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By darren ·
I support a office that uses both a wired lan and 802.11b. We have a D-Link DL-704 router that is connected to our DSL and we have a patch cable that goes from the access point to the router. Because the router is not the access point there is no were to setup additional security for the wireless connection. The routher assisgns the IP's. The networking company that setup this configuration is no longer around. Is there anyway for me to access the access point to configure some security. The D-link router does not contain a client list so I have no idea what the IP address for the access point would be.

Any help would be great
Thanks

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by Ann777 In reply to Access Point connect to D ...

Generally D-Link uses 192.168.0.1 for its hardware. You might try that -- but you did not state that the AP is D-Link?

Depending on the BIOS/firmware version that's running on it, there may be different configuration options. It may also bethat "the networking company that set this up" put an administrative password on the router or AP -- they should have done this.

You might want to try their Support for manuals, updates, suggestions:

http://support.dlink.com/

If any clientsare active on wireless, you may also be able to do a tracert and see which ip is hit first. That may or may not be the AP's ip.

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by darren In reply to Access Point connect to D ...

When I do a run tracert from a pc with a 802.11b card to the the router it only shows the one hop and hits the router. It does not show a IP address for the access point.

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by wroming In reply to Access Point connect to D ...

take a laptop or PC and plug directly into the access point with the same IP subnet if the IP on the access point is 192.168.0.1 then set you pc or laptop to 192.168.0.2 then on most you can go to the internet explorer and just type the access points address into the address bar and it will go to either the log on page of the access point or into the config page. Or you can telnet to the access point if you perfer the text base config. If you know the MAC address of the access point you can arpthe MAC address to find the IP of the access point. Then from there you can configure the AP. Now if the network company set a password on the AP you will have to refer back to the manual on how to reset back to factory defaults and reconfigure the box. I hope this helps if you need any other assistance just email me at wroming@ci.killeen.tx.us

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by darren In reply to Access Point connect to D ...

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by wroming In reply to Access Point connect to D ...

An edition to the answer that I already have. Your PC if you have a wireless network card in it it has to learn what is called MAC addresses. And since it has to hit the access point before hitting the router do the following to find the IP address of the access point. Go to a command prompt IE (DOS) and just type arp -a at the command prompt and it will tell you the IP as well as the MAC address. Hope this helps. Email me at wroming@ci.killeen.tx.us if you have any other questions.

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