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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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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 192.168.1.253. 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 192.168.1.250?

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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 192.168.1.250?

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Rough Translation: Good evening I have an access point cwa-854 and I can not enter the address 192.168.1.253. Do not know if this is necessary for functions that the truth after it is installed I fail to connect. Gabriela Best



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To access the WIRELESS (WLAN) settings window, click on the Wireless Setup button in the SETUP directory.

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1.Click on the Enable Wireless box to allow the router to operate in the
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2.The SSID identifies members of the Service Set. Accept the default
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3.Enable Auto Channel Scan so that the router can select the best
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5.Select 802.11 Mode to operate in b/g/n mode. Or select specified mode
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6.Channel Width, Maximum rate for 20 MHz is 130 Mbps. Maximum rate
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7.Transmission Rate, suggest keeping the Best (automatic) selection.

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1.Click on the Security My Wireless Network button to enter the
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