Wireless Access point problem.


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pdcjlw1

I was wondering if anyone could help with this problem.

I have a Belkin Wireless G Plus Router Part # F5D7231-4. It has a
setting that allows me to use it as a wireless access point. I have it
configured that way. I have a Linksys wired router plugged into my
Internet connection. I then have a cable from the Linksys router
plugged into the WAN port on the belkin. This seems to work fine for a
while then I loose the ability to connect to the internet from any
wireless computer. I am connected to the Belkin just fine. I have a
good strong signal, but I cannnot surf the web or see any of the
devices I have plugged into the Linksys router. Sometimes by rebooting
the Linksys router it will fix the problem. Other times I have to
reboot the Belkin wireless to fix the problem. Sometimes I have to do
both.

I don't know why this happens. Got any ideas?

Thanks.
 
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smlunatick

I was wondering if anyone could help with this problem.

I have a Belkin Wireless G Plus Router Part # F5D7231-4. It has a
setting that allows me to use it as a wireless access point. I have it
configured that way. I have a Linksys wired router plugged into my
Internet connection. I then have a cable from the Linksys router
plugged into the WAN port on the belkin. This seems to work fine for a
while then I loose the ability to connect to the internet from any
wireless computer. I am connected to the Belkin just fine. I have a
good strong signal, but I cannnot surf the web or see any of the
devices I have plugged into the Linksys router. Sometimes by rebooting
the Linksys router it will fix the problem. Other times I have to
reboot the Belkin wireless to fix the problem. Sometimes I have to do
both.

I don't know why this happens. Got any ideas?

Thanks.

Usually, when a wireless router is set up as an access port, you
should connect the other router's cable to a standard LAN port instead
of the WAN port.
 
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Jeff

Usually, when a wireless router is set up as an access port, you
should connect the other router's cable to a standard LAN port instead
of the WAN port.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -

The instructions from the manual say to use the WAN port.

1. Enable the AP mode my selecting “Enable” in the “Use as Access
Point only” page. When you select this option, you will be able to
change the IP settings.
2. Set your IP settings to match your network. Click “Apply Changes”.
3. Connect a cable from the WAN port on the Router to your existing
network.
The Router is now acting as an access point. To access the Router’s
advanced user interface again, type the IP address you specified into
your browser’s navigation bar. You can set the encryption settings,
MAC address filtering, SSID, and channel normally.
 
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James Egan

The instructions from the manual say to use the WAN port.

He's right. Connect the two routers lan port to lan port. Leave the
wan port of the belkin disconnected.


Jim.
 
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Jeff

He's right. Connect the two routers lan port to lan port. Leave the
wan port of the belkin disconnected.

Jim.

If I do that how would DHCP request get back to the main router? Don't
all those requests go out the WAN port?
 
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James Egan

If I do that how would DHCP request get back to the main router? Don't
all those requests go out the WAN port?

In this scenario the belkin is effectively just a switch with a
wireless facility. You can then plug wired pc's into either the belkin
or the linksys lan ports. It would make no difference.


Jim.
 
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James Egan

In this scenario the belkin is effectively just a switch with a
wireless facility. You can then plug wired pc's into either the belkin
or the linksys lan ports. It would make no difference.

I should add that you also need to edit the belkin's ipaddress so it's
on the same subnet as the linksys. Use a number for the belkin which
doesn't clash with the linksys dhcp pool.

You might have to connect directly (wired) to the belkin to do this.


Jim.
 
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James Egan

I should add that you also need to edit the belkin's ipaddress so it's
on the same subnet as the linksys. Use a number for the belkin which
doesn't clash with the linksys dhcp pool.

I should also have added that you need to switch the belkin dhcp
server off so that it doesn't conflict with the linksys dhcp server.


Jim.
 

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