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Hot to use LINKSYS Router as an alternate wireless acces point

Hi, I want to use the LINKSYS Router as an alternate wireless acces point. I´ve already connected the Router to my Default Router via Ethernet and it got the 192.168.1.73 IP instead of the 192.168.1.1. My problem is when I try to acces the LINKSYS Router via http://192.168.1.73. It says "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". Is it possible to access de LINKSYS Router as an alternate wireless access point. Thanx

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This is not a wireless repeater i do beleive this is what want. You need a router or gateway with this function. look at this product http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/WGA600N

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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  • Chuck Feb 22, 2009

    or if you have to be totally wireless this will expand your coverage http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/prod...

  • Chuck Feb 23, 2009

    i do beleive that my solution was at least helpful to you. I do this for a living and set up linksys routers most of my time. You cannot have two wrt54gs transmitting a wireless signal it is impossible like i said it is not a wireless repeater. you need a range expander. when you hook up two of these routers yes the one will be an access point but not a wireless one meaning you wil have to use ethernet cables on your second router for connection. i hope this explains it better my second link at my solution is the range expander. i hope you reconsider to change to at least helpful.

  • Chuck Feb 23, 2009

    if you can email me to clarify your setup. i see you connected both routers with a cable. is this what you want to do? if you can run a wire do this it will give 100mb/sec versus 54 mb/sec if you go wireless and have 100 % signal. but if you want to go and remove that wire we will have to set it up. email me like i said i am here to help.

    charles_farrah@comcast.net

  • Chuck Feb 25, 2009

    did you fix your problem?

    if you want to also hook into network wirelessly set them up seperately. do your access point first. connect it like you would with just one router. go into the settings (192.168.1.1) now go into the wireless sections and put in your wireless id and security type (use wpa 2 personal AES) and put in your passkey. and save all pages. unplug it and install in your other location. now take other router and do same thing with all same wireless ids and same exact security and passkey save all pages. but remember that you have to use ethernet cables on that second router like i said. im here to help improve that thanks for trying lol.

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As long as the router has a wireless capability then no.

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wall jack -> modem -> router )))) wireless link (((( USB wifi -> PC

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assuming you already have everything workin then setting up the wirelsee part is relatively easy assuming you have the hardware.

I can offer more specific advice if required to set up if required

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