How to connect two edimax access point on the same net

April 18, 2012 at 23:30:13
Specs: Windows 7
Tried to connect a second Edimax AP to my home network configured as repeater. Keep getting random errors. Each of them have a different IP address. What's wrong?

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#1
April 19, 2012 at 01:32:03
What kind of random errors are you talking about?

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#2
April 19, 2012 at 04:00:02
Some times I'm not able to register to the AP. Other times, it doesn't connect to the internet and if eventually does, the surfing is very slow. In addition, it happens that the router or the other AP just don't appear in the list of available device.

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#3
April 19, 2012 at 07:57:06
Are you statically assigning TCP/IP settings to the AP's or are you relying on DHCP?

Are you able to connect to both AP's management interfaces via the http interface?

Why are you connecting the second AP as a repeater? Did you follow the instructions in the manual for connecting it as a repeater if they differed from a typical AP setup?

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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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#4
April 19, 2012 at 11:25:04
Hi Curt. Thank you for your answer.

I asigned each AP mannually a static IP address different for each of them. My intention is to have wifi access at all parts of my home.

Both are configured as repeaters of the main router. I do access them thru http, using their wizard. Yes they are fully configured following the instructions.

Upon further investigation, it seems there is an interference between them that is solved when only one of them is visible.


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#5
April 19, 2012 at 12:09:26
Upon further investigation, it seems there is an interference between them that is solved when only one of them is visible.

I was going to ask you what channels you had them on. If you only have two in the house. Put one on channel 1 and the other on channel 6 or 11 and there should be no problems with them interfering with each other.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
April 19, 2012 at 18:42:04
At this time I'm using channel 4. How can I configure each of them at different channel? The channel is dictated by the router and is unique to all the devices connected to him.

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#7
April 20, 2012 at 07:34:09
In my experience, all wireless AP's are capable of being manually set to a specific channel independant of your router's settings. I've worked with wireless AP's that will automatically set themselves to a channel but they require a controller.

To change your AP's channels you would have to connect to the devices management interfaces and look through the wireless settings and find the Channel setting and change it (saving the change).

If you have say 3 wireless devices here's how I'd have it setup (note, the IP's I'm using are for example only)

Router:
LAN IP = 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.0
DHCP Enabled = Yes
DHCP Scope = 192.168.0.100 to 192.168.0.199
Wireless Enabled = Yes
SSID = MyWLAN
Channel = 1

AP 1:
LAN IP: 192.168.0.10
SM: 255.255.255.0
SSID = MyWLAN
Channel = 5

AP 2:
LAN IP: 192.168.0.11
SM: 255.255.255.0
SSID = MyWLAN
Channel = 11

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#8
April 20, 2012 at 22:11:25
Thank you again for the response.
However, if the router is set to channel 1 and the APs to 5 and 11 how the APs will be able to communicate with the router? They won't be listening each other.

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#9
April 23, 2012 at 07:56:52
Not to worry, they'll be able to speak to each other.

There are basically two wireless networks going on with each AP/Router. The one they use to talk to each other (private) and the one clients connect to (public) in order to get the internet. Those channels I'm talking about relate to what frequency the devices are broadcasting that "public" clients can connect to.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#10
April 23, 2012 at 21:11:20
Thank you again for your answers.

Following your advise, changed the channels. The APs are visible and connect to my device but the APs don't see the router: they are not able to connect to the internet.


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#11
April 24, 2012 at 07:01:58
Perhaps the issue is you have the AP's configured as repeaters. Try changing the setting so they're nothing but an access point. It may be necessary to reset them to factory settings (as per the manual) and then reconfigure them from scratch.

If that isn't it, I'm at a loss. Not being familiar with that brand equipment I can't say why they're being so problematic. If this doesn't work, I highly recommend you call the manufacturer's support people at this point.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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