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LAN problems with the router

When i plug anything into the lan of the exender, i cannot connect to my main wireless router through it, but i connect through it with my psp just fine via wireless, any tips?

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The ethernet cable must be used only for setup... because dwl-g710 is a repeater... or extender... in other word, if you want get internet via ethernet and wireless you need a ap client, like dwl-2100ap or better... i don't know if dwl-g710 can be configured as ap client

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Re: LAN problems with the router

Are you using the correct cable type. If it is a CAT5 type cable it could be you are using a patch cable rather than a straight through type or vise versa.

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Connect a LAN cable from the D-Link to your computer's LANport, open a browser and enter the D-Link's configuration URL. OR open thebrowser on your laptop and enter the D-Link's configuration URL..
The default login = admin
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SETTING A ROUTER AS A REPEATER 1. Connect your computer to the repeater router's...

1. Connect your computer to the repeater router's RJ45 portwith a LAN cable.
2. Open a browser, then enter the router's URL configuration's IP address, This is usually something similar to
3. Enter the configuration user name and password. The router will display the various router settings.
4. Go to the page that changes the IP address of the router.Changed the IP address so that it is not the same as the main router on the network, or any other network devices. If the main router on the network is set to then the repeater router should use a higher number (ie. 10 or higher), such as or higher, depending on how many devices are on your network.
5. Disable the repeater router's DHCP server. This setting should be on the same page as the IP address, (this may be different depending on the make of the router). When the main router is operating normally, this server assigns an IP address to every device that is connected to your network. Because this router is used as a repeater, the main router on your network will still issue the IP addresses.
6. Also turn off the DNS server, if it is activated. This function will be taken over by the main router.
7. Disable any firewall settings on the repeater router.This is usually in the "Security" section, depending on the make and model of your router.
8. Remove all in the "Port Forwarding" section. Some routers may refer to this as "Applications and Gaming," and it allows less-restricted access to the internet.
9. Set the operating mode switch to "Gateway" or "Switch" if applicable. Also, if the repeater router is a wireless router then disable the wireless access or set it to access point only.
10. Save the settings for each page, and reboot the router. When the router boots up, the changes will allow it to act as a simple repeater.
11. Now, place the repeater router in a new location and connect both routers with a Ethernet cable in each of the router's RJ45 LAN ports, and power it up both routers.

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Is there any way to setup the Hawking Repeater without the Setup Wizard Installation disk?

Yes you can configure it with below method. Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. or or or If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router. Then configure wan settings and lan settings enable wireless if you want to use wifi Then save settings and restart router Then connect cable from internet service provider to WAN port of router and connect ethenet lan cable from computer to lan port of router. . Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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How to Change DWL-G710 IP address

in your case, you only need to change the range expander's IP address from to

to do this, you need to connect a computer's LAN cable directly to the range expander's LAN port. when both devices are powered ON, then access the initial IP address

when you are in the web interface, click the LAN button and enter the suggested ip under the IP text box: see figure below.

when you already set the IP, click on APPLY. then you are good to go. You can then connect the router, then connect the range expander to one of the router's port, then computers.

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Take each thing seperately, in other words connect them directly to your computer first. Normally only 1 thing on a network should be a DHCP Server. But often a router will have a WAN port and and another router will be plugged into that. In that case the "another router" can run DHCP and will assign that to 1st router. 1st router now knows how to get to "another router" (2nd router). Which should allow you to get to it from 2nd router.

You can't talk to another /24 network if your computer is not on that /24 (aka Class C - The 1st three octets have to match. Unless ... there is a router inbetween your computer and "another /24 network" - that is on both /24 networks. In that latter case that router inbetween has the route to the "another /24 network" and can get you there.

To configure router gear where DHCP isn't working plug directly into it on ethernet switch or LAN port. Knowing it's IP Address you have to manually configure your computer (take it off of Automatically) to match the 1st three Octets (1st three of the dotted decimal numbers) and with a 4th octet in the range 1-254, because .255 is the broadcast address. Make sure you pick a 4th octet that is not in use to your best knowledge. Not the ip of the router, or anything else that you are aware of on the network range. I usually pick .10 because normally nothing is on the lower end of a dhcp range.

Anyway hooked up directly and manually IP address set, you should be able to go about changing IP Address of a router or access point. Keep in mind if you change it outside of the /24 subnet you and it WERE IN that you will lose access to it again. And will have to change your manually configured IP Address again. Or go back to automatic - if you have now also enable DHCP on that router device.

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You need to download the firmware form Dlink website. There are instructions there as well on how to update the firmware. You need to reset the router first. Press the and hold the reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds. After that, unplug the power for 20 seconds then plug it back in.

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WAP54G as AP -- WRE54G no DHCP

I had the same problem. Went through tons of emails and finally twigged onto one that had the solution. Sorry that I do not have the link but I think I know the solution.

The problem is probably in the router. Computers on the network can ping and you can even open the application when you enter the address into your browser, correct? You are only half done.

On your router make sure that the Wireless Distribution Service or WDS is enabled. This is extremely important. You will need to enter the mac address of your WRE54G into the field in your router's advanced settings under WDS. That will connect the two devices together. Just as the WRE54G needs to know the mac address of the router, the router needs to know the mac address of the WRE54G.

I have ver 3 and when the connection was made, both LEDs went blue and the Link Status on the in the browser changed from ------- to the mac address of the router.

Give that a try

Jun 16, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Range Expander (WRE54G)

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Linksys Range Expander...


Initially, it is possible that the WRE54G has not been configured to talk with WiFi AP/Router downstairs and all that is needed is to configure/set it up.

Setup (to be done in the same room where your WiFi AP/Router is installed and preferably with your daughter's laptop which can already connect to your network when it is near):
1. Download the LinkSys WRE54G Setup Wizard from the LinkSys site;
2. Use a LAN cable connection to the WRE54G Ehternet port (located underneath a flip lid in front panel) to one of your daughter's laptop;
3. Power up the LinkSys Expander;
4. Press the Range Expander’s Auto Configuration button for about five seconds. Normally this should be sufficient for the Expander to auto-detect and auto-configure itself;
5. Power off;
6. Move the Expander to your intended place of installation;
7. Again using your daughter's laptop, expand/install the downloaded LinkSys Setup Wizard. Soon as the program is running, follow the on screen instructions. Please don't forget to Save before exiting.
8. Move your daughter's laptop to its intended location and try the system.

Should you still need a User's Guide, it is available here.

Another possibility that we cannot discount is that the WRE54G is also not reaching your router downstairs. Perhaps what can be done is installing it not a floor down from your daughter's but halfway between your daughter's floor and your office downstairs.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post again how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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