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Windows 7: How To CONFIGURE TP LINK ROUTER as ACCESS POINT in an existing network


11 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How To CONFIGURE TP LINK ROUTER as ACCESS POINT in an existing network

Guys, I am having a hard time configuring my Access point. I have a DSL Router connected to our telephone line and it works fine wirelessly, Yesterday I purchased TP LINK Router to configure as Access Point to extend wireless signal up to the second floor. Now, I am wondering, should I do some re-configuration on my DSL Router before configuring my TP Link Router? Guys, Please share your thoughts and if you have knowledge on how to configure my 2nd Router to my Wifi Networks that will help.


NOTE: I followed the user guide manual that came with my TP LINK router but it is no USE. I just need to know if should I reconfigure my 1st Router in order to communicate with my 2nd Router.



Thanks,

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11 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

How are you connecting the two routers together?

An access point needs to have a static IP, and it needs to be outside of the DHCP range that your router is using. For example, if your router assigns IP addresses from 192.168.1.150 to 192.168.1.200, you need to have the access point IP address below 150 or above 200. I like to keep the access points close to the router, so I usually use 192.168.1.10 for the first access point.

What model router did you buy? TP Link makes a few, and knowing the exact model will help us help you.
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13 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
How are you connecting the two routers together?

An access point needs to have a static IP, and it needs to be outside of the DHCP range that your router is using. For example, if your router assigns IP addresses from 192.168.1.150 to 192.168.1.200, you need to have the access point IP address below 150 or above 200. I like to keep the access points close to the router, so I usually use 192.168.1.10 for the first access point.

What model router did you buy? TP Link makes a few, and knowing the exact model will help us help you.





They are connected thru LAN Cable.

The connection of my DSL router to the internet is PPPoe as what the ISP is provided for the internet connection. I just read that in order to connect the AP (access point) you need to set it as DHCP. By the way, I bought TP-LINK TL-WR941ND Wireless N Router.
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13 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You won't touch any of the settings in the router/modem that controls how you connect to your DSL provider. You will only look at the settings that assign IP addresses to your client computers. There should be a range as I posted in my previous reply.

The only way to add access points is to have them outside of the DHCP range. The access point will not assign any IP addresses - it will have DHCP turned off.

There are many guides on how to use a router as an access point. If you google for "using router as access point", you will find a ton of webpages. Read some of the guides and you should be good to go.
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08 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7
 
 

i dont know too much about that mate. i just know one thing that when i ran that utility setup for router network and internet worked as before and i dint have to do any settings manually for any PC.
I also do remember that when i used the installation utility for my router i did change the wifi name and security key

Does that help?

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