Can't see AP on network map

Mike London
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I've just installed a new NETGEAR WAC104-100UKS AP but I can't find it in my network map when I run a scan. Is that normal? Does it have an IP address? Thanks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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It is an access point, so it should be using the main gateway address and then hand out addresses to clients

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So does that mean that I can't open up the config via wifi, solely if I connect to it via a cable? Thanks.
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You can connect a computer to the Ethernet port and do an initial config that way. This is how we set up pure Access Points.  I do not configure using Wi-Fi.

We have switched to Wi-Fi routers for more flexibility
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So in effect it's impossible to run the config via wifi? Thanks.
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Look here

https://www.netgear.com/images/datasheet/wireless/WAC104.pdf

It is not very clear about configuring via Wi-Fi

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Thanks. I think you can't enter the config via wifi.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Thanks. You can always connect via Ethernet.

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In the end I installed a firmware update and this added the option to switch it over to DHCP lookup from the default fixed IP address. Now it appears on the Wi-Fi network and I can open the browser interface through Wi-Fi. Thank you again.
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Thank you for the update. Sometimes firmware is a good idea (I have done this myself).

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