router (Netopia) which works just fine connected to our cable broadband modem. My desktop has Win XP Pro SP2 O/S. I recently bought a Linksys WRT54GS Wireless Router, but I want to use it as an Access Point, not as a wireless router.

I have tried to use the forum threads to get my laptop with wifi, and verified to be working properly, to connect to the internet. My laptop, Thinkpad A31p, recognizes the wireless signal ("excellent") butwill not connect. Apparently, I have to change the DHCP configuration and IP addresses for the WRT54GS.

Can/will anyone help a newbie with a really basic walk-thru? I got hopeless lost.

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