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WRT300N Wireless Router change to DHCP

We have a router already that automatically routes our computers.  How do I set this router to pull an IP address from the router we already have?

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Re: WRT300N Wireless Router change to DHCP

I would set the new wireless router to have a static ip address on the same subnet as the first router.  Then set the DNS and Default Gateway the same as the first router.  When computers connect they should pick up an ip from the first router. 

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If you have an existing network, chances are you have already configured network services on the network. In this case, you would use the router as a pure Access Point to extend the range of your network by allowing more attachment of wireless and wired computers. You MUST also turn off the DHCP server on the router if there is a DHCP server running to avoid IP address conflict.

To configure the router as an Access Point with the DHCP server disabled:

  1. Open your web browser and go to http://my.router, (or the default address

  2. Click the Basic Settings tab on the top navigation bar.

  3. Select Access Point Mode.

  4. Click the Next button.

  5. Click OK to dismiss the DHCP disabled message box (The DHCP server will be disabled in Access Point Mode by default).

  6. Click the Advanced Settings tab on the top navigation bar.

  7. Click the Advanced IP Settings tab on the left navigation bar.

  8. Assign an IP address to the Wireless Broadband Router.

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  9. Click the Submit button.

  10. Click the Save & Restart button.

  11. Note the status bar at the bottom of the screen.

  12. While the Wireless Broadband Router resets, the Power light on the front of the unit blinks.

  13. When your web browser returns to the main page of the Wireless Broadband Route, the device has successfully restarted with the new settings.
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