Connecting a wired router to a wireless AP

June 6, 2009 at 08:11:53
Specs: MCE2005
I've got a Belkin AP on my network and I need to add more connections. Thinking I could use my Netgear wired router with DHCP disabled, I tried hooking everything up but had no luck. If I connect my PC directly to the AP I can get online, but not when connecting to the wired router through the AP. Any suggestions?

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June 6, 2009 at 09:06:10
I guess, you've connected the wired routers WAN port to the Belkin AP LAN port.
You can do this, but then you have to configure the ISP settings in the Netgear (wired router) to connect via static IP address.
So this static IP address must be a address of the range of the Belkin AP.
Assuming the Belkins internal address is, the Netgears IP address should be, netmask, gateway (from the Belkin) and DNS (also from the Belkin router).

Otherwise, if you woun't configure it as described, you must connect one Netgear LAN port to the Belkin LAN port.
In this case, you don't have to change the IP settings in the Netgear, except both do have the same internal network address. In this case, you have to change the LAN ip address of the Netgear.

Please send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!

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