adding wireless router to a network

Avi Leibzon
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Added a wireless linksys n router to an existing windows server 2008 network with an rvs400 router. Want to give users right to access files. However, the router assigns a 192.168.1.1 ip address. the network is on a 10.0.0.0 code. If i try to change the dhcp on the wireless router it gives me and error that there is an illegal value.

how can i make it so users can access the server via wireless.

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configure the router to work in AP mode instead of router mode
The best way is to use a Wireless access point - not a home router.  there is probably a way to do it with what you have but it's not what you should be using.

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ok ill try to change the mode when i'm onsite in the morning.

Also where can i purchase a wireless access point?
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Have you tried to disable the DHCP on the router and let the DHCP from the Windows server assign IP addresses.

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1. most routers are also acces points (AP)
2. most store that have wireless routers also have APs, you just have to ask for one
an AP is a wireless router without the routing functions enabled
Your best bet is to get it online (provantage, CDW, tiger, etc...) - the local best buy typically won't have it.  Remember, it will be called and access point - not a router.  Linksys, netgear, etc.. make cheapie Access points as well as their more well known routers.

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after setting to Ap all systems functional

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