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CWA-854 as repeater

I'm using the CWA-854 as a repeater. If I turn off WEP encryption in my network it works fine. When I set encryption on my network the CWA-854 can't connect anymore. I noticed there is no way to set the encryption for the repeater mode !!! I can set encryption for the WDS but there is no way to specify the encryption for the repeater mode !!! This is very strange it seems the guys at CNET should upgrade the firmware to include this very basic feature... or I'm missing something here ?
The status menu in the management menu shows the following:

Wireless Repeater Interface Configuration Mode Infrastructure Client SSID rinconada Encryption Disabled BSSID 00:0f:3d:66:31:0d State Connected
In fact the Encryption should be set to WEP but there is no way to do that !!! How the CWA repeater mode can show as connected if there is no Encryption and the network I'm connecting to is encrypted ?
Please post a reply if you have the answer to this riddle... Any help greaty apreciated as this product is absolutely useless in my case without encryption.

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Re: CWA-854 as repeater

I couldn't manage to get the CWA-854 to work in repeater mode with WEP encryption enabled, but it is possible to use MAC Access Control even in repeater mode. Just put the CWA-854 in Access Point (AP) mode, add the MAC addresses you wish to allow in the Access Control tab and selecting Allow Listed from the pull-down menu, and then go back to the repeater configuration you posted. In this way, you may not have encryption, but you can still block others from connecting to your wireless network.

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Buenas noches tengo un acces point cwa-854 y no puedo entrar a la direccion No se si esto es necesario para que funciones por que la verdad despues de haberlo instalado no logro conectarme....

Con el fin de acceder a la direcci?n IP por defecto, tendr? que cambiar temporalmente la direcci?n de arriba de su PC. ┬┐Puedo sugerir

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In order to access the default IP address, you will need to temporarily change the UP address of your PC. May I suggest



Rough Translation: Good evening I have an access point cwa-854 and I can not enter the address Do not know if this is necessary for functions that the truth after it is installed I fail to connect. Gabriela Best

Dec 18, 2010 | Cnet CWA-854 (CWA854) 802.11b/g Wireless...

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Disconnetion problem

Try to update the router and the access point. Download the latest firmware and then go back into them and then set them up again. It should be pretty simple, just time consuming.

Let me know if this works or not and we can go from there. Good Luck.

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How to use cwa-854 other than bridge mode?I would like to have an internet access point obtained with user name and pasword where i can conetct more than one comp (ip obtained automatically)?

Two aspects have to be considered to establish a network with brideable functions

1. The computer infrustrure have to be built, for example the computers have to be connected to each other by physcal cables to achieve the first steps the the second steps requiring wireless functionality.

2.The wireless devices like modems transfer signals between the two device to communicate otherwise would have communicated by wire connectivty of cables. The wireless device creates a bridge between the two devices also called an access point located on the computer networking area ( open my computer, click system settings and select networking functionality for any alteration purposes)

3.Once each device in the connection is ready functioning, the access point becomes visible message that could be manipulted by the computer administrator.

4. Clicking on the system networking settings will allow customisable features explanable

a. The network area would have the option of creating passwords to every device for reasons of that each device on the network is a separate entity only possible to achieve connectivey by another device providing wireless capability.

b. manipulate the wireless features that would only be displayed after each gadget on the infrastructure has been phically connected with wires amongs one another and to power supply in which instance to be powered on.

c. the modem once powered on should recognise an available computer physical establishment because wireless chips are embeded in every entity of the setup.

d. The computer display of message about wireless signal recognistion is then manipulated to suit the administrators specifications explanable.

1. A user name and password are established for reasons of contolling access to the connection of several devices

2. The device could function without passwords and username only becomes available to every demander making possible connectivty so several untilities and infructure.

Important notes

1. Your computer set up of networks are a network that when capable of communicating elswhere with additional networks insfrustures together is an internet.
2. Rememer to setup your newkwork properly or esle access could not be made into another network and vise versa.

3. If you set up any passwords and user names in the process of establishing a network,, other persons requiring connectivety woudld requrre what is called Codes in computer temnology to acess the network. whenever the passwors are lost would compromise your acess to the link of wireless signals as well.

Dec 02, 2010 | Cnet CWA-854 (CWA854) 802.11b/g Wireless...

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Tried to set a new IP-adress. now I cannot access it

Go back to IP address and set it to obtain automatically.

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You need to login to the router and go to the save/reload settings section.

You can reset this Wireless Access Point back to its default settings by clicking on Reset button, and then press OK button to confirm your decision. Note: you can also hold down the reset button on this Wireless Access Point’s panel for more than 10 seconds to reset its default settings back to factory default.

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Can't set up Cnet CWA-854.

Have you tried changing your IP to and see if that makes any difference

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have you tried setting it up thru the web interface ?

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The repeater must be the same brand as the signal it is repeating. Different routers / access points work in slightly different ways and the current generation of wireless repeaters aren't smart enough to work with other brands.

It's kind of like trying to put an engine from a Nissan Altima into a Honda Accord... both make the car move but they aren't the same inside.

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