Need help with wireless network

By mephisto_007
May 17, 2005
  1. I have purchase a new D-Link Wireless ADSL Router to replace the old Linksys Router.

    I had a USB Prolink wireless adapter and it working fine with D-Link Wireless Router only limited range. The question is how do i configure/use the old Linksys Router to act as a Access Point? (Though I cannot find any option on enabling it to Access Point at all on Linksys).

    Linksys Router - Model Number BEFW11S4 V4
    D-Link Router - Model Number DSL-G604T
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    A wireless router always acts as an access point if you enable the wireless functionality.

    Connect the D-Link and Linksys via their LAN ports. Disable wireless on the D-Link and DHCP on the Linksys. Make sure the local IP addresses of the two routers don't collide and that the local network addresses are the same. If you can, disable the WAN port of the Linksys or at least set it to some mode that doesn't work for sure like PPPoE.
  3. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 224

    Do i need to disable wireless on D-Link? cuz sometime i need to work close to that area.

    Local network the same as local IP, im not quite sure about this

    How do i disable WAN port of the Linksys, I didn't set the Internet connection on Linksys as PPPoE but to Automatic - is it incorrect?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You can leave the wireless on the D-Link but then you should make sure that the D-Link and Linksys use different channels.

    In IP there are network addresses and device addresses. If your router has an IP then the network address (by default) is and the device address is SInce you have routers from different vendors then you may have different network addresses.

    Automatic will do. It will probably realise there is no WAN and won't try to do anything with it.
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