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Help setting up hwr54g as an access point


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 through

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
  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 (
  2. a machine connected to a wired port on the hwr54g gets an ip address of (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.


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Re: Help setting up hwr54g as an access point

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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At the back of your device next to the WAN Port (internet port) you will find a small hole with a button inside it, turn your device off then press and hold the small button in while switching on your device, keep pressing down on the button for about 5 seconds, that will reset your router to default settings.

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The Hawking Wireless-G HWR54G is a standalone device, there is no software needed on your PC for the router to work. However there is an easy Setup Wizard. If you are referring to this, perhaps you can contact their tech-support here or call 888-202-3344 or email them.

Should you prefer to wing it, the HawKing site has provided online guides. Open your browser and go to the Configuration Page ( Follow on screen instructions.
On another PC with Internet connection, open a browser. Below are links to pages you might need:
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Remember to use LAN interface when setting the router (as shown in the connection diagram) and set your PC to an IP Address of, Subnet Mask of

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

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