Access point in Adaptor Mode

July 13, 2011 at 14:51:30
Specs: Windows 7, 2 GB
Hi all,

I have a desktop with no wireless card in it. To use the wireless service, I have Asus Pocket Wireless Access Point (WL-330gE). Now I want to connect to the wireless network connection for my desktop pc by using this Access Point in Adaptor mode. So, the basic idea is just to capture the wireless network connection through access point and transfer it through regular LAN cable so that I can use the internet (like in wifi)

For this I have done the following steps:

The IP address of the access point is 192.168.1.220. I connected the ethernet port of the Access point to the ethernet port of my desktop using the regular ethernet cable. The IP address of the ethernet in my desktop automatically became 192.168.1.2.

Now, when I typed 192.168.1.220 on internet explorer, I could see the number of wireless network connections available in my place. I connected to one of the wireless connections ( free_bird).

Though the connection was there, I couldn't connect to the internet at this point. After that, I unplugged the RJ45 cable from the accesspoint and reconnected it. Still there is no internet connection.

I set the IP address of my desktop to be set automatically but it still doesn't work. I don't know what could be the solution? Could anyone help me?

Max


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#1
July 13, 2011 at 17:58:26
your adapter should be set to obtain ip automatically since it will be assigned a ip from the wifi source.

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#2
July 14, 2011 at 03:04:45
I have also set to obtain the ip address automatically in the access point as well as the PC. Still it just connects to unrecognized network. I have no idea what else I could do..

Max


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#3
July 14, 2011 at 04:39:38
Also, when I try to use the troubleshooting in windows 7, it says "Local area Connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration". ipconfig gives Autoconfiguration IPv4 address 169.254.82.16 which is pretty random..

max


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#4
July 14, 2011 at 07:52:27
Assuming you already have a WLAN (wireless LAN) setup wherever it is you're doing this (home, office) you would need to first ensure you're setting up the ASUS device to connect to your existing WLAN correctly.

Once that's done, then any computer physically plugged into the ASUS device that is set to get it's TCP/IP settings from DHCP (on the router) should get proper TCP/IP settings and be able to access the internet.

In order to do this correctly you'll first need to know the IP address and subnet mask of the LAN side of the wireless router you have your WLAN configured on. You'll also want to know the DHCP Scope configured on the router too so you can avoid using an IP that's within the scope on your ASUS Device.

Even if the ASUS device has a DHCP server built into it, I would not use it if you already have DHCP enabled and configured on your router.

Example Setup:

SOHO Router (LAN Side)
IP: 192.168.1.1
SM: 255.255.255.0
DHCP enabled = yes
DHCP Scope = 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.199

ASUS device:
IP: 192.168.1.2
SM: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway IP: 192.168.1.1 (IP of router)
DHCP enabled = no

As I said, you must first get the ASUS device working with your WLAN before you can ever hope to get a client connected to it working.

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#5
July 14, 2011 at 09:27:55
CurtR it appears ipmax does not have his own internet service. He is trying to use this access point as a way of repeating someone else's internet service to his network.

ipmax, if I understand your issue correctly, this is not something you should be doing without the express permission of the internet access holder.

http://www.google.com/products/cata...

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#6
July 14, 2011 at 09:27:55
CurtR it appears ipmax does not have his own internet service. He is trying to use this access point as a way of repeating someone else's internet service to his network.

ipmax, if I understand your issue correctly, this is not something you should be doing without the express permission of the internet access holder.

http://www.google.com/products/cata...

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#7
July 14, 2011 at 12:22:02
CurtR it appears ipmax does not have his own internet service. He is trying to use this access point as a way of repeating someone else's internet service to his network.

Ahhh.......regardless, it still looks like he's not connecting properly with whatever wireless network he's attempting to use (be it his or a neighbors) and he needs to verify that he's setting the AP up correctly for the subnet of the WLAN.

To me the APIPA address says he's not reaching DHCP. From there I'm assuming (and yeah I know better but some times you just have to assume) it's because the AP isn't properly configured and therefore isn't connecting to the WLAN.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
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#8
July 15, 2011 at 07:01:19
thanks for the replies ....amazing but surprising as well I can now connect to the internet without setting the automatic IP on Access point and my desktop. The access point IP remains original (192.168.1.220) and my desktop's IP remains (192.168.1.2 , it already was in automatic IP configuration form).

However, this doesn't work in ad-hoc mode. When I setup adhoc connection in my Laptop and try to connect it to my desktop through the access point, the access point cannot connect. How can it work for wireless connection and not for adhoc? I have read the manual and it says it works for the ad-hoc mode as well. I set adhoc on my ubuntu laptop with IP 192.168.1.1 and subnet 255.255.255.0 gatway 0.0.0.0. Adhoc sets on my laptop. On my access point, it shows the adhoc connection as one of the wireless connections, but when I try to connect to it in the same way that I did for other wireless connections, it just keeps on scanning without finally being able to connect.

Is there any special configuration I need for adhoc ?


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#9
July 15, 2011 at 07:15:40
As far as I understand it, and I've never played with it, ad-hoc mode is simply used to connect two wireless devices (ie: two laptops) together. I don't believe it can be extended beyond two devices unless you could ad-hoc to a router or perhaps another device capable of NAT.

I could be wrong but it would probably be worth your while to research ad-hoc mode and it's limitations/capabilities.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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