Solved Access D-link wireless Access Point

May 24, 2008 at 10:01:50
Specs: WinXP, 1.6/2G

Hello,

I have a D-Link DWL G700AP wireless access point.

I live in an appartment which I have 1 LAN cable that goes to the office and connects into a switch -> modem/router.

In my actual room. I have the LAN cable plugged into my switch, and from the switch to my computer.

I have another notebook computer which I want to connect to the LAN from my other desk. So I bought a D-Link AP (as above). I connect the LAN cable from the AP to my switch. So now I can connect to the Internet wirelessly.

However, I want to set a password on my AP to stop other people from connecting to it.

Following the instructions I should be able to type in a browser 192.168.0.50 but that doesn't work.

I have also tried connecting the AP directing to my computer and typing in the IP address. Didn't work either.

I have also reset the AP, and tried above. Still didn't work.

How can I access my AP?

Many thanks,

Steve


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#1
May 24, 2008 at 10:38:17
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When you are connected to your switch with the notebook what ip address do you get? You need your notebook to be in the SAME subnet as the AP for you to access it.

I suspect your lan ip range is 192.168.1.x

Heres what you do:

On the notebook go to a cmd prompt and type ipconfig. Write down the ip address.

Then go to tcp/ip properties and set the static ip address to 192.168.0.1 with no gateway.

Connect the ap to your notebook. Type in 192.168.0.50 into IE or firefox. Since your notebook and ap are in the same subnet you should be able to access it now.

I would suggest you change its ip to match your subnet. So if its 192.168.1.50 and your lan is 192.168.0.x change the AP ip to 192.168.0.50.

Put your notebook ip back to the way it was and connect the ap to the switch. You should be able to access it now.

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#2
May 24, 2008 at 10:39:52

You set it up wrong which is why you cannot access the AP. The AP must be connected to the router in the office, and not the switch in your apartment. Read the manual (click on link below) about how to properly initialize the AP.

http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=326

EDIT:

By the way you have it right - 192.168.0.50 is the default IP address for this AP. You can change the IP address after you have successfully installed the AP.

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#3
May 24, 2008 at 18:01:29

"The AP must be connected to the router in the office, and not the switch in your apartment."

Sorry but that is incorrect. You are assuming [and you know what that means] the AP is setup for dhcp [hence connect to router]which according to the ap docs it is not set to dhcp which is why 192.168.0.50 is the ip to connect to.

BTW it IS connected to a router "and connects into a switch -> modem/router." according to the OP.

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#4
May 25, 2008 at 01:07:05

Hello,

Using the advice of wanderer I have managed to sort out this problem.

Thanks,

Steve


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