Solved

Help with router linksys wrt54gx2 as access point

Posted on 2010-11-23
5
794 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I would like to cascade or set as access point a wireless router wrt54gx2. The main ethernet router with dhcp has 192.168.12.1. Im on the setup page for the access point router and would like to know:

For the access point router configuration:
- Should I leave the internet conection type as automatic dhcp or should I go to static?

- What should I put on the Router local IP address, gateway, static dns1 and 2?
 


Thank you for your help
0
Comment
Question by:suply
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
getzjd earned 500 total points
ID: 34202144
If you already have a router, then you would not be setting anything on the Internet connection type as you will not have a cable plugged in the WAN port.   The local IP address should be 192.168.12.2 or anything not in the DHCP range of your main ethernet router.   Gateway should eb 192.168.12.1  and DNS should be the DNS servers of your provider or an internal DNS server on your network.
0
 

Author Comment

by:suply
ID: 34203379
In the access point (wireless router)
setup page:

internet setup:
                  Internet conection type: DHCP
                  Optional settings: I left blank as is

Network setup:
Router IP:    local ip: 192.168.12.2
                   subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Network address:
                  DHCP server: Disabled

In regards to the gateway, I cant find a field to put 192.168.12.1 neither where to input the DNS servers.

Thanks


 
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:getzjd
ID: 34205089
Did you verify that your existing DHCP server has excluded 192.168.12.2 ?   What are the IP's of the computers you currently have on the network.  Many time DHCP servers on routers default to a starting address of 100. or 50    .    

That's right, linksys doesnt have a place to put a gateway address in on the LAN interface.  Not a big deal.  Everything should work fine.
0
 

Author Comment

by:suply
ID: 34211255
The computer that is conected wired to the router is 192.168.12.100 : gateway 192.168.12.1

The computers that are using the access point are 2 laptops wireless to the router
192.168.12.101 : gateway 192.168.12.1
192.168.12.102 : gateway 192.168.12.1

All pcs have internet and the computers that are connecting wireless are being assigned ips as if they were connected wired to the router, for the above I might think the wrt54gx2 is working as access point effectively.
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:getzjd
ID: 34214004
Ok, then you should not have any problems assigning the access point 192.168.12.2.   Sounds like everything is working.  If you have any other problems, feel free to post here again.  Have a happy Thanksgiving!  Time to get some turkey!
0

Featured Post

Supports up to 4K resolution!

The VS192 2-Port 4K DisplayPort Splitter is perfect for anyone who needs to send one source of DisplayPort high definition video to two or four DisplayPort displays. The VS192 can split and also expand DisplayPort audio/video signal on two or four DisplayPort monitors.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Quality of Service (QoS) options are nearly endless when it comes to networks today. This article is merely one example of how it can be handled in a hub-n-spoke design using a 3-tier configuration.
Using in-flight Wi-Fi when you travel? Business travelers beware! In-flight Wi-Fi networks could rip the door right off your digital privacy portal. That’s no joke either, as it might also provide a convenient entrance for bad threat actors.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month10 days, 21 hours left to enroll

628 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question