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).
Re: Trouble creating wireless access point from D-Link...
1. Connect a pc to the router using a cable (wireless won't work) 2. Open a browser and type in: 192.168.0.1 3. Login with username: admin password: (blank) 4. Browse around the menus until you find a setting similar to "use as access point" and select it. 5. Save settings and log out. 6. Connect a cable from a port on your main router to this router's internet/wan port.
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open any browser and type the default gateway address then log in to your modem set up by typing the current password there is a option maintainence or similar point to administration you can enter your new pasword and save settings by clicking on the button below it
the password for the wireless internet or the password to access the router? If you can't access the router. There is a pinhole to reset it to factory specs. If you can still access the router but don't remember the security key. then just log into the router and make a new key. Thank you, Lee
Just for fun, make the router give out IP addresses starting at 192.168.0.101 forward. Configure the AP at 192.168.0.2 with no DHCP (the host will give out the addresses), a netmask of 255.255.255.0, and a gateway of 192.168.0.1. Now, let the laptop find DHCP, or give it a 192.168.0.x address where x is greater than 2 but less than 101.
Generally - yes it is doable. The problem is that if you want to use your 2nd router as an access point, it has to work as a DHCP server in order to get your security settings working (MAC address filtering, WEP etc.).
What you can do is that you give your first router (192.168..1) a DHCP range from 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.50 and your 2nd router(static 192.168.1.51) in the same subnet a range from 192.168.1.52 - 192.168.1.100. As long as they don't overlap, you should be fine.
Usually - and you're right here - you would disable DHCP on the 2nd router in order ot not create IP conflicts, but if it has to serve as a wireless access point, it is in charge of wireless security.
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?