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Help setting up hwr54g as an access point

Hi

I have Verizon DSL with a Westell 6100 modem (not wireless)

My Westell modem is connected to a wired Linksys 16 port switch

The Linksys switch provides my home with Ethernet connectivity

My Westell modem serves as my DHCP server assigning IP’s in the range 192.168.1.15 through 192.168.1.254

IP leases are good for 99 days

All computers/devices connected to the Linksys switch are successfully assigned an IP address and can access the internet

I wanted to add wireless functionality to my home network. I purchased the HWR54G for this purpose.

I would like to configure it so that machines connected to it are on the same network as those connected to the Linksys Switch.

My understanding is this is referred to as an Access Point.

I called Hawking Tech support and they advised me to do the following to allow my HWR54g to act as an access point:

  1. disconnect the hwr54g from the home network
  2. connect a PC directly to the hwr54g
  3. access the hwr54g from 192.168.1.254
  4. turn off dhcp functionality on the hwr54g
  5. reconnect the hwr54g to the home network

I have done this with the following results:
  1. HWR54g router gets assigned an ip address from my westell router (192.168.1.95)
  2. a machine connected to a wired port on the hwr54g gets an ip address of 192.168.1.1 (conflicts with the westell router’s ip address)
  3. no connected machine has internet capability
  4. no machine can connect to the router via wireless (left as ssid hawking as an unsecured network)

Does anyone have any suggestions on this issue and/or understand if I am to set this up a different way for it to work.

My main goal is to have a single network all machines (wireless and wired) can see and access each other be it directly connected to the westell through the linksys switch or to the westell through the hawing router.

Thanks

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  • madpunter Nov 28, 2007

    Hi Riziel,

    Thanks for your response. Currently my Westell has the PPPoE credentials Verizon requires. I currently have the setup depicted in the diagram working (see attached jpeg). I do use WEP encryption for my wireless network. However my 1.x and 2.x segments cannot "see" each other so for example my computer on the first floor cannot print the the LAN printer on the 3rd floor.

    When I try to make the hawking router and access point only and not a dhcp server, all appears to work ok, except none of the machines connected to the hawking router can access the internet and none of them seem to get assigned a valid IP address. If you have a moment I can be reached at vinceb29.nospam@gmail.com

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Yes there is an easier way! Just setup the router as you would any normal setup. Follow the directions to set it up for the first time. What you want to do is have the put in all of your information that you need for it to communicate with your Modem. This will automatically place the router onto your network. Now the part that I believe you want is for this to be secure! Well setup either a WEP or WPA these are both encryption Protocols that will denie access to anyone other than you or someone you allow to access your network wirelessly.
You do not really have to go through all of the trouble of setting up specifics. As long as the two devices communicate the router and the modem will do the rest. I do this everyday in my daily work day! Anymore quesitons please feel free to ask!

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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    Herman Briggs Nov 29, 2007

    Ok Try this first make certain to set your Router up as a router not an access point! Not need to waste a good piece of equipment. Make certain that the router and the modem can communicate with each other. When you no for certain that the two can communicate with each other. After you do that try to connect one of your devices to the router wireless. REMEMBER, when you setup your Router make certain to Rename your SSID. So that every Device connecting to it can locate it by name not just Hawking 54G. I like to personalize my things. Now as I said before be sure to setup some type of security. Because even if you do not need it on a wired network this will keep people from using it on your wireless network. So that others are not allow to surf the web utilizing your network setup security. This is where WEP OR WPA come into play! If you need me to walk you through this my Yahool IM is Trochinmaster2003. I will walk you through it!

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