Question about D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-2000AP 802.11g/b Wireless Access Point
Dear Sir or Madam,
My friend gave me his D-Link DWL-2100AP, H/W Ver: A2 F/W Ver. 2.00. I reset the unit so it can go back to its default settings. I have a wired router in my office (NetGear) that I can connect this unit to one of the pc's that is not being used and then I can have internet access using 'default' network with my MacBook Pro. My problem is that i need to set up a password to give it some security because when this unit is plugged in, anyone can use it to access my other office computers and it could be disastrous.
I don't know how to connect it so i can access it's menu to configure. I tried directly connecting the unit to my pc and also directly connecting it to my Macbook Pro laptop. Of course, no luck. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Here is what you can do. You need to access the setup page of your Dlink Access Point.
1. connect a computer directly to the access point (via ethernet). Then assign an IP address on the computer (IP: 192.168.0.10 Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 DG: 192.168.0.1 ). It is necessary for you to assign an IP address because your access point does not have the ability to assign an IP address to the a computer, its is not like a router.
2. After you assigned an IP address, you can now access the Dlink Access point's setup page. To do that open your browser in the address bar type http://192.168.0.50 (this is the address of your access piont) and it will ask you to put a username and password. Just type admin for both username and password field. And it will take you to the setup page of the access point.
3. To enable a wireless security, just click the tab on the left hand side that says Advanced, it will populate the options under Advanced and select security. On the main screen you will now have an option for security modem, you can select wpa-psk, then on the Key box you can type any password that you want (8-63 characters). Then click update there at the bottom of the page. If you also want to change the name that the Access point is broadcasting you can go to the on the left hand side that says Wireless and put any name that you want on the box that says SSID. After that click updat button again.
4. Now after updating the settings, You can reconnect to the network. And this time you will now be asked for the network key. Just type your network key. That's it.
Just reply to this post in case that you need more help.
Posted on May 20, 2008
In order not to need to change any settings on the computer, simply connect the AP to the internt via an ethernet cable connected to the router.
And then proceed by writing 192.168.0.50 on the computer, etc.
After saving settings of the AP, disconnect ethernet cable.
Hence, no need for any changes in the computer`s settings, even if we are talking temporary changes!
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
Dear Sir or Madam, I Have a D-Link DWL-2100AP, H/W Ver: A4 F/W Ver. 2.20. I reset the unit so it can go back to its default settings. I have a wired router at home that I can connect this unit to my pc and a notebook that is not being used and then I can connet to the internet. But I'm failing to get to the we address given in the quick setup.
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
I can't configure my accesspoint from private default ip to secure one ?how can i secure it and make it a repeater at where the siginal ends to extend the signal to where i stay at about 120m?
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
Also this problem
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
When you reset the AP, how long did you press the reset button? To reset the AP to factory defaults, the reset button should be pressed and held for at least 15 seconds. Also, once reset, the AP should have the following settings:
IP address: 192.168.0.50
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default admin username: admin
Default admin password: <blank>
When connecting your PC, either set an IP address within the same subnet (192.168.0.51 255.255.255.0) or choose "Obtain address automatically".
I hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
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