This should be easy but for some reason cannot get the configuration correct. Our Internet router handles DHCP and assigns 10.1.10.x addresses. I have a Linksys wireless router that I want to plug int the same switch that the Internet router is plugged into. I just want the wireless to act as an access point so wireless devices can get Internet and access to servers etc.. Can't seem to set this up correctly. I logged into the wireless router and turned off DHCP. After I do that and try to renew the IP on the PC plugged into the router, it says it cannot find the DHCP server. If DHCP is on then the PC hooked up to the router gets a 192.168.x address and can get to the Internet but in now on its own network segment. I tried turning off DHCP on the router and changing the mode from Gateway to Router (as it is not acting as a gateway...) and still unable to grab a 10.x address with the PC plugged into it. I want to assign the rounter a static IP so I can always find it to admin it. I assigned it a 10.x address. Since that is coming from the Internet Router, the wireless router sees that as the external or internet address. From what I understand I cannot assign the router's internal IP to the same subnet or else it cannot properly route. Is that correct? This router use to have machines plugged into it and it was working fine. Once it is setup as an access point there was no way to login to admin it so I reset it. Now I cannot get it functioning correctly again.
Thanks for any help.