I have 2 3COM 3CRWE454G75 -> AP, it does work in AP repeater mode
I set the 1st to AP mode and set 2nd to AP repeater mode(with the 1st mac address), together 2nd AP does not work while 1st AP work in AP mode. Both APs have the same SSID, channel, security mode, encryption code, loaded the latest firmware and reset/power up both APs. Still does not work. What am I doing wrong?
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Before you configure this device, note that when the AP is configured through an Ethernet connection, (via RJ45 Network Cable) make sure the manager PC must be set on same the IP network. For example, when the default network address of the default IP address of the AP is 192.168.1.1, then the manager PC should be set at 192.168.1.x (where x is a number between 2 and 254), and the default subnet mask is 255.255.255.0. Open Internet Explorer 5.0 or above Web browser. Enter IP address http://192.168.1.1 (the factory-default IP address setting) to the address location. Please refer here to the Latest User Manual for Encore ENRWI-G Page 9 onwards describes the login details.
The first router must the root AP and the second should be set to Wireless Repeater. Follow the steps on how to resolve this setup.
1. Get the Wireless MAC Address of the main router. The router has two MAC addresses, one is wired and 1 is wireless. To determine the wireless MAC address, go to Status page of the router, there's a sub tab there for wireless and you'll see the Wireless MAC Address. Take note of it.
2. Access the setup page of the 2nd router. Change the LAN IP address to 192.168.0.2 then save. Power cycle it by just turning it off for 10 seconds then turn it back on. You can now change it to Wireless Repeater and there's an option for you to type the Wireless MAC address of the main AP. Make sure all wireless settings are the same on both routers like SSID, Channel and Encryption Key. Save your changes after that.
3. From your computer, try to ping the 2nd AP which is 192.168.0.2. If it replied back, you're all set.
please check following points:- 1) IP address (some wireless AP's follows ip address such as 192.168.1.1 for AP and 192.168.1.2 for 1st workstation, 192.168.1.3 for 2nd workstation and so on). 2) check connection options in IE. it should be lan setting and detect automatic setting and use automatic configuration script(put IP address of AP) 3) if DHCP is enabled then obtain IP automaticlly 4) check for any WEP security options i AP. 5) user must have internet access rights. 6) if Static IP is Used please give gatway ip (your AP's IP address) and same for DNS IP address. then restart your system and enjoy internet.
Are you trying to setup both access point to repeat the signal of the router?
The correct way to setup the AP's as repeater is to access the setup page of your router go to status and go to the wireless subtab, check what is the MAC address that is what your suppose to configure on the AP's not the LAN MAC address which is on the local networks subtab on status.
Access the setup page of the AP's and go to AP Mode, make sure that you choose the repeater and copy down the Wireless MAC address you obtained from the wireless router. To enable roaming, meaning your wireless computer/device will connect to the AP/router closest to its location, change the wireless channel on all three device for example WRT54G will be on channel 1, 1st AP as repeater on Channel 6 and the last AP to Channel 11 but the other settings must be the same(Wireless name(SSID) and Wireless Security).
Note: Setting up an AP as repeater to repeat or extend the signal of another AP that is set to repeater is not recommended since the signal will deteriorate due to the number of hops the packets will be sent.
Hope this will help you setting up those WAP's which for me is quite useful since you can set it up to act as a repeater, AP client and a bridge to a WRT54G router.
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 192.168.1.240 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.
I couldn't manage to get the CWA-854 to work in repeater mode with WEP encryption enabled, but it is possible to use MAC Access Control even in repeater mode. Just put the CWA-854 in Access Point (AP) mode, add the MAC addresses you wish to allow in the Access Control tab and selecting Allow Listed from the pull-down menu, and then go back to the repeater configuration you posted. In this way, you may not have encryption, but you can still block others from connecting to your wireless network.
The repeater must be the same brand as the signal it is repeating. Different routers / access points work in slightly different ways and the current generation of wireless repeaters aren't smart enough to work with other brands.
It's kind of like trying to put an engine from a Nissan Altima into a Honda Accord... both make the car move but they aren't the same inside.