I want to add a wireless router to my network

By sbundy5
Aug 23, 2011
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  1. I would like to add a wireless router to our network. I don't want the router to act as a DCHP, but I do want an IP address within our network assigned to the router.
    I change the IP address and subnet mask on the router to one within our network, but once I click apply I can't access the router.
    It tells me I need to change the IP address in the address bar, and I do, but I still can't reach the router interface to finish setting it up.
    Any ideas?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,286   +281

    so you have modem=>router1 ---> systems
    and want to have
    modem==>router1 ---->router# which has wifi
    You should abandon the idea that you NEED to set the IP address on router#2

    the final setup will look like
    Code:
    modem==>router#1 --------> router#2 --- wired or Wifi connections
                    |
                    +--------------> existing system connections
    disconnect #2 from #1, connect a system directly to #2 and use your browser to
    config #2; DISABLE DHCP in #2 and setup the WiFi as you please. Save and it will restart.

    Now rewire router#1(lan)------(lan)router#2
    notice that Router#2 WAN slot is left empty.

    All systems will be configured by the DHCP in router#1.

    Router#2 will now act as a Switch and in fact will not have an IP address.
  3. Cookie90

    Cookie90 Newcomer, in training Posts: 21

    Exactly what jobeard said. You want the wireless router to be transparent and relay the information from router 1 onto wireless clients.


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