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I have a linksys wap4400n access point which I cannot access its web based setup and the disk doesnt help at all. I want to access it to secure it. Can anyone please help out.
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The default IP address for the AP should be 192.168.1.254. Assign your PC a static IP that is on the same subnet (192.168.1.x). You should be able to access the web interface now @ http://192.168.1.254. The default username/password shuld be admin/admin.
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by:Pugglewuggle
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On some linksys wireless devices, the address can also be 192.168.1.126.
Follow the same procedure above for setting your PC's IP address. Make sure you have a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.
Also, sometimes you have to access these new devices with SSL - use https:// instead of http://
Cheers!
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BTW - if you still can't access the AP after you do this, keep your PC on the 192.168.1.x IP and run the included setup CD - that will find your AP and you can configure it like that.
Cheers!
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Do I need to have the access point connected to me with an ethernet cable or can I do this wireless when i change the ip address. I have this access point connected to my linksys cable gateway box and I am able to access the cable gateway.
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You and the access point need to be plugged into your linksys gateway, once you change your computer IP address you should be able to access it.
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by:Pugglewuggle
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Well, actually it can be plugged in either with a switch or router AS LONG AS the laptop is configured with a 192.168.1.x address.
Again, if you can't access it by IP at first, just run the included setup disc - that will usually find it for you and get you setup with a basic config.
Cheers!
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Oh, and the switch/router doesn't have to be Linksys... it can be from any manufacturer.
Cheers!
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