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By sparky_132 ·
My current network configuration is:
DSL modem and wireless router has ip 192.168.2.1. This has two PCs with network cards hard plugged into the router by network cables. There is also 2 PCs with wireless network cards and a laptop with a wireless network card which connect to the router wirelessly - which have IP addresses 192.168.2.2 - 192.168.2.7. They are all static IPs NOT assigned by DHCP. The router is also running mac address filtering and 128-bit WEP.

This currently works fine with no problems. What I want to do is add another computer (well a Playstation 2 actually) onto the network. I want this to be done wirelessly so I have got a wireless access point (AP).

I want the network to be configured so that the PS2 is plugged in via ethernet to the wireless AP and that then talks to the router wirelessly.

I am currently trying to configure the wireless AP whilst it is plugged into one of the wireless PCs so i can change the settings and stuff. Once i get it working via that then i will move it to the PS2.

I am using a crossover network cable to connect the AP to the PC/PS2.

I have added the wireless APs mac address onto the allow list of the router. I don't need to add the PC's network card / PS2 mac address onto the list also do I?

There are a few different modes, ie: access point, bridge (point to point / point to multi-point) and then access point client. Am i right in setting this up as a "access point client"?

I want the PS2 to have the IP 192.168.2.6 (which is currently unassigned). What do i need to set the wireless APs IP as? Should it be different from 192.168.2.6 or can the AP and the PC/PS2 it is attached to share the same IP, as the AP is only serving one client?

I have configured the wireless AP how I think it should be done but have had no joy so far. Any comments/suggestion would be helpful!

Thanks

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by sparky_132 In reply to configuration for a clien ...

The default gateway for the PCs in the network currently is the router (192.168.2.1).

I'm guessing the wireless AP will have 192.168.2.1 as its default gateway but what about the client its connected to - the PC or PS2. Will their gateway now be the wireless AP or will it stay as the router?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to configuration for a clien ...

i think you want to set up your ap in point to point bridge mode with an ip address on the same subnet as everybody (includ ps2). everybody on same subnet and subnet mask with unique ip address. i can't follow quite what you mean about having both use one ip but no cute stuff untill it is working i say.
think of point to point bridge mode being a like a hard wire on your network. it is not another segment, see?
i think you will have to add everybody to the allow list. just open 'er up while you get it working...]
if i have to setup ip address on device like bridge or router or your ap, i connect cable from my pc to device. if no link light i try crossover.
when i have a link light i go to my computer and from the cmd prompt type:
ipconfig /renew <enter>
and *if* the device is in dhcp server mode, and no cabling problems, it serves me up an address and ipconfig reports it back with the gateway address. the gateway address is my device's ip address. so then i go into the browser and configure it. as long as it stays a dhcp server and i stay a dhcp client i can put it at any address i want and easily talk to it might have to do ipconfig /renew first tho.
i am not sure i am following your setup sorry. but i would give bridge mode a try. if i just bougth the thing i would email their tech support with a copy of your post. think only confustion factor is you thinking you might have another network segment in play here. you do not. imho

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by sparky_132 In reply to configuration for a clien ...

I am using a D-Link DWL-900AP.

I think what I need is a wireless to ethernet bridge? Any suggestions for a good cheap one?

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by CG IT In reply to configuration for a clien ...

to answer your question about a default gateway, the default gateway address is the router address and not the access point IP address. The wireless access point is exactly what it says, provides a wireless connectivity point into the network.

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by CG IT In reply to

clarification: the gateway address for clients on a LAN is the router's address that provides internet access. A Wireless Access Point is not a router.

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