Question about Linksys WRT300N Wireless Router
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?
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.
Posted on Oct 24, 2007
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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:
Click the Basic Settings tab on the top navigation bar.
Select Access Point Mode.
Click the Next button.
Click OK to dismiss the DHCP disabled message
box (The DHCP server will be disabled in Access Point Mode by default).
Advanced Settings tab on the top
Click the Advanced IP Settings tab on the
left navigation bar.
Assign an IP address to the Wireless Broadband Router.
NOTE: The IP address should be reserved by the DHCP server. The Wireless Broadband Router cannot act as a DHCP client, therefore, it needs a static IP address for its LAN interface.
Save & Restart button.
Note the status bar at the bottom of the screen.
While the Wireless Broadband Router resets, the Power
light on the front of the
When your web browser returns to the main page of the
Wireless Broadband Route, the device has successfully restarted with the new
NOTE: The main page may not return if you have changed IP address of the router in Step 8. To view the main page, type the new IP address of the router in the web browser to access it.
Plug an Ethernet cable from the existing local
network into any LAN
port on the Wireless Broadband Router.
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