linksys e2500 as access point on verizon fios

I have VZ fios on 192.168.1.1 when i try to use e2500 it has the same default ip address and I couldnt get into the router.

I finally managed to do a hard reset and the router configured correctly, this time it used 192.168.0.1.
 I change the SSID on the first setting page and also on the wireless settings to be the same SSID as the verizon fios wireless. I disabled DHCP and now I cannot access the router on 192.168.01.

How can i change the e2500 so its a wireless access point with the same SIID as my core verizon fios setup?

thanks
pcombAsked:
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arnoldCommented:
You connect the VZ fios FEED into the LAN portion of your E2500
You likely will need to reset the E2500 yet again.
Assigning it an IP other than 192.168.0.1 on the LAN side.
Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
No need to reset the router, just connect a notebook to the router via any LAN port with a network cable. Of course, you need to disable wifi for your notebook.

Then, you can go to 192.168.0.1, but you need to change the IP address to any IP address not inside the DHCP range of the VZ FiOS and set the router to be in Bridge mode and reboot the router.

Setup of Linksys E2500
Then, connect the Linksys router and VZ fios with a LAN cable to the WAN port of the Linksys router.

For the SSID part, you can set it to be the same with the core verizon fios setup but with different wifi channel.

Finally, reboot the Linksys router and you can connect both the Linksys router and VZ wifi with the same SSID.

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pcombAuthor Commented:
I posted my questino yesterday but uts already showing neglected ??

Jackie I will try your suggestion today thanks
pcombAuthor Commented:
worked great thank you
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