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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
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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!
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