Connect an Access point to a router

April 13, 2006 at 16:30:00
Specs: XP, AMD 64+ , 1gb

I have a dse wire router with 4 Ports. I am needing wireless networking, Can i just add a wireless access point to the router, so i don'n need to buy a wireless router.
Heres what i meen.

Phone Plug-Router-Access Point-Wireless Computers.

Thanks and hopefully you understand what i meen.

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April 13, 2006 at 17:36:27
I don't think you can convert a wired routre to route wireless,if that's what yohu're saying.

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April 13, 2006 at 17:49:23
Yes you can. Just plug the Wireless Access Point into one of the ports on the router. It should pick up a DHCP IP address from the router and you will then be able to configure the Wireless Access Point according to the manual.

However, before you buy a Wireless Access Point I would compare the prices. You may find that a Wireless Router is the same price if not cheaper than a Wireless Access point. Illogical I know, but there is more demand for Wireless Routers than Access Points so the price reflects the demand.


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April 14, 2006 at 06:40:37
Agree with the above post check out our website, we sell a range of products from safecom with wireless modem router accesspoints starting from £39.99 try the SWART2-54125.

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April 14, 2006 at 08:51:05
Wireless access points are usually MORE expensive than a wireless router. I would suggest you simply change out your present router for a wireless one.

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April 14, 2006 at 14:40:06
I live in New Zealand and i am looking at a wireless router for $85. Tell me what you think. Wireless routers with built in modems are expensive.

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April 14, 2006 at 17:43:20
not sure what it is in New Zealand but if on dsl you don't need a modem. You just plug into the wired jack with a rj45 [netwk patch cable] connection. All you would need is this

and that's cheaper than the AP.

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May 1, 2006 at 11:00:09
I bought a wireless router with this in mind. However, I've not been able to get it to work. My wired router is with a subnet range from thru
When I connect directly (not through my net) to the wireless router, I can login to the router config page and make any changes I need (disable DCHP) - save - log out and still log back in. However, once I change the IP address from (the default to, I can not get back to the router config page.

After I make the IP change, I shut down my pc, shut down the wireless router, restart my wireless router, restart my pc. I can not successfully PING the new IP.

This is driving me bonkers !!!


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May 1, 2006 at 11:44:59
Start a new topic and you will get more answers.

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May 1, 2006 at 12:03:30
Thanks .... done

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