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cant install linksys access point software >=(

Q: cant install linksys access point software >=(

ok im really ready to kill something, here is the problem. im trying to get my sisters computer hooked up on my cable internet, i have a wireless router hooked up in my room, and im trying to put a wireless access point in her room. so i put the CD in the drive, it doesnt auto boot. i try to go to my computer and double click it, which would bring up the same screen an autoboot would, it shows up for a second and dissapears. if i go to explore the CD, i can double click setup and it does the same thing... i cant install the software!

what is the deal with this, its an Emachine i figured maybe all the crap on there was messing it up and it was a slow system cause its bogged down, so i totally formatted it and clean installed windows XP home and it does the same exact thing! i have no idea where to go from here

A: cant install linksys access point software >=(

call linksys

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I need some serious help. I have computer A hard wired to LInksys WRT54G router and computer B hard wired to Linksys WAP54G access point. Computer B uses Win 7 as its operating system. I cannot figure out for the life of me how to get the access point to find the network. Can anyone please advise? Thanks.
 

A:Connect Linksys Access Point to Linksys Router

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I have a WRT54G Linksys Router and it's configured static and can connect a laptop to it. I'm trying to set up an WAP54G Linksys Access Point and it's set up with the SSID and security settings that the router uses, so as far as i know the configurations are right. But when I disconnect the Access point which was initially connected to the router the "Link" light goes off.

Basically I'd like to move the access point to another level in the house while the router is in the basement. How can I get the access point to talk with the router even when they are not hard-wired? Please let me know if more info is needed.
 

A:how to set up Linksys Access Point WAP54G

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Ok, I have a new situation I need some help with. First, let me give you the layout. For at least 3 years now I have been using my single desk for my repair work. My internet access is my cable modem, to a wireless G linksys router. That's it and has been for quite a while now. I have been picking up major business with the repair, and the single desk isnt cutting it anymore in terms of room for all the towers I get in. So I got a workbench built, but on the other side of my apartment behind my dining area. (It's a small apartment). A problem that presents itself came to light, when suddenly I did not have internet which is much needed for repair. I have a 5 port linksys switch for the setup, but I really do not want to run a 50 foot cable from my bedroom to the dining area. I obtained a linksys Access point from a friend for 5 bucks, wirelessG. The idea is to get the wireless router to talk to the access point, thus eliminating the need for the cable. I followed the configuration instructions from a site for the access point, but am unsure if I need to set it as a regular access point, or set it as a wireless repeater. Again, the setup will be modem to wireless router in the bedroom. Then Access point on the other side of the apartment connected to the 5 port switch creating 4 available internet connections for up to 4 towers at a time on my bench.
 

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How do I setup my Linksys modem/router to be a wireless access point on my existing Network?

K
 

A:Using Linksys ADSL as a wireless access point??

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).
 

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I am trying to connect an third party access point with the linksys wrt54gs router, but with very little luck.

Static ip address from internet provider.

The default gateway on AP is set to be the router login.

dhcp disabled on the AP.

Despite all of this no connection, any suggestions that would help me. Please feel free to comment.
 

A:Configuring Linksys WRT54GS with an Access point

"Despite all of this no connection,"

Can you be more precise about "no connection"? First, do the ethernet LEDs fail to light on the router and the AP? Or do you try to ping the AP and fail? Etc.?
 

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I have a router E3000 by Linksys, and have three access points. The access point is connect to the port 1 port 2 and port 3 of the router.The network on the router and the three access point worked fine. Howeve, I keep losing the internet on the router and the three access points. I do not have the model number of set of access point, but I do have the model number of the one of the access point it is a Hawking product and the model is HOWABN1. I have to keep rebooting the router and the three access. I think the problem is the router, spoke with with linksys support, upgrade the firmware, and linksys tech support remote in, and everything look good. I need some help on how to fix the problem of losing the internet connection.\

thanks!!!
 

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I have two desktops that are both running Windows XP Professional that were given to me for my children. I have been trying to connect a Linksys Adapter to each desktop and both say "you are connected to the access point, but the Internet cannot be found". One adapter is a Linksys Model USB54Gv2 and the other is a Linksys Model WUSB11v4. My wireless router is a Netgear RangeMax N model WNR834B. If I plug directly into the router I can access the internet fine. I have tried to release/renew the IP but am getting an error contacting DHCP. I have verified that the TCP/IP settings are set to automatically obtain IP/DNS address.

I currently have 2 laptops (both dell) and 1 desktop (hp) that are using the router and have no problems. I have also googled to see if there is a limit to the number of systems that can be connected and haven't found anything that states this is the issue.

Desperately need help as I have two little ones who are really anxious to get online. Thanks in advance!
 

A:Linksys Adapter connects to access point but not Internet?

your router mfg is unstated, but you have Linksys and Netgear adapter; this is a multi-vendor setup.

typically you need to force the router into G-ONLY mode and you should update the router firmware and the adapter drivers -- have yet to see one work out of the box w/o and update.

to begin with, set encryption OFF and make the connections; later come back and set WPA or WPA2 and reconnect.
 

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Hey all,

So the wife just got a free Sony PCG GRZ660 laptop, circa 2003 or so. Has XP, I upgraded to SP2 and all other updates so I could install a Linksys wireless adapter. Tried the N model first, now tonight tried WPC54G model. Both are slot-type adapters.
Software/drivers get installed fine, and program sees my SSID wireless signal coming from my Verizon Westell 327W modem.

However, every attempt to connect has met with Cannot Connect To Access Point error message.

Iffy Linksys tech support tried re-installing software/adapter, shutting it off and trying to connect through Windows, etc. to no avail. Now guy wants me to abandon slot-type and go to USB-type.

I have checked router IP address through DSL connection, verified all numbers, etc. (although it is not a secure WPA connection, guess I need to do that).

I see my SSID fine, and my apple laptop with Airport connects to it fine. Just not this computer.

My questions:

She only wants wireless for coffee shops, etc. Should we try there first to see if it works?

Is there some type of "wireless switch" on this laptop for it to work?

Does tech guy's idea for USB wireless adapter hold water?

Is there some type of card slot diagnostic I can run to see if it is working right?

Is it possible my Verizon Westell 327W is incompatible with this adapter?

Is it possible this laptop is too old & crusty for this wireless connection?

Any other suggestions?

Thanks,

Turboguy
 

A:Linksys WPC54G No Access Point with Sony Laptop

Have you tried disabling ALL encryption and any MAC filtering on the router to see if you can get connected? I'm certain that the WPC54G is indeed compatible with the 327W, so I doubt that's the issue. The suggestion for a USB adapter is hogwash, the one you have is a quality adapter, and I'd much rather have one of those than the USB devices.
 

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"Linksys decided to jump into the 802.11g market early with a router, Access Point, and CardBus client based on Broadcom's "54g" technology. This review will put the WAP54G Wireless-G Access Point through its paces and help answer the question "Are all 54g products the same?" Although I'll tell you right now that the answer is "No," you'll have to read on to find out why..."


http://www.tomshardware.com/newsletter/vol3/2/wireless.html


Eric,

http://www.legge40.freeserve.co.uk/BuyerBeware.htm
 

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Hello I need help. I have been trying to get wireless internet through the use of a lynksys wireless access point. I have an HP laptop using windows XP. I setup the access point using the disk and once I save the configuration, the computer indicates that there is a connection, however I cannot access the internet. The Lynksys support line is not much help and frankly they are quite rude. I am not a computer buff, so I claim some ignorance. If someone could walk me through the process or if someone has had a similar experience and can tell me where I'm getting hung up I would greatly appreciate it.
 

A:Window XP - linksys wireless access point G trouble

thanks for the new thread. Please describe your internet configuration: cable or DSL or through an office network? If cable or DSL, what kind of modem/router do you have (brand & model) or is the Linksys serving as the router? In other words, is there another piece of equipment between the Linksys and your Internet connection.

You say you get a connection to the Linksys -- if you right-click on the connection icon in the system tray (by the time in the bottom right corner of the screen), then choose Status, then click on the Support tab, does it show an IP Address? If so, what is it and what is the gateway address. If it is 0.0.0.0 or an "autoconfiguration" addres, click the Repair button. What happens?

In general, we need to determine if the connection from the PC to the Linksys is actually functional, and if the Linksys has a connectioni to the Internet.
 

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first, some quick background:
My cable modem is connected with a Linksys 4-port router with VPN. My wife's work demanded this for when she works at home with her company's laptop. This set-up is upstairs. I want to get a wireless set-up going for my laptop computer (it is downstairs). I tried hooking up a Linksys 4-port wireless-g router to it, but between me and Linksys email tech support, we could not get it done. Taking the VPN router off and just using the wireless router worked fine, but then my wife cannot work from home.
Here is what I want to do:
connect a the Linksys 4-port wireless access point to the VPN router. I figure this is the best shot I have of getting wireless to work for me while my wife has her required VPN router going also.
Here is the question:
before I go buy the access point, I would like to know if there are any issues with getting the access point to work with the VPN router. Is this an easy task? If so, are there any special steps to take in doing this?

Thank you for your help.
 

A:connecting Linksys wireless access point to VPN router

don't know if this will help as i'm not using a vpn.

i run the wap from the hardwired linksys router to the lap top.

which linksys router?
 

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Bought a box on a sale and it had a Linkssys Wirelss Access Point Router in it. My question is can I use this just as I would a linksys wireless G router to setup a home network. If so, what is the difference between a router and a access point router? This is a Linksys wireless access point router 2.4 GHz Data Rate 11 Mbps, so I guess my whole question is this.

Can I use this just as I would a wireless G Linksys router which I am used to setting up. and if so can I just use the same cd that comes with the wireless G router to set this one up, on the cd it gives you a chice of what router you using. this one hasn't got the cd with it. Maybe someone could explain the difference or point me to a site that will tell me in layman terms.

says it is a Instant wireless series, model NO, befw11s4 VER.2
Supports Universal plug and play , capable of up to 128-bit WEP encryption
access your network remotely over the internet through VPN ETC
 

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Hi please help, because my wireless network is driving me MAD!!
I have a Belkin wireless modem/router which I bought last December, and a Linksys Networking card for a laptop. When I originally inserted the card into the PCI slot it immediately found the router and after configuring the IP addresses for the router and card I was connected to the internet. However over Christmas I was using my laptop at another location, which unlike my home, was an ad-hoc network (mine is infrastructure) and again the card found the network quickly and easily.

My problems began when I began using the laptop at home, as the card was unable to detect the access point, i.e. my router, and as I have the router configured to have ESSID enabled, the card would instead roam and connect to an ad-hoc network which I think may be the desktop computer I also have connected to the network. I have no idea why the card suddenly seems unable to find the router as the IP addresses are still the same. I have tried re-installing it, re-booting the router and updating the drivers of the network card. I have also tried changing the SSID and channel on both the router and network card but still to no avail.

So I tried the ipconfig command but this comes up:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Anna>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SNNECCI
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I see that many are having the media disconnected problem. I'm one of them. I'm unable to get the internet because when i repair I can't renew ip address. ipconfig states media disconnected. So far I haven't seen anyone's fix to their media disconnected problem. What are the possible reasons? I'm connected with a good signal. there are 3 pc's on this home network. other 2 work fine. Using a wireless broadband Linksys router. Problem pc uses linksys pci adapter. main pc has xp sp2. problem pc is xp1 other is laptop that gets internet fine. Internet was working fine then one day i couldn't get the internet. It said I was connected to the LAN. Not sure if I did something wrong to cause this. I'm inexperienced with computers as many of us are. Dhcp, firewalled,Nvidia nForce Networking controller. sending packets but receiving 0!!! it's set to auto obtain ip and dns's. My son is a programmer, but he hasn't figured it out yet. I do have a Linksys wireless-G network adapter but haven't tried using it without the broadband router. the broadband is model WRT54G. if anyone has ideas about media diconneced please let me know. thanks
 

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A:Critical Remote Flaw Found in Linksys Wireless Access Point

nice find, lunar......we may want to move this to tech news in the future, in case it doesn't get enough hits here. That's what we did with the fake AVG junkware, got a bit more exposure. We can leave it here for now, but if you want it moved, just post in here to that effect.
 

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is there any way to create a wireless access point with my laptops wireless card? Could I do something like share the land line connection and then create a p2p network? Thanks
 

A:software access point...

Not sure what you are asking, but this may answer your questions.

Using computers' wireless adapters you can set up an ad-hoc (computer to computer) wireless network between 2 computers or among several. You can do file and printer sharing on the network. If one computer has internet access you can enable ICS on it to allow the other computer(s) internet access.
 

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The router is working as expected. I've been able to access the software until today. When I type the address, 192.168.1.1 the screen remains blank. I'm setting up an ad-hoc network. Having a small problem with password recognition by the iPad2. Sometimes it automatically finds and joins the network, othertimes it prompts me for a password then rejects it.

My router is old as is the software. Not sure if I need a new one. Rather not spend anymore bucks since the iPad2 keeps dragging me into the iTunes store and spends money like it's going out of style.

Burt

A:Lost access to Linksys software

You may want to try resetting the router & see if it can be accessed then. If you can, you may want to check for any firmware updates.

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A:Linksys BFSR41 router + how do I prevent software from access to net?

Originally posted by erwin1978
Is it possible to set my router or win2000 to prevent a specific, persistent software from accessing the net? Click to expand...

What software ? Can't you just unload or turn off the software ? Zone Alarm lets you restrict what software access the net.
 

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as the titles states I have been looking around to find if I have to buy a controller for this model or is there a software can can substitute I can run on a vm to allow for the network mesh function of the access points?

These are not used for streaming media just for browsing web in my case so just looking for a simple solution since they are poe and easy mounting
 

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August 26, 2009 - Free today only.

Virtual Access Point 2.2 (Virtual AP) ? Share your Internet through Wi-Fi. Virtual AP is an easy-to-use software that turns any LAN-connected PC or laptop into a Wi-Fi wireless access point. So anyone nearby can surf the Internet through your sharing.

Also, your iPhone, PDA, mobile or what ever, can enjoy the Internet by connecting to the wireless network broadcasted by Virtual AP. A great idea to cut down your mobile bills, isn?t it?
This is also an ideal solution for setting up a temporary AP in a hotel room, meeting room, at home or the like.

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I have added a second wireless access point to the network. Both wireless access points are attached to a vpn router. There is a share on the vista machine that is connected to one access point. An xp machine attached to the new access point can not log on to the Public_Share. It can log on to a share on an XP machine that is also on the first access point. Another machine on the new access point can access the Public_Share.

The XP machine can see the vista computer in the workgroup but can not access it.

The vista machine is on the access point 10.0.1.250. The XP machine is on the access point 10.0.1.200 both are using the gateway of 10.0.0.1.

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I have just gone through a major network insanity which began with me trying to flash firmware to my Linksys WRT54G router. Now, even with it hooked up to my main router, I cannot access 192.168.1.1. What I was attempting to install was DD-WRT through the web admin. Outside, it appears to be functioning like normal, no signs of any bricks. I can even access it through wireless, but haven't tried out internet connectivity.

Help needed!
 

A:Solved: Linksys WRT54G refreshed during firmware install, cannot access or ping

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Help, Cannot load software. Anytime I try I get various error messages all saying something about not being able to access or not having permission to access the registry key. Microsoft Office and other Microsoft programs have been removed from my computer and I cannot reinstall them. I have scanned the system with several anti-virus, malware removal, anti-spyware programs and none find anything. Any help you can give me is much appreciated. Let me know any other information I can give you.Thanks,DavidHere is a copy of the HijackThis log...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:33:59 PM, on 10/18/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

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Hi David Swetnam,Welcome to Bleeping Computers My name is Tomk_. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems. HijackThis logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and I'd be grateful if you would note the following:I will be working on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, feel free to create a new one.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate your letting us know. If not, please post a new HijackThis log so that we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

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Hello-

I installed Pinnacle Digital Video Creator, but when I did, it "broke" my Ad-Aware, Firewall, etc. such that I could click on them, but nothing was happening.

I then got help uninstalling Pinnacle and rebooting, but STILL can't access any of the apps (including anti-virus program). I checked Services, and none are running. I also checked Processes, and none are listed.

I tried reinstalling Ad-Aware to see if I could re-establish connections, but it didn't work.

I have a Sony VAIO running XP, with all the CDs, but I'd rather not reinstall them all. Of course, I also didn't back up my Registry or System Restore.

For a time, my Windows Update disn't work (corrupted), but someone ran something that fixed that problem, but nothing of these other programs DO work!!!

I'm a neophyte, so any help would be most welcome!!!

Thanks,

Sue
 

A:Can't access applications after software install

Wow, did you buy this program and if so did you try and contact pinnacle and ask them why their software trashed your pc?
I don't know what could have caused all that but have you tried, through the add/remove programs in control panel, uninstalling all of the affected programs and then reinstalling each one? I know you said you tried reinstalling Ad-aware, but try wiping the slate clean, as it were, by uninstalling first and then reinstalling.
 

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As the title says

How do you install software so only one admin user can access the software and another admin accout cannot??

Thanks

A:Install software on XP home for one user access

Hi and welcome to TSF...

boot into Safe Mode and then right click on the installation directory then select Properties then Security. Click Add then Advanced then Find Now and select the users you wish to block access to (press and hold ctrl to select multiple users), click OK then OK again then put a tick in Full Control under Deny for each user then click Apply then OK.

Hope that helps :)

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Hello again!

I recently was having problems with my Windows installation, and rather than starting from scratch, I loaded a disk image I'd made after my last clean install. I used Acronis True Image, which came with my WD hard drive.

Now, when I try to access the Disk Manager, a pop-up appears that says "The RPC server is unavailable." There is also a message on the bottom of the Disk Manager screen that says "Unable to connect to the Logical Disk Manager service."

If they weren't already, I set the services to "Automatic", and started it/them. I had the same result when trying to use the Disk Manager.

When I was checking out my services, I found that the RPC and RPC Locator services were logged on (right click the service > select Properties > select Log On tab) as NT Authority/Network Service. I checked many of my other services and they were all logged on as "Local System account."

Also, I tried to install Driver Sweeper, and was given a message saying something about I didn't have the necessary permission to install it. Just now (ok, about 5 minutes ago.) I tried to install it again so I could post the exact message....but the software installed successfully. But I AM still unable to use the Disk Manager.

Windows XP Pro, SP 3. Home-built PC, so there are no repair partitions or anything. I do have the legit retail XP disk, though. Not sure what else you might need to know, so just ask.

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A:Can't access Disk Management; Can't install software.

I just tried looking at the Local Security Policy settings, and received the message "You do not have permission to perform this operation." Under details, it says simply "Access is denied."

I'm logged in with my account, which is a member of the Administrators group. I've checked that at least twice now.

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Hi there, I'd really appreciate some help.

A virus has disabled access to my C: drive and also system restore. I have been able to run Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware but strangely it is not detecting anything.

Unfortunately, the virus is also not letting me install any virus software such as Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky, Avast, Ad-Aware etc. not even ComboFix or the DDS or GMER Rootkit Scanner as detailed in the forum's instructions.

I can't uninstall Daemon Tools either I'm afraid.

I've tried Safe Mode but it is the same situation. I have tried some online scanners but again, they don't detect anything.

Is there anything I can do ?

Your help is much appreciated.
superbabe_uk

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hi i have just moved into a new appartment that has a free wifi connection the problem is that my apartment is in the basement at the completly opposite side of the office and i cant get a strong enough signal to connect to the internet and im not very good with computers. the first time i tride setting up the repeater i was able to connect everything and get online but it had changed the ssid and when i tride to change it bacck to its origanil name i lost my internet connection and have not been able to get access the internet again.
please help me figure this out so i can get access to online again.
than
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A:connecting tp-link wa901nd access point as a repeator without access to the router

my apartment is in the basement at the completly opposite side of the office and i cant get a strong enough signal to connectClick to expand...

So, where are you placing the repeater? In the hall way?
 

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This question may not be what you think it is. I am trying to fix an intermittent issue in my home environment. The issue is I am having to use wireless. Our Xfinity Cable/WAP modem sits on the top floor of our house. I am located in the basement. The wireless signal I get most of the time is very good, and by very good i mean at least 15+ mb/s on speedtest.com.

I am taking the Cisco Network Academy classes and am familiar with network terminology and concepts. However, what I'm trying to do is take a router/WAP (using it downstairs where I'm located) and configure it to access our xfinity modem upstairs, so that I can plug in to it downstairs using a RJ-45. Is this possible?

Let me know what yall think. By the way the router/wap i would be using is a netgear model unknown at this moment but could easily find out.

Thanks,
Eric

A:Can you access a Cable moden via Wireless Access Point

As long as the two devices are on the same subnet (as they should be in normal circumstances) then it should work.

You may need to designate your wireless machine, in the router, as having access privileges.

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At home I have cable high speed internet, an access point and 3 computers connected to access point. The access point have a IP address, XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX. The 3 computers have static IP addresses as 192.168.0.30, 31 and 32.
How can I connect to any of these computers (lets say telnet to one of the Linux machine) from out side world?
 

A:Access a computer behind access point at home from outside world

dbdude said:


How can I connect to any of these computers (lets say telnet to one of the Linux machine) from out side world?Click to expand...

You would need to set up port forwarding on your networking hardware from a specific port number on your public IP address to a specific port number on the Linux machine. Telnet typically uses port #23.

If your cable broadband service uses a dynamic IP address then you will need to subscribe to some dynamic DNS service so that people on the outside can connect to your network using its current public IP address.

EDIT: You need to check your ISP's usage policy to make sure they allow running any type of server on your account. If not permitted, they may block incoming connections on some port numbers.
 

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After purchasing a new HP last weekend, our company tech removed a ton of crap (games, etc) and got the LAN set up. I went home and installed the software for Linksys router. I can't get the internet - he said I shouldn't have installed that and to remove it. The program is not in the "add/remove" list, nor on the start program list. But if I do a search, I find the files.

How do I remove it? Thanks from a wannabe but never-will-be techno-capable person.
 

A:Removing Linksys software

A lot of us use the Linksys router--various models. I use the BSFR41 and have for several years without any difficulty. Did he say why you should remove the router software? I have to question his motive.
Oh, and welcome to TSG!!!!
 

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My laptop cd rom is not reading cd's audio nor software. Is there anyway I can download the software for this notebook adapter via the web?
 

A:Linksys notebook software

CDRom software drivers are built into Windows
If it shows in My Computer, then it is installed properly

Laptop CD/DVD Drives have never been really good.
You could purchase a CD cleaner disc (from any computer/movie hire shop) and clean the lense.

Otherwise replace
 

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Is there anywhere to get the software for the Linksys Wireless B Router 2.4 GHz Router online that does not require an internet connection to install. I got the router for network only, not internet, as my town cannot get broadband. The disk requires an internet connection and checks for one in the first step. The connection must be broadband for it to detect it also.

J.S.
 

A:Linksys Wireless B Router 2.4 GHz Software

JStergis said:

Is there anywhere to get the software for the Linksys Wireless B Router 2.4 GHz Router online that does not require an internet connection to install. I got the router for network only, not internet, as my town cannot get broadband. The disk requires an internet connection and checks for one in the first step. The connection must be broadband for it to detect it also.
J.S.Click to expand...

JStergis,

Have you visited the Linksys website technical support web page for assistance? They have live chat 24/7, and easy answers.

-- Tom
 

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How do I remove the software for Linksys WUSB54G wireless from my husband's Sony Vaio with windows XP? I have tried the remove program in control panel with no luck. I have searched every file with the Linksys name, and removed what I could, but when I try to delete the driver it says the location is unavailable. When I try to delete the Wireless network monitor I get a similar message. avlWusb54Gv4.dll cannot be removed. Access denied. I have unchecked the "read only" box in properties, and that didn't help. HELP! We aren't using this wireless on this computer any more but we are often barraged with illegal access error messages when we start the computer. Please help if you can. This is SO annoying!
 

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Greetings,

I have Windows 2000SE. I recently installed a Linksys WMP54G (version 4) wireless internet card. Whenever I try to shut down or restart my computer, I get the error message "WMP54Gv4: The application failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down", and the message just keeps repeating, without ever letting the computer shut down. Any ideas of help would be greatly appreciated.

Best,

Ryan G
 

A:Linksys Software Problem (WMP54Gv4)

First thing to try is an updated driver. If you used the one that came with it, there have no doubt been updates and improvements since then.

This may be it if you have given all the model information:

http://www.linksys.com/download/driver.asp?dlid=108&osid=7
 

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Hi all I just got a gig upgrading the software on a few Point of Sale machines at a local retail store. Problem is I never even touched one of those machines. I know that they are just basically PC's but does anyone have experience upgrading/installing software on POS machines? Does the thing have a CD drive or a USB port? Thanks mucho in advance!!!

Steve
 

A:Help with Point of Sale software upgrade

I have plenty of experience with POS machines but you offer no information that could help me in answering your questions. We obviously have no idea what kind of machines you are talking about. There are many.
 

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Hi,
can anyone recommend some good point of sale software for use with bar code scanning equipment and possibly a touch screen cash register? We are a comic shop with a bespoke access powered CMS (basically information about our products, stock levels, pricing etc). We are looking to introduce a bar code scanner and relevant POS software to integrate with the existing CMS to facilitate purchasing of items, booking in new stock, automatic adjustment of stock levels up or down as appropriate etc. We might well consider adding a touch screen cash register as well, in fact we probably would. Can anyone recommend something which would be suitable? We only need to integrate one scanner and one cash register into the system. We do have the capability / programming skills to do any necessary tweaking of the POS software (assuming that's allowable) and / or the CMS database to allow importing of the bar code information from the scanner / cash register.

I've searched the net and there's obviously various stuff out there, but what I'd really prefer is a recommendation from someone as it's difficult to see which software is actually the best. We are based in the UK and would only sell in sterling in the actual shop.

kind regards,
Jonathan
 

A:Point of sale software - recommendations

Well, if you have the budget for it, you could try using a Mac OS X based POS system called "Lightspeed" by Xsilva (http://www.xsilva.com/) I'm not really sure if it would intergrate with your CMS.

Another company that has great suite of software to manage inventory and sales is Wasp (http://www.waspbarcode.com/)
 

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Hi all,

it's my first time posting here. Also, I've been searching the forums since yesterday and couldn't find anything that seems similar. My problem is this.

yesterday morning, while watching an episode of a show on ninjavideo, I got a popup error message that said "LUALL.exe - Entry Point Not Found, the procedure entry point GdiFlush could not be located in the dynamic link library GDI32.dll". At first I ignored it and went back to watching my show, but after that was over I tried to open google earth to map out my morning run and got the same message there. I then tried a number of other programs and keep getting the same error. I tried to open my symantec anti-virus and got the same error. Also tried downloading and running a couple of scanners (registrybooster and SpyHunter) but I got the same error message when I tried to run the installers. The only thing that seems to be openable is explorer. I can't even get into the taskmanager.

Also, when I tried to check the properties on My Computer it gives me this set of error messages: rundll32.exe (the same entry point error as above, twice) then "RUNDLL, Error loading C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll The specified procedure could not be found."

The computer is my home desktop, and I mainly use it for watching tv and stuff, not work, but I sure would like to have it not melt down on me.

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A:Can't run any software - entry point not found

After worrying that a restart would lead me to a BSOD, I restarted anyways and things seem to be sorted out now. I ran a virus scan and symantec found and quarantined a trojan of some sort, but I'm not sure if it was part of the problem or if there had just been a windows update that went wonky. So, I guess disaster averted for now.

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Hello people. I've recently purchased an Edimax EW-7416APN Wireless 802.11n Access Point - Range extender to extend the wireless range in a hospital ward. The problem that I'm having at the minute is than any wireless device that is running on Windows 7 or Vista can connect to the Access Point but it's not giving them Internet access. However, it is providing Internet access to Wireless Devices on other operating systems. For example, we have successfully connected to the Internet using an iBook, iPhone and a laptop running Linux. The laptop that's running Linux is dual booting with Windows 7 and also successfully connects to other wireless routers in Windows 7, as did other laptops that were running Windows Vista. I have upgraded the firmware on the range extender but this has made no difference.

Has anyone else come across this problem? If so, how can I rectify it?

Thanks in advance.

John

A:Access point with no Internet access

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jonneyred77


Hello people. I've recently purchased an Edimax EW-7416APN Wireless 802.11n Access Point - Range extender to extend the wireless range in a hospital ward. The problem that I'm having at the minute is than any wireless device that is running on Windows 7 or Vista can connect to the Access Point but it's not giving them Internet access. However, it is providing Internet access to Wireless Devices on other operating systems. For example, we have successfully connected to the Internet using an iBook, iPhone and a laptop running Linux. The laptop that's running Linux is dual booting with Windows 7 and also successfully connects to other wireless routers in Windows 7, as did other laptops that were running Windows Vista. I have upgraded the firmware on the range extender but this has made no difference.

Has anyone else come across this problem? If so, how can I rectify it?

Thanks in advance.

John



John
You are probably using "homegroup". Homegroup, on some systems, has connectivity issues. You van test that by creating a new network connection using "workgroup" instead. If it works you can disable IPv6 and kill homegroup.
Let usw know if you need help doing that.

Ken

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Hello,
At home I have Zyxel B-500 access point which I use for accessing interent. It works great with all devices (inlcuding my pocket pc) but my Sony Viao notebook (VGN-FS415MR). I already tried to re-install windows but no chance. I do not knwo what to do....may be there are some special dirvers or may be i need any updates? Any ideas?
 

A:can't access internet via access point

Is the NIC in the laptop compatible with the wireless signal from the AP? If the AP supports B & G and the laptop is only A it will not connect. Are you trying to connect to the same channel the WASP is using or is there any encryption used like WPA or WEP?
 

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I was told that I do not need a software firewall if my computer sits behind a router. Is this true?

Karl

A:Software Firewall If Have A Linksys Router/gateway?

The differences between a software and hardware firewall are vast, and the best protection for your computer and network is to use both, as each offers different but much-needed security features and benefits.http://www.webopedia.com/didyouknow/hardwa...ewall_types.aspChoosing a Firewall: Hardware v. Software: http://technology.inc.com/security/article...refirewall.html

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I recently upgraded to Windows 7. All specs in profile.

I run Utorrent with no trouble.

When I run Soulseek my Lynksys Router locks up and drops the connections to all of the computers on the network. To restore I have to power down and restart the Router.

I have 2 laptops running Windows 7 and one running Vista. Both Windows 7 machines freeze up the Router when running Soulseek. The Vista machine runs it just fine.

I've tried uninstalling AVG and disabling Windows Firewall and it still freezes.

Some on the Soulseek site advised there could be a TCP issue with Windows limiting the number of connections.

Any ideas?

A:Soulseek software locking up linksys router

Is this posted in the correct place?

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After I happily switched back to XP for a while, I was forced to do something, because my XP system partition gave me a lot of grief with the infamous events 51 and 9 and the day before yesterday I virtually stumbled from one BSOD to the next, while preparing a new 7 install on a different hd. I kind of resigned myself to the fact that this was a sign that it was time to move on. Alas, my new 7 Pro 64bit and me, we don't get along so well.

I was afraid, that really old programs (the ones you really need) would not work, but still, what do they have that compatibility mode for? And what was that about an integrated virtual XP? Something about an additional download from the microsoft site? I only found the usual updates.

But what really annoys me, are programs specificially for 7 that won't install with stupid errors like "The system cannot find the file specified." Please check your settings and try again. Yeah, sure, as if it was not the definition of insanity to repeat the same action and expect a different outcome. And by the way, which file? This really can drive you insane. I ran this in combatibility mode for XP SP2,3. I ran it as administrator (I am admin, duh!). I took ownership of the file. Nothing. And the funny thing about one specific install, it requires framework 2.0... which isn't at all compatible to 7, haha. Are they stupid or what?

Another funny install attempt, see attached error.
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A:Software won't install and "access denied" issues

Here go you for the virtual XP Machine:

Download Windows XP Mode

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im using a linksys befw11s4 wireless router, and i can't access 192.168.1.1 which i think is what i need to do to be able to get it to work with an xbox.

this is what i get w/ ipconfig im pretty sure there's omething wrong here, but i don't know what or how to fix it. any help is greatly appreciated.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Diane Baruch>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : david
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-DB-B9-0C-0F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.188.240.77
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 24.188.240.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.3.206
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 167.206.3.206
167.206.3.205
167.206.3.140
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 10, 2005 10:26:50 AM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, January 13, 2005 10:26:50
PM
 

A:can't access 192.168.1.1 with linksys

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I want to uprade some Microsoft OCX Common Control files.
The docs with the download say "'This package cannot be uninstalled.".

So obviously there is NO Uninstaller.

However, will a Restore Point Reverse this Install -- I would consider these other than "system files"?

A:Can Restore Point Reverse Microsoft OCX Software Upgrade

I would just image before if I really wanted an option to go back, system restore is not as reliable.

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I want to uprade some Microsoft OCX Common Control files.
The docs with the download say "'This package cannot be uninstalled.".

So obviously there is NO Uninstaller.

However, will a Restore Point Reverse this Install -- I would consider these other than "system files"?

A:Can Restore Point Reverse Microsoft OCX Software Upgrade

I would just image before if I really wanted an option to go back, system restore is not as reliable.

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I've recently inherited a Netgear ME102 access point after installing a wireless router for a friend and need to know if it's of any use to me.

I've only ever done basic router setups and am completely clueless without a good piece of wizard software but would like to know if this Access Point is usable to allow laptops to wirelessly share my internet connection.

Currently one XP desktop is receiving the internet through a USB modem and shares it through a cable between NICs to the other desktop. I've tried basic networking wizards along with the access point's config util but to no avail so far.

Main problems:
1) Can't find any idiot guides for this config - is it even possible?
2) Access Point config doesn't seem to 'save' settings
3) I'm clueless

I know it's an old piece of hardware but any starters?
 

A:Will an old Access Point do what I want it to?

Read the Manual: http://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-ME102-Wireless-access-point/dp/B00005B8HU

(There's a link to the manual under Product Details.)
 

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just wondering what would happen if i hooked up a wireless access point that has a 5 volt 1 amp power supply
instead using a 7.5 volt 1 amp power supply

thanks in advance for any advice
 

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Hello everybody, I hope you can help me, I'm trying to add a second router on my wireless network but I don't know how to do it, nobody follow up my problem about gaming issues before but after researching a little bit I'm trying to setup a second router very close to my Nintendo Wii to check if that solves my problem.

The questions (pardon me if they sound too dumb):

1-Can my second router be a different brand than the main one?
2-should be wired?
3-if yes, from where? one of the 4 ports from the main router to the internet port on the second router?
4-is the same cable from router to router? I mean I remember using a crossover cable to bridge two computers, I don't know how it works for routers.
5-Are range expanders same as access points?
6-I was accessing my router (old one) but don't know how to configure as an access point, maybe not all routers have this feature.

Well besides all those questions any advice/opinion will be highly appreciate it, I'm really trying to avoid running cables across the house, so I need to figure out a convenient option for my wireless systems, Thanks!
 

A:How to add an Access point

Get the router working properly, then when it is defintely working, reboot.
Then plug in the access point, and run the install disk, or the access unit install download software.
Then set your WEP or WPA and other parameters... easy as pie... The first one is always confusing. Do not dwell on it too much.
 

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hi all
can any body tell me how i can stop people accesing my wieless router?
i have 2 laptops that i use but dont want anybody in the street using the signal as i came in tonight and seen some body was accesed to it as the lights were flshing.
the router is a 3COM
 

A:access point

Look in the manual for how you log into your router. It is a number that you enter in your web browser. Once there, you can set WPA encryption so people who want to access your network must have a password.
 

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Hi

Yesterday I went to a computer shop and asked to purchase a router so that I could network my house. I have a desktop computer using a d-link adsl modem model no. 302G. I have a lap top computer that has wireless capability. I came home with a Linksys Wireless G access point. . The strength of the connections is excellent however I am unable to connect. After fiddling around I have discovered that I only seem to be able to use of the two ports at a time. Every time I plug in both the ethernet cable and the usb cable I am unable to connect to the internet Is there a difference between an access point and a router? I am unsure whether I need to replace the modem or the access point. Can you please advise me?

Thanks
 

A:Access Point

Yes, the AP does not have NAT capability, you probably want a router for the task at hand. I'd buy an ADSL modem/router and you can replace the modem and have the routing capability. It'll also insure no compatibility issues between the two units.
 

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Hello forum!

The only reason I am writing this is because I couldn't find anything regarding this on Google, possibly my lack of knowing what to ask of it may be the issue.

So, I just moved to a new apartment, and my landlady was kind enough to share her Internet connection, while mine is waiting to get activated. The thing is that my mobile has less than 0 reception here. The company offered me a Femcotell device (it uses your internet connection to give you full 3G signal no matter where you are). The thing is, that for this to work, it needs to be hooked up to to the router or a network device.

So, the question is. Is there a possibility where I can hook it up to my PC's Ethernet port in some way? If I had a repeater, then I wouldn't be asking this question, I just want to know if a PC can act as a repeater in some way.

Edit: I also have an Wireless Router/WAP, that I could connect to the Ethernet port of the Windows PC. The thing is that even by trying several settings on routing etc on the router, I still cannot get it to relay the internet connection.

Thanks,
Andrew
 

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So I got a verizon mifi jetpack, and have a belkin share max n300 with external drives connected. I want to connect to my external drives on the belkin router (guess make it an access point?) I only own 1 laptop. I went into the belkin share max n300 settings. Turned off DHCP server on Belkin. Both MiFi and belkin have same SSID, security, and password. I selected in the belkin settings "Enable Access Point". IP Address of MiFi is 192.168.1.1, with a range of 192.168.1.10~200. I put into Belkin the IP address 192.168.1.2. Green light is lit on the Belkin. I cannot connect to the Belkin by typing 192.168.1.2, but I do have internet access ok through Mifi. How do I or can I access from laptop to my external drive connected to the Belkin AP? Apparently the mapping of the external drives connected to the Belkin have changed since turning it into an AP. I'm either missing something, or not understanding something. Please help. Thank you!
 

A:Help with Access Point

You can't do what you are trying to do with your setup. Even though the MiFi and the Belkin routers are set with the same SSID and same IP network, they are separate physical networks. If the MiFi was a normal wireless router, to complete the setup, you would connect the Belkin to it via an Ethernet cable on the LAN ports of both devices. But since the MiFi does not have a built in Ethernet port/switch, the MiFi just runs as a stand alone network.
 

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hi
I have a Netgear WG602 v3 wireless access point hooked up to a Netgear DG834 modem router.
I have two pc's that connect to the wireless access point, both can see it but neither can connect.
This just happened today, it has been working flawlessly for years
I have tried updating the firmware, resetting security passwords etc nothing seems to make any difference.
Can anyone confirm that the access point has died and I need a replacement or am I overlooking something.
Thanks for any imput
 

A:Access point, Do I need a new one?

I'd first try resetting the settings using the reset button (by the antenna) and then changing the settings to turn it into a switch rather than a router (disable DHCP and set the IP to something outside of the DHCP server's range)

Also, what do you mean by 'neither can connect', any error messages or anything?
 

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My friend has a coffee shop in which he has a router (not a wireless router) connected to the till, from that router he has a cable going to the office and connected to a switch there, where he has his laptop connected to the switch with a cable. he now wants wireless in his shop and he has a Linksys WAP54G access point. My question is, is it possible to get wireless connection like this? (router ==> Switch ==> access point).

I tried setting it up by connecting the access point to the same switch and i keep getting the following message: "The setup utility was unable to locate a wireless-G Access point on your network. Please make sure your wireless-G access point is powered on and cables are properly connected" (im sure its powered on and all cables are connected as it asked me!).

Many Thanks
 

A:What can I do with an access point

That's exactly how it can/should work. Connecting the WAP to the router would also work. Make sure the WAP is reset, I suspect since it's an WAP54G that it's old and previously used and possibly configured for something. Here's how to reset it: http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/ukp.a...cid=1614d59ad48f4c9aae8622b513f98ba3_4123.xml

It also notes the default IP addresses for the units. If your network is currently using a different IP scheme other than 192.168.1.xxx then you may need to set one computer to a static address in the 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.254 and then try accessing the default address of 192.168.1.245; once logged into the unit you can change it's IP address to fit your network scheme.

You can also see if it broadcasts a wireless SSID and note that SSID. It's possible the unit isn't running Linksys firmware but rather open source firmware that the Linksys software would not be able to locate or configure the WAP.
 

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Hi

I have tried to set up a wireless access point using an old Netgear DG384G router as the access point. This is connected by wire to a Buffalo WBMR-G54 wireless router.
I have switched off DHCP and set a static IP of 198.168.11.99 on the netgear and it is using WPA-PSK security. Buffalo is on channel 6 and on WEP, Netgear channel 11

All was working fine, could connect on laptop, Ipad and iphone all working ok and then suddenly at about 6.00PM the connection became very slow (Last 2 Nights) Tried rebboting router, switched off security and no difference.

Speedtest results through the day gave averages of:
Ping 45ms
Download 6 Mbps
Upload 0.82 Mbps

after 6pm:

Ping 45ms
Download 0.2Mbps
Upload 0.82 Mbps

If i looked at the signal strength on Inssider it never change RSSI -39, and my main pc which is comnnected to buffalo by cable was functioning ok, also if i moved laptop, ipad or iphone they would connect to buffalo.

Tried speedtest again this morning at 6.15AM and speeds sre up again:

Ping 41ms
Download 10.5 Mbps
Upload 0.82 Mbps

Any guggestions would be much appreciated.

Caz
 

A:Access point help

its rather specific to a time so is your isp throttling your service??
 

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Hello, a little comprehension question: Is a AceesPoint a switch or a hub?

A mean if you disable the most feature of it (firewall, DHCP,DNS,Routing) and you have no integrated switch. Only LAN and WAN ports.

Thx to all

A:Access Point

does this related ?

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Hi guys,

Just ordered the following router:
TP-Link TL-WA901ND Advanced Wireless N Access Point: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

I have a garden shed 30 metres away so hopefully 802.11n should be able to reach. The aim is to use 802.11n so speed is better in my house and my shed.

However I heard that 802.11g dongles and computers limit the network speed if you connect them to a router running 802.11n. (Can you do this?)

So I might try running 802.11n on the new router (in the main house) and running an ethernet cable down from the new router to the shed where I will have my old Belkin (g) router running 802.11g (as a new access point, if you can do this- if not what are my options)

On Amazon, this is the cheapest wire I could find but its not external so will it get damaged quickly if I have it exposed (will burying it underground make a difference?):

High Quality 40M CAT5e RJ45 Ethernet Network Fast LAN: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

What is your advice? I heard that using G devices whilst the router is running N slows down the internet as it becomes a limiting factor. Sorry there are so many questions...

A:802.11n and a new access point.

Hello,

Firstly I would just try the TP-Link Wireless N and see if you have a problem with the signal. You can set the Access Point so that it will broadcast 802.11b/g/n. It shouldnt be a problem mixing the devices up really (at least not a noticable difference.)

I wouldnt waste the money on a Cat5e cable just yet until you see what the signal is like. If you do need another access point and do want to use a cable then you will have to get an external cable. Burying underground will make a massive difference, you will need external (armoured if possible) as a standard cat5e cable will degrade quicker over time.

Another option (rather than running a cable) would be to create a wireless bridge using another access point. I believe the WA901ND's can do this... But I would double check in the manual.
Dave

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Looking to install a Linksys WAP54G onto the network in the building where we work. We've got a range of static IP's for the network plugs. Haven't been able to get into the access point and change the OEM IP over to one of them, any tips/tricks?
 

A:Access Point

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Ok i understand how to set up my router as a access point on my network, and I can do this at home with ease. But what I want to do is set this up at work. The problem I am having is that my work ip is 207.185.xxx.xxx. So when I try to set up my router as a access point it gives me the following error "the ip address you chose should be a non-routable ip." Is what I am trying to do even possible? If so how do I do it?
Thanks Justin
 

A:Set up Access Point Help

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Hi, I have a linksys WRT54G v8 wireless router and no matter what I do I cannot access the login page.

I typed into FireFox and IE 192.168.1.1 and I get Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 192.168.1.1.

I uploaded a picture of my ipconfig I don't know what else to do becuase I've tried it on several computers.

Help anyone?

 

A:Can't access linksys router

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When I start-up my computer, I get a pop-up thing titled "Linksys Wireless Network Monitor" and says "Access violation at address 004074CD in module 'WMP54GSV1_1.exe'. Read of address 00000368." My only option is to click ok...so I do. Is that message normal/okay?
 

A:Linksys Access Violation

Not normal. You might check the Linksys site to see if it's a known problem.

I'd use Add/Remove Programs to remove the Linksys Wireless Network Monitor and then reinstall it.
 

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Hello, I've been trying to port forward a couple things lately and it hasn't been going so well. I have a Linksys WRT54G Wireless router and I've read the instructions on how to getto the setup and all you need to do is type in your IP address into your browser and when I type in 192.168.1.1 it takes me to Ask.com with seach results of that IP address. Later i found out that I needed to set up a static IP so I did that and I set it to 192.168.1.200 so then after that I typed that into my browser and it still did that same thing soi typed in the 192.168.1.1 address again and it stil failed. So i went to start/run/ipconfig /all and tpyed in all the addresses into my broswer in case i missed anything but still nothing. So I really need some help. Thanks.
 

A:Can't access Linksys Setup

To access your router you type its LAN address into your browser's address bar. The router's LAN address is the Gateway address in your ipconfig.
 

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I have a serious and mysterious problem with my system.

Things that happened in the last few days according to Soluto: Screenshot
Event viewer says this about and before one of the BSODs (AKA Stop Error and Bug Check):
Screenshot ;
Screenshot ;
Screenshot and this one:
Screenshot
My specs are: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Code:
Hardware: Screenshot
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2.13GHz {~48 ?C}
MEM - 4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 400MHz (5-5-5-18)
MOBO - ASUS P5B-E Motherboard (Socket 775)
---> Integrated: Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Controller
GPU - ATI Radeon HD 4800 (XFX Pine Group) {~67 ?C}
HDD (sata) - 977GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG HD103UJ ATA Device (IDE) {~39 ?C}
HDD (sata) - 488GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG HD501LJ ATA Device (IDE) {~40 ?C}
PSU - Chieftech 500W ATW PFC
You can get the error codes from my attached minidumps easily with BlueScreenView, but anyways, I'll post the text of the BSODs here coupled with the screenshots both linked and attached:

Code:
http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/6729/6cf40d2248d4453d8b8895d.png
The problem seems to be caused by the following file: NETIO.SYS

SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

*** STOP: 0x1000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff880019237a6, 0xfffff8800a404848,
0xfffff8800a4040b0)

*** NETIO.SYS - Address 0xfffff880017584fb base at 0xfffff88001756000 DateStamp
0x4a5bc18a

Code:
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/1737/ffd593b52bd442bea2f7d29.png
The problem seems to be caused by the fo... Read more

A:Misterious BSOD & Freezes, clues point to both Hardware and Software

I wonder if F-Secure is causing the problems, based on the conflict with the Windows Firewall. Please remove it with this tool, after uninstalling in Programs and Features: ftp://ftp.f-secure.com/support/tools...lationTool.zip

Replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials

Your dumps resemble this guy's: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-2-3-days.html

Check out my advice about ONDAusbnet.sys.

ASACPI.sys needs to be updated. Please install the latest ATK0110 Driver for Vista/7 from the Utilities section: http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us

...Summary of the Dumps:
Code:

Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Fri Jul 16 09:42:04.754 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 3:37:22.658
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff880019257a6, fffff88002fe8848, fffff88002fe80b0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for MpNWMon.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for MpNWMon.sys
Probably caused by : fwpkclnt.sys ( fwpkclnt!FwpsCompleteOperation0+1e )
PROCESS_NAME: System
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7E
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Thu Jul 15 20:00:10.202 2010 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 15:16:30.106
BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff880019257a6, fffff880031d3848, fffff880031d30b0}
*** WARNING: Unable to veri... Read more

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Hi All just a quick question . WiFi 5 Access points covering 3 floors.Seperate channels for Access Points yes or no ? (they all use the same ssid and password )

Thanks having a slightly heated debate on this one
 

A:Access Point Channels

I think you're talking about independent APs or wireless routers converted into a dedicated AP. If so, then the overall solution is wrong. The only time this is going to work is if you're only talking about using 2 devices. A better solution is to use a centrally managed AP system that employs a wireless controller or one that uses a virtual controller concept. With this type of design you don't have to worry about manually configuring the channel on each AP.
 

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Hello, I was wondering if you could help me with the following problem;
I have a D-Link DIR-615, and a NetGear WGR614 v9.

What I am trying to do is have the D-Link router set as my main router, connected to the modem, and have my netgear act as a access point.
I have my netbook plugged into the neatgear with an ethernet port (into one of the 4ports not the WAN one), which I have used to set the SSID, WEP key, and channel to the same as my DLink. I then disabled the SPI firewall, and SPI ALG, and DHCP server. From there I activated the wireless repeater mode setting the repeater IP address to 192.168.0.2 (my dlink is 192.168.0.1, with it set to auto add computers to .100-199), and entered in the DLinks MAC address.
From here, it updates the netgear router, I go to the new IP adress i've set, but get nothing just page cannot be displayed, I have tried rebooting the netbook, and using my iPod to connect to it, but get nothing.

I hope you can help!
Thanks
 

A:Wireless Access Point Help

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Hey everyone,

My boss recently told me to find a way to bring wireless up to the 3rd floor of our building. The trouble is that the distributor he wants to get any necessary hardware through doesn't sell access point-only units (WAP54G). They have lots of available WRT54G's though.

I have heard that there is a way to turn the router and WAN functions "off" with a WRT54G and use it just as a switch and an access point. This would be ideal as we already have the router and modem 3 floors down.

Can anyone point me to a walk-through or a faq on how to config a WRT54G to access-point only?

Thanks!
 

A:WRT54G as an access point only?

The following is JohnWill's procedure and will configure the second router as a switch and wireless AP.
Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!
 

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Hi, I have an extra wireless router and I want to set it up in my room and connect my PC to it using wire. But I am not sure if I should be setting up an access point or repeater or it doesn't matter. Please let me know, thank you.

A:Access Point or Repeater

Hmm, I would use it as an AP. You need to configure this router as such:
- change LAN IP to one from your main router, say if main router is 192.168.0.1, change this one to 0.2
- disable DHCP
- configure the wireless with the same SSID/pass-phrase of main router (if it has wireless)
- connect a LAN port of main router to a LAN port of this one

Then connect your PC to another LAN port of the router with ethernet. If you have wireless devices they should auto-change to the best reception automatically. Windows and iPhone (to my knowledge) should auto-change, Android may need an app to accomplish this.

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Can a wireless router be used as an access point in conjunction with another wireless router?
 

A:wireless access point

Yes....follow link which shows better than I can talk it
 

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I am going to have a Dlink DWL-700 Access Point. How does this connect to my computer is it normally through ethernet or USB???
 

A:How do i connect a Access Point?

Usually this hooks into a router or a switch why are you wanting to hook this up to a PC?
 

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Hello

I need to configure a port for minecraft.

It says configure your Router.

I don't know what exactly to configure and here's why:

I'm connected with FTTH fiber optic (ONT). Which the cable inside the house is connected to a Huawei HG8245 (I don't know if it's a modem or router)

And then in my living room I have 2 phone plugs one is for the phone and the other is for the linksys E3000 (Router or access point I don't know)

Where or what should I configure?

FYI
At first I was able to connect directly to Huawei, but after having linksys to cover the second floor I only connect to linksys and don't see Huawei. (I think)
 

A:Need help (Router and Access point)

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I just moved into an apartment that has a WiFi connection already set up for the complex, but I have a few devices that don't have wireless cards in them. I was hoping to take my router and turn it into an access point for internet connections but I need some help in doing so. I have a D-Link router; any tips would be really helpful.
 

A:WiFi Access Point help

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Ok folks,I set up a wireless access point using a netgear wireless router plugged into a Linksys wired router. I set the wireless router with a static IP to 192.168.1.x within the wired range. Subnet, etc. is standard. When first connnecting with any laptop wirelessly everything is fine, good connection to the outside world for any activity. But here's the problem, once you reboot any laptop it will not connect wirelessly again. It will not connect wired either until I unplug the wireless router from the wired router then reboot the laptops.

DHCP is turned off on the Netgear wireless and is on with the Linksys wired. I assume the laptops aren't renewing an IP address. I tried setting the wireless to an IP outside the range but got the same result.

Ideas? Solution?
Thanks
 

A:Access point trouble

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I have an older laptop running Windows XP SP 2. I would like to be able to use it as a wireless access point for my network but I can't seem to get it configured properly. Could someone please help me out?

Thanks
-Matt
 

A:Using laptop as Wi-fi access point

Assuming you mean the host for your router settings, and assuming you have a PCMCIA wireless network card ready and waiting in the slot, you need to cable the router to the laptop (another PCMCIA card if there isn't an NIC slot) and go through the router manufacturer;'s procedure.

Perhaps you could psot some more detail on what you have and what you'd like it to achieve.
 

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I want to set up my router as a wireless access point. By router is a NetGear (wired) and the wireless router is a Linksys. I have done everything in the instructions I found on setting up a wireless access point but the computer just won't see the Linksys! I have plugged one end of an ethernet cable in the Linksys to the other end of one in the NetGear router. Any suggestions?
 

A:Wireless Access Point

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I have an access point but I do not own a router. I have wireless card in my Dell laptop. Is there anyway I can get wireless set up with only an access point and not a router? Thanks
 

A:Wireless with only Access Point?

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Hi
I am relatively new to networking and have just moved to a larger house so I need it! i have a sky netgear router in the lounge which covers around half the house. I have a Netgear wireless range extender that does the majority of the rest of the house but the far end of the house where my study is has no coverage (wireless).
I have two Netgear Powerlines which I have installed so I can get my PC running but it would be nice to use my Mac and phone in there as well.
I have a spare BT Home Hub 3 which I would like to set as a wireless access point for the study off the Powerline but am unsure how to do it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Ben
 

A:BT Home Hub 3 as access point

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers" is a computer.] Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NA... Read more

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in Belkin AP Manager, it says "Scanning AP" but does not detect the AP device once the scan is complete.
I can however connect to the AP manually by choosing "Connect AP" and entering the IP Address. So why wont it detect the AP automatically?

My laptop cant detect the AP either so i am unable to network it.

Note: i have tried resetting the device, and updating firmware. The AP model is Belkin F5D6130

Thanks
 

A:cant detect access point

Are you hiding the SSID? If so then it won't show up unless you have manually configured your wireless client to know what it is.

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I am running a CISCO Linksys E1000 as my primary router. I have a Netgear DI-524 that I would like to set up as a second access point on the far end of the house due to weak signal. My thinking is that I could run my entertainment center off the LAN ports and have "extended" range of my wireless network.

The routers are connected LAN to LAN and it seems to be working. I have read several posts about the need to run the second router with a static IP address and the DHCP needs to be disabled. I've also seen that I should not connect LAN to WAN which is why it is connected the way I have it. With the CISCO connected, I can't seem to access the DI router to make these changes; I just get a "connection was reset" error on my browser. Any suggestions?

I do not have the setup disk and had been using the router website to access it before I bought the CISCO.
 

A:Solved: second access point

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I have two seperate routers. One is a linksys running dd-wrt, the other is a netgear with stock firmware. Is there any way i could make the netgear router have the same wifi dhcp range/ ssid as the linksys one? So it acts as one network.
 

A:1 access point. two routers. how?

If you configure then with the same SSID and encryption key, but on separate channels, that's as close as you'll get.
 

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Hi Im working in a B&B and the owner has asked if I can get network coverage all over her building. She has a Netgear wirless ADSL modem router at the min but it doesnt cover all parts of the hotel. Is the there something on the market that I can install with out having to run a cable between the two units. I can get power but dont want to have to rip floors up to get a network cable between the two units please help. Thanks
 

A:router to access point

"Repeater" or "Range Extender." Usually you look for a Wireless Access Point that includes that feature. A few wireless routers also have the feature. If you like videos here is an example.
 

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Hello All,

I'm a college student who lives in a dorm room. Our campus has wireless internet, but it does not reach our building, therefore we must plug our computer into the wall... the old fashioned way. I want to buy a tablet pc so that I will be able to sit on my butt on my bed whilst doing homework, etc.

What I am curious of, would it be possible for me to get a wireless access point, plug IT into the wall, and then have my computer/my roommates computers run wirelessly through that? Naturally, we would be password protecting our access from.. erm, leechers, but... would it work? Or would I need some sort of special permissions from the campus techies?
 

A:Dorm Access Point

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I want to set up a wireless connection.....I know to share a dsl connection i need wireless cards for puters and a router...What is an access point and is it needed?
 

A:Is access point needed

Only if you don't have a wireless router to act as an access point. The access point gives the wireless cards a way to get to the wired part of the network.
 

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HI, I have a sharing internet connection with my frnd. He is the main subscriber. I have a cable running down to my home. I'm net-gear access point device to have wi-fi signals. I was working very well I could connect my lap top and I-phone, until few days back, I dont know wt happened now I couldnt connect to it. I reset the device and also re-set from main router (at my frnd house). but all void. Now when I connect my laptop with the cable, internet is working but when I plug the cable into access point device, internet dosent work. Can any one help me out, wt could be the possible problem.......
 

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I have just bought a wireless-n wifi repeater which does exactly what it says on the bos. I have it plugged into a non wireless router. I cannot access the wireless wifi repeaters web admin page to set a password. I did follow all the instructions but in them I was told to configure the wirless thing and input a load of numbers for the IP address. After I did that my normal internet would not work so I went back to letting the computer do it all automatically. I now have internet on the computer, wired, and internet wifi which is cool but I need a password on the wireless thingy. HELP
 

A:Wireless access point

If you have a wireless repeater what signal are you repeating? Or are you actually trying to use a wireless access point (as stated in the thread title)?

Why can you not access the "repeaters" (or AP's) config pages?
 

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I have a router at one end of our house. There are 2 computers (1 Mavericks Mac and 1 Vista PC) set up on this same end. At the extreme other end (only 60') there is a Mac connected to the router with an Ethernet cable. I want to strengthen the wireless signal at the other end of the house since I often use a Linux Mint netbook or an iPad mini at that end and the signal is very weak.

My router is a cheap Linksys WRT54G. The things I have found so far, are to add an access point or repeater or to move my router more to the center of the house, which would entail going under the house and doing some duck-walking which is doable, but not desirable. Usually very sore the next few days. A better router is also an option, but not sure if that would change my signal strength.

I'm wondering which system would be the best option for what I want, or is there something I haven't come across yet?

Any help would be appreciated.
Peg
 

A:repeater vs. access point vs. other

a repeater may be an option

quite a few are made , this will pick up the signal from the existing router and broadcast its own wireless signal and allows connection back to the original router

edimax are units i have used

another option is powerline - this connects at the router and also plugs into your mains - you can then plug the other powerline into a socket at the other end of the house - they also make units which will provide wireless
 

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My job, when I was at work, was in IT. I have a great deal of experience with networks but wasn't involved with wireless at that time. My only experience of wireless networks is at home.

I have a cable modem in the "office" on the 1st floor, which is where the cable (Virgin) network cable terminates. The modem/router has gigabit networking ports and my PCs and printer are connected by gigabit ethernet cable. I use homehub devices to extend the wired network to the ground floor where, until recently, the only device was my games console. This was plugged into the second homehub device. I used homehubs because the wireless signal on the ground floor was very poor.

I have recently upgraded my "smart phone" which has Wi-Fi and also bought a tablet for use in the lounge on the ground floor. Both devices get a good signal anywhere upstairs but a poor signal anywhere downstairs. I therefore needed to extend my wireless coverage to improve downstairs reception. I tried all the usual solutions but none were satisfactory. I then decided to add a second "wireless access point" in the lounge. I already had a couple of ADSL modem/routers from when my broadband was from my phone company so decided to use one of those as a wireless access point.

My setup is now like this.

My problem is this.

I cannot find a way to have the two wireless devices seem like one wireless network. I have turned off DHCP in the ground floor router a... Read more

A:How to add a second wireless access point

I've just had a re-think of my setup process. I had originally given the two devices the same SSID and the reception downstairs was no better. This led me to assume that I was still connecting to the upstairs router. I then gave them different SSIDs and was able to connect to either as they were acting as two separate networks. At that point I downloaded some software that showed all the available networks and their strengths and what channels they were operating on. This allowed me to re-assign the channels to the two devices that did not interfere with each other or with my neighbours. I forgot to re-try using the same SSID again.

Just assigned them both the same SSID and now get "excellent" reception from all over the house.

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Alright My set up at home is a VOIP router that has one computer and a Wireless Access Point attached to it. The router forwards everything to that computer, which acts like as a Mail Server, File Server, and A dedicated server for my clan. Is there a way to access the access point configuration from the computer attached to the router?
 

A:Access Point Config

What kind of Access-point is it? I would think that it would have a web interface to configure it.
 

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or repeater or what. I use a netgear dgn 1000 modem router and I want to extend the range using a netgear Dg 834g modem router . There is a single ethernet supply cable in the area I want to cover. I could use that or wirelessly . I have read a bit on this but ended up confused.. I am looking for simplest way to do it .
 

A:help to connect an access point

One router needs setup as the Base other one as Repeater.
I have this setup on 5 Netgear WNR2000 routers for my company's building. Not sure if different model routers can work all of mine are the same.

How i had to set mine up:
Log into BASE router go to Wireless Repeating Function page
Turn on Wireless Base Station
Enter value of repeater router in MAC ADDRESS 1 - usually found next to serial number.

Log into REPEATER router go to Wireless Repeating Function page
Turn on Wireless Repeater
Enter IP address of base router
Enter value of base router in BASE Station MAC Address

After this is setup cannot edit settings on the repeater router anymore, since all connections will be directed to the base router.
 

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hey people,

ok, this is the thing.

I have wired broadband and i want wireless broadband.

This is my setup:

Netgear DG814 Modem/Router
Windows XP PC (wired directly into the router)
Windows XP Laptop (not currently connected to the net)

At the moment, the cable is running from downstairs to the PC upstairs.

So, I want an easy way to get both the PC and laptop on the net, wirelessly.

Would it be best to just get a Wireless Access Point, a Wireless PCMCIA card and a Wireless PCI card.....then:

1) Plug the Router into the phone jack/filter (downstairs)
2) Plug the Access Point into the Router
3) Then connect the PC and Laptop via the access point ??

If so, do you have any recommendations on which Access Point to go for?

Should I stick to Netgear stuff ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Wireless Access Point - DO I NEED ONE ?

networking assistance

for best results, i would reccomend getting a wireless router. the desktop does not need to be wireless unless it is not next to router. it seemed in your description that was the case. netgear makes a good product and there range is better than anyone elses. also they have SPI as well as NAT in there routers. they sell a great little package that would get you everything you need in one box. its the 54G notebook kit. it has both a router and a PCMCIA card in one box.
 

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My client gave me a bt router a while back as he upgraded to a new one. I set it up as a wireless access point because I have got a NetGear DG834 wired router, to access my test machine, which is wireless, my Windows 7 laptop, and client laptops. It has been fine on all laptops and the desktop, until last week I had to reset it once because it lost the connection, then again the following day; I am looking at a client computer at the moment, and I even had to force a repair on the adapter! Also, I can't see the network either from my machine (wired) or the test machine (wireless) but I can from the Windows 7 64-bit laptop.
Is it time to change to a NetGear wireless access point?
 

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