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Re: access point failure
Unfortunately cyber this does not have a mode or option to act as a repeater .I have check their website and check the specification of the device..You may want to get the WAP54g from Linksys as well for it has that option (act as a wireless repeater) or get the WRE54G wireless extender or repater for Linksys router.
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The issue you are facing is very common in nature. The issue can occure due to many reasons. Since the wireless access is related to frequency which again is sensitive to other devices which work on the similar technology like Microwave Owen, cordless phones etc.. All wireless devices which transmit signals have an option to change the frequency in which the signals are transmitted - hence all you need to do is access the setup page on your device (through a wired connection ofcourse ) and change to a different channel (generally the range is between 1 - 11) under the wireless section. Make a note of the name/ SSID you have provided to the device. Save the changes. Now unplug the cable between the computer and the device. On your computer search for the network and once found select and get connected. Now since its the first time. It might take some time for you to identify the right channel but since this task of finding the best channel is done only once. I guess its worth the effort
Look for the MAC address clone feature on the router. If the router does not ahve the auto clone MAC feature, you'll need to manually input the MAC address of your computer.
To get the MAC address or Physical address of the computer do this
Click start>run>type in "cmd" and press okay (without the " ").
On the Command prompt type in ipconfig/all and then press enter, look for physical address.
Then input that on the MAC clone feature of the computer to your router and then power cycle everything (turn everything off and then turn on modem first-then router-then computer).
WLAN light will give you the status of your wireless connection. If WLAN light is off, it might be a possibility that wireless has been turned off or worse is the device had stopped broadcasting a wireless signal. you may try using 192.168.1.1 to get into the setup page of the device to check if wireless has been disabled.
-- what is the exact model number of your access point and router? -- what is the ip address of your access point and router? -- what is the operating system of your computer? -- Is your computer directly connected to the router? -- Do you have a wireless computer? what is the model number of the wireless adapter
if you want to configure your access point with your router you may try the ff:
Step 1: Connect the Ethernet port of the access point to one of the Ethernet ports of the router Step 2: Make sure the power adapter is plugged to an available power outlet Step 3: Check if the corresponding LEDs on the access point are lit Step 4: After connecting the devices together, configure the access point’s wireless settings Step 5: Open the access point’s web-based setup page Step 6: When the access point’s web-based setup page opens, change the SSID, Channel, and Wireless Security.
Ok, so why do you need an access point upstairs and a router downstairs connected wirelessly? If you can't connect with a laptop or a pc, why whould you think you could connect the access point? The purpose of this configuration would have to be with the access point to the router via ethernet. What's the point? If the problem is range, check out http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/index.php to enhance the capabilities of the WRT54G... and maybe building a parabolic antenna for it as well. Plans to do so abound at Lifehacker.com.
you have to go into the routers settings, by typing it's ip address (refer to manual) in your internet browser and look for DHCP and make sure that it is enabled to automatically assign both your pcs an ip address.
This must be done using a lan RJ45 cable that was supplied; first before going wireless.
Next go to each pc and either use the wireless network setup wizard or go to your wireless network connections (in control panel>network connections) and right click on the connection(this is not the lan connection icon, make sure you choose your wireless icon) and select properties, then click the internet protocol line TCP/IP and again click properties.
make sure that 'Obtain IP address automatically is ticked and click ok.
Your pcs may need a restart and should find the router will be seen in your found connections, click connect and your away