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Add device to my network

I have two computers on my network. they are wireless and connect to the internet thru my router and cable modem. I also have a wireless access point plugged into a powered hub. The powered hub also has my linksys network storage link adapter plugged into it. The router address is 192.168.1.1 and the access point address is 192.168.2.2.
Can (and if so, how) can I put the access point and hub on the same network with my two computers so that I can access the drives on my storage link adapter?

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  • roscoe_mille May 11, 2010

    how do I get the hub that my network drive are connected to on the network?

    that is why I was trying to plug the ap into the hub

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You may be able to log into the access point from a wireless connection, or set your computer to a 192.168.2.x (maybe 10 or higher) and turn off the DHCP of the AP, then change the DHCP of the AP to something fixed in your 192.168.1.x address range like 192.168.1.251 or similar.

Now, plug in the AP to the WGR. It can now be accessed via 192.168.1.251 or whatever you gave it, and it will let the Netgear WGR give out 192.168.1.x addresses through the WAP.

Please provide feedback and let me know if it worked for you. In your spare time, be sure to password protect the WAP away from the default password. Post back if you have any problems and please provide the name of the Access Point so I have an idea what you used. We use TP Links here.

Carl

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

  • Carl Navarro
    Carl Navarro Mar 15, 2009

    Please start naming hardware. It's not easy to understand since you have posted as 2 users. In my network, I have a WGR-614 router, and 2 switches. One switch on one side of my office powers 3 computers, and my network camera, the other switch on the other side powers 2 network printers, my workstation, my VoIP box, and my network storage device.



    Except for the VoIP adapter, every piece of equipment has a 192.168.1.x address. The printers sit at 120 and 121, the phone system at 188, the network storage device is found by the Storage Central software, and the netcam sits at 253. My workstation is fixed at 105 and all the rest of the computers DHCP their own address.



    If you are using Netgear products, they have a link on the website on how to convert a router into an access point. This is the link http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail...



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