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How to configure Dlink DIR-600M as an access point on local network.

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How to configure Dlink DIR-600M as an access point on local network?

Please provide configuration step by step.
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Some routers can act as an access point by configuring something in the setup pages.
However, it's not totally necessary if you follow these rules (i.e. this makes an access point from ANY router, this is a universal solution).

Plug in laptop or PC to one of the LAN ports (you have probably 4 of these), plug in existing network cable (from your existing network) in the WAN port (you only have one of these). If internet is now working on the laptop, go to the setup pages (probably a url, like http://192.168.1.1, depending on what the setup guide says). Write his URL down for future references.
The ONLY thing you need to do now, is DISABLE DHCP server (if all other settings are satisfied, like wifi password etc, if not setup those first and check if they're working correctly). After this settings is working, MOVE the WAN cable to the LAN section. From now on, your router is now an access point.
To setup other settings after it's in access point mode, assign a laptop/pc's network (either wifi or LAN) adapter to 192.168.1.2, so you can access the setup pages again (change accordiingly IP if setup url is different, for instance, if setup url was 192.168.2.254, set your network to 192.168.2.2 to access it). Though sometimes a full reset is faster if the configuration is simple (only wifi password). It's only useful if you want to change a small thing to a long existing configuration like a list of MAC addresses.
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Do i have to give same segment any ip to Lan Ports of Router??
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This is a universal solution, with NO regards to IP segments whatsoever. Just like an access point, it "just works", IF the LAN cable (with a PC or laptop) also "just works". And since the LAN cable will be connected to the router (turned to access point by following the steps I told you about earlier), the wifi clients will also "just work".
The only thing you need to do with IP numbers, is again, as I told you before, ONLY if you need to change the configuration of the wifi (in some cases, full reset is faster, again, as I explained above).
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I doubt this Router can be used as an Access Point.
Please check below model can be converted to Access point.
Dlink Wireless N 150 Home Router (DIR-600M)
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As I said, it's a UNIVERSAL SOLUTION. You didn't read BOTH my posts at all, because I'm repeating this again. Some routers have the access point function BUILT-IN (setup pages says, which mode you want? Router/Access Point/Bridge etc).
But I gave you the solution that works with ANY router. Just read the steps again, DON'T skip ANY words. Follow the STEPS to the letter.
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@ Kimputer
As you said we dont have DHCP server on our network so how will Router ports take IP address automatically.
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You said you wanted it in Access Point mode. Access points don't give out IP addresses.
Thereby, it seems your question was wrong in the first place.
Either formulate your question again, or describe EXACTLY what you really want.

Just a guess, you want it to function as a router?
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