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Trouble creating wireless access point from D-Link DI-514 router

My main router is a linksys 8-port wired. i would like to add D-Link DI-514 as wireless access point only for my laptops that have wireless capability. found a tutorial
http://www.tweaktown.com/guides/1575/3/using_an_old_router_as_a_diy_wireless_access_point/index.html
that seems more focused on converting an old linksys wireless router.

or the problem could be: (1) my laptops (ibm thinkpad R-31 and X-40) are a bit older and have wireless specs that are not compatible with the D-Link; (2) i'm doing something else wrong and just don't know what i'm doing.

just in case my laptop specs are not compatible, a friend gave me a belkin wireless network card (F5D8010).

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Barney Fife Dec 11, 2008

    i have 6 computers on my router and not all of them are wireless capable. only the two laptops. the 4 other desktops are older and don't want to invest extra cash in those older computers. they do what i need them do, so for now, i don't need/want to upgrade. i just want to be able to use the laptops in wireless mode.

  •  C. Dante
    C. Dante May 11, 2010

    Why don't you simply replace the Linksys with the D-Link?

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You should be able to plug the D-Link into any of the Linksys wired ports (not the Uplink port) and tell the D-Link to get an IP address from the Linksys router (as long as the Linksys router has DHCP turned on). Verify that both boxes are on the same network (192.168...) and don't have the same IP address. What happens when you do this? Can you get to the Linksys & D-Link from a wired workstation?

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